Posted by: HAT | December 9, 2009

Bumped Into in Distraction

rural street corner in summer

Neither the road less taken nor the corner of Alive and Jesus

Walter Benjamin says we encounter architecture in a mode of distraction.

I encounter things on the internet in a mode of distraction, and wonder whether this makes the internet architectural.

Today, while looking for a copy of Guy Debord’s Comments on the Society of the Spectacle, I ran across an interesting work of sound, At the Corner of Alive and Jesus by Barbara Golden, at Ubuweb.

Well, knowing how way leads on to way, I did not leave the first project for another day as I am already in danger of not meeting any of the critical deadlines and actually failing, something I dread though it probably comes with a jouissance all its own, so I am hoping I will be able to get back to the Corner of Alive and Jesus another day, in spite of knowing full well how that tends to turn out.

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  1. The text in an improved translation is on-line.


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