Slow Emotion, Studium Generale, Royal Academy of Art - May2010

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Slow Emotion was presented at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in the framework of a series of lectures on emotion in art. Departing from the notion of the Sublime described by the English …

Slow Emotion was presented at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in the framework of a series of lectures on emotion in art. Departing from the notion of the Sublime described by the English philosopher and politician Edmund Burke, the lecture addresses manifestations of deep emotion and awe, both on a personal and collective level.

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  • 1. SLOW EMOTION Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten / Royal Academy of Art - Den Haag / The Hague Studium Generale, May 4th, 2010 Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 2. AWE SUBLIME & BEAUTIFUL Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 3. Jacques Tourneur I Walked With A Zombie 1943 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8PUsose3kE Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 4. 4 Jacques Tourneur- I Walked With A Zombie, 1943 Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 5. Sunday, May 9, 2010
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  • 7. Edmund Burke 1729-1797 Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 8. A PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY INTO THE ORIGIN OF OUR IDEAS OF THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL WITH SEVERAL OTHER ADDITIONS Edmund Burke 1757 Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 9. Part II, Sect. I: Of the Passion Caused by the Sublime The passion caused by the great and sublime in nature, when those causes operate most powerfully, is astonishment; and astonishment is that state of the soul, in which all its motions are suspended, with some degree of horror.  In this case the mind is so entirely filled with its object, that it cannot entertain any other, nor by consequence reason on that object which employs it. Hence arises the great power of the sublime, that, far from being produced by them, it anticipates our reasonings, and hurries us on by an irresistible force. Astonishment, as I have said, is the effect of the sublime in its highest degree; the inferior effects are admiration, reverence, and respect. Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 10. Because I know that time is always time And place is always and only place And what is actual is actual only for one time And only for one place T.S. Eliot - Ash Wednesday Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 11. Chris Marker La Jetée, ciné-roman 1962 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xz5cs_la-jetee-1962_creation Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 12. Chris Marker - La Jetée, 1962 Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 13. Sequoia AD 590-1891 - American Museum for Natural History, New York City Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 14. Part II, Sect. VII - Vastness (...) as the great extreme of dimension is sublime, so the last extreme of littleness is in some measure sublime likewise: when we attend to the infinite divisibility of matter, when we pursue animal life into these excessively small, and yet organized beings, that escape the nicest inquisition of the sense; when we push our discoveries yet downward, and consider those creatures so many degrees yet smaller, and the still diminishing scale of existence, in tracing which the imagination is lost as well as the sense; we become amazed and confounded at the wonders of minuteness; nor can we distinguish in its effects this extreme of littleness from the vast itself. For division must be infinite as well as addition; because the idea of a perfect unity can no more be arrived at, than that of a complete whole, to which nothing may be added. Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 15. Charles & Ray Eames Powers of Ten, 1977 A film dealing with the relative size of things in the universe and the effect of adding another zero http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGAEru1AJb0 Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 16. SLOW EMOTION collective emotion Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 17. Ise Shrine / Ise Jingû AD 685 -> Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 18. Part II, Sect. I: Magnitude in Building To the sublime in building, greatness of dimension seems requisite; for on a few parts, and those small, the imagination cannot rise to any idea of infinity. No greatness in the manner can effectually compensate for the want of proper dimensions. There is no danger of drawing men into extravagant designs by this rule; it carries its own caution along with it. Because too great a length in buildings destroys the purpose of greatness, which it was intended to promote. Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 19. Ise Shrine (685->), gate, of torii Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 20. 19 Ise Shrine (685->), plan Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 21. 20 Ise Shrine (685->), double plot Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 22. 21 Ise Shrine (685->) Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 23. 22 Ise Shrine (685->) Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 24. the clock of the long now a.k.a. The 10,000 Year Clock The Long Now Foundation 23 Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 25. ANTICIPATORY DESIGN SCIENCE 24 Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 26. Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 27. Olaf Stapledon - Manuscript timeline for his novel Last and First Men, A Story of the Near and Far Future (1930) Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 28. 