From: Madison Brookshire (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 25 2011 - 09:36:25 PST
Though not specifically about cinema, Eye and Brain by Richard L.
Gregory is a treasure trove.
If I am not mistaken, Jonas Mekas gave Ken Jacobs his copy, who in
turn assigned it in many of his classes.
On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Sam Wells <email suppressed> wrote:
> Wow Jeanne this is some _dense_ prose, where's my machete when I need it ?
> There's enough to question/disagree I'd have to write six pages, but
> from my reading
> in cog/neuroscience I think the mirror neurons seem pretty vaild as theory....
> don't know about this:
> unavoidable fact that a *map*, in order to be useful, must be false,
> at least insofar as it arrests, or
> fixes, as a representation, complex, active and fluid systems. Whether
> it resides in the representation
> of the shifting contours of a shoreline, or the disingenuous placement
> of a remote city as an incident
> of propagandistic disinformation, a map necessarily falsifies its referent "
> ..when arguably the very perceptual representations _needed_ to even write this
> paragraph rely on a kind of mapping - which is why I'd prefer to speak
> of _uncertainties
> - as you brought up in a previous thread - not just Heisenbergian, but
> Denis Gabor's -
> (the uncertainy relation betweeen spatial and temporal resolution)
> and again following this, David Bohm, Karl Pribram holonomics - "all
> our perception is through lenses"
> The problem of any kind of representation (which Zummer seems to try &
> translate into
> "landscapes") at scales less that the wavelength of visible light is
> addressed by James
> Elkins in "Six Stories from the End of Representation" (Ch. 4
> Microscopy) which I mentioned to you before....
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