Little Pieces

I’m participating in a videoblogging game this month. Each day, a new person makes a short video inspired by the previous day’s video. I think the limit is 90 seconds, but mine is only one minute. Yes, today is my day. This video is inspired by Kath’s and will in turn spark the one John will make tomorrow. Not sure where he’ll post it so I linked to his twitter account. The whole month’s worth of videos for the game are being collected so you can see the whole sequence.

Kath published some intriguing thoughts about time, the data-body, and outsourced memories along with her video. Her piece begins with a quote from “Time Squared,” a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. Which is kind of funny because when I think about time, I always come back to Delmore Schwartz’ poem Calmly We Walk Through This April’s Day, which, of course, provides a big theme for the Star Trek Generations film: Time is the fire in which we burn. And I also come back to Don Charles’ song, “Little Pieces,” performed by D-Squared, which I used as the soundtrack. As Charles says, we’re all just “walking, talking, burning little pieces.” And for the origin of both, you can always look back to Heraclitus.

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8 Responses to Little Pieces

  1. Great video – lovely and subtle use of effects. I love the song used as well.

  2. kath says:

    this is great Cheryl! I love the mirror scenes and effects, and the framing of the window frame is perfect.

    and I hadn’t heard of the poem before so thanks for sharing this

    It is Nineteen Thirty-Seven now,
    Many great dears are taken away,
    What will become of you and me

    this part got me – wow, sounds like he’d just recovered from WWII losses, and in only 2 years more there’d be more in WWII. who was to know? maybe they did know it was coming?

    your video showed it perfectly – people and things & beauty disintegrating after the loss & time.
    love it!

  3. Cheryl Colan says:

    Thanks @Kath & @Lauren 😀

  4. iconjohn says:

    Got a script in my head and sho0ting starts at the crack of dawn.

  5. kath says:

    thanks for the Heraclitus tip too. have read/discussed logos in some of my online MLA classes. but I haven’t made it past socrates & plato really. I agree with his ideas on change being central to the universe! & this his unity of opposites ideas are interesting too : “the path up and down is one and the same”. lots of things to think about!

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  7. David says:

    I loved this Cheryl. Every time you turn that camera back upon yourself is a good moment. You may disintegrate…yes. Dont ever disappear though.

  8. heath says:

    Nice job Cheryl, I have really enjoyed to see the progression of these video’s as the month has gone on….good stuff, very good stuff

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