Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | RECENT NOTES

Fast Veg 05: Impossible Whopper

We have come to Waikiki in Honolulu and I have found a Burger King offering the new Impossible Whopper. I cannot resist trying one.

For better or worse, in the context of a fast food sandwich, the Impossible burger works with complete success.


Spam musubi

According to Wikipedia, spam musubi “is a popular snack and lunch food in Hawaii composed of a slice of grilled Spam on top of a block of rice, wrapped together with nori in the tradition of Japanese omusubi”.

I first saw it at an ABC store in Kuhio Bvd. Then I found out about it. Then I bought one.

Mmmm, yummy!


Friday, August 16, 2019 | THE TIME OF DAY


Friday, June 23, 2006 | ESSAYS

Issues around the idea of symbolic forms

Lev Manovich argues that the database is replacing central perspective as the dominant symbolic form by which we make sense of our world. In this he follows the work of Ernst Cassirer, whose Philosophy of Symbolic Forms defines the task of humankind as seeking “the categories of the consciousness of objects in the theoretical, intellectual sphere” and suggests that this “starts from the assumption that such categories must be at work wherever a cosmos, a characteristic and typical world view, takes form out of the chaos of impressions.”.

This essay is simply me thinking aloud about some of the issues and questions that this raises.