Re: virus: Re:freely determined

Alexander Williams (
Fri, 27 Dec 1996 22:56:39 -0500

Ken Pantheists wrote:
> What an eloquent thought.

It does rather sum up the cognitive stance that a true scientist
balances with true sensorium, doesn't it?

> Would anyone like to watch the movie and discuss?

(Is anyone geek enough to have watched it almost to memorization?)
[Alex raises his hand.]

> Another person who cannot be ignored is Unbertyo Ecco, novelist, screen
> writer and professor of semiotics. His most well known work "The name of
> the rose" contains an an interesting look at Aristotle's Theory of
> Comedy. That would make good study as well.

Actually, I prefered FAUCAULT'S PENDULUM; the idea of fiction giving
rise to fact, life from art, amuses me. Especially if you tie in
references to some of the major occult developments in the Western

> Does anyone else have any suggestions for a movie-night?

Almost any B-grade action movie involving lots of bang-bang and little
Plot. Break it down memetically, what is it trying to /tell you/? What
memes are being engendered on your end of the conduit?

After taking in Western work, get THE KILLER, directed by John Woo.
Compare and contrast the memetic messages you derive from that movie to
the Western-writte and -directed one.

   Alexander Williams { /}
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   Your life expectancy is less than two minutes.