field notes

mctavish

  • the repairman repair(*) repair(z) rider passenger hero (ze)ro lone bird
  • the repair(z) (hero zero rider x) (left the throng of city depot)
  • arrived alone worn suitcase sandwich lukewarm coffee thermos
  • tepid brown liquid greasy paper
  • rusted texaco station folded map
  • urgent mission
  • fix the system
  • repair reclaim rebuild reweave restore
  • this prairie meadow sequestration

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--.. . .-. ---

  • receiver net web electron field short wave thatch
  • wireless signal code
  • number station urgent message
  • change of course
  • turn back the clock (re)do (red)o stop the gears throw the switch
  • turn the helm the wheel the tide the orbit
  • mend restart retrain reboard rewire
  • electrify animate breathe
  • once again repeat again retie retry reweave again a name uttered speak again
  • reclaim restore correct

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.- .-. .-. .. ...- .- .-..

  • downward glance creased map marked path
  • radio research building factory institute platform station
  • slant rusty hinge door sunlight spider housings metal glint antenna vines static deep dark corner silence
  • vinyl recordings specimen drawers papers observations journals
  • lost language fallen angels frozen role enactments stilled tattered script
  • an ancient score
  • stored inside this moss bound station
  • critical to the mission
  • circuit diagram equations notes numbers data
  • handbook manual translation codes
  • recorded ghost grass chorus
  • dried pressed limbs reed blade stem seed

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  • this was the morning this was the place
  • the repair(*) the rider the passenger
  • arrived on platform wasteland meadow track
  • worn suitcase sandwich coffee thermos
  • tepid brown liquid
  • creased map
  • compass light
  • lucky strike
  • electric magnet migrate translate hero zero suitcase clock map train nomad boat bird data airbase data cube data curved space prism lattice fabric timestamp schema graph
  • reify untie unfold unroll
  • electric orbit ghost force ether spark
  • specimen drawer weather static wind-blown number station
  • solar noise cloud formation storm titration wireless smoke-filled sky
  • broke ground broke thatch broke net broke flow telegraph rhizome circuit network junction flag siren point nutrient carbon tangle
  • broke ratio physics orbit fixed-point evolution
  • clue drawer box film parchment vinyl blood feather stalk beak grass root paper stamp store mark transect photo record image cell
  • before axe pick shovel hoe oxen plow
  • before hard ground was broken
  • still woven yellow green ticker tape morse code transmission
  • echo vacuum tube transistor circuit still electrified & living
  • ignite !

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.- .-. .-. .. ...- .- .-..

  • again before
  • but before that long ago once upon a long away far away time history geology
  • artifact storage cave recording trace
  • bones
  • fossil tooth
  • once again repeat again retie retry reweave again a name uttered speak again
  • reclaim restore correct
  • industry(!) efficiency production control
  • a history a timeline
  • elimination erasure
  • shattered glass cadenza
  • rewind backspace undo
  • particle wave oscilloscope
  • tonal rhythm frame measure arc
  • dance score action plan
  • syntax grammar punctuate
  • formula method outline theorem proof
  • silver set of slides
  • count map pulse
  • particles of speech
  • observe measure metric record journal data log
  • structure filter draw blueprint box cell lattice web net moth flame
  • formula physics flow heat energy sound dynamics
  • electric gear locomotion transformation
  • fold reduce fix mend undo redo sew sow
  • archive find search echo
  • resonate release

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zero

  • fire ash carbon gone
  • nothing none empty not
  • theory of null numbers
  • vacant absent zero space
  • theory of sparse matrix
  • an absence
  • exponential decline
  • crash .
  • holes in the matrix
  • gap(s) …
  • column row
  • moth hole black hole
  • space silence fact
  • the theory of null values
  • the silence of null values
  • neon vacant blinking light
  • empty storm-drain alley
  • cell number table
  • column thicket
  • stream set row
  • coordinates paths city streets
  • asphalt chess board too-long fair
  • halogen labyrinth playing cards
  • row boat row red turnstile coins
  • subway memory map
  • the problem of sparse matrices
  • absence
  • not known
  • not values
  • not join
  • not tied
  • not said
  • empty cells
  • blank hole gap
  • knot record
  • not knot
  • forget forgot
  • never known
  • not filled
  • not asked
  • erase erasure
  • not zero not silence
  • but a lack of air
  • a lack of mark
  • missing value(s)
  • something stolen
  • not revealed not found
  • not thought of not dreamed of
  • not imagined

