Subject @ hand

‘Unless the speaker ties the “digression” back into the subject at hand, that shift in subject does not strictly constitute a rhetorical digression’ – Google, Wikipedia, Digression: ‘Real life Examples’

Music by Greg Haines, Digressions


18 responses to Subject @ hand

  1. This has a lovely ‘lost in space’ sort of feel, it seems to me, Jessie. On the other hand, that may not have been your intent at all, if indeed you were intent upon anything beyond the audio-visual digression itself. Speaking of which, and bearing in mind the spatially alienated feeling, then your work reminded me of this:

    • Jessie Martinovic – Author

      Yeah, this video is how I felt yesterday. A ‘lost’ drifty feeling. This is not my usual colour either, if there ever is such a thing as usual colour, but is being explored none-the-less.

      Really mesmerizing film, is it real space foot-age?

      • It is ‘real’ in the sense that it’s a computer simulation of actually recorded imagery (always itself a simulation, of course). The advantage of the computer simulation is that the visual perspectival point can pass through, across, over and under the entire cluster, and which would be quite impossible to do with a real satellite as it would get smashed to bits very quickly.

        “This animation shows the orbital motions of over 100,000 of the asteroids observed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), with colors illustrating the compositional diversity measured by the SDSS five-color camera. The relative sizes of each asteroid are also illustrated.

        All main-belt asteroids and Trojan asteroids with orbits known to high precision are shown. The animation is rendered with a time-step of 3 days.

        The compositional gradient of the asteroid belt is clearly visible, with green Vesta-family members in the inner belt fading through the blue C-class asteroids in the outer belt, and the deep red Trojan swarms beyond that.

        Occasional diagonal slashes that appear in the animation are the SDSS survey beams; these appear because the animation is rendered at near the survey epoch.

        The average orbital distances of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and Jupiter are illustrated with rings.”

        As with your own fine work ‘Subject @ Hand’, the soundtrack greatly enhances the sense of being lost in space, or non-locality, or the ‘drifty feeling’ you mention – call it what we will. Then again, the whole subjective take depends upon one’s dispositions, as ever.

      • Jessie Martinovic – Author

        Ah, yes. Technological advantages these days are such an advantage (can be).

        Thanks for calling the work fine. Sorry my brain is cloudy, and for some reason I cannot articulate properly today. Better luck tomorrow!

      • aw and u r one sweet lady. BUT you are also one sweet talented lady so …you have no need to thank me for what is already there and blinding as a beacon xxxx

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