Thursday, April 29, 2010

Anthropo #$$%^@*

Contains language!

Two headlines I saw recently on the web:
Scientists have trouble predicting volcano behavior
and
Stocks try to rise after selloff

Does this make anyone else mean mad, I mean attributing motivation to non-humans? It makes anthropomorphic projection seem written into the language. A little humility would do the race some good in my opinion. More rantiness about human projection on Horizons of Significance if you are still hungry for opinion on this.

For those of you who want to consider the question of how to define what a good life is in the internet age, there's a new blog, From the Perspective of Infinity.

Tomorrow, Under the Garden.

25 comments:

ger said...

Yesterday I saw the movie Used People, with Shirley Mclaine + Marcello Mastroianni - + he looks like MM´s son-in-law (who says about himself he f... like a tiger...)

ArtSparker said...

...as long as he's not a liger.

Charles Gramlich said...

Stocks try to rise? hum, stocks have biological qualities now I see.

Shayna Prentice said...

Humility - such a sore lack of it in this world. That, coupled with people who know no other road but to "follow", leads to all manner of nonsense. I think I need another cuppa coffee ... thought provoking links. (reminded me that I really want to read 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance') Perfect illustration for this post, Susan.

Totalfeckineejit said...

The Tshirt says no, but those teeth could almost be shaney Mac pre-decay.

Volcanos have feelings too ya know? I think the one in Iceland was angry because someone called it fat.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Ps Shanya I have been reading Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance for 32 years without ever finishing it, so if you do read it please let me know what the feck it is all about and how it ends. Mucho thanklies.

Clowncar said...

Shhhh. You'll anger the volcano.

ArtSparker said...

Dudes! Love you all. TFE, you have been missed.

aleph said...

I think you are promoting a necessary anthropological and filosofical review of our "state of things" as a culture. That sort of individual reflexion on society, and the reflection of we as individuals in society. A kind of... thinking opening many branches at the same time, not only looking at our own private nest, which might be as great as possible, of course, but at the trees on which our nests rest, and the whole forest. It´s not something we´d like to do everyday, nowadays, i thinkÇ: it´s not the forest, but inmense cities all over the continents. Even if you go as far as possible from them. In the meantime, language mutates as our only instant reflection... and so much nonsense is taken for granted!

Tammie Lee said...

the quote had me laughing, still you are right humility would be a good thing. your art is wonderful with this.

Steve said...

There is behaviour down at the atomic level... which is a great leveller.

Shayna Prentice said...

p.s. Totalfeckineejit -thank you for cracking me up (even more), okay, I'll let you know! Oh, and thanks to Titus for letting me know about the Tangerine Bear film. (exit stage left)

Eva said...

Leaving me speechless -- not for the first time!

Tom said...

i do love your crazy drawings. And i hope i can finish the story before tommorrow, so far i am loving the work of this author i have never read before.

Tessa said...

Weather turns nasty... Odd, Distinctly odd.

Incidently, you won. I decided the prize offered is a little too bland for you, so I've decided you will receive 'The Guerrilla Art Kit' instead. I think you'll find it rather amusing.

Love, love 'Dreaming Alice' - it's positively addictive.

JJ Beazley said...

So, is it OK to use it metaphorically in fiction, as in 'he turned to face the cruel wind?'

I think the picture should be entitled 'How Children See Us.'

ArtSparker said...

JJ- Or maybe "how dogs see us"

aleph said...

I´ve come again, this time I come back from the links: both are really worth reading, thks Susan!

Titus said...

I think I'm in love. Gat-toothed as well.

Celeste Bergin said...

outrageously cool image!

parisa mahmoudi said...

...it little scared me!

steve said...

Always some food for though here, and wonderful visual stimuli to go along with.

Bee said...

It doesn't make me mad, but it does make me think we are a solipsistic species.

rosedale's 4head said...

say it sista! "A little humility would do the race some good in my opinion"

ArtSparker said...

Rosedale - And that's being polite about it...