An excerpt from my first improvised lecture, touching on my research into quantum semantics, object-oriented thought (OOT), the Realm of All Relations (the ROAR), performance science, and improvised knowledge.
In this part, I "describe" the Database of Descriptions (DOD), an interface/collection mechanism used to explore the ROAR. The premise of the DOD is simple: collect phrases that can, when taken out of context, "point" to anything.
For example, a programmer may write "it truly has moved the power of map production into a completely new arena" in reference to a piece of software. Taking that phrase out of context allows the "it" of the statement to refer to anything. It becomes open, recombinant, full of potential semantic charge. When combined with other thought-objects, new realities begin to emerge.
For this reading, the primary nodes from the Database of Descriptions were from the comic Planetary, written by Warren Ellis, and the writings of Kevin Kelly. I also used statements from the general databank.
The performance was improvised based on a rough outline, transparencies, fragments of my own writing, and excerpts from the Database of Descriptions. Above and beyond a performance, it should be viewed as a laboratory for experimentation.
(Transparencies from the performance can be found at my Flickr account here: http://tinyurl.com/3v23rz)