Tag Archives: utopian space

Moving through utopian space

Yesterday, I came across this post, “What relativism means to me,” by Christopher Powell. It brought to my mind what I have been thinking of as utopian space: the elusive and unfixed space between the perceived and the perceiver. (I … Continue reading

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Concordance: describing utopia

Still no seahorses, and the youngster’s legs were getting a waterlogged look from so much wading. But it was not lost time, for they found and learned about many other things. John came along the beach to me, grumbling, “Everything … Continue reading

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Architectural urges

It turns out that everything I come across keeps connecting and fleshing out ideas, which is no surprise. The silly fun of searching for the right word in response to The Selby’s gorgeous plays on personal space and expressions of … Continue reading

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The word is spatial.

Eureka. I have found the word I knew must be. Happy, a word, a day, how appropriate for thoughts of time and space. Place/space senses led me to it, working out the lexical lack with friends who care what kind … Continue reading

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Thursday

From “The Fourth Dimension”: XI Passing on from hypergeometry properly so called, I will not linger amidst “these beings of hyperspace,” as Poincaré calls them; amidst these inconceivable figures whose parent is hypervolume and which bear fabulous names: hyperspheres, hyperquadrics, … Continue reading

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The post-architect and an approach to encountering utopian space

I came across this post about geopolitical space and architectural theory, and its ideas are shedding some light for me on the relationship produced by encountering landscape. Yes, of course I am thinking about Capi and her mix of will and … Continue reading

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Magic realism

Here I want to record the following passage that concludes an essay discussing “magical realism” (I prefer magic realism–less clunky) as a narrative mode that, to varying degrees and with varying outcomes, (in simplistic terms) unites the real with the unreal. Magic realism … Continue reading

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