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  • parameter variable matrix
  • grid structure thing
  • observation frame tool
  • equations models contours
  • distillation estimation
  • syntax set domain & range
  • functional translation
  • not constrained in columns not implicit static vertex stone
  • explicit fluid statement sets
  • reified relations
  • triples
  • articulated joins
  • the lattice the ladder the sky
  • line of thought point of view
  • map path lineage center
  • queer isocline bent contour curve
  • topographic skew
  • blue green florescence rush
  • wide-hipped hue
  • the morning light chlorophyll
  • rubbed blades rain or dew
  • hush suspended ready electric
  • whispered static light
  • slender stem blade .&. meadow
  • harmonic structures ladders heavens
  • tonality ecology dynamics systems weather
  • synthesis loom radio sky

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  • photosynthetic fusion carbon pool
  • sequester sequester … bury deeper … down && under && soil && fossil && black oil … ink … memory … frozen fire
  • this then this a ritual grassland reclamation
  • (re)enactment
  • action painting action coding
  • abstract insurrection
  • repair sound reverberate
  • thrum thatch call
  • a bird blade leaf stem
  • frequency vibration
  • signal short wave
  • modulation resonation
  • radio photo destination
  • a photosynthesis
  • transfer raw vertex junction pivot pools
  • food web weights & likelihoods
  • circle orbit cycling need
  • birth growth death decay
  • de compose release
  • faint signal pale wave slow current faraway transmission faded recording long ago the far away a t-cell twist like this it goes
  • that jukebox love song jukebox archive jukebox dance song rusty turnstile chance song billiard dice song co2 roulette
  • trophic past text particles of speech
  • trophic cascade light water steam then ghost
  • corner bar stool rider napkin blueprints cipher curves & codes beer-stained formula calculations configurations transformations meditations desperate connotations
  • trace erosion fragment shadow window time
  • season shifted local sundial noon-line fragment blueprint blue light paper pressing
  • chronometer opacity odometer silent breath grass blade whisper vapor ghost carbon cycle chlorophyl bone detrital join uptake weight rhizome tent matrix building frame
  • dyke blade flame night graffiti gesture neon brandish flight
  • for each map filter fold list railway table
  • (off || on 0 || 1)
  • repair(*) passenger rider sun(☉) thatch radio signal static dial clock pulse

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  • database of tools
  • inventory manuscript
  • shadow cave projection
  • grassland reclamation
  • archive parchment traveler rider repair(*man) blade
  • a solitude of vastness vibrant vertiginous /ˌvirəˈdes(ə)nt/ chlorophyll tinged hum
  • birds, insects, clouds; a glowing a noise a unity a collision a confluence ::: a young queer slender deer
  • time bends forward leans back
  • circles like a bird of prey
  • tensile stem ::: a cellular conductance
  • electric neural circuit blood
  • windswept dream of flight
  • vessel heart rib and loom
  • taut sinew vein
  • a knot a sailor
  • a sparse insect count
  • clear windshield
  • bee by bee sparse matrix
  • once wild swarm buzz now
  • a one by one flower hover
  • sparse set pollen heat

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  • no rain again last night
  • humidity swallowed by air
  • suspension
  • no release
  • dry river dry soil
  • bucket after bucket carried
  • cold well .map( water => pasture )
  • long cold spring &. then
  • heat came with bone not water ||
  • only
  • this vessel this gallery these ribs
  • a cage
  • for birds
  • an absence only lonely
  • reading (an act so perilous)
  • attention swings like an acrobat
  • an aerial artist
  • a trapeze
  • a circus
  • 3-ring digits
  • clickable texts
  • shining neon
  • pawn shop blinking
  • payday loans
  • apoplectic news
  • /ˌapəˈplektik/
  • heavy rain
  • cast projections
  • shadows along
  • interior walls
  • the mind's
  • ceiling
  • vowels
  • a hollow echo
  • text
  • &. white
  • space
  • i mean a
  • blank
  • echo
  • a gravity
  • word orbit
  • suspended minutes
  • blackhole now-ness
  • careening weeks
  • eye of the hurricane
  • in its stillness
  • drew in whole
  • years

