Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Alterati Manifesto

Alterati –
The Other Culture

"This is a statement, not an appeal.
Most great art movements, like surrealism, dada, or situationism all started with a manifesto, a statement of position.
Here is our position:

We are already here.
The proscenium has been breached, disbanded and dismantled.
Information networks span the globe, and cultures, ideas, and realities are converging and being redefined minute-by-minute.
This revolution will not be broadcast, although it may be televised, on demand, portable and configurable — but it will be your choice.
Possibly, it will be your creation.
Remember the Future of “no future”?
Well, this is it.
That’s not a statement of doom.
It’s an expression of freedom.
Kill your clocks, burn your calendars, and hang out.
Alterati has built the platform. All you need do is show up."


- See: Manifesto

:: note :: ... love a manifesto ...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lunar New Year

Passing on to All

New Year greetings
from Monk Dae Yo
Hwa Eom Sa
The 19th Branch Temple of Korean Buddhist Chogye Order

눈이 많이 오고 강추위도 잦았던
겨울이 지금도 기성을 부리네요

화엄사 향기님들 모두 평안하시지요

기축년이 어느덧 가고

경인년 신년이 시작이면서
민족 고유의 명절인 설날이 오네요

올해는 연휴가 짧아
고향에 머무시는 시간도 많지 않고
혹여 길이 막히지 않을까 싶은데
느긋한 마음으로 안전운전 하셔서
무사무탈하게 잘 다녀오세요

복 많이 지으시고 평안하시길 바랍니다

♬까치까치 설날은 ♬

♬ ♬ Magpie Magpie New Year is ♬ ♬

- See: Temple

:: note :: ... received this e-mail greeting ... the Temple Stay this summer was an emotional experience & Monk Dae Yo was an inspiring, generous, kind & benevolent director whose smile attracted compassion within all ...

Monday, February 08, 2010

The Sea Creature

The sea creature lurked silently at the bottom of the ocean. Mermaids played skipping games making bubbles outside their magic shell. Suddenly a splash sounds above them. Two Haenyo, skilled women divers who are known to be able to hold their breath for more than two minutes and dive to depths of 20 meters start their day foraging the ocean floor for octopus, abalone, sea urchins, sea slugs, cucumber and seaweed.

The sea creature curiously approaches the divers. They panic fearing an attack & call for help. A passing fisherman hauls the divers onto his boat and spears the sea creature. Mortally wounded the creature falls to the bottom of the ocean.

The mermaids mourn the loss of their companion & protector. They dance over him calling on spirits to bring the creature back to life. Joyously they succeed. Swimming to the boat they summon the divers coaxing them to climb on the creatures back. Together they are carried to the shell kingdom where the mermaids gift the divers with the drum of the ocean.

The divers return to shore. The mermaids realizing the divers had forgotten the drum stick swim and toss the stick to shore but as they swim away they get tangled in the fisherman's net. The sea creature hearing their plight swims to their rescue cutting the net & freeing the mermaids.

At that moment the magic drum sounds and all dance in celebration for harmony on earth & in the waters.

- See: Creative Drama

:: note :: ... story developed by the creative drama team @ Cardinal Leger School during the second session of community classes ... that night eight students between the ages of 8 - 12 ...

Sunday, February 07, 2010

due course

The eternities went
for his reveries and deeper

The blaze of intention
The dream lifeline design
Trekking introspection

Excavating the gap

At the abyss
the underly totem runes
buried again buried again shock

:: note :: ... a response to the night ...

Saturday, February 06, 2010


Live the Question
Becoming the answer

The journey I trace
The impulse I follow
The loneliness I assume

Reveals the way I am

In the silence I listen
to the forgotten question
Remembering to learn my way.

- ae ran
(Transliteration of Parcours by raymon)

:: note :: ... written for an acting course ...