A little close up of the first new print of the new portal series. Currently on display in the Metric Pop Up on Columbia Road (ill be going on about that for a few weeks)
Whole thing to follow. Sooooooooon….
The stress of the last few weeks has finally gone away and left me completely unable to do anything… well that and the fact that i have been left without internet for the last 5 days… And i1m not about to write an essay on my stupid phone.
I have been reading a lot lately, to try and get a grip on this whole research paper thingy, i should have posted a proposal on the blog, but because of the stupid internet never arriving i have yet to put it up and i somehow managed to leave it at home when going to uni today.
First i was gonna write about beauty and stuff but i dont think i will anymore, disgust is way more interesting! I’m reading The anatomy of disgust at the moment, by William Ian Miller, and its pretty interesting. I still dont have a question ready or anything tho, i probably wont have one until the paper is finished.
I like this bit that Darwin wrote about disgust in The Expression and Emotion of Man and Animals:
The term “Disgust,” in it’s simplest sense, means something offensive to the taste. It is curious how readily this feeling is excited by anything unusual in the appearance, odour, or nature of our food. In Tierra del Fuego a native touched with his finger some cold meat which I was eating at our bivouac, and plainly showed utter disgust at its softness; whilst I felt utter disgust at my food being touched by a naked savage , though his hands did not appear dirty. A smear of soup on a man’s beard looks disgusting, though there is of course nothing disgusting in the soup itself. I presume that this follows from the strong associations in out minds between the sight of food, however circumstanced, and the idea of eating it.
I like this alot and it hits my work stop on (not the bit about the native savage, but the bit about the beard) and its the type of disgust im using in my work, i guess i call it disgust by association. Its what i want to look closer in to…
ok been sat in the cellar for almost two hours now waiting for someone to come here and teach us more about arduino boards and stuff but no one has showed up! YEY!