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  • solitude
  • not silence
  • every morning
  • heat rises
  • in this
  • basin
  • these bones
  • polar landscapes
  • melt
  • colonists of wind
  • dust storms
  • settle the globe
  • no rain
  • longing
  • thirst
  • drought
  • it was like this
  • every morning
  • watering can
  • metalic echo
  • pale green
  • drip
  • industry!
  • (where are you?)
  • my hands are empty

| ^ |

  • this dusty
  • dry
  • road again
  • & again
  • the repair(*) walked
  • deep well
  • pour
  • fill me
  • fill my
  • parched
  • vessel
  • elliptical path
  • run away run towards
  • blocks & blocks miles & miles
  • grid traversals railroad shortcuts faster more
  • pause for nap fuel sandwich coffee shelter onward
  • wait for bus 3 minutes onward
  • restless off on foot
  • random walk
  • left & right stop & go
  • the repair(*) the rider the passenger
  • arrived on platform wasteland meadow track
  • suitcase sandwich coffee thermos
  • tepid brown liquid greasy paper
  • folded map
  • worn matchbook
  • lucky strike
  • illumination recitation number sequence radio station urgent message scrawled location
  • this was the day the time the place last chance prairie recitation reclamation
  • stop the gears turn back the tide mend reweave restore rewind

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  • a homeostasis a fundamental process a functional script an energy production
  • everyday flows and motion
  • production consumption reproduction release
  • we pee we die we sequester minerals carbon
  • our bodies a federation
  • a web / loom / constellation
  • a temporary boundary of skin
  • a stoichiometric polyphony chorus set of strings
  • chemistry & light
  • physical traversal reading
  • repeat repeat loop
  • link pause dwell leap
  • hypertext
  • state machine
  • railway navigation
  • photosynthetic bit flow
  • binary twist
  • one zero distance field
  • microscope telescope
  • molecular astronomy
  • infinite between
  • the hare moves
  • half the distance
  • repeat repeat loop
  • never stop never loss never last measure last chance last breath last half last step
  • density tonal lattice
  • 2d telegraph duration plot staccato rhythm pattern
  • stochastic cyclone cluster noise chance score
  • sonic braille morse code stream sound
  • alphabet word phrase sentence time paper scroll
  • lattice graph network web tree
  • link join conjunction semicolon latch hinge doorway portal pivot junction
  • conjoin jump
  • the place or point of union, meeting
  • the place where two or more railway lines meet or cross .

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  • data modeling ecosystem transcription
  • contour core motion
  • stripped down
  • essential form
  • arc
  • /abˈstrakSH(ə)n/
  • to draw
  • color line form shape essence
  • context seed dynamics
  • phase plane
  • naked mirror silhouette
  • skeletal moving gears
  • translation filter
  • transform
  • map bait lure tackle
  • spinning wheel
  • rapunzel wizard magic fish
  • chutes & ladders
  • connection conjunction sentence
  • necklace
  • knit one
  • purl one
  • sticky spider silk
  • relations table entry
  • join ledger
  • time stamp seal or wax
  • a transactional system
  • query language
  • row upon row relation
  • containment category rope bind
  • join

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  • facts
  • many dimensions hyperspace
  • a cube an axe
  • enter retrieve deliver swift
  • data knowledge reconstruct
  • reach link traverse
  • a node to node abandon
  • latch hinge
  • semicolon door subway turnstile entrance arrow
  • knot connection not reversal
  • read sentence
  • subject verb object stop
  • food web vertex
  • consume / uptake / feed / decay
  • pool to pool transmission
  • mycorrhiza fungus root
  • stoichiometric filter map
  • moment of collision
  • confluence fusion
  • dissonance echo ripple
  • fission waves
  • node to node connection reified to predicate !
  • the "measurement" or "assertion"
  • unveiled revealed made plain

| ^ |

  • lexicon of relations
  • linguistics language
  • inventory of morphemes
  • inventory of combinations
  • shifting drawer
  • predicate[ verb pred-i-keyt; adjective, noun pred-i-kit ]
  • verb (used with object), pred·i·cat·ed, pred·i·cat·ing.
  • to proclaim; declare; affirm; assert.
  • text stream programs universal interface
  • pipeline filter map fold
  • link density
  • connectance metrics
  • patterns dispersion flows & form
  • web network branch tree graph
  • extensible modular composable construction
  • shape shifting flow emergence change
  • infinite series
  • calculus of motion calculus of change
  • physics of angles angels
  • sound waves light
  • inflection reflection
  • convergence to fixed point orbit loop or cycle
  • convergence to zero
  • absence silent slope abyss
  • associative trail path spline index jump
  • linkage traversal heat diffusion fluid flow
  • night mail railway saturn sky
  • semantic nets systems frames rules
  • automated reasoning engines
  • ontologies inference machines classifiers theorem provers
  • maps

