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By Matthew Goulish

'A sequence of injuries has introduced you this book.
You might imagine of it now not as a e-book, yet as a library, an elevator, an novice functionality in a close-by theatre.
Open it to the desk of contents.
flip to the web page that sounds the main fascinating to you.
Read a sentence or two.
Repeat the process.
learn this booklet as an artistic act, and suppose encouraged.'
39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance is a set of miniature tales, parables, musings and thinkpieces at the nature of analyzing, writing, artwork, collaboration, functionality, lifestyles, demise, the universe and every thing. it's a precise and relocating rfile for our instances, filled with interest and sweetness, thoughtfulness and pain.
Matthew Goulish, founder member of functionality team Goat Island, meditates on those and different various topics, proving, alongside the best way, that the bounds among poetry and feedback, and among creativity and concept, are much much less fastened than they could look. The ebook is revelatory, solemn but from time to time hilarious, and certainly written to motivate - or maybe galvanize - creativity and concept

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The differences observed by the second viewer might seem so insignificant to the first viewer that he chose to ignore them altogether, concentrating instead on the larger patterns which conform to the language of dance which he feels he owns. 34 39 microlectures repetition powerful implement like a blowtorch or a red-hot iron bar. The hole was perfectly circular, and around it the rest of the book was unscathed, so it must have been possible to read what remained of each page. The children had never seen a book so cruelly treated before.

He led us through a stone gate into a courtyard around the side of the Bollwerk. “There is a hole where you can see,” he whispered. Lin was already on tiptoe, peering into the hole. The three-foot thick stone walls of the fortress featured a few of these oddly placed windows, each one with a nine-inch diameter circular hole at the interior edge, tapering open to an horizontal oval, three feet wide and eighteen inches high, at the exterior edge. This shape allowed a wide field of vision for somebody looking out, but a narrow field for somebody looking in, like us.

G was the first letter of my last name, although for some reason it always 1 reminded me of my father. Since the most dynamic and flashy characters seemed 2 crowded at the end, I’d work backwards at times from Z Y and X – a triad so exotic 3 its members rarely, I was told, appeared in words at all. As a memorization device for 4 each letter presented itself, the seemingly infinite catalogue of symbols grew smaller 5 and more manageable, and began to collect meanings, my own invented meanings as 6 well as those apparently shared by the rest of English-speaking America.

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