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By Matthew Goulish

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'A sequence of injuries has introduced you this e-book. you might imagine of it now not as a e-book, yet as a library, an elevator, an novice functionality in a close-by theatre. Open it to the desk of contents. flip to the web page that sounds the main fascinating to you. learn a sentence or . Repeat the method. learn this publication as an inventive act, and think encouraged.' 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of functionality is a set of miniature tales, parables, musings and thinkpieces at the nature of interpreting, writing, paintings, collaboration, functionality, lifestyles, loss of life, the universe and every thing. it's a particular and relocating rfile for our occasions, filled with interest and beauty, thoughtfulness and ache. Matthew Goulish, founder member of functionality crew Goat Island, meditates on those and different various subject matters, proving, alongside the best way, that the bounds among poetry and feedback, and among creativity and idea, are much much less fastened than they could appear. The booklet is revelatory, solemn but every now and then hilarious, and really written to encourage - or even galvanize - creativity and suggestion.

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A moment consists of a small action in a small amount of time in a particular place. The moment exists inseparable from the action, the time, and the place. It is that action at that time, for that amount of time, in that place. Some philosophers might call a moment like this Being (with a capital B). What happens then when a moment repeats or nonrepeats? A recognizable pattern of time/place/action quality emerges in a perceivable proximity, with clearly shifting detail. Maybe we can now say something new has appeared: the moment has multiplied – and through its multiplicitness, it has begun to accumulate meaning, or history – an alphabetical history, a musical history.

Then I saw a hand raised feebly. His face was swollen to twice its normal size, and his right ear was covered with gauze. One thing struck me as strange – when one patient groaned all the others would start groaning at the same time. It was an uncanny sound. Perhaps I shouldn’t say it. But it was for all the world like a chorus of frogs starting up in a paddy field. 37 39 microlectures repetition 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8111 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 41111 1111 2 Between repetition and proliferation, there remains a third phenomenon.

This was the rebellious option. 7 8 The third choice was the most practical, but also the most frightening. I could accept 9 W, and change myself. I could alter my notion of the alphabet. After all, what value is 40 there in relentless consistency? Isn’t the alphabet more interesting with one letter that 41111 refuses to conform to the pattern of the other twenty-five? I could go on building words, and one day even sentences and paragraphs, using W as though it were just another letter, but all the time remembering its difference.

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