Week 2(8-14 Oct)

Experiment

Nootropics

are drugssupplements, and other substances that may improve cognitive function, particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation, in healthy individuals. While many substances are purported to improve cognition, research is at a preliminary stage as of 2018, and the effects of the majority of these agents are not fully determined (Wikipedia, 2018)

After the research about LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) during the last semester, I wanted to experiment more with different drugs and supplements that can boost the cognitive function especially to increase the capacity of memory, or generally understand more about the nature of memory. 

I purchased the total of eight supplements: Phosphatidylserine, CDP-Choline, Pyrrologuinoline Quinone (PPQ), L-Theanine, Caffeine, Fish Oil, Pine Bark Extract, Multi-Vitamin with Minerals (Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, K, and D with Zinc, Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium)

Description of usage, function, dose of each supplement, see the note below 

Lectures

"Context of Art​"

"There is no possibility of an artwork without a context"

Who is the audience? What does wrong audience mean? What is the frame/boundary of field? 

How can I relate this idea with Container Technology? "There is no such thing as artwork without a context

*Context is a container of an artwork. 

[Art is tool] & [Context is the workshop]

[Art is organism] & [Context is environment]

[Art is technology] & [Context is standing reserve]

[Art is discovery/invention] & [Context is potential space]

*Context can function both taking and holding 

Context "can perform its holding function automatically" therefore, context is a "form of action itself" 

Context can outpour like a jug as [a way of communication, appreciation, celebration] = Art [physical media

"All meaning is collectively produced"

 

Then, is there an archeological aesthetic, instinct sense of beauty? Is there a complete failure in making aesthetic? 

Does intended meaning need to be specific or general? 

"Individual mind is immanent but not only in the body

larger mind of which individual mind is only subsystem." [Bateson]

"Intelligence is not confined to the deliberation of the intending ego or cogito

but can be found in changing pattern of mutual adaptation and co-adaptation

Inter-subjectivities [Stern, 1985]

"infant subjectivity is immanent within and emergent from the context of [inter-subjective, containment]"

[Inner world of fantasy] X [outer world of socio-technical reality] = "Transitional Object" (imaginative space between inner/outer)

Functionality of [transition/transformation] = negotiation, communication, compromise

 

The tool is never '"a purely material object" but always has its partial origin in the inner world

which is always meaningful

is part of narrative with the set of human purposes

Facilitating environment = "adaptive intelligence"

"Floor"

Physical boundary that defines the proximity to the artwork

Ritualistic ground where the audience begins to engage

2-dimensional background to a facet of the object

reflection

Where is the territory of my practice?

What change/mark do I want to make in this time of history?

How can my practice be significant to others?

Who needs my art?

All these questions always end up with the search for my identity.

It is a new thing now.

I can no longer represent my past identity which has been already faded,

I tend to forget automatically as a part of evolution

Yes, now I totally agree, at least right now. 

Life is a parachute; and I am riding a bicycle in the sky, 

pedaling hard as if I can move forward, as if I can even move.

Does sun have meaning without us?

Without us, the observers, who have discovered the presence of the sun

looking at it with all the efforts to seek the truth about it,

can it even possibly exist?

but in fact, hasn't it been there forever?

What is it there invisible, waiting to be discovered

to find itself a petty meaning?

Discovery is an indication of progress

making probability a little meaningless

to make our exile a little meaningful.

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