snow. light. children.

looking through a set of
curtains on a morning
with new snow; the top
photo's taken at the villa
delange in nussdorf, a
thoroughly delightful
place to stay. a bit more
here in reference to that.

the photo below was taken
near the hackesche höfe in
berlin. it's the children in
the pediment that capture
the 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


goethe's house in weimar,
(this gives at least something
of an idea of the color. a bit.)

no experimentum crucis

well, wittgenstein had
goethe's color theory &
i can honestly tell you
that i am quite relieved that
remarks on color is "generally
considered a very difficult
work" (due, partially, to
fragmentation. imagine!)
because i don't need one
more thing to add to my
(long & getting rather dusty)
reading list. but i did very
much like the cover of this
book in the window.

(probably a good
thing the shop was closed
for the night.)

zur farbenlehre

there is a magnificent
explains the intricacies
of goethe's color theory

schopenhauer's on vision and colors


'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