XEROX pg 31-40
Intensity of a particular product leads to opposite of original intension (when
something good becomes bad)
“There is nothing new under the sun” – we have revivals/re-issues/etc all the time.
“To everything there is a season” – as we renew our own life, we find something
totally new, recurring in a cyclical event.
When we talk about language, we speak in “collective” terms. But when language
turns into “WRITTEN” form, it needs other media.
The first paragraph (Understandin Media 64)
Medium is something that translates, it gives it another dimension.
Medium as a translator – into a human reality. Ex) piece of wood – a moment that
wood becomes a table, it is translated into a human reality. Nature Human
To be human nature is creative.
Nature & Art
Moment the nature is touched by men, it becomes human nature. And human
nature brings ART into nature.
ART is a short form of artificial (man-made). What is man made is always an
extension of our senses.
Art is conscious experience
The Notion of Recording - pg.32
Clay tablets, papyrus, waxed tabliets, etc. on text
Wax tablet Support: piece of wood (small tablet that’s immersed in hot liquid wax
and dried. The wax becomes like a page to write on.
The short poems that express feelings of individuals with respect to loved ones
became the large part of literature. – on waxtablet
Imagine writing in stone/bronze… like a plaque. Pg 32-33
Pg 33 – Parchment
The surface where something is written – when it becomes not relevant anymore,
it’s erased – it is scraped with knife. This simple operation created the
Pg. 33-34 – Papyrus Scrolls
Transportation of info: until 1820, there was no faster way to communicate in
distance than a horse. There was no faster way then moving the recorded the 26/01/11
medium from one place to another. Unlike today, where we transfer info with
telegraph (simultaneous transportation)
When we talk about culture, we have to see which one of the medium of
communication/transporation fits best in the society
Roman Empire questioned: What would it be without communication?
There is a need to communicate.
Most common use of papyrus was administrative – this was common u ntil
papyrus became scarce.
What destroyed roman empire? The destructio