Tim Minchin, Tim Ingold, Lifeworld.   Leave a comment

Watching Tim Minchin after reading Deleuze was fun time-out… until his song “Not Perfect” turned my thoughts to Tim Ingold’s figure comparing Lévi-Strauss’s and Bateson’s views on mind and ecology. Sounds like Tim Minchin stands with Levi-Straus here.

But Minchin is also singing through spheres. Like centrifugal man!

“When you feel like you’re the smallest doll in a babushka doll”.

As Ingold observes, “the perception of the spheres was imagined in terms of listening rather than looking” (210; see Ingold’s figure 12.2 The Fourteen Spheres of the World). Ingold observes that visual perception involves light reflecting off the surface of things. Sound perception on the other hand place us at the experiential centre of a lifeworld, listening out. Tim Minchin starts “this is my earth, and I live in it”. He sings inwards Geosphere -> Bio-sphere -> Noosphere (213). And is bloody funny!!!

Thanks Tim and Tim!


Posted February 1, 2011 by R.H.H. Nisbet in cultural studies, Deleuze

Deleuze Comments on Finnegans Wake   Leave a comment

Here. He makes the connection to Dujardin’s oeuvre. I need to find out more about this…

Posted February 1, 2011 by R.H.H. Nisbet in Deleuze

Now (to forebare for ever solittle ever solittle of Iris Trees   Leave a comment


Appreciate the joy of me on the Casio SA-8 keyboard, and singing the tune of “The Ballad of Persse O’Reilly”!

Posted February 1, 2011 by R.H.H. Nisbet in Finnegans Wake Audio Recording

(Stoop) if you are abcedminded, to this clay book   Leave a comment


Posted February 1, 2011 by R.H.H. Nisbet in Finnegans Wake Audio Recording

Sir Tristram, violer d’amores, fr’over the short sea   Leave a comment


Curious to see the order in which the “end members” of Joyce’s assemblage of characters are introduced in the first pages of FW.

The riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s to Howth Castle (3.1-3)

Sir Tristram’s re-arrival  (3.4)

Jhem or Shen (3.13)

The fall (3.15-21)

The park (3.22)

Iseut (4.14)

Finnegan, of the stuttering Head (4.18)

HCE – Haroun Childeric Eggberth (4.32) (–> Hush! Caution! Echoland! (13.5)

Mistress Kathe’s “museyroom tour guided by the deixic relation “This is that/ That is this” (8.9 – 10.23): a relational unity (Jackson, 1983; quoted in Ingold, Culture, Nature, Environment 50).

A chronological chiasmus: 1132 A.D; 566 A.D. (Silent) 566 A.D.; 1132 A.D. (13.34-14.15).

Jute and Mutt (and the dramatic form; 16.10-18.16)

The geo-logical supersedes the ana-logical.   Leave a comment

Seventeen years after I started my first year studies at Glasgow University (geology, psychology, chemistry) I’ve found Schelling!

I’m so happy! On Friday I was explaining why I gradually become a storyteller after completing a geology PhD (Geophysiology/Gaia theory). Daniel Whistler’s early draft of Language After Philosophy of Nature: Schelling’s Geology of Divine Names confirms the underlying logic of this trajectory.

“Das Eine weise Wesen will nicht das alleinige genannt seyn, den Namen Zeus will es!

The One wise nature does not wish to be called that exclusively; it wishes the name ‘Zeus’. ”

Schelling, surely a friend in reading Finnegans Wake.

Posted January 30, 2011 by R.H.H. Nisbet in Literary Theory, process-relational

New Kastle FX 84 Skis   Leave a comment

I’m gonna buy these sexy skis next weekend. Woo hoo!

FX 84.

Have you done any touring with them already? Please let me know how they ride!

Posted January 30, 2011 by R.H.H. Nisbet in Skiing