Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Stalker, Tarkovsky

on mental scapes, escapes, the need of faith, inner most desires and their questionable worth

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

space - defined

  • the unlimited expanse in which everything is located; "they tested his ability to locate objects in space"; "the boundless regions of the infinite"
  • an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
  • an area reserved for some particular purpose; "the laboratory's floor space"
  • a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing; "he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet"
  • distance: the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"
  • a blank area; "write your name in the space provided"
  • one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff; "the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E"
  • quad: (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words
  • place at intervals; "Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates"
  • In computational complexity theory, DSPACE or SPACE is the computational resource describing the resource of memory space for a deterministic Turing machine. ...
  • Space were an indie rock band from Liverpool, England, who came to prominence in the mid-1990s with hit singles such as "Female of the Species", "Neighbourhood" and "Avenging Angels". ... (band)
  • "Space" is a song by Prince from his 1994 album ''Come.The B-side of the single is actually the album track. The A-side is the "Universal Love Radio Remix" of "Space", with completely new lyrics. (song)
  • Space is a group of dance clubs well known for hosting many popular electronic music DJs such as Paul Van Dyk, Deep Dish, BT, Sasha, Erick Morillo, John Digweed, Steve Lawler, Pete Tong, David Morales, Tom Novy, and Ewan Pearson. (club)
  • Space is a novel by James A. Michener published in 1982. (novel)
  • Space was a 1990 ambient house concept album by Jimmy Cauty under the alias Space. Originally intended to be The Orb's debut album, Space was refactored for release as a solo album following Cauty's departure from that group. ... (album)
  • Space has been an interest for philosophers and scientists for much of human history. There are several reasons why it is difficult to provide an uncontroversial and clear definition of space. One reason is that the term is used somewhat differently in different fields of study. ...
  • Space (Hyperspace in the United States) was a 2001 BBC documentary with various subtitles reflecting the specific topic. Narrated by Sam Neill, the six-part series was as follows:#"Star Stuff" - on the origin of the universe, stars, and the solar system. ... (documentary)
  • "Space" was the ninth episode of the first season of The X-Files science-fiction television series created by Chris Carter. It deals with extraterrestrial life. (The X-Files)
  • In writing, a space is any empty (non-written) zone between written sections. The term however is usually used to refer to an empty zone used for interword separation (interword space). ... (punctuation)
  • Space is an album by Bleach. It was released in 1996 under Forefront Records. This was Bleach's first studio album. (Bleach album)
  • Space is a text-based computer role-playing game franchise for the Apple II that was originally designed by Steven Pederson and Sherwin Steffin of Edu-Ware Services, and then expanded upon in a sequel by David Mullich, in 1979.. ... (computer game)
  • Space is one of Ibiza's most celebrated nightclubs, famous for its all-night, all-day parties. It was awarded Best Club in the World at the 2001 Dancestar awards and Best Global Club at the International Dance Music Awards in 2005 and again in 2006. ... (Ibiza nightclub)
  • Space is a French electronic music band created in 1977 by Didier Marouani (also known as Ecama). The first three albums -- Magic Fly, Deliverance and Just Blue -- were an immediate and staggering success (they sold over 12 million records all over the world). ... (electronic band)
  • Space is an episode of the show NewsRadio. WNYX is imagined as a news radio station in space in the future. (NewsRadio episode)
  • Space was the second episode for Wonder Showzen, making its debut appearance on MTV2's channel on March 18, 2005. (Wonder Showzen episode)
  • Space is a contextual noun used to partially describe the abstract competitive set of the subject or subjects . The members of the space will almost always be Companies who supply services to customers. ... (commercial competition)
  • The emptiness or area between, around, above, below, or contained within objects. Shapes and forms are defined by the space around and within them, just as spaces are defined by the shapes and forms around and within them.
  • The visual element that refers to the area between, around, above, below and within objects.
  • A page or section of a page bought for advertising purposes in a newspaper, magazine, or catalog.
  • The squares controlled by a player. A player controlling more squares than the other is said to have a spatial advantage.
  • In a GIS context this means position on the earth's surface. Its meaning is very similar to location.
  • Often generalized to mean the environment outside our cozy Earth and its habitable atmosphere, ‘space’ is in fact the fundamental scalar structure within which elements of the universe are organized. ...
  • In statistics, a collection of objects or measurements of objects, treated as if they were points in a plane, a volume, on the surface of a sphere, or on any higher-dimensional generalization of these intuitive structures. ...
  • The lighter element of a bar code usually formed by the background between bars.
  • The reflective area of a writable optical disc. Equivalent to a land.
  • Absence of signal. In telegraph communications, a space represents the open condition or no current flowing. A space impulse is equivalent to a binary 0.
  • The distance between points or images. Space: two-dimensional and three-dimensional space; creating space with different sized and overlapping shapes; and linear perspective. Actual space is a three-dimensional volume that can be empty or filled with objects. It has width, height, and depth. ...
  • A space number is allocated to internal and external areas as defined within the area of excavation. It can, for example, describe a room, a storage room, an external area, a street or an alley.
  • resource needed by all organisms; most pronounced need by organisms that require substrate.
  • As an Element of Art, space is created by the emptiness between, around, behind or within a given object or group of objects. Space defines shapes.
  • Rocket Propulsion, Liquid Propellant Rocket Propulsion, Solid Propellant Satellites, communications Satellites, environmental sensing Space Space exploration, fly past Space exploration, manned orbiters Space exploration, planetary landers Space exploration, unmanned Space exploration: Moon ...
  • location on a page of a site in which an ad can be placed. Each space on a site is uniquely identified. There can be multiple spaces on a single page.
  • the terms "space" and "volume" will be used interchangeably in reference to the same thing. The contents of a space may be a heterogenous or homogenous mixture.
  • The light, reflective element of a bar code.
  • area in which the stars, planets and galaxies and other celestial bodies move. It is infinite and contains all the objects in the Universe.
  • Extend, either between points or limits and important because it helps with the motion of the building or the painting.
  • "The constituents of the physical universe, or the physical universe itself. Seen as a lesser domain than the spiritual or Theta realm." - Martin GV Hunt
  • The Space is the presence of The Consciousness, undistorted by beliefs, concepts, systems or structures. In this clarity, radical transformation occurs at an accelerated pace, without effort or strain. The Space is not confined to any location. It is everywhere. ...
  • A space is a particular frame of reference for an object. Specifically, it defines the transformations that are applied to an object to put it into the frame of reference.
  • The light element of a printed bar code symbol. The white lines.
  • a certain-sized area an animal needs to live Larger animals require more space than smaller ones.
  • space - defined

  • erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip
  • shaft: (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
  • In botany, scapes are flowering stems, usually leafless, rising from the crown or roots of a plant. Scapes can have a single flower or many flowers, depending on the species. Some show scales, foliaceous bracts and sometimes even branches. (botany)
  • Abbreviation for slantwise convective available potential energy.
  • A leafless peduncle arising from ground level.
  • An inflorescence that arises from the base of the pseudobulb. A simple flower inflorescence that is topped by a solitary flower, such as in many Paphiopedilum species.
  • (in Hosta) the flower stem, peduncle.
  • leafless stalk.
  • An unbranched inflorescence with one flower.
  • a flower-stalk rising direct from the rootstock. Sepal: a leaf of the calyx; the outer whorl of the perianth. Serrated: notched on the edge like a saw. Sessile: leaves or flowers connected with the stem without footstalks. Simple Leaf: an undivided leaf. ...
  • The shaft of a column or the apophyge of a shaft are known as the 'scape'. ©2007 The Probert Encyclopaedia. Data used under license.
  • the stem which supports the flowers, buds, and seed pods.
  • The stem of an inflorescence, bearing one or more flowers, usually leaf-like bracts and sometimes branches.
  • A leafless (or merely bracteate) flowering stem arising from a basal rosette.
  • The first or basal segment of the antennae.
  • etymologies & anagrams

    etymologies from the online etymology dictionary.
    what say you - is it coincidence or no that "scape" and "space" are anagrams?
    scape (n.) Look up scape at
    "scenery view," 1773, abstracted from landscape (q.v.); as a new comb. element, first attested use is 1796, in prisonscape.
    scape (v.) Look up scape at
    c.1275, aphetic form of escape; frequent in prose till late 17c.
    space (v.) Look up space at
    1703, "to arrange at set intervals," from space (n.). Meaning "to be in a state of drug-induced euphoria" is recorded from 1968. Space cadet "eccentric person disconnected with reality" (often implying an intimacy with hallucinogenic drugs) is a 1960s phrase, probably traceable to 1950s U.S. sci-fi television program "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet," which was watched by many children who dreamed of growing up to be one and succeeded.
    space (n.) Look up space at
    c.1300, "an area, extent, expanse, lapse of time," aphetic of O.Fr. espace, from L. spatium "room, area, distance, stretch of time," of unknown origin. Astronomical sense of "stellar depths" is first recorded 1667 in "Paradise Lost."
    "Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards." [Sir Fred Hoyle, "London Observer," 1979]
    Typographical sense is attested from 1676 (typewriter space bar is from 1888). Space agespacewalk is from 1965. Many compounds first appeared in science fiction and speculative writing, e.g. spaceship (1894, "Journey in Other Worlds"); spacesuit (1920); spacecraft (1930, "Scientific American"); space travel (1931); space station (1936, "Rockets Through Space"); spaceman (1942, "Thrilling Wonder Stories;" earlier it meant "journalist paid by the length of his copy," 1892). Spacious is attested from 1382. is attested from 1946;


    visited the sycamore mineral springs in san louis obispo and walked their labyrinth of stones, which is based on the classic 13th century one in the chartres cathedral in france.

    on previous labyrinth walks i enjoyed the curved leading form that ensures the walker covers all of the paths. this time i found the prescription stifling and decided to hop stones and such but with a sense of fear and risk that the voodoo would get me. technically there is no right way to walk a labyrinth, but at the same time with the lines set before you and the mysticism and religious connections to them, of course there is an implied message that there is indeed a right path and it is up to the perambulationist (did i just make that word up? why yes, i believe so) to choose it or pay the consequences.

    bah to that. am now in the works of creating a labyrinthine scheme that not only offers choice in the walking, but celebrates it. one that might give borges some peace of mind.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2008

    shifts, shapes and scapes

    another good read dealing with scapes as a shaping force

    Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway

    Svalabard Global Seed Vault opened today!