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PIXELATE REALITY


All recordings pixelate reality.
Sometimes, this is a good thing.

How do movies smudge time?  
How do photos, digital CMOS sampled, 
or black dams, shutters, holding back floods of light
from drippy oceans of film
smudge time into impressionist pixel/crystals?

How do pictures catch moments in time, and even still,
time is smudged
information lost
reality pixelated

Digital pixelation, 
those peptic smudges, those dancing rectangles,
on your priceless wedding/baby movies
are ugly
Digital color saturation, 
is beautiful
if only for a few years
before it gets really annoying
like massive reverb tanks
from those 80's bands
lush and beautiful
eventually one just wants to climb out of the tank and just dry off, goddamnit.

Film must smudge time.

A photo, time-smudged rich, is a drunken scene.

The flood gates open
light rushes in
photons like teenagers
hairsprayed high
rushing the cowpalace
to see Journey, live.
The teenagers hit the film/stage
and dive into the liquid film
ricocheting off blobulous chemicals 
and fracturing/upending crystals
silver or mercury topsy turvy
and still more photon teenagers
undo the mercuries flouncing around 
on the Bedouin carpets 
until 1/2000th of a second later, 
the gates slam closed, and the teenage photons melt into the last lounging mercury, and the party is over.

 --Laramie Crocker
    Berkeley, 23 April 2008, 9:37:31 AM - 9:56:17 AM
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