Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Montage I

Black Moon, Blue Monk, Nature of Reality, and Microtubules

"This film does not address your sense of logic. It describes another world for you, at the same time familiar and different. Like your dreams. Come inside, with your emotions, with your senses. Let yourself be carried away, it's a journey I'm offering you." - "Black Moon" Directed by Louis Malle, 1975

"What we call normal reality is a composite of multiple realities, physical coming in through our senses, resonate feelings of present or past experiences, thoughts, stored memories and perhaps, if we have retained our childlike nature, we may still connect with realities beyond our personal conditioning, the transpersonal realm physicists and philosophers call insight and shamans call spirit."
Reality Isn't What It Used to Be - Leaping Real Eyes Blog

"Those who have been fortunate enough to hear Searle lecture about the functioning of social reality will also recall that he is fond of pointing out that often status functions work better when most people aren't aware that their existence is contingent and dependent on our collective acceptance, but rather view their existence as natural and inevitable. So it seems that Searle would disagree, at least with respect to some cases, with Cohen's view that a gulf between appearance and reality in the social world is intrinsically regrettable. But is he right?"
Is the Opacity of the Nature of Social Reality a Bad Thing? - Blog: Philosophy from the Left Coast

"We also don't know if our conscious perceptions accurately portray the external world. At its base, the universe follows the seemingly bizarre and paradoxical laws of quantum mechanics, with particles being in multiple places simultaneously, connected over distance, and with time not existing. But the "classical" world we perceive is definite, with a flow of time. The boundary or edge (quantum state reduction, or 'collapse of the wave function') between the quantum and classical worlds somehow involves consciousness."- Stuart Hameroff, M.D.

"Orch OR can account for all enigmatic features of consciousness including timing, binding, pre-conscious to conscious transition and the hard problem of conscious experience. Orch OR is consistent with all known neurophysiology, but depends on proposed physics and biology. Orch OR has withstood numerous attempts at refutation, and is testable and falsifiable. Although controversial, it is the most complete theory of consciousness, spanning in detail physics, molecular biology, neuroscience, cognitive science and philosophy." - Orchestrated Objective Reduction

"The importance of James Joyce to twentieth century music is perhaps as surprising as it is pervasive. Influence within art forms tends to stay within disciplinary boundaries. It’s no great surprise to find musicians influenced by preceding musicians, or authors influenced by other authors; but Joyce’s influence over a range of music is perhaps without precedent." - James Joyce and Avant-Garde Music

The beauty of building, dwelling and Monk: aesthetics, religion and the architectural qualities of jazz

Thelonious Monk: Blue Monk (Oslo, April 1966)
Thelonious Monk - piano
Charlie Rouse - tenor
Larry Gales - bass
Ben Riley - drums


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