Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Alignment

College: two hundred people reading the same book. An obvious mistake. Two hundred people can read two hundred books.

- John Cage *_M_* (p 61)

3 Comments:

Blogger Colin said...

i know you like this idea.
and it DOES resemble the sphere. but then what? what vdoes Cage say they should do. gather around the campfire and make meaning? what i i've read "cat's cradle" and you've read "jane eyre."
then what?

5:49 PM  
Blogger ericdbernasek said...

I haven't read Jane Eyre, but I have read Cat's Cradle so I can't make connections there. However, I can connect CC to Cage: isn't a karass more or less what Cage could be describing here. A group of people unknowingly or unwilling brought together to achieve some unsepcified goal that exists outside/beyond themselves?

Cage hated meaning (even as he constantly pulled meaning out of the previously unexamined corners of the world around him). I don't hate meaning, and there are way too many unexamined corners for me to get to them all myself. There's a lot of work to do, and thankfully, a lot of people to do it.

9:37 AM  
Blogger ericdbernasek said...

Oh, and, so... who's up for Jane Eyre? What's the angle?

9:38 AM  

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