Dementia Landscape

a fire roars 
in foreign white ink a familiar name, no not familiar
a bone-inlaid key paws open the heavy vault door
one green eye one red eye laid over the mountain ascent
three deer-blood lips three fir tongues, teeth
        cast like needles over the valley 
                the temple
                the far-off 
                        glacial scar  
like oxen yolked
their gray pupils pull 
through fragile forests of madness, intensity
at least i think so and that counts for something
no one's mad at me
i'm famous and very rich
and remain lazy with no guilt
upon closer inspection: a mystic
hand-in-paw with a brown dog
9 clay pots, they're dancing
near prayer, spontaneous music of the weald.

‘Halo’ by Ailbhe Darcy

It was late last night the dog was speaking of me,
and the gulls speaking of me, out over the field.
You were drawing water from the tap in the kitchen
and a moth was speaking of me, beating for light.

I was raising delft from the sink to the aumbry,
while they spoke of you in loops, over the waves.
I reached for a switch; sunlight coalesced
about your reflection, helmet of bright coils.

Outdoors was a blankness peopled with black angles;
waiting for the water you caught your own glance.
My eyebrows bustled, you submersed in my dressed;
then you were speaking of me, just a word, in response.

All the dogs in America have sisters of their own,
all the birds have sisters, out on the highway.
Moths have moths for sisters, beating out for light,
and I am speaking of you here, to everyone I meet.

Source: Darcy, Ailbhe. Imaginary Menagerie. Tarset, Northumberland: Bloodaxe Books, 2011, p. 31.

Material


sure
i believe
those are people
restore color with light she says
sitting across from him in stagebright
Streamed live on Jan 18, 2019
legs crossed at the knee pouring water
and coffee perhaps a xanax before
permission and intention matter he says
elevated above seven black angels
four white hands
black shoes
collar

‘American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin’ by Terrance Hayes

I only intend to send word to my future
Self perpetuation is a war against Time
Travel is essentially the aim of any religion
Is blindness the color one sees under water
Breath can be overshadowed in darkness
The benefits of blackness can seem radical
Black people in America are rarely compulsive
Is forbidden the only word God doesn’t know
You have to heal yourself to truly be heroic
You have to think once a day of killing your self
Awareness requires a touch of blindness & self
Importance is the only word God knows
To be free is to live because only the dead are slaves


Source: Hayes, Terrance. American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, 2018, p. 79

Artifacts of Reference, No. 55

Sitting on the Bus (Ellsworth Kelly)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 941

movement within the frame movement
within the rods and cones? what a kind
blue green red morning to magnolia and fresh cut
peripheral systems a place to sit a place to second
guess time aches backward thicket synaptic cleft
slow pink throb of traffic stalled movement
within the chittering frame of traffic
within the blue green red morning man entertaining still

extra edges slumber breaker
today everyone cones and rods time
what a patient thicket synaptic pink throb
of traffic stalled bus within
the frame of movement of traffic stalled

entered
the question
lines and points? what kind of
camouflage causes
the eye to magnolia?
what a kind man. did
ellsworth kelly want to magnolia
and fresh cut
the peripheral systems in this place
to see the other man the blue green red man
jersey cut & hungry grass
seventy degree slide backward the frame
traffics in movement within the frame
the kind man the frame neuters
bus movement stalled by rays
and fresh aches return sharply through one frayed speaker

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The 11 Most Valuable Brands in America 2019

Wikipedia Poem, No. 940

“We scrutinize marketing investment, stakeholder investment and business performance to measure how much each brand contributes to the company”, 2019.

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dropped down 5 percent from number 1 to brand revenue commercial for the list of global brands a big part is benefiting after a 27 percent dropped down from last year the tenth most valuable brands the singing samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung samsung held the realm and google apple and video tonics and is down 5 percent from number 1 to the physical realm zion the future googles itself for dominance of less-than-expected performance of its too small company-like t-mobile microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft mi

drop in value rebounding to brand revenue come to the report at google at revenue companion-like t-mobile microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft microsoft faceless in 2017 value rebounded after the end of the tenth most valuable brands the list only security and it’s with the end of most value has in the physical realm acmebook facebook facebook facebook facebook facebook facebook facebook facebook facebook facebook fell down a well from the same retailer it champions to sell well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well

Who to Be Today


6.5 Billion Times the Sun/350 Terabytes per Day

https://eventhorizontelescope.org/

the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.

The image reveals the black hole at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. This black hole resides 55 million light-years from Earth and has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the Sun.

The EHT links telescopes around the globe to form an Earth-sized virtual telescope with unprecedented sensitivity and resolution. The EHT is the result of years of international collaboration, and offers scientists a new way to study the most extreme objects in the Universe predicted by Einstein’s general relativity during the centennial year of the historic experiment that first confirmed the theory.

Each telescope of the EHT produced enormous amounts of data — roughly 350 terabytes per day — which was stored on high-performance helium-filled hard drives. These data were flown to highly specialised supercomputers — known as correlators — at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and MIT Haystack Observatory to be combined.


Einstein’s Eye

http://nautil.us/blog/an-astrophysicist-magnifies-the-black_hole-image

Beyond confirming the existence of the black hole, EHT tells us that all its features of the hole match the predictions of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The object is rotating clockwise. A black hole, unless a hole in your jeans, spins. This rotation drives the jets that the hole ejects from its environs into deep space. Interestingly, the image from the telescope is asymmetric, which might be a further clue to the spin and mass.


