Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Right place, right time: Again?!
I know, I can scarcely believe it myself, but yes, I have been, again, in the right place at the right time. It doesn't seem possible for this to occur as often as it does; I know, however, very little of the study of probabilities, and perhaps if I did know something about it, I would find that actually, I am right on par.
The place I was in was a lecture by some artists and a poet and a geologist, too, but that is hardly the point- what matters, I found, is the pataphysical. If you know this word and its meaning, you are a very learned and lucky one. It was my first contact with the word, and I fell completely in love with it and its meaning instantly.
I offer this short film of the making of a pataphysical cup of coffee first, and then, a link, to a more detailed unpacking of the term. I know, I know! What absolute luck to find a word like this!
Here is a place to learn more, and if you feel you need to know all the details of my encounter with this marvelous concept, then watch this film of the lecture.