27 Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 29. main dial * 5 digit year * horizons * sun, moon * stars equation normal of time cam clock dial binary mechanical computer not shown: torsional drive rewind spirals pendulum speed governor 28 drive weghts Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 30. 29 Clock of the Long Now - Time Equation Scan Component Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 31. We will describe what we currently hope to be the experience of the full-size Clock/Library complex. You exit your vehicle in a parking area at the base of a mountain somewhere in the high desert of the Southwest United States. Looking up, you see a flight of shallow steps, each step carved from a layer of rock representing approximately 10,000 years of geologic time. After climbing 100 of these steps, or one million years into the future, you are somewhat awed and belittled by the greatness of geologic time. You arrive at a flat knoll where you see a cave ahead. Through the opening of the cave you see some large but slow movement. You proceed and gradually make out a giant pendulum swinging back and forth deep within the cave. Once you reach the center you realize that you are actually within the clock mechanism itself and you are aware of the pendulum beating out its 10-second period. You proceed up a spiral staircase that will take you through the relatively low ceiling and up into the first layer of clock mechanics. On this layer you see the fastest of the mechanical calculation devices, which ticks once per day. As you go up flight after flight you see each progressive mechanism with its relative slower tick, the last being the precession of the equinoxes, a 25,784-year cycle. The next few layers are the abstraction layers that adjust solar time to actual time and the delay for the pendulum-impulsing mechanism. Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 32. When you reach the top of the stairs you are in a huge room several stories tall. It is dimly lit from a slot cut through the living rock of the mountain on the southern face. You make out two giant helices, one descending either wall, each being rotated by a falling weight that must weigh several tons. Then you are surprised by an immediate brightness in the room. It is coming from the sun that has become directly in line with the slit on the wall. It is reflecting off a hemispherical mirror lighting up the whole room and heating up a sphere in the center of a great dial. The heating of this sphere actuates a synchronization mechanism which automatically adjusts the time of the clock to local noon. You are able to make out the dial around this sphere, now showing you the year 11,567. You then look at the rings in from this to find images you recognize of the Sun and Moon in their current phases, as well as a diagramof the current night sky. From these you are able to work backward the actual time to your newer an more familiar time scale. But you are struck that the people of this ancient time had the foresight to think this far into their future and create this place. Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 33. The heating of this sphere actuates a synchronization mechanism which automatically adjusts the time of the clock to local noon. You are able to make out the dial around this sphere, now showing you the year 11,567. You then look at the rings in from this to find images you recognize of the Sun and Moon in their current phases, as well as a diagram of the current night sky. From these you are able to work backward the actual time to your newer an more familiar time scale. But you are struck the the people of this ancient time had the foresight to think this far into their future and create this place. At this point you wander through the rest of this facility to find a library and people accessing and preserving the data stored there. Akin to the truly ancient library of Alexandria, there is a constant forward migration of the data to increasingly better and denser methods of storage. In the main vault you find the original 1,000 books stored at the impossibly large scale of 100 NM pixels. These were the first 1,000 books stored in the Clock/Library chosen by its founders. although not necessarily relevant to your time, what they began helped to teach people the value of knowledge over long periods of time. Without it humanity might have obsolesced itself out of existence without being able to look over the ancient records of the sea and air and find trends that are only apparent over centuries or millennia. Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 34. 33 Mount Washington, Eastern Nevada Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 35. Part IV, Sect. XI: The Artificial Infinite We have observed, that a species of greatness arises from the artificial infinite; and that this infinite consists in an uniform succession of great parts: we observed, too, that the same uniform succession had a like power in sounds. But because the effects of many things are clearer in one of the senses than in another, and that all the senses bear analogy to and illustrate one another, I shall begin with this power in sounds, as the cause of the sublimity from succession is rather more obvious in the sense of hearing. And I shall here, once for all, observe, that an investigation of the natural and mechanical causes of our passions, besides the curiosity of the subject, gives, if they are discovered, a double strength and lustre to any rules we deliver on such matters. Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • 36. Brian Eno JANUARY 07003 Bell Studies for the Clock of the Long Now Sunday, May 9, 2010
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  • 39. www.slideshare.net/rvtienhoven Sunday, May 9, 2010