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  • us / them / zi / I
  • the body plural the collection the ecology of I
  • constellation tonal set
  • commutative diagram
  • vector pillars basis set
  • fire bison
  • microfiche
  • memex landscape archive
  • moth flame fuel
  • what angel whose wings which bird
  • every angel every bird every fire
  • tightrope perilous torch gas flight
  • filament neon halogen light
  • solar spectra halo semisynthetic polychromatic light
  • light harvest net gap spark

| ^ |

  • volcanic eruptions colossal explosive summer of night
  • cloud of ash eternal winter sky
  • terror obscurity sublime vastness infinite lightning
  • clap of thunder
  • dark sky & rim of light
  • die cast astronomies astrologers oracles neural net forecast
  • summary synthesis archival copy
  • deductions cloudy inference pale sky dusty glass
  • cloud forest mist
  • chlorophyll inception resinous extension
  • oxygen production carbon-bound reduction
  • transfer concentrate sequestrate
  • atmospheric storage
  • archive biomass soil
  • sky written to earth
  • clouds turned to grass
  • glass leaf snail fish
  • bone & soil & log
  • linear regression nonlinear curve
  • upward downward exponent inversion inflection
  • rollercoaster shift turns sudden velocity force change
  • approach zero that axis of gone the axe
  • dust bowl prairie loss

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  • in the corner another ledger in another hand
  • matching an entry from
  • creased marked stained page 48
  • within the handbook of codes (1938 : the 4th edition)
  • drawer 89 held the clue to this quickly scrawled collection
  • a recollection of the former day
  • hike knapsack specimen
  • slender & pale rising leaves
  • sun salutation slow tango of the archer and the doe
  • slowly spinning golden silk
  • ecstatic synthesis
  • draw sky to soil
  • rhizomatic broadcast
  • joy ode electric pulse
  • the hiker struck & gathered
  • stamp & scrawl described the day
  • now within this drawer the memory gradually faded
  • flash drive
  • cellular recollection
  • the casting of a day
  • plant companion
  • pulsing network
  • etched on vinyl
  • voice wind chord
  • chorus meadow
  • a sound restated (could permeate) the ether

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  • if a cellular recollection could cast us back to that day we could see this plant's companions
  • etched on vinyl record number 43
  • still intact the voice & windy chordal chorus meadow
  • vinyl pulsing network
  • sent through radio wave & echo
  • sound reclaimed restored restated could permeate the ether
  • this ghostly sonic vapor could elicit in its hearing
  • a tender recitation
  • (re)creation reclamation restoration reformation
  • redemptive grass reenactment transmigration
  • root-to-root transmission
  • material transfer formulas
  • flux & flow equations
  • calculated deduced run through
  • wrung through monte carlo iterations
  • stochastic rinse residue distillations oscillations
  • chord progressions ::: rhythmic titrations
  • an ideal polyphony a vital web would be difficult & risky
  • the repair(*) reviewed the course the notes the goal
  • repair(*)
  • repair(∅)
  • repair(⚆)
  • repair(⚈)
  • repair(☉)
  • clock cycle nutrient cycling handbook codes algorithms generative recipes diagrams flow probabilities coupled difference equations score
  • recorder of all things that pigeon that stone the database journal records catalogue ordered voices trophic chain biome web a cycle
  • the goal => roll back conditions frames loom gears tangle electromagnetic radiation particles iron flint filing receiver long echo curvatures orbits ellipses compass paths earth lines sky threads hertzian waves maxwell electromagnetic radiation spark gap transmission signal smoke
  • moth-wing chaos cyclone silence thermal currents prairie noise
  • stochastic resilience robust fractionated adaptable evolving noise
  • particles beats rhythms frequencies dissonant resplendent symphony verdant song radar language rubbed wings quickening pulse wind through stalk & reed

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  • downward glance creased map old building vacant transmission radio station cement wire wood vinyl recordings of grass forgotten language roles enactment script score reading glass stone paper vinyl microfiche transmission reception receiver sensitive convergent frequencies overlayment sine wave addition sums sound score recording
  • many languages multiple dimensions C N P frequencies long slow
  • below threshold of hearing
  • short fast high all at once
  • different scales different velocities different currencies materials markets of exchange
  • it would be hard to put this back together information lost sent number station codes plurality of transmissions ghost radio
  • put the sound back put back transects seasonal constellations geometries probabilities catalysts circulation taut dependencies resilience arithmetics many liminal clocks the eco-polyphonics of life systems

| ^ |

  • faded animations faded colors green yellow brown => gray plant specimens stamped time-stamped the walker rider passenger collector observer marks down relation to weather rain heat cold dry piano rolls score movement slows to snapshots pinning clothes for recording transects counts too many footnotes sets and grass to find the trophic structure a problem of scale reference static object product state without rhythm boxed tables of numbers frozen vertex chalk body outline fixed

