sean mcalister
@jason bruges studio @project context @matzine @musarc @meta architecture

▪▪▪ p r o l o g u e
▪▪▪ b l o g
▪▪▪ p r o j e c t s
▪▪▪ c o n t a c t

↓↓↓ m o r e

recent articles

deeper archives


sight mind dream test
19 February 2012

above : "The high speed flash head was tested for 700 shots, one every 5 seconds, to detect irregularities in Flash power and light characteristics" from vimeo page description of the fascinating digital mediators factum arte

"the idea that i might already have gone blind struck me with sudden terror.... i might only be using people's words and voices to reconstruct the lost world of reality, just as our mind, at the moment we fall asleep, forms images resembling those of real life from the phosphenes that dance before our closing eyes. i stood on the threshold of reality and imagination, and i began to doubt which was which"

Figyes Karinthy [2008] Journey Round My skull. New york: nyrb classics
as quoted in oliver sacks [2010] The Mind's Eye, Picador, London, p180

"How often, asleep at night, am I convinced of just such familiar events — that I am here in my dressing gown, sitting by the fire —when in fact I am lying undressed in bed! Yet at the moment my eyes are certainly wide awake when I look at this piece of paper; I shake my head and it is not asleep; as I stretch out and feel my hand I do so deliberately, and I know what I am doing. All this would not happen with such distinctness to someone asleep. Indeed! As if I did not remember other occasions when I have been tricked by exactly similar thoughts while asleep! As I think about this more carefully, I see plainly that there are never any sure signs by means of which being awake can be distinguished from being asleep. The result is that I begin to feel dazed, and this very feeling only reinforces the notion that I may be asleep."

Rene Descartes [1641] Meditations on First Philosophy 
as quoted in christopher grau's short essay dream skepticism

left : "The CLAUSS RODEON HD head in action with a Canon 7D and 600mm f:4 lens"
right : "Simulation of panoramic heads position and movement during recording: camera head and follow-on high speed flash head" from vimeo page descriptions of factum arte

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,


hoarding hyperdetritus,
datamining dirty digital debris,
my sticky sockets soaked in sumptuous stimuli. indeed!

the peripheral versus the decentralised,
inspect inspiring ignored ignitions with
one extract, one reference and, one word;

anomalous visuals

tenderpixel + squidsoup

the matrix

pie architecture

Isidro Blasco

naja - deOstos


lee mawdsley

derek sivers + kurt vonnegut

laura oldfield ford

Erik Desmazières

olly moss


virginia woolf

francois morellet

Darren Solomon

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , ,


designed by sean