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.