Re: Extropic Art (was META: Transhumanist art)

Natasha V. Mor (
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 20:31:01 -0700 (MST)

At 09:21 PM 1/9/97 -0500, wrote:

>Come to think of it, people have been prejudging, sentencing and hanging
>imagination for too long...
>Natasha, is it really dead, or can we restore it to life?

I'll give you some of my favorite quotes:

"Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the
only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep
trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether." Luis Bu=F1uel (1900=9683),
Spanish filmmaker.

"Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God
it is that. He dared to imagine everything." Henry Miller (1891=961980)

"The imagination is the spur of delights . . . all depends upon it, it is
the mainspring of everything; now, is it not by means of the imagination one
knows joy? Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise?
Marquis de Sade (1740=961814)

"The signs of a species preparing to mutate to a higher stage of
intelligence." Timothy Leary (1979)

"That's it!" Timothy Leary (1996) (And it was.)

"You must be able to do something before you can be rewarded for doing it!"
Marvin Minsky (20th Century)

"I have a dream: in my dream . . . Aretha Franklin, in her fabulous
black-lipstick =93Jumpin=92 Jack Flash=94 outfit, leaps from her seat at=
and, shouting =93Think!,=94 blasts Lacan, Derrida and Foucault like dishrags
against the wall, then leads thousands of freed academic white slaves in a
victory parade down the Champs-Elys=E9es." Camille Paglia (b. 1947)

Natasha Vita More
[f/k/a Nancie Clark]
Extropic Art Movement/Transhumanist Art Site
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