‘A Perfect Sphere, Made of Nothing’

http://nautil.us/blog/ll/2794/null

Looking at a black hole is what the Event Horizon Telescope has done for the past 12 years.

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is not less remarkable than the objects it observes. With a collaboration of 200 people, the EHT uses not a single telescope, but a global network of nine telescopes. Its sites, from Greenland to the South Pole and from Hawaii to the French Alps, act in concert as one. Together, the collaboration commands a telescope the size of planet Earth, staring at a tiny patch in the northern sky that contains the Messier-87 black hole.

Black holes bend light so much that it can wrap around the horizon multiple times. The resulting image is too complicated to capture in simple equations.

a perfect sphere, made of nothing.

The experimental challenge is formidable. The network’s telescopes must synchronize their data-taking using atomic clocks. Weather conditions must be favorable at all locations simultaneously. Once recorded, the amount of data is so staggeringly large, it must be shipped on hard disk to a central location for processing.

The EHT’s observations agree with expectation. But this result is more than just another triumph of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. It is also a triumph of the astronomers’ resourcefulness. They joined hands and brains to achieve what they could not have done separately.

In 1978 French astrophysicist Jean-Pierre Luminet drew the image of a blackhole by hand.

it wasn’t until 1978 that physicists got a first glimpse of what a black hole would actually look like. In that year, the French astrophysicist Jean-Pierre Luminet programmed the calculation on an IBM 7040 using punchcards. He drew the image by hand.


Making Movies of Black Holes

https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/telescopes/a27131631/behind-the-scenes-of-the-first-black-hole-photo/

“We had to convince all of these observatories that the science we wanted to do was good enough that they would let us come in and rummage around in some of their sensitive insides,”

The Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile took six years and a lot of negotiations to receive all the necessary upgrades.

“It turns out that the Internet is just too slow to transfer all of our data,” says Doeleman. “All the data that we recorded at the South Pole in April 2017 would have taken about twenty five years to get back using the Internet.”

“We’re confident that we can take the next step and move from still images to making movies of black holes,” he says. “And we feel there are no logistical problems that would prevent us from doing that over the next decade.”


Wrong

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/black-hole-first-picture-event-horizon-telescope

“We have seen what we thought was unseeable.”


Eat like Warhol


‘Not all members of society often get the chance to play.’

https://www.artforum.com/interviews/kameelah-janan-rasheed-talks-about-her-work-at-the-brooklyn-public-library-79129

Given the pressure that many schools are under, exploration and play are often discouraged because they seem like “inefficient” modes of learning. Under capitalism, inefficiency is never framed positively—it’s considered wasteful. But I believe that learning is fundamentally inefficient, and that it shouldn’t be dictated by capitalist imperatives. Learning is naturally circuitous, adventitious, sort of a chance operation


Backflip like Rey


‘Judgment is not censorship’

https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/assange-under-arrest

[Assange] didn’t run a news agency any more than El Chapo ran a pharmacy.

Judgment is not censorship, judgment is judgment—Weighing not just journalistic value but also the sources, motives, the context for the leaked info, and most of all benefit versus risk.


Shred like Fred


‘Agonizing about Outreach’

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/emily-wilson-on-porous-boundaries-and-the-world-of-homer/

Many scholars are doing some long-overdue grappling with the white, elitist legacy of the discipline since the 19th century. Scholars of antiquity have everything to gain from working to dismantle that legacy, and inviting engagement with the ancient world based not on racist or elitist identity politics, but on critical thinking, open-minded curiosity, and joy.


Words, Jewelry, Armor

https://bombmagazine.org/articles/gracie-leavitt/

Naming and summoning. Naming as summoning. Naming to summon! This makes sense, doesn’t it, as an inroad to genesis? So many of us get started in life with it. And speech acts are volatile stuffs.

Seems I can’t get myself to talk about anything without bringing brambles or bushes into it.

“Nonce” … First not knowing it, then I clutched at it: jewelry-armor! … an instant in the past? A cut back into time reopening what’s too much healed over, sealed away.

‘Stop that stupid horse laugh!’

Doom Shirt

Wikipedia Poem, No. 939

The Ray Ziggurat, 2019

actually exists, actually exists
actually lives statements us with joy.
and where deep in terminological.
for us a sense of being associated.
us with.
prompted to slip in a scene taking longingly of

the being not a bees where deep
in favor of sun lovecraft: a scene taste of
solar energy, us to slip into a meditation.
us with joy. and where deconstruct or reconstruct
or anam cara, which demeanor liquid with joy.
and starhawk. it emerges from taste

of essence in favor of the being place
deep in terminology forms, forms
forms, forms, forms, forms
forms, forms, forms
forms
for

To Psychoanalysis

Wikipedia Poem, No. 938

after Kenneth Koch

to die.

what has me—anything
you gave some fifties clothing or my
head—great
troops
to
have
you—i could play
against blackholes like picasso—i
would
play again
like some converse days
fell through
and
become?
you look the
karen horney
kind
all—other something screaming sobbing you gave me
any possibility
no one covered
epochs—
gold of my
best thing you—i would solve
a paste or my leave
hay feelings
two years at whatever wanted life—my
fantastic advancing—
i recovered with light
with
light!
comedy!
tragedy! tragedy! tragedy! tragedy!
tragedy! tragedy! tragedy!