Henrik Olesen, Untitled, 2009. © 2011 the artist
T H E S E C E L E S T I A L B O D I E S
We embarked on our journey to the stars with a question first framed
in the childhood of our species and in each generation asked anew
with undiminished wonder: What are the stars? Exploration is in our
nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have
lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready
at last to set sail for the stars.
- Carl Sagan, "Cosmos" (1980)
i / lisa gerrard, marcello de francisci, michael stearns ϟ dump/igen | ii / mychael danna ϟ a star shall come forth | iii / piano magic ϟ luxembourg gardens | iv / mono ϟ a thousand paper cranes | v / sheridan tongue ϟinvisible light | vi / existensminimum ϟ fugelsang | vii / sigur rós ϟ varðeldur | viii / pilotdrift ϟ comets | ix / jóhan jóhansson ϟ the rocket builder | x / hem ϟ eveningland | xi / danny elfman ϟ finale | xii / giacomo puccini ϟ nessun dorma (instr.) | xiii / the caretaker ϟ approaching the outer limits of our solar system | xiv / m83 ϟ outro
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"To my illustrious friend Sir William Crookes of whom I always think and whose letters I never answer!
June 17, 1901, Nikola Tesla”
“I followed nature into her lair, and stripped her of her secrets! I brought torrents of light to a darkening world! Is that wrong?”
g r a p h t h e o r y : [everything is connected]
something about the interconnectedness of lines that sever the
universe; of time and clocks and Eulerian walks; of flow and
connectivity and closed-loop reactivity; of standing at a single
node and being able to see into infinity.
i fall on your sword ϟ the first time i saw jupiter; end titles | ii erik enocksson ϟ non lupi | iii sheridan tongue ϟ connected | iv ólafur arnalds ϟ …og lengra | v bruce springsteen ϟ state trooper (trentemøller mix) | vi belle orchestre ϟ air lines, land lines | vii hildur guðnadóttir ϟ circular | viii the notwist ϟ sarajevo 2 | ix rachel’s ϟ an evening of long goodbyes | x massive attack ϟ butterfly caught | xi tom tykwer, johnny klimek & reinhold heil ϟ kesselring | xii ben frost ϟ theory of machines | xiii sebastiAn ϟ rode (epilogue) | xiv richard wagner ϟ liebestod (from ‘tristan und isolde’)
Richard Quain, “Anomalies of the subclavian and carotid arteries” (1844)