Re: Barnett Newman
There is also the notion [within the theory of chronosomatics] that the operations of the mind, i.e., imagination, reenact the (physiological) operations of the body. For example, there is a fertile imagination, an assimilating imagination, a metabolic (creative/destructive) imagination, an electro-magnetic imagination, etc. According to the chronosomatic gauge, humanity in our time operates mostly via a combination of an assimilating and metabolic imagination.
Re: Critical Theory Clinically Dead?
According to the theory of chronosomatics (an idea/theory of mine), the modus operandi of humanity today comprises the end stages of massive assimilation (absorption of data), the beginning stages of metabolism (the dualistic creation/destruction of data), and the embryonic development of a forthcoming birth (i.e., about five months into pregnancy).
Imagine the male/female human body upstanding with outstretched arms as the continuum of time, and the present as a plane slowly rising up through the body. To read the present (or any moment in human history) is to read the cross (transverse) section of the body that the plane of the present cuts through. 2003 corresponds with the corporal cross-section where the lowest tips of the rib-cage appear.
Essentially, the era of unrestricted expansion, corresponding to the hiatus of peripheral skeleton between the hip bones and the rib-cage is now ending, and a new web-like structure is beginning.
For the most part, about 1/2 inch of corporal cross-section equals 100 years. Ever notice that (on average) the crest of the hip bones lies on the same plane as the center of the navel? That's when/where the heliocentric theory of Copernicus was published.