After ontology; after alterity

Depth is not, but cannot be contracted. What we lose in the photograph, if we assume photographs are indexical, is scale, hence the infinite. On the other hand, if we assume that photographs indicate, rather than index, then they lead us out of their flatness and back into the infinite.  Progeny of photography: stereoscopy and…

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What time is it? It’s Time

The photograph has no time. Paintings are in Time as extended by labor. The photograph has no time. It makes sense, therefore, to say that Being is or has time as long as it is lost within the time of Memory, a time indefinitely prolonged by making itself indicate nothing other than itself, that is,…

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Boxes

The truth is that which happens. Everything that happens happens. But about something which has already happened, one can always say that that which happened to happen, then, happened to happen, then, only in the mind. But who is to say that that was not the way in which that which happened to happen, then,…

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Between the lines and the sheets 

My Being is for Time to affect itself. I can pretend it is the same for the Other. One way of describing the manner through which Time affects itself would be something like: “This took x minutes to complete.” One would have very well said the same thing had one stated: “Once upon a time…”…

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Promise

Text is the linear continuity of Time.  Image is the linear circularity of Time.  (Time puts things in order.) Needless to say, one necessarily sees past reality.  In the beginning there might have been the Word; in the end there is only an image. Reality is a linguistic contrivance. One retains (takes) an ‘impression’ of…

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The Dream of Eve

The brain is a model. A visual percept is an internal representation of an external phenomenon. There is no such thing as an internal percept of an internal phenomenon. An internal percept is inside; it being inside, it is inside. An internal representation of an internal phenomenon is an internal representation. That internal representation is…

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Archytas

A bottle is not a bench. Happiness is not sadness. A bottle cannot be extracted out of the viscera of a bench. Happiness, though, is teased out of sadness itself. All this goes to show that there is a distinction between being and cognition. But is there? Being and cognition are both modes of Time.…

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Infra

Hearing is vision, othered. At some point in history, increasing image resolution started to only have an effect on film, leaving negligible obvious impact on photography. That is tantamount to saying that with the tremendous increase in image resolution evinced in the last decade or so, perceived motion happened to have been affected more drastically…

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All over a spark

The originary is the origin. There is nothing beyond the origin. Place yourself at a desk facing an open window. Put blank paper in front of you and take hold of a pencil. Start drawing the scene appearing outside the open window that is facing you. Set yourself an infinite amount of time to complete…

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À Dieu, Dasein

Who are you? Marco. What are you? I am…  Having to state its case, Dasein would not make recourse to being, or assume being, to explain its being… Who/what are you? (simply) Dasein. Dasein is simultaneously identity and substance. Dasein’s concern with its being is concern about that seemingly non-deferrable concern about seemingly needing to…

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