Arquivo do mês: maio 2013

Zwanghaft

Da regt man sich eher auf, wenn man schneller als 120 fährt; bei einigen ist es umgekehrt, die regen ständig auf, vor allem Andere, die können nicht anders und müssen daher auch schneller als 120 dürfen.

Mar Revolto

Bill Soares, “Mar Revolto”, acrílica sobre tela, 260 x150cm – All rights reserved.

Bill Soares on Flickr

Predictions for Privacy in the Age of Facebook (from 1985!)

Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t even a year old when a graduate student foresaw the emergence of online personal profiles:

The ubiquity and power of the computer blur the distinction between public and private information. Our revolution will not be in gathering data — don’t look for TV cameras in your bedroom — but in analyzing information that is already willingly shared.
[…]
Without any conspiratorial snooping or Big Brother antics, we may find our actions, our lifestyles, and even our beliefs under increasing public scrutiny as we move into the information age.
[…]
Soon celebrities and politicians will not be the only ones who have public images but no private lives — it will be all of us. We must take control of the information about ourselves. We should own our personal profiles, not be bought and sold by them.

Lawrence Hunter, 1985

Quotes found in Matt Novak’s article on Smithsonian Magazine. Worth reading.

Music And Politics

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics

I would tell you that sometimes it’s easier to desire
And pursue the attention and admiration of a 100 strangers
Than it is to accept the love and loyalty
Of those closest to me
And I would tell you that sometimes
I prefer to look at myself
Through someone else’s eyes
Eyes that aren’t clouded with the tears of knowing
What an asshole I can be, as yours are

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics

I might be able to listen in silence to your concerns
Rather than hearing everything as an accusation
Or an indictment against me
And I would tell you that sometimes
I use sex to avoid communication
It’s the best escape when we’re down on our luck
But I can express more emotions than laughter, anger, and let’s fuck

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics

I would tell you that I pooped in my own dog dish
And sometimes I would rather face not eating
Than face licking it clean
And admitting when I’m selfish
And I’d tell you that I’m suffering
From the worst type of loneliness
The loneliness of being misunderstood
Or more poignantly
The loneliness of being afraid
To allow myself to be understood

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics

I would tell you that the personal revolution
Is far more difficult
Than the first step in any revolution

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics

I would tell you that music is the expression of emotion
And that politics is merely the decoy of perception

Music And Politics Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Graphisch-hypnotische Sinnentleerung

figurenbrut.blogger.de

figurenbrut.blogger.de

No Better Way To Say It

Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus

A Aura das Palavras

A palavra possui uma aura que consiste em sua imagem escrita,
em sua sonoridade, e nas associações que ela cria dentro de nós.
Quanto mais importante e mais usual esta palavra é,
mais intensa e marcante se torna a sua aura.
Quem a destrói, está destruindo algo dentro de nós,
está tocando nos recônditos do nosso inconsciente.

Das Wort besitzt eine Aura, die aus seinem Schriftbild,
seinem Klang und den Assoziationen besteht, die es in uns hervorruft,
und je wichtiger und gebräuchlicher ein Wort ist,
desto intensiver und prägender ist diese Aura.
Wer sie zerstört, der zerstört etwas in uns,
er tastet den Fundus unseres Unbewußten an.

Reiner Kunze, “Die Aura der Wörter”, Radius Verlag Stuttgart (2004)
Tradução: Peter Hilgeland

Heinz Stein: Illustration zu dem Gedicht "Von der Inspiration" (reiner-kunze.com)

Illustration: Heinz Stein (reiner-kunze.com)