Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Muybridge, Pynchon and Zombie 'Pataphysics

Edweard Muybridge opened up (and simultaneously fragmented) movement. The noun becomes verb. Thomas Pynchon, in Gravity's Rainbow, differentiated the V2 rocket's parabola into steps - the obscenity of film pretending to be reality at 24 frames per second, or of diferentiation with respect to time: necessary to 'see' it, but blinding us at the same time. Radical re-integration might work, of course.

In the sequence noun ----> verb ----> what comes next?
And in the sequence static object ----> speed ----> acceleration?
And by some sort of (at the moment rather weak) metaphor, in the sequence
art ----> data ----> metadata?
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