Category Archives: example

Electric Mist Similitude

/ Movies / 2014 09 17 So many movies are filled with the vilest things, so how come we often love them so much? I just watched In the Electric Mist, with Tommy Lee Jones: hooray, I love it, love … Continue reading

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Lake Poet Pandaemonium

/ Movies / 2014 09 20 This flick imagines Wordsworth, brother and sister, and Coleridge, with wife and child, living and working together to produce the Lyrical Ballads. I knew this material, or at least I used to: love much … Continue reading

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Great Joke

Here is today’s joke: a joke so great it is also my today’s candidate for greatest joke of all! Pilat thinks he‘s judging Jesus! Well, he is: in his local political cosmology. If local is all there is, he’s fine: … Continue reading

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Ambiguity of Memory

When I was a kid the family told a story about my Uncle Charlie, when asked if he could play the violin, replying, “I don’t know, I’ve never tried.” I understood that it was supposed to be funny: a funny … Continue reading

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Institutional Perspective

Knatz.com / Teaching / Thinking Tools / Information / Macroinformation / Examples / Social Macroinformation / The priest speaks from a pulpit: elevated above the congregation. The judge presides from a bench: elevated above the citizens. The Romans would have … Continue reading

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Le Boucher: Compositional Information

Information Theory / pk’s Macroinformation / Example / Medium / Mixed Media / Movies / (Macroinformation.org spun off from Knatz.com, all pk domains got censored: now reconstructing at pKnatz blog) Macroinformation in Composition: Chabrol’s Le Boucher: topographical, geometrical, architectural … … Continue reading

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Jabberwocky

Context: There’s a report today that the family of a crime victim pronounced that a related incident in a comedy “wasn’t funny.” (pizza bomber) All humor is macroinformation, complex information, requiring interpretation. There can be no pronouncements, no authority, on … Continue reading

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