next year’s trip ii

Unlike the hand forgeries which preceded lithography, photography, film and audio recording, [Walter] Benjamin argues that the nineteenth and twentieth centuries placed art in an era of mechanical reproduction, which necessarily changes our perception of art itself. In particular, Benjamin argues that the “aura” of an original, “the essence of all that is transmissible from…

sacred spaces and Fowler’s stage 5

i’m in the midst of writing proposals and rationales… i always think it’s going to be mindnumbing work, but it never is. it’s by doing this kind of thing that the missing connections always come together in my mind. until the last few weeks, the majority of people who got in contact with me were…

alt worship at wisdom’s feast [and a bit about singing…]

this is a pdf of the keynote presentation i used in the alt worship workshop over the last few days at wisdom’s feast. it’s a 6mb file and there are a few things that won’t make sense from the pdf – images that turned into movies, etc. altworship_wisdomsfeast.pdf it also doesn’t have explanatory notes –…