Saturday, February 9

What is Matter? never mind. What is Mind? no matter



Emotions are an extremely important part of our lives, and they profoundly affect our actions, even though we’re not always aware of them. Skillful understanding and balancing of emotions is called Emotion Regulation. Emotion regulation is a general term that encompasses several component parts, which include being aware of and paying direct attention to emotions, understanding and labeling emotions, and managing or modifying emotional reactions so as to meet important goals.

On its own, the phrase “emotion regulation” is crucially ambiguous, as it might refer equally well to how emotions regulate something else, such as thoughts, physiology, or behavior (regulation by emotions) or to how emotions are themselves regulated (regulation of emotions).

Generally speaking, the frame of reference that determines what counts as an emotional event consists of that which is deemed possible.

From (Frijda 1988) 

1. law of concern: Emotions arise in response to events that are important to the individual's goals, motives, or concerns

2. law of apparent reality: Emotions are elicited by events appraised as real, and their intensity corresponds to the degree to which this is the case.

3. law of change: Emotions are elicited not so much by the presence of favorable or unfavorable conditions, but by the actual or expected changes in favorable or unfavorable conditions.

 4. law of habituaton: Continued pleasures wear off; continued hardships lose their poignancy.

5. law of comparative feeling: The intensiy of emotion depends on the relationship between an event and some frame of reference against which the event is evaluated

6. The law of hedonic asymmetry, the law of asymmetrical adaptation to pleasure or pain: Pleasure is always contingent upon change and disappears with continuous satisfaction. Pain may persist under persisting adverse conditions.

7. The law of conservation of emotional momentum : Emotional events retain their power to elicit emotions indefinitely, unless counteracted by repetitive exposures that permit extinction or habituation, to the extent that these are possible.

8. law of closure: Emotions tend to be closed to judgments of relativity of impact and to the requirements of goals other than their own.

9. law of care for consequence: Every emotional impulse elicits a secondary impulse that tends to modify it in view of its possible consequences.


the law of the lightest load: Whenever a situation can be viewed in alternative ways, a tendency exists to view it in a way that minimizes negative emotional load.


the law of the greatest gain: Whenerer a situation can be viewed in alternative ways, a tendency exists to view it in a way that maximizes emotional gain

"The fact that involuntary emotion control itself is an emotional response implies that the other laws of emotions apply to it, notably the law of apparent reality. “

Thinking about what you’re thinking, while you’re thinking

Other mechanisms of load lightening operate at a much more elementary level. This applies particularly to the mechanisms that transform one's sense of reality and block the occurrence of hedonic appreciations...The mechanisms [are characterized by] depersonalization, the occurrence of the sense of unreality, the veil over emotional feeling. 

the sense of unreality


Frijda, N.H. Frijda, "The Laws of Emotion."
In: Jennifer M. Jenkins, Keith Oatley, & Nancy Stein (Eds.), Human Emotions: A Reader. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers. 1998. 271-287.
First published In: American Psychologist, 43 (1988),  349-358

f(emotion)= M(affect/situation)

where M refers to an individuals taken “Meaning”

Situation = M

Affect = Empirical Knowledge of the Exterior State (E)  x Interior State of Emotional Regulation (R, otherwise known as attentiveness) x W (Metaphysical State of Fear/Anxiety)

Sign(S1)/Signifier(S2) = Words


Robert Indiana, 1964

Wednesday, January 30

Still trying to be as cool as these dudes

Good Shiit

Painters Vol 2

sculptors are painters
photographers are painters
filmmakers are painters
most painters probably think they're painters
they're painters

Sadie Benning
Sequence of Three: My Groove, Your Groove, Our Groove

Tuesday, January 29

Acid Dreams - Garage Acid Psych Freakbeat Compilation - HD / HQ Audio - ...

you could probably get this also off the extensive "pebbles" compilations, or the "nuggets" compilations, or even the "back from the grave" compilations, all Freakin Sweet


Rose Colored Glasses

Red:  Strength, pioneering spirit, courage, alertness, sense of power, vitality, overcoming negative thoughts.
Orange:  Social confidence, cheerfulness, resourcefulness, enjoyable relationships.
Yellow:  Concentration, mental clarity, optimism.
Green:  Balance, peace, stress reduction, calmness, self control, hope.
Aqua (Turquoise):  Openness, confidence, relaxation, soothing feeling, sensitivity.
Blue:  Mental relaxation, peace, calmness, vitality, creativity, clear communication.
Indigo:  Serenity, imagination, accurate perception, understanding, strong deep sleep.
Violet (Purple):  Inspiration, calm nerves, reduced irritation, creativity, beauty.
Magenta (Rose):  Relaxing, soothing, gentle, balance of emotions (both over and under emotional.
Baker-Miller Pink:  Calming aggression, relaxation, stress relief, appetite suppressant.

