22 March 2006

Memes of Fours

This is interesting in that I could trace it back six persons, to one Wally Conger, of Central Coast, California — originating among Californian libertarians. It's interesting how fast memes travel via the internet, and the webs by which they weave us. I was ultimately tagged by the wonderful Kylark of Minneapolis, and this is far back as I can trace it:

out of step

Independent Country

Freedom Democrats

fantastic planet


Dodging Invisible Rays

And voilà, now moi (and Tim) are next—

Four jobs I’ve had:
  1. I wonder if thief counts? Those days have long since passed

  2. Waiter, casual & fine dining

  3. Guest-lecture on occultism, consult on brand and design theory

  4. Licentiate of the Graphic Designers of Canada

Four movies I can watch over and over:
  1. Baraka

  2. Hard Core Logo

  3. Jacob's Ladder

  4. The Rules of Attraction

Four places I’ve lived:
  • I've always been located in the Edmonton, Alberta region

Four TV Shows I Love:
  1. Arrested Development

  2. The Hour, CBC Newsworld

  3. Millennium

  4. Twin Peaks

Four highly regarded and recommended TV shows I haven’t seen (much of):
  • It's too bad these weren't inquiring about books

Four places I’ve vacationed:
  1. Vancouver Island, British Columbia

  2. Portland, Oregon

  3. Seattle, Washington

  4. Rocky Mountains, Alberta: Canmore, Banff, Jasper, etc

Four of my favorite dishes:
  1. Ukrainian varenyky, holubtsi, & nalysnyky

  2. Alberta beef tenderloin covered in blue cheese and chocolate sauce, on dirty mashed potatoes; served at Culina

  3. Vietnamese vermicielli with fish sauce, beef, spring rolls, etc; served at Hoàng Long

  4. Those weird little perogy-spring roll creations; served at Pub 1905

Four sites I visit daily:
  1. Digg

  2. Nerdshit

  3. RINF Alternative News

  4. we make money not art

Four places I’d rather be right now:
  1. Your dreams

  2. Thailand

  3. Napping

  4. Between her legs

Four new bloggers I’m tagging:
  1. Channel Null

  2. Paul at dataisnature.com

  3. Michael at madghoul.com/Key 23

  4. vade


vade said...

Hah. Thanks for the wink and the nudge. Ive been following your site for some time now. You might be amused to know I used to be very active wrt magick/shamanism,symbolism (runes, talismans sigils) and general theory, but, well, life has interfered somewhat and I no longer 'pratice' as actively as I used to. Your opinions are very interesting, and your stuff is always a great read.. you seem to come at things with great angles.

Im not sure where I stand now on a lot of these subjects. The rational side of 'me' gets the better of 'me' more and more. The Skeptic, doubter.. anyway, i'll stop this from turning into a mini-diatribe and just say I was pretty surprised to see my 'name' there. - In short, thanks, and keep posting...

Fell said...

Hi vade,

I really dig your site. When I've the time, I'll be slowly putting together a new approach to occultism and design, but it's still some time off. This template works for now, and Blogger. But it's uses are limited.

Like most people I knew involved in the occult, most went down different avenues over time. A few of my friends in Vancouver, we used to be able to talk for hours, but over time life grabs hold. It's not a bad thing, just a shift in focus. I just happened to stick with it. And recently, have tried to get to the bottom of my fascination with it all. Fortunately, I can say I've gotten closer and closer with every passing year.

I've reduced it all down to a system of symbols, analogies, and heavy doses of Jung and Campbell. The tools can be utilised by most everyone, but the results are what might not be welcome by the masses.

I guarantee you, I would be further ahead and not quite as financially tight as I often am if I didn't pore over information and theory on a daily basis. But we all have a calling, I suppose…

Hopefully I can put together some materials to aid those outside of the field, and create some tangible results this year. (Not that my results haven't been exciting thus far, but something to stir up others as well as myself!)


vade said...

Im doing some reading for a philo class im taking, and found this might be pertinent to some of the things you've written about:

" [...] Both of us call this pattern a color and name this color green. But we
have known for a long time now that birds, for example—
due to their evolutionary history—perceive something
that we simply cannot imagine: numerous birds seem to
have a color system comprising four basic colors whereas
three are sufficient for us humans. Organisms exist in dif-
ferent perceptual worlds; they live in different spaces of
chromatic invariants. So the question arises: what does
this book look like? Who is right? The birds or we? The
answer is: both. These different perceptions permit both
birds and humans to stay alive. The meaning of an object,
its color or its properties, emerges through long phases of
coupling between organism and world. A color is not the
result of a construction taking place exclusively within the
organism, nor does it exist—the other extreme—in itself
and independently from the living being that perceives
something. We are faced by stable qualities that can only
develop on the basis of an evolutionary history. They can-
not be assigned unequivocally to either the knower or the
known, they cannot be clearly attributed to either the
subject or the object. "

from a pdf for that class. email me @ vade [at] vade.info (plus I have some questions to ask you regardless ) and ill send you the whole thing, its a pretty interesting take on cognitive science and various models the west vs the east have on cognition.

Fell said...

That reminds me of a bit I read a couple years ago, I think maybe from Jeffrey B. Russell's A History of Witchcraft (but don't quote me on that). In it, they claimed that thousands of years ago, humans may not have seen the same spectrum of colour that we do today.

Literary references from ancient Greece and the like would speak of the ocean as the colour of wine, and how descriptions of rainbows would be missing colours. I think it was towards the violet and ultraviolet direction on the spectrum, but like I said, I sorta forget.

Very interesting, though. Without going into a shitload of philosophical or scientific references, it's almost feasible that a human might develop new interpretations of colours seeing as how its the personal interpretation — albeit neurophysiologically — of wavelengths.