traces the human
back to where
and Sirius become
In the 17th
kosmos began to morph from
into a science that
the human brain deploy
neurons for us to
with a collapsed
imagination, in which the Muses
patterns of marketable clones?
on the edge of the
a scientist or an artist
to breathe her revelations in
Digital Art, Cosmography endeavors to inscribe "a
certain vibration or luminescence of the sentence"(3) into
the specific workings of novel technologies rather than a sincere exploration
plays only a small role,"(4)
this, it invokes the archetypes, or "gods," of
plus the Sun,
and Incognita, "a narrative revelation
include invagination, fragments
corpus and transplanted into the
body of a living text,
which, along with
toward a more generous, transdisciplinary sphere.(6)
From our home planet
we behold the universe and decode the data our robotic surrogates
to us. "But
is that we
of a complex network of elements
and relations that make up planet Earth. Within this enormous eco-
we live our
by events and conditions that began
evolved in such a way as to permit the emergence of
organic life; however, if we process our planet as special, rather
allowing for "regions of indeterminacy,"(8) we
to appreciate what other cosmic
bodies may reveal to
unfolding in words
images a relational life, Cosmography is a deceptively
1- R.N. Anshen. Introduction
to B. Lovell, Emerging Cosmology. New York, 1981.
2- F. Waters. Mountain
Dialogues. Athens OH, 1981.
3- R. Calasso, Literature and the Gods. New York, 2001.
4- A. Vierkant."The Image Object Post-Internet." http://jstchillin.org/artie/vierkant.html
5- A. Faive. Access to Western Esotericism. Albany NY, 1994.
See, B. Nicolescu,
Editor, Transdisciplinarity–Theory and Practice. Cresskill
7- C.L. Crumley, "Historical Ecology: Integrated Thinking at Multiple
Temporal and Spatial Scales." Lund University, SE, September
8- H.H. Pattee. In, K. Kalevi, Editor, Towards a Semiotic Biology:
Life Is the Action of Signs. London UK, 2011.
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The spirit of this work proceeds
with a story. There
once was an artist who sold a new painting to a patron
his livingroom. A few nights later, while the patron slept
the artist snuck into the house and
continued to paint the picture.
Mercury / Hermes
Uranius / Ouranos
For Susan Alison Rowland: partner,
wife, the love of my life.
In memory of my sister and her
husband: two generous souls.
Thank you to:
The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture.
Colleagues and students at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Portland State University, Department of English.
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy.
©Joel Weishaus 2017.