Monday, January 7

Best, Google


Posting Copyrighted Material


 "Fair use" clause
includes rights for posting examples of a body of work"The law gives several means for making lawful uses of copyrighted works in connection with research, teaching, and service at the university."
First Sale (Section 109(a)).This important exception limits the "distribution rights" of the copyright holder by providing that once the owner authorizes the release of lawfully made copies of a work, those copies may in turn be passed along to others by sale, rental, loan, gift, or other transfer. This important exception allows libraries to lend materials and stores to sell books.
Displays and Performances in Face-to-Face Teaching (Section 110(1)).Under this exception, educators may make performances and displays of all types of works in a classroom or similar place at most educational institutions. It allows instructors and students to recite poetry, read plays, show videos, play music, project slides, and engage in many other performances and displays of protected works in the classroom setting. This statute is actually comparatively simple and broad, but keep in mind that it permits only displays and performances in the classroom—not the making of copies or the posting of digital works on servers.Computer Software (Section 117).This exception allows the owner of a copy of a computer program to modify the program to work on his or her computer or computer platform, and to make a back-up copy of the software to use in the event of damage to or destruction of the original copy. Realistically, most commercial programs are sold for use on multiple platforms, or the rights of use may be governed by license agreements.Architectural Works (Section 120).Architectural designs are protected by copyright, but this exception makes clear that once a building is constructed at a place visible to the public, anyone may make and use a picture of that building without infringing the copyright in the architectural design. We might infringe copyright when we reproduce blueprints or duplicate the Trump Tower, but we are not infringing when we snap a photograph and use it in a book or even on postcards.Special Formats for Persons Who Are Blind or Have Other Disabilities (Section 121).This exception permits certain organizations to make specific types of formats of published, non-dramatic literary works in order that they may be useful to persons who are blind or have other disabilities. For example, some educational institutions and libraries may be able to make large-print or Braille versions of some works in the collection.
Public Displays (Section 109(c)).

One of the rights of copyright owners is the right to make "public displays," but this statute allows the owner of a lawfully made copy of a work to display it to the public at the place where the work is located. The art museum that owns a painting may hang it on the wall; a bookstore can place books on display in front windows; and the library may put materials in the display cases for all to see.

emphasis mine.

These guys

First iteration

infinite ephemerain the digital haze of signs found objects whither and decaythey are brought into focus at a single pointall else beyond that is transmutable

Sunday, January 6

Blue Cathedral

  • the sky. Where all possibilities soar. Cathedrals...a place of thought, growth, spiritual expression...serving as a symbolic doorway in to and out of this world. Blue represents all potential and the progression of journeys. Cathedrals represent a place of beginnings, endings, solitude, fellowship, contemplation, knowledge and growth. As I was writing this piece, I found myself imagining a journey through a glass cathedral in the sky. Because the walls would be transparent, I saw the image of clouds and blueness permeating from the outside of this church. In my mind's eye the listener would enter from the back of the sanctuary, floating along the corridor amongst giant crystal pillars, moving in a contemplative stance. The stained glass windows' figures would start moving with song, singing a heavenly music. The listener would float down the aisle, slowly moving upward at first and then progressing at a quicker pace, rising towards an immense ceiling which would open to the this journey progressed, the speed of the traveler would increase, rushing forward and upward. I wanted to create the sensation of contemplation and quiet peace at the beginning, moving towards the feeling of celebration and ecstatic expansion of the soul, all the while singing along with that heavenly music...
  • This is a story that commemorates living and passing through places of knowledge and of sharing and of that song called life.

jennifer higdon

Something Rare - Found

  • Something Rare Something lost in
  • a forgotten relic
  • something few people have seen, but
  • those who have recognized its value
  • found in the present, from the past, a
  • truly fleeting stab into the heart/abyss
  • of the universe
  • a manifesto artists and their place in society
  • the fringe, if you will or perhaps not
  • Design is the influx of everyday
  • culture into the world of art
  • artists have a job
  • this is well known, and often expressed 
  • think for society's sake
   its only a day away live in the present
  • observe the correct course of action
  • regardless of the issue
  • you don't get any explanation
  • its a puzzle, you have to figure it
  • outwhy these objectswhat do they
  • mean why do they,
  • out of the myriad of millions of possible permutations ofmaterial form
 does it shit
  • artists at the moment mostly shit
  • we leave things behind hopefully
  • people will find them and point them
  • out
  • and maybe
  • listen
  • it could be
  • a