Re: virus: Re: Manipulation Lesson 12

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 11:26:37 -0800 (PST)

On 27 Feb 1997, David Rosdeitcher wrote:

> About the surrealists, I like Dali and deChirico. This
> kind of elevating "non-sequitur" to an art produced some really creative work.

And a new way of thinking as well, although it came from the writers as
much as the visual artists (moreso, I'd say). That by combining disparate
elements you can create a hybred that is not only about the different
elements and how they interact, but also speaks to the viewers internal
process of intergrating seemingly disparate images (a chile pepper with
dragonfly wings, for instance).

> It's good to break up traditional patterns. I think there is a
> "traditional
> pattern" in which logic is associated with repression and lack of creativity.
> I'll address this issue in my next post, Manipulation 101 Lesson 18.

I look forward to it.

I'm about 3 days behind in reading my mail right now, but I'm sluggin' my
way through it. Why do you people all have to have such good ideas! It'd
be much easier to get through my mail if I could just dismiss what you all
have to say! :)

Prof. Tim