The Museum of Vestigial Desire

Water tags: garage

Water is the source of erotica. Erotics is a way of enjoying sensory experience that does not try to make meaning. When all incident experience on my emotional palette goes straight into my processing queue, when cognition is produced as a natural extension of sensory experience. Water is not liquid. That is just a form. Water is the acidic substance that our system uses as fuel to be able to conjure experience in the first place. When water and neural impulse mix, a liquid impulse is…

Quality tags: tender

Can you do what nature does? Our notions of quality come from nature. We see seamless fruit hanging from the trees and we wonder if we can ever make things like that. For a long period of human civilisation, humans have struggled with the idea of quality. We have been able to make a lot of things but we have not been able to make things which are natural enough. Moulds have a crease, craft has a history, art has a posture. Natural objects have neither, they seem like they have existed in…

Packaging tags: alphabet

Let's say you know something (yes we have to model that as a supposition). How do you present what you know? How do you take a ten-thousand feet above the ground view of what you know and put it in the world out there? How do you paint a context onto the view and give it a framework to respond to? Things make sense only when you try and make sense of them. When you try and make sense of anything, first what you try to parse is the packaging. The outer wrapper of an idea that lets you place…

Distribution tags: hybrid

How do you let it all out? How do you hear what is being spoken by the rustle of the leaves and the hush (behind the space that children assemble in the playground to make their plans for secret adventure)? Distribution is a two-way exchange of information. You share your resource and others share their resource back with you. No one can be a source in this system, but anyone can be a resource. It is like anyone can be a mirror but no one can be an image. It happens this way because air is…

Identifier tags: hay

Who are you known as? Are you facing a conflicting idea of yourself? Are you unsure? Is it difficult to settle into your skin comfortably? Do ghosts of awkwardness haunt you? What identifiers do you use and which are the ones that you avoid? Do you fit into the the categories created by the statisticians and the social scientists doing demographic research? How long has it taken you to realise that seeking common cultural identifiers to describe yourself is a reductive process which gradually…