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  • time step nutrient cycle handbook of code algorithm recipe diagram flow now back but then not now but then perhaps maybe just || nothing rectify & join

| ^ |

  • layers of heaven types of infinity
  • cardinalities
  • threshold probabilities
  • levels of possible quantum
  • paths
  • knots
  • countable
  • a lattice lash tied taut
  • between zero and one
  • infinity
  • countable rational salt & pepper mesh
  • uncountable irrational sea
  • unbroken surface
  • lifetime and extinction
  • angels birds grassland constellation
  • infinity countable not infinity
  • 2 (not many)
  • 1 (one, => zero)
  • count => count function => subtraction
  • collapse
  • loss less grief
  • absence
  • abstraction reduction
  • trace contour
  • disappearance of form
  • memory
  • ghosts

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  • industry! work economy
  • gears machines efficiency
  • plow and yoke
  • plant harvest
  • breaking ground
  • carbon cycling
  • release capture sequester escape
  • web cycle graph system lattice
  • bound flow
  • tensile
  • vectors
  • graph directed tree

| ^ |

  • transformation
  • noise
  • voices tubes
  • moths jar
  • feedback electrical line static
  • harmonic ghosts
  • resonating strings
  • sympathetic rooms
  • wood wire reed sky
  • composer ink transmission
  • naked contour
  • wood pitch reed membrane breath line
  • wire resonance strings chamber
  • invisible waves harmonic ladder
  • hidden fabric
  • bagpipe
  • meadow score

| ^ |

  • on the afternoon of the 8th day
  • only a bird not a god
  • old sewing machine
  • treadle & thread
  • stitch back repair repair
  • lace prairie weave roots
  • pump light well bind
  • animate
  • breathe
  • circulate & mend

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  • carbon cycle
  • back
  • intact
  • structure & function
  • sink & source
  • a theory of null values
  • the problem of null values
  • hollow sound
  • sparse matrix
  • initial conditions
  • parameters landscape weather ... a bee circling a flower
  • pollen lit pollen wings
  • parts of speech categories sets thought
  • language archive (memory tables data pollen noise) quest voyage counting physics web grassland sea net trophic ties rider passenger traveler repair(*) gears illuminate restore resurrect reweave rebreathe
  • trophic chain ecosystem length & breadth harmonic series
  • swings & orbits
  • collapse & chaos
  • dynamic state constant flux
  • climate nutrient cycling community structures evolution
  • no time now time soon time

| ^ |

  • how is this night different from all other nights?
  • short trophic chains
  • webs constrained
  • nutrient enrichment enigma
  • nutrient paradox nutrient cage bind limit
  • stable state dream fragile balance
  • weather heat rain flood fire
  • orbit cycle chaos
  • hydrogen oxygen so hard to fuse
  • weld spark twist
  • ecosystem metrics gears & struts
  • evolution adaptation
  • form(s) of change
  • why is this night this day this hour this moment different from all others?

| ^ |

  • stable state equilibrium
  • mirage
  • set of gears and struts
  • form change adaptations
  • choreography mathematics theorems
  • natural law physics stars
  • tonal signature nutrient profile
  • language alphabet symbols
  • drawing cave drawing sky drawing skull
  • flux flow rise
  • so difficult to capture
  • carbon currency
  • mineral constraint
  • trophic level
  • efficiency
  • short ladder
  • polyphony topology
  • basis vectors few
  • C N P (...)
  • weather
  • tides light plow
  • poison shattered
  • maps fractured
  • space faster
  • time
  • gears

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  • tuning discontinuity fragmentation multiplicity assemblage blur
  • distance metrics near / far this-ness
  • frequency instruments theory
  • narrow limited constrained
  • drawer paper file grass specimen stalk leaf root
  • like an instrument network transmission system sensitive antenna chlorophyll swarm
  • body axes mapped static system structure food chain length and flow
  • (on that day that hour researcher lab-coat gatherer archive net bird memory)
  • the bird sang one last song
  • (carefully recorded)
  • the bird the singer was then collected
  • marked with capture date time label stamp
  • vinyl voice specimen body bones feather cell lock drawer
  • more precious for its absence last glimpse species culture
  • slender threshold beat => tone (frequency wave)
  • particle rhythm synthesis
  • sea matter light
  • redfield 1958 strange ratio
  • woven fabric green & flight;
  • the bird sang one last song
  • bird singer song
  • dated stamped labeled
  • vinyl voice specimen body bones feather
  • lock drawer archive ivy building room

