Monday, October 31, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


October 10 1988
(twenty days remain)

-"I can show you the way."~Frank
"You know, I love that movie, the way they shot it. It’s so urm… like futuristic, you know?"~Donnie Darko

We need to talk a little today about where our Masters of Sync program is headed. I stumbled on to something today pretty cool and want to let you know that this is the likely direction of the program for a time . . .

So this morning I discovered Adam Frank (of course after watching Donnie Darko the night before).

Anyway, Adam Frank, writer and astrophysicist, has put together a tremendous blog series on NPR's "Cosmos & Culture" blog site. The four pieces touch on the subjects of my deepest interests (modernity's relationship to myth, cosmology, time, and reality):

In considering where we are headed in relationship to the books that we've discussed, I will likely be spending time considering how modernity "sees" reality--it's lens, i.e. the clock and the image. These are the books we'll be looking at likely:

The shot of the bike ride to Grandma Death's house is an homage to Steven Spielberg's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), in which, Drew Barrymore also starred.

Back To The FutureThe movie takes place in 1988.
The world ends in 28 days, 06 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 secs.
If you add these numbers, the sum is 88.
When Samantha asks when she can have kids, Donnie says: "Not until 8th grade."
Donnie mentions to his therapist his dog died when he was eight.
According to the television reporter, the fire at Jim Cunningham's house was extinguished "sometime after 8:00 last night.".
Donnie mentions the DeLorean car, which was used for time travel in Back to the Future (1985).
In Back To The Future the DeLorean had to reach a speed of 88 mph to travel in time. ~(Dan Smith)

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Mr. Fox and a heart of darkness . . . .


Abe's Axe is a symbol. Like the firey wand of Hermes, it is the conduit for bringing into action manifestations from the creative imagination. He is not killing vampires so much as freeing living dead men. The great emancipator would like to bring you into the 4th dimension of consciousness. He is going to have to kill you to do this, though. Or, actually, just annihilate your ego to transport you. In this instance, his axe is the craft. A craft is both a transport and a skill. The magician's wand is both. A pen can be mightier than the sword. What's your craft? Use your symbol well. . .

Heal The King!

Heal The King!