how much of what we see is black?

From: Ken Paul Rosenthal (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Nov 01 2007 - 09:47:21 PDT

I've been off the list for quite some time, and have really enjoyed the '' thread.

Though much of the theorizing/pontification has been challenging to disseminate, the discussion has been very inspiring. In fact... my post-alarm clock daze this morning, my face was only a few inches from the lamp beside my bed. And when i flipped it on, the light stabbed me in the face. And when I laid back to catch a few more minutes of rest, the snapshot inside my lids was a black line with 2 fields of white top and bottom!

Now I cannot intelligently fit this into the discussion. However the poet in me immediately thought of two video fields interlacing, with each eyelid akin to a 'frame', and where they met akin to a film strip's frameline. And I considered how our eyes are in some way akin to the shutter mechanism that causes flicker on the projected image.

Indeed sometimes at programs that feature flicker films, I get so bored that I start blinking my eyes rapidly, canting my head, or rapidly twiddling my fingers in front of me--in short, altering the apparatus of my body to create a more compelling show.

Anyhow, it was fun to wake up and immediately refer my experience to 'Frameworks'--so aptly named.

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For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.