Re: logical software
...you may have in the past seen me make reference to The Timepiece of Humanity and/or chronosomatics... ...this text comprises the initial results of my 'reading' the hardware and software of the human body as an architecture delivering content.
There was also a time when I considered composing The Body, the Imagination, and Architecture were the physiological operations of the body (fertility, assimilation, metabolism, osmosis, electro-magnetism, ultra-frequent synapses) are explored as also engendering 'physiologies' of human imaginations (fertile imagination, assimilating imagination, metabolic imagination, osmotic imagination, electromagnetic imagination, ultra-frequent synaptic imagination) which were then explored as further engendering physiologically categorized architectures (fertile architecture, assimilating architecture, metabolic architecture, osmotic architecture, osmotic architecture, electromagnetic architecture, ultra-frequent synaptic architecture). There are many unpublished notes and some drawings pertaining to this project.
Re: This month's WIRED - Koolhaas
KOOLWORLD is beginning to look and taste like generic frozen food after being microwaved.
Mimetic vs. Social Constructionist approaches toward representation
Signifier and Signified
Five components of Marxian thought
Shift in theories about ideology (Marx, Althusser, and Gramsci)
Hall's three approaches toward consumption
Ideological labor: Bricolage and textual poaching
Three terms of spectatorship (scopophilia, voyeurism, and exhibitionism)
Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic theories
Male and female gaze
Foucault's institutional gaze (discourse and panopticon)
Colonial gaze: Edward Said's "exotic other"
Victorian era and the "Grand Style" of imagery
City Beautiful Movement
Lithographic "Bird's Eye" views
Photographic Balloon views
The cultural fiction of panoramic imagery
Perspective (impact of scientific gaze)
Abandoning the goals of realism and authenticity
Changing values associated with images
The role of spectacle in mass society
Media Spectacle constructs a sense of identification among audience members that encounter an extraordinary event marked by change and mystery.
Three critiques of media: media-as-narcotic, media-as-false consciousness, media-as-cultural imperialism
Habermas and the notion of "public sphere"
Four components of modern consumer society
Rereading consumer society - Marxist, Pop Art, Psychoanalytical, and Foucauldian approaches
Three reasons why we are architectural critics
Architectural terms: tripartite, domestic, mimetic, regional/historic, art deco, streamlined, international, googie, environmental, postmodern
Four approaches toward modernism
Four components of modern architecture
Five contests of postmodernism
Simulation and simulacra
Pastiche culture and intertextuality
Truth and the themed environment
Theme malls: Shift from urban to suburban life
Theme airports: places built on movement
Theme airports: From train stations to shopping malls
REPORTAGE- Rhythm & Gender
I like the list (above); like chapters, like lessons, like evolutionary stages, like different floors of a building I'd love to design, like a row of restaurants while you're perpetually hungry.
Le Corbusier is very high on my list. Go to Harvard's Loeb Library to see my analysis of his unexecuted Palais des Congrθs--they were the only ones to purchase both the slides and drawings published in 1991.
Early Mies still intrigues.
Gropius never really inspired me at all.
What I find historically interesting is a comparison and contrast of Freud's first visit to Rome (gen Italia) and Le Corbusier's first visit to the Acropolis.
I'm not sure the Romans ever built in the Doric order. Composite was indeed their order of choice.
Seutonius relates how a delegtion from India came to Rome during the reign of Augustus. This makes me really wonder why the Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome and the Great Stupa in India are virtually identical in size and design.
Why do you think Piranesi first delineated all the circuses of the first printing of the Ichnographia Campus Martius in a stylized manner, and then (unnoticed for over 200 years) changed all the circuses into copies of the Circus of Maxentius in the second printing of the Ichnographia Campus Martiis? Piranesi sure knew how to paint a quaestio abstrusa!
You know how Eutropia confessed that (her son) Maxentius was a bastard soon after Maxentius died in battle against Constantine? Well, I hear Eutropia recently made another confession as to how Maxentius' real father was Diocletian!
"Rem, Rita Novel is definitely Renaissance."
"Ja, ja, Josh, und Wolfhilde von Schlittenfahrt ist bestimmt Barock."
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What I see in LOST is the same type of convoluted (complicated; intricately involved) storyline filled with clandestine, sort of encyclopedic clues. What seems somewhat unique to LOST though is its way of character development via real time portrayal and flashback. This operation manifests (at least) a double theater, which is a very fecund, indeed baroque, story-telling vehicle that is not often used.
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