Thursday, June 2, 2016
A Waste of Time for the Time Being
A Waste of Time For the Time Being.
“time” and “tide” and “divine” and
“demon/daemon”as well as
demographic and democracy: all
share anetymological root with
Indo Euopean da, dai –“ to separate,”
Not this ________________________
but this _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
How would you characterize this difference
between thewhole and the broken, the
continuum and the discontinuous,
analogue and digital?
“Time” literally belongs to the later,
the divided, the separate.“What time
is it?” You might ask. “How much
time do wehave left?.” “Till lunch?”
How much you got? Enough to waste?
School (Latin: schola—leisure) is a
proper waste of time.I shifted my way
of teaching years ago because what I
was doing didn’t feel like leisure, like
a proper waste of time. It was all
spending and consuming, time management
What I do now IS a ROYAL Waste of TIME
—and a happy crime against convention.
No cover-up with grade-gun pretense
authorizing what’s important and what’s
not even if none of it is; and I tell myself
I’m factoring IT in (IT –wasted time) a
non- agenda-ized resource, a tabula rasa
kind of zero-based play, starting up
each time from oldscratch, reinventing
wheels and who knows what kind of
emerging phenomena and value will
emerge? Auto poesis it’s called in biology:
a system creating itself: mess & muddle.
Poetry in slow motion & no efficiency