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  • the passenger left & wandered to the river edge
  • tall grass abandoned plot slope tangled bank
  • the electric passenger
  • feathers against the ripe pale blades & reedy fishers
  • spark filament poetry orchestration animation
  • memory storage bank
  • after 8 days on the 8th day at 3:48 the passenger left the building & wandered towards river edge past tall grasses abandoned plots down sloping entangled bank worn burdened electric passenger lay down feathers against the ripening pale blades & watched the reedy fishers bent stalks headed trousers folded pail in hand to shore chlorophyll surging through limbs pulsing turning in the yellow light late summer day dusty strands of light taut against the very ether of air and day particles stretched into waves cast from far away circle orb fire dusty filaments tied against strong limbs drawn nets from sky they pulled muscled down & in these nets these baskets they (the wiry reaching stalks) gathered invisible dinosaurs their bones now atmospheric ghosts of all released dead matter sources of their gathering a hallelujah of photosynthetic abandon a transference a miracle accumulation a sink a grabbing & bending & forcing deep underground a conversion a reclamation a redemption a deep cellar window of light

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  • gestalt electricity insight action
  • poet singer cantor coder
  • rhythm rhyme repetition
  • invoke evoke circle
  • paper poetry storage machine (memory printed symbols space)
  • spoken textile poet singer living animation
  • electric insight action text encoded incantation
  • rhythm rhyme recitation circle invocation
  • tape magnetic pitch sound frequency modulation
  • transcription translation voyage
  • a river a boatman a coin an oar a knapsack a shortwave radio receiver transmitter signal voice frequency on / off pulse antenna alphabetic graph glyph string linear line space sequence pages spine spline approximation map one route one journey electric geo route road reenactment context devoid absent world generating physical attention listening seeing gaze cross-sensory skull skeletal memory echo machine pulse current blood sinew vinyl gramophone => radio recreation of moment past time frequency modulation un synchronize the clocks architecture of flows chain web sparse or dense multi routed multi threaded brilliance resilience resplendent abundance complexity & noise
  • iron, glass & noise
  • weft & warp
  • landscape of 4 strings
  • bendable tonality the infinite between
  • fretless beast gravitational pulls orbit & deviation delay / echo tape chance
  • degrees of freedom boundedness taut net no map palette arcs across found sound canvas spill pour grid night crow no time graffiti angel icarus ghost bird radio pluto washington avenue bridge subway warehouse
  • symphony of metal concrete & glass blades grass blades accordion sheet music sheet metal watches for sale circus hawker projected image alley film alley lamp shadow night ink pool found object theater company sound foundry sound factory new polyphony alienation intersections junctions friction resolution chords ropes sails
  • geographic information systems layers maps routes destinations vectors fields pixel web join caught number cells facts dense matrix sparse sky

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  • city of sleep city of masks city of subway & turnstile too close stand back headlights tracks nyx boat coin chaos birds
  • stain permeate imprint drench spill illuminate transcribe prime stretch nail
  • theater of the very small theater of passions theater of stairwells theater of windows of doors of bus stop shelter of boat of wind of oar & effort
  • railway roadway highway meadow
  • this place this platform this vacant
  • iowa small tool shed top hill grave field

