taken quickly! from the museum in weimar
snow. light. children.
looking through a set ofcurtains on a morningwith new snow; the topphoto's taken at the villadelange in nussdorf, athoroughly delightfulplace to stay. a bit morehere in reference to that.
the photo below was takennear the hackesche höfe inberlin. it's the children inthe pediment that capturethe eye, & the good color.much to charm the heart.
the essence of the humanities
"If the mind of the woodcarver or calligrapher is not at the edge where tool meets material -- or, more accurately, is recreated at their meeting -- then the job is botched. Whatever was originally meant by the term, crafts are 'mysteries' for that reason (OED sv 'mystery' 1,2)...We cannot, therefore, rest content with the comfortably simple definition of humanities computing as the application of the computer to the disciplines of the humanities, for it omits the very heart of the matter. It fails us by deleting the agent-scholar from the scene and, in the spatial metaphor implied by the preposition to (as in 'apply pencil to paper'), by overlooking the mediation of thought that his or her use of the computer implies..."
"...Pauline Yu [says], 'Without a persistent willingness to rethink traditional categories, we may only delude ourselves about what it means to cross disciplines. And without a conviction to adjust modes of analysis to newly perceived realities, to question what seems obvious or without question, and to reaffirm what seems of enduring value, we risk forgetting...the essence of the humanities. We cannot afford to take the risk of losing the insights into ourselves, our pasts, and our futures...'"
words from the work of dr. w. mccarty, king's college
no experimentum crucis
well, wittgenstein hadsomething to say aboutgoethe's color theory &i can honestly tell youthat i am quite relieved thatremarks on color is "generallyconsidered a very difficultwork" (due, partially, tofragmentation. imagine!)because i don't need onemore thing to add to my(long & getting rather dusty)reading list. but i did verymuch like the cover of thisbook in the window.(probably a goodthing the shop was closedfor the night.)
there is a magnificent
exhibit in weimar that
explains the intricacies
of goethe's color theory
goethe's theory of colours &
schopenhauer's on vision and colors
the bright side
postcards for mr. beer and mr. john
'a gigantic and delicate marvel'
"I would go from one turret to another,
admiring . . . the view of France, Switzerland
and Germany via one ray of sunshine."
-- Victor Hugo
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