Literally, texts “woven together,” interlaced, intertwined, as it were. Another metaphor, culture. Both rounded up to the nearest thousand in the social fabric of meaning, the ethno-looms of sense making.
I’m still thinking about Between, mirrors, and inter-independent subjectivity in relation to interpreting and understanding texts of all sorts, tangible and intangible. Weren’t you just asking about that? We so underestimate sense making and, consequently, settle for less and less. I’m … Continue reading
On our very first visit to Merced, CA in January of this year, while Ann was interviewing and being interviewed, I was engaged in a contextual research project. That’s when I first stumbled into the 17th Street Public House; and, … Continue reading
Hundreds of digital (iPad) paintings, drawings, cartoons, videos, doodles, and photo-mashups about this nightmare, dating back to late 2014. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to compulsive behaviors; OK, enough about this former President. … Continue reading
I’m just going to say it. These folks are deep-down frightened. They see what’s unfolding, and no matter how hard they slam on the brakes, there’s no stopping the inevitable demographic and economic changes and the corresponding cultural diversification and … Continue reading
Sketch Club A few days ago I posted a drawing of a road sign that depicted, in theory, “four possible routes,” one of which is indicated as “temporarily closed.” In that post I referenced a paper by George Spindler that I … Continue reading
It is what it is, more or less. I sometimes find the expression, it is what it is, overused and oversimplifying since it doesn’t account for point of view, perspective, or context; it’s a hermeneutical short circuit.
I almost forgot about this one done yesterday while waiting in the waiting room. There is more to the context. Practically all the chairs were facing the TV. CNN was on, and reporting centered on the latest act of organized … Continue reading
Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore, we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, … Continue reading
I’ve played around with the terms text and context in other posts. Context means woven together, and text means woven. Weavers’ shop talk (Arquette, 1974), as it were. I learned today that the word tissue is related to text too. … Continue reading