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This nOde last updated February 20th, 2005 and is permanently morphing...
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most people hate these things. i can understand why, since they are deemed an "eyesore" when one wants to get out of the city and see "untouched" nature. this is a very easy reactionary observation. in line with my thoughts about how there is no separation between humanity and nature, ergo no difference between technology and nature (i believe technology is the culmination of nature becoming self conscious), i find these things extremely beautiful. i also got to thinking on these long drives out to desert parties (TAZ), that you simply cannot escape them. i go to the Grand Canyon, and there they are. i go to a secret party location and they are right there. in fact, they are sometimes used for road guidelines to get to the site. so why the fascination? well, if you take an approach analyzing forms, they are quite intriguing. they remind me of totems. i haven't even begun to dissect what the geometry can represent. you can hear the crackling of the power, esp. out in remote places. i have yet to witness legendary "plasma ball lightning" that pass along the wires from electrical storms. these towers are nodes within the noosphere. the computer is often thought of as "the network", but the foundations are the ubiquitoustelephone, and even the more basic power lines. now that there appears to be technology coming our way to access the net through power lines, these things take on an even more ominous symbolism. there is something to these things, and because they are so common, they are ignored. most people don't realize that these things connect and feed the juice that runs this era. - @Om* 6/28/00
film _Crop Circles: The Quest For Truth_ directed by William Gazecki - shown August 23, 2002 at the Nuart Theater, Santa Monica.
In Seattle, a 37-year-old woman climbed up an electrical tower, carrying electrical lines next to an interstate bridge over the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Wearing only shorts, she danced, drank vodka, and spat the liquor out of her mouth while lighting it on fire. Seattle City Light cut power off to protect the woman, and stopped traffic for an hour. At the urging of police shortly before 9 a.m. she donned a halter top and descended. She was arrested for criminal trespass and indecent exposure. (AP)
what's this humming in my head
was it something that someone said
it's connecting us with them
electric wires turned on again
it aggravates and it pacifies
hear the power in the lines
strung high on every pole
how can this power be bought and sold?
trying to harness solar rays
making minutes seem like days
it captivates and it hypnotizes
hear the power in the lines