[rohrpost] through google glasses

chr chr at noparts.org
Mit Jun 4 18:15:23 CEST 2014

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sorry for X posting!

hello, i'm christian, i am doing an artistic research @ the moment
with the subject »distance through images«
that means,
i say
(oh and i have also to say: sorry for my bad english i'm not used to
writing in english)
and what Maurice Merleau-Ponty once said is:

"everything which i see - is in principle within my range, at least
within the range of my sight - and is therefore noted on the map of »i

and i am really happy that i found these words once, cause they
describe it much better than i could ever do.
the whole research is based on this sentence, and i have been working
for years on it, on this thesis, and i work and write in form of essays
in different fields,
over surveillance studies / societies of control
over GUI's,
over Interpreter (geeqie, vim, vlc, etc. i think u know what i mean...or?)
over “time” and how our perception of time changed through cybernetics
& through tick tack and how f. ex. farmers found their own ways to
fight against it?
over human as data (especially in the 3.rich)
over my-toilet-room_as-a-multimedia-spectacle or
over angry adobe critics (the adobe suite, the fucking opposite of
good old UNIX-philosophy, the fucking opposite of finding my own, me
as artist, me as a citizen, finding my own way of aesthetics, of
expression, of communication through images, the fucking opposite of a
cultural process but an standing image of.)
& over & over

my main interest in this research is
the perception of daily life, our daily life, how we see the world in
our daily life and through this seeing-the-world, how we see
so if i say that:
me personally, if i see a great danger in the upcoming of google glass
in society, much  more danger then from private-market
controlled&developed image-manipulating-software and i see this danger
not just about the
surveillance-of-daily-life-from-my-counterparts/friends but also
and if i think on the words of Merleau-Ponty,
also the distance to my counterpart. if i do not decide anymore to
lower my head to watch at a virtualized world but have it directly in
my daily view.

short intermezzo:
just one hour ago, on my way to the institute (the institute i'm in,
as a student, is the institute of art_in_context) i missed my bus here
in berlin, the bus i normally take, so i took another one. it was, for
my surprise, an very old one, one from the eighties so i said hello to
the bus driver, took my seat, the seat was like a sofa, so i was
sitting there and watching out of the window. before the next
bus-stop, i heard a voice saying:
"Nächste Haltestelle ist der Theodor-Heuss Platz, dort könnt ihr
umsteigen in die U2, Richtung Pankow und in die Busse (i have forgot
the numbers he said"
what the fuck, i thought.
it is a human being who is talking to me!?!
and he was talking to me in words. and in whole sentences. and he
moved his mouth while talking to me.

do you understand a little bit what i am trying to say?

me personally, i'm afraid to loose completely the (in german we say:
den draht zur welt (not to mix up mit Fassbinder's Welt am Draht ^_*))
i'm afraid of.

ok, so thats my personal fear and i will not bother you with this...
if you think it is stupid, maybe you are right...
...me i see a whole tradition of this fear.

i wanted to ask you,
one of you
is interested on working/writing with me together on this subject
and/or if
one of you
have already had experience with google glass and likes to share it
with me/us?
and/or if
one of you
based in berlin have google glasses to share with me/us that i/we also
can make my/our own experience with it? cause of course, i'm writing
about...but, like Rolf Dieter Brinkmann said once in his poem »a poem«:

Hier steht ein Gedicht ohne einen Helden.
In diesem Gedicht gibts keine Bäume. Kein Zimmer
zum Hineingehen und Schlafen ist hier in dem
Gedicht. Keine Farbe kannst du in diesem

Gedicht hier sehen. Keine Gefühle sind
in dem Gedicht. Nichts ist in diesem Gedicht
hier zum Anfassen. Es gibt keine Gerüche hier in
diesem Gedicht....

i need experience with it, and for this reason, i say, yes of course,
everybody needs to have @ least for once, some fucking google glasses
between his eyes and the world!
to see the distance through
and not the...(thank you Mr. Fernando Pessoa)
...but also like i said already before,
it was never on my nose,
...only words

i wanna stop now, and hopefully some of you can help me out a little,
to make this research not alone and not without experience.

thank you all in advance
in hope, i did not stole your »time«

have a nice evening
greets from berlin

if you wanna know who am i, or better said: what am i doing the whole
day long if i do not write long e-mails,
take a look here: