The Emotion Organ (2007) is a synaesthetic simulacrum machine where players can explore the sensational interplay of feeling, seeing, hearing, smelling and motion. It is also a time machine – a re-engineered pump organ from 1895 that combines both old and emerging technology and builds upon a trajectory of several centuries-worth of ideas about synaesthetic phenomena.
- All the world’s a barrel organ
From Wikipedia’s entry for Reinhard Heydrich, president of the forerunner of Interpol and architect of the Holocaust:
On 2 June, during a visit with Himmler, Heydrich reconciled himself with his fate by reciting a part of one of his father’s operas:
“The world is just a barrel-organ which the Lord God turns Himself. We all
- Reïmagining Neil Young
Something I’ve been doing ever since I first heard a taped On the beach in the squat next to Islington Town Hall on Upper Street, with Ra$ta the incontinent cat periodically tumbling from his armchair perch, suffering stoically from his compulsive consumption of any small dark lumps discovered on his quite limited travels.
Not that there’s …
- Elegía definitiva a Grexorbitante / Definitive elegy to Grexorbitant
Lenny Kravitz, “It ain’t over till it’s over,” especialmente adaptada para mi buen amigo Mariano Rajoy. / Lenny Kravitz, “It ain’t over till it’s over,” specially adapted for my good friend Mariano Rajoy.
- Noisy buskers used to drown out the sounds of murder
But were organ-grinders really complicit in the 1817 killing at Rodez of the French politician Fualdès, as the translation suggests, or were the vielles hurdy-gurdies, as you’d expect?
- I am a totalitarian Martian black hole
Portraits in profile are for Ancient Egyptians.
As Master of the Universe, I was talking the other day to the giraffe from Madagascar about flea circuses. He wants one, but said that using real fleas was cruel.
Wait, said his cat, I represent the true animal kingdom, and I think they deserve it.
Yeah, said …