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  • field notes double reed hollow log breaking hard ground thatch root millenia ruptured disrupted buffalo fire & the fire tenders lace boots && => functions of lists reduce / fold filter map irretrievable calculation distillation contours
  • physics of oars physics of rope & gears physics of taut independence bound inter dependence cycling time flow graph calculus of change & motion
  • tangents & intersections flux weather elements wind there exists an x a y a maybe just nothing
  • suppose this
  • not silence exactly
  • particles of speech particles of sound particles of exchange molecular transfer diagrams schema ontologies syntax relations punctuations blank space lines unfolding hollow tunnel echo static dial
  • encode translate transform (re)cover uncover reverse verb => noun => past tense
  • neural net language drip radio wave resilience
  • CO2 => biomass => soil
  • the deep & tangled dark sea horizon wind sail blades of grass
  • sky to earth to text texture textile
  • physical laws governing theorems systems form & function
  • n-body species interaction multi lingual multi scale stoichiometric molecular spectral choral networks multiple frame rates multiple scales projections synchronized moments colliding separating departures arrivals hydrology of energy & material and landscape & time (clocks) meeting at a time at a table in a cafe in a town on a specific day a moment specific coordinates exchange of goods voyage of goods transference encounter chance the niche habitat fractal niche harmonic series resonating sympathetic vibrating stable tonal isotopic analysis ladders chutes pipes circuits currencies carbon nitrogen phosphorous rain
  • ladders pipes circuits energetic exchange system currency commerce transformation conversion manufacture of material information transmitted synthesis of data production efficiency nutrient use economy intelligence craft gears & assembly pipelines factories a blueprint
  • conservation of energy expenditure of energy conflagration carbon coal bones oil organics drilled excavated broken harnessed released
  • goal ::: a net for capture seismograph of wind knowledge graphs monads cybernetics books boat numerical recipes a comprehensive list of algorithms formulas dictionaries structures grammar syntax dynamics choreographies configurations changes chord progressions harmonic sets heterotrophs producers fungal nutrient pools weather self-organizing clockworks a computing machine gears the mail a cloth checkerboard abacus a network of relations attracting orbit counting mapping computing navigation a compass the ocean a sailor ropes & tackle wind & helm

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  • it was like this every morning
  • every night
  • every afternoon
  • every hour every day every particle every sweep
  • of hand every nuclear click digital +
  • watches for sale for locomotion
  • for steam oil coal crash
  • knapsack traveler nomad grazer quest pollinator pathways routes corridors migrations disrupted interrupted poisoned clock stop last page extinction countable few zero gone
  • fragmentation no chute no ladder no path no way through over under
  • bridge collapsed railway fallen circuit broken echo dulled
  • tape erased
  • invisible map red-sky morning red mourning red warning

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  • self assembly
  • the art of
  • steering listening
  • reception feedback
  • fluidity response
  • count back count back
  • systems cognition circuits learning emergence flux flow code embedded deep in cell in memory in twisted strands an alphabet a code
  • memory motel memory text textile knots
  • memory prayer memory fair memory microscope
  • counted collected collated stored
  • clouds the cloud circuits wireless
  • electromagnetic flux & flow electron tubes & spark knots & tables columns & graphs syntax vowels & minerals rhythm transactions exchange elliptical pathways orbits sea of memory navigation colliding waves across along coordinates path road
  • vast space rope
  • re-listen record past voice wind grass bird a re enactment an inhabitance embeddedness past landscapes topologies geologies cellular matrix a diorama of exquisite detail alive stilled waiting silent
  • animate breathe illuminate turn the rusty gears wind the clock a/an/the alternating currents push zero pull rise level fall accelerate pivot turn tangents of rest inflections oars a boat receiver transmission copper wire & air release the signal like icarus to sky & traversals earth surface invisible tracks 1906 triode tube (last voice) a sensitive receiver of electromagnetic waves an ocean of chatter information signals beats sound
  • modulate frequencies cathode ray relay amplify resonate signal expansion dial tune voice
  • spider silk taut web spinning affixed to slender stalk
  • root stem leaves flowerhead
  • culm (blade & sheath) inflorescent splendor

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  • honored listeners present & absent today (yesterday)
  • honored receivers future reception
  • audion circuit
  • grid-leak detector diode || grid => cathode
  • regenerative form
  • telephony radio talking newspaper
  • text => speech => signals => waves => recording => radiation => distillation
  • electrons through a vacuum wireless body-less
  • space without a filament without a spark without a fire
  • morse code => speech => music => flight
  • a dream transition unembodied subliminal attenuation invisible vibrations modulations
  • thermionic emission liberation
  • electrode release electron temperature (heat => leap)
  • thermal energy => charge carrier material work function catapult trapeze
  • electromagnetic waves through a gap => light
  • electromagnetic fields are a filament not a plow
  • radio frequency identification of goods
  • markers of heat of movement
  • supermarket radio
  • carbon isotope detection trophic code
  • the medium is the seeing / hearing
  • visceral magnetic gravity pulse
  • arterial electrical currents light
  • static noise
  • the message

