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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Noise Reduction and How To Do It [aka Another Return of Sorts]

An apt article, I ran across this week.

Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates:
At the first gate, ask yourself “Is is true?”
At the second gate ask, “Is it necessary?
At the third gate ask, “Is it kind?"
~ Unverified [Rumi and other attributions]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

This Is How It Feels - Three Flavors [WiP]

A number of artists have created a wonderful series of visual pieces to accompany Bonobo's "Kerala".  For me, they are beautiful and uncomfortable because they managed to capture what I keep trying to communicate about what it feels like to be in a complex seizure cycle that is exacerbated by generalized and specific anxiety.  The exception being that these cycles for me last for days and, in the past, for weeks without respite.

The jump cut version is particularly difficult to watch as I can "feel" its proximity to trigger territory.  The two versions that have the jump cuts removed are perhaps even more disturbing and accurate in their portrayal of the confusion and surreal nature that everything takes on as your brain misfires.  For me, the emotional gravity of disorientation and a shifting sense of reality is aptly expressed.

Original jumpcut version
Winsane edit

AMathMonkey edit