Song of Iota is related to, entangled with, the text poam Ant Farm, published in Last Chance for the Tarzan Holler by Thylias Moss

 

 


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Song of Iota

audio component

& video component

are each



full of the delight I felt 

in this knowledge mine alone (configured in this forked manner) 

with some contributions 

from everything 

that converged 

in the moment 

of my revelation, 

effectively all the tines); 

mine alone 

for the rest of Saturday 

night and Sunday 

till I shared 

my new understanding 

in class on Monday. 


Soundtrack of the first 

Limited Fork Theory piece,

a poam made in October 2004 after

a revelation happened earlier that day

at the Quality 16 Cinema on Jackson Road:

the birth of Limited Fork Theory as Limited Fork Poetics.


(music composed & performed by Ansted, now of Strexx Quantum Orchestra; vocals by Thylias Moss)



 I was so transformed 

by this tool that 

I jettisoned immediately 

in the movie theater on Saturday 

all that I had believed about everything 

when I arrived at the theater.  

The foundation of my reconfiguration 

was so structurally sound 

that I knew how to think 

and make diferently immediately, 

producing the 30-minute 

moving text piece (below) that night, 

text composed 

in the movie editing applicaion, 

the text of which did not exist 

on static hosts (paper) 

until about a year later, 

adapted from the moving text poam 

for a more visually fixed 

experience.  


The print form, prepared 

from the time-based form, 

was published in Gargoyle. 



Song of Iota explores interactions across scale, linking ants and their generalized behavior as a super organism to the strategies of movement and behavior in galactic systems.  Ants are also linked to atoms in their suggesting solidity (gaps remain between the ants as there are gaps between tines as there are gaps in aromic structure) when they asemble, apparently forming a church fan apparently the sole of a shoe worn by a myrmyrcologist.


think Iota: think quanta


 At left is an illustration of  driver ants forming a bifurcating system whose pattern manifests on other scales: trees, river systems, human circulatory system.

(Katherine Brown-Wing illustration from E.O. Wilson's 1990 book The Ants)

 



The ants eating ice cream 

in the image below 

(will soon offer as increased 

numbers extend the ant density) 

offer a strong visual likeness 

or limited fork theory metaphork 

for the iota in form of ants in 

Song of Iota forming 

a boot sole and a church fan.


Also a depiction 

of limited fork theory 

kaleidoscopic extension.

 (image from archive.org)



 The leafcutter ants 

in the image below 

offer a strong visual likeness 

or limited fork theory metaphork 

for the iota in form of ants in 

Song of Iota dispersing 

with pieces (or iota) 

of boot sole 

or pieces (or iota) 

of church fan.


Also a depiction 

of limited fork theory 

kaleidoscopic extension.


 (image from archive.org)



Above, ants surround and claim a larva-like McDonald's French fry at the School of Art.  Image from forkergirl's collection of evidence of interaction.


The ants in the video below are at home in a universe within a universe within a universe (system of multiverse); this dynamic formic system configures and reconfigures temporary structures of their interactions.  Phases of multiple configurations occur simultaneously, some structures apparently organizing and stabilizing, other structures apparently disorganizing and destabilizing.  


 

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