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  • metal surface heat
  • thermoelastic bend & flow
  • ions eons millenia
  • vinyl recordings stacked neatly on labeled iron shelves
  • sawdust
  • sweep dial
  • spinner
  • feedback communication
  • control
  • microscope observatory tiny vial
  • tube => transistor cathode ray tube => raster digital pixel perception losing the abstraction of drawing vector contour language self becoming
  • cloud of pixels probabilities clump densities likelihood noise boltzmann entropy analogue encoding signal translation computational digital swarm
  • science a literature
  • narratives past text cross-pollination idea form ways of knowing
  • concepts visualizations syntax metaphor diagram divine static or evolving ever changeful systems the wisdom of circles taut self-organizing geometry atmospheric light nitrogen
  • nutrient profile adaptation
  • materials light weather water
  • succession evolution changing populations shifting webs

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  • skull telescope
  • recorded playback frame archive
  • incomplete phonetics
  • extinct past taxon gap
  • cipher thrivance teeming whole
  • an awkward re assemblance
  • blank missing vertex node
  • absent click track metrics scale & score
  • junk drawer weather babel chaos din
  • vinyl recordings musical notations frequencies harmonics rhythm velocities charges changes coupled difference equations probabilistic time series snapshots samples pressings indices
  • the symbols were known but the phonetics were lost
  • the clocks were out of phase
  • pulse & counting skew

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  • transfer of life breath of life animation spark
  • pollination proliferation mineralization
  • green pigment chlorophyll carbon water weaving milling spinning
  • oxygen energy light
  • moment ratio cello ratio orchestra ratio choir ratio grassland ratio wetland ratio ocean redfield ratio broken stick vibrating string
  • eigenvalues slanted towards an instability a collisional cycling a lack of continuance a certain chaos queer nonlinear skewed signal
  • incompatible not computable indecipherable inscrutable
  • interval of change flux charge exchange transition evolution dynamics flow bifurcations unbound untied
  • sudden cloud break asymptotic stable stillness center
  • an orbit a continuance a vector field exuberance
  • neon vibration computation geologic carbon spilled across the sea
  • deep beneath the surface roots shredded ancient bones past sink store archive lock
  • zero hero carbon sink pivot tangent attempt at steady drop
  • cloud upside down set rooted sequestration
  • stop hold bar block an avalanche of loss
  • skeleton machine skull writing ceiling wailing keening siren howl feedback broken wire cricket friction klezmer waltz reed membrane wind bone mallet hollow stem
  • a regiment of meadow
  • circus tent swirling dendrite dervish dance cybernetic helm storm mast mass sunless subway depth horsepower wind dams and mill harness velocity reactant nutrient use production efficiency industry! rhizome microbes bacteria soil rushes moss wing drawers files books tape press type ink compression and encodings digital transcriptions vinyl pressings drawings equations journals samples collections bodies filaments antenna wing skull vertebrae jaw hand stalk leaf flower pollen route cellular trace remnants residue film plaster fossil cave ochre and charcoal forms contours the hunt the relation the web pins papers stamp data survey study researcher body walking catching pulling retrieving net knapsack bullet glove transect count map comparisons averaging mean values variation noise signal caught taxonomy of system observation of change record function deduction of web

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  • fires burn huge wind walls cross the plains
  • siberian methane craters melting epoch ice mass glaciers
  • emitting carbon water torrents
  • glaciers replaced by plastic castles plastic wasteland acid death zone
  • tsunami mass breadth depth force
  • pandemic fascism imprisonment state-blue murder homeless ghosts plywood window cafe stalled railways vacant buslines full wards of emergency crisis breathless death
  • hunger walks through newsprint clickbait advertisement-laced bad news devastating news unprecedented news every-day cataclysmic criminal leader news
  • felon leaders maloch leaders consuming devouring sucking the very marrow of the citizen populace knapsack wanderer no bandage for the greasy coughing last-legs diner masked ghosts or maskless faithless villains bearing flags & spewing venom
  • why is this day unlike any other day? this moment this view this inflection bending curve like no other
  • or like an other once upon a time dinosaur last-day meteorite explosion
  • dusty smoke-filled orange sky
  • start again empty chalkboard fresh sheet of paper wound tape deck of cards blank recording unpressed vinyl unengraved metal open cave
  • at the wheel an equation a computation a restoration a symphony an incantation an animation a last stop grassland texaco station an origin of species
  • a perfect ratio entanglement bank fragile web steady state forever abundant resplendent frictionless eternal energy oxygen machine
  • the repairman repair(*) repair(z) rider passenger hero (ze)ro lone bird
  • the repair(*) (our hero zero rider *)
  • arrived on platform wasteland meadow track
  • worn suitcase sandwich coffee thermos
  • tepid brown liquid greasy paper
  • creased map
  • compass light
  • lucky strike