The following is quasi the introduction, not launching the blog, but launching the … well, it is called relaunch. A New Outlook, and a new name – what had been williamthomsponucc.wordpress.com, is now danteskaleidoscope.blog – the name stands for the content – living between Inferno, Purgatorio e Paradiso; but it is also a homage to a friend.
This relaunch is a somewhat joined event, taking up the Berlin-videos again, though not living there, nevertheless starting with it. What does time and what does space matter? Quantum theory would probably say something like “it is what we make out of it”.
Francis Bacon, in the publication of The Essays or Counsels Civil and Moral from 1597, proposed
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested : that is, some are to be read only in parts, others to be read but curiously, and some few to be read wholly with diligence and attention. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready, and writing an exact man ;
But today the era of books seems to be past, each of us
‘s his or her own fake news, in the big
, or, while
with one of the friends we
‘ed (people like you and me, yes it is those
people (who) talk in society of a man being a great Actor? They do not mean by that that he feels, but that he excels in simulating, though he feels nothing a part much more difficult than that of the actor; for the man of the world has to find dialogue besides, and to fulfil two functions, the poet’s and the actor’s. The poet on the stage may be more clever than the actor of private life, but is it to be believed that an actor on the stage can be deeper, cleverer in feigning joy, sadness, sensibility, admiration, hate, tenderness, than an olD courtier ?
This is from Diderot at the end of his piece on the paradox of acting — yes, and I am sure you meet real actors there too, perhaps you know them from TV or the stage of a concert hall, or from behind the canvas of a painting in a gallery or museum …
… so with all those friends or the colleagues we are
we are sitting there, perhaps over a cup of
or we are sending via
(no time for long letters, it is all about
… fast, fast) the news to the
, perhaps adding some nicety from
, pressed out of the
… an endless story … if we are not caught … the famous 11th minute, falling in love
still, a nice thing to
… and sure .. , if all has to be paid for …, oh, not with money … – there is
, here the controlled financial market is better organised, not suffering from the deadly competition between, …
– well, every little bank, so many shops, petrol stations and of course banks, airlines etc … and we also pay with out time … in fact time is replaced by the heart beat as our
will tell us, and the smart
will be recording … helping those GAFAs (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) to
well, not this way … advancement here too
They learned well from intense husbandry farming …
In one way or another they are fighting for their share …- Yes, all this is also about the
… and what do THEY want to share?
Well, each of them would like to have at least one fibre of the rope on which we hang ourselves. But perhaps it not as bad as it seems to be … – sure, nothing we can do on our own, as individuals. But still, there is something
It is late, indeed:
but not too late.
Something to be added, on the 6th of October: I stumbled upon an article in The Guardian, making me another time aware of the importance of communication, real communication I mean. – It had been an Opinion piece, written by Fiona Vera-Gray, titled Domestic violence If we’re serious about ending violence against women, we need to talk about culture. The article shows so clearly the possibly fatal consequences of faked communication – I do not means faked news, I do mean communication that remains completely shallow. I am not entirely against all those media, but thay remain difficult to use, especially as it is so simple in instrumental terms.