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Fame? - In the Shadow of Leaves
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I came here to gloat a bit & say HI GUYS to anyone who came over here from the Mez link over in www.matrixessays.blogspot.com.

From a feedback/comment thread

jumbo jimbo () @ 06/12/2003 10:29:

... Here, i think, is where an important element is overlooked: the dance. the dance in Zion is the thing that staves off oblivion, and all the concern about utilitarian reason or irrational faith centers around a dance between male and female where hierarchical architectural structures submits to individualistic ethos; and the matrix then can be seen not as a machine with a job, but as an ocean of bodies, in which they dance.

Tom (http://matrixessays.blogspot.com) @ 06/12/2003 12:06:

The excerpt in this post is not my personal view. It is just a quote from a review that I found interesting.
I like your point about the dance.

Mez (http://www.vandaljewels.net) @ 06/13/2003 10:06:

Yes, jumbo jimbo, when you said
"and the matrix then can be seen not as a machine with a job, but as an ocean of bodies, in which they dance."
This is something that's been bouncing around in my mind too. "Matrix" - as someone somewhere has mentioned before in the discussion - is Latin for womb, and from that became metaphorically the ground or base of things out of which they grow (see the other things that came from this in any dictionary entry). Somehow it also came to mean a serried, ordered, grid of numbers (years back I did a term studying matrix maths).
So the word itself contains these 2 images, the bodily-based, organic, & non-regimented creative force & the mathematical/machine abstract, controlled geomatric aspect (that was a typo, but I like 'geomatric' instead of 'geometric')

This little (b)log here that you're reading used to have an entry in Google's results, but it fell off, so now my craving for attenetion (hmm - was that another Freudian typo?) is being fulfilled in other ways :). Don't expect the kind of carefully-crafted, literate, artistic blogs I've seen around. This is just full of thoughts & feelings & a few rants & interesting links & extracts from interesting sites or books, etc. Not The New Journalism by any means.
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