December 16th, 2001

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waiting for my ride to the cleaners

excrescence \ik-SKRESS-uhn(t)s\, noun:
1. Something (especially something abnormal) growing out from something else.

2. A disfiguring or unwanted mark, part, or addition.

Excrescence is from Latin excrescentia, "excrescences," from excrescere, "to grow out," from ex-, "out" + crescere, "to grow."
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Modern Ruins... some beautiful places to look at, weirdly crumbling. I remember roaming through the bones of what was to be eventually the boynton beach mall, and some of the bigger buildings in homestaed after the hurricane that remind me a lot of these.

The subject of these photographs is as much about what is absent in the images as what is present. They are as much about the people who once inhabited these spaces as it is about the wreck and ruin that is left behind. There is a tension developed in the photographs between what we see in the images and what we imagine the place was once like. The stark absence of people in the images is magnified by the peeling and decay, and the peeling and decay make the absence of people, and their possible stories, that much more poignant.

The asylum, with it's peeling paint reminds me a lot of Gilman's story of the Yellow Wallpaper.
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"The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us and who, though distant, is close to us in spirit -- this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden."

- Goethe
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The Three Laws of Robotics are:

  1. A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

  2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

I'm craving astronaut ice cream. Pre-lit Christmas trees *rock* the house. I want to be face-down in a pizza-pie, eating my way to freedom!
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