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Doha, iPhone photo, 2017

Transmutation: This strategy is used by those who place importance on both maintaining their original culture and on adopting the new culture, but rather than integrating two different cultures into their daily lives, those who do this instead create a third culture which is a blend of the old and the new.

Integration: This strategy is used when both maintaining the original culture and adapting to the new one are considered important. adopt the dominant culture while also maintaining own culture. This is a common strategy of acculturation and can be observed among many immigrant communities and those with a high proportion of ethnic or racial minorities. Those who use this strategy might be thought of as bicultural, may be known to code-switch when moving between different cultural groups, and is the norm in what are considered multicultural societies.

Acculturation: A True Story - 5.01

Culture Shock - 3.09

It is quite common to hear high officials in Washington and elsewhere speak of changing the map of the Middle East, as if ancient societies and myriad peoples can be shaken up like so many peanuts in a jar, wip 

A Kneeling Youth attributed to Mirza 'Ali, Iran ca 1565

Found Image, Iran 

“If I had one refrigerator I would still have something!” But if you have a refrigerator then you are a second to that refrigerator. And if you didn’t exist the refrigerator would still exist in a world and it would be contingent on the existence of the world. The world would provide the second that the refrigerator’s existence could adhere to. If the world disappeared the refrigerator would still have to exist in space. If there were truly only one there would be only the refrigerator. All of reality would be encompassed by the limits of that refrigerator. The entire universe would be a refrigerator. But we can’t stop there because the refrigerator could also not be composed of any parts. Because any part of the refrigerator would be a second to the refrigerator. There also could be no ideas or feelings about the refrigerator because those would also be seconds to the original refrigerator. The refrigerator could not have a history or future because then it’s previous or future state would be a second to its current state.


Dublin Airport, iPhone photo, 2017



Landscape and the Body.

Architecture, Body, and Performance in the Ancient Eastern World

Saturday 12/08/2017 - Tuesday 15/08/2017



The landscapes were in my arms as I did it, wip

Helen Frankenthaler

Lynn Hershman, Segregated Landscape, 1978

Blue washed itself over, in a way that made sense, like a mother blooms a child, blue bloomed the sky and her echoes, wip.




All people undertake to change amorphous space into articulated geography, wip

Phil Jung


All of the places; the mountains and pubs and churches and post offices, the internets and languages, wars and complacencies are all in the same universal space / a charge payable to use a bridge or road., wip

The immediate ambience of my lived body and its histories 1, wip


Ski Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 'Many people in Dubai have never seen snow. No one was a good skier. People just go there to touch the snow because they've never seen it before. The whole thing is very exotic to them'

Experts say aquariums can boost your health and relax you, wip

In my view, there are two main psychological factors. The first is what I call our "over-developed sense of ego," or intensified sense of individuality. You could argue that this is the essential difference between Western so-called "civilised" peoples and tribal indigenous peoples. Most indigenous peoples don’t seem to exist as personal, self-sufficient egos to the same extent that we do. Their sense of identity seems to include their community and their land. For example, the anthropologist Silberbauer noted that for the G/wi people of the Kalahari Desert in Africa, identity was less more ‘group-referenced’ rather than individual, so that people would identify themselves in terms of their kin or another group (2). While according to Boydell, the indigenous peoples of Fiji have a concept of “the self-embedded-in-community [which] contrasts with the western value of individualism with its idea of the self as separate and separating from others.” (3).

This is part of the reason why many indigenous peoples feel such a strong attachment to their land. The Fijian anthropologist Ravuva, for example, noted that Fijian’s relationship to their vanua or land is “an extension of the concept of self. To most Fijians the idea of parting with one’s vanua or land is tantamount to parting with one’s life” (4). However, our heightened sense of individuality creates duality and separation. It "walls us off" within our own egos. It means that we perceive nature as something "other," that we see natural phenomena as objects which we are entitled to use for our own devices.

Fijian’s relationship to their vanua or land is an extension of the concept of self, wip



Place as object with Kumamon (the mascot for a bullet train line in the city of Kumamoto), wip

Found Image / Future Map

Found Image / Future Map 

Future World Map 2015 - 2040 years

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