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“The finished portrait is explained by the features of the model, by the nature of the artist, by the colors spread out on the palette; but, even with the knowledge of what explains it, no one, not even the artist, could have foreseen exactly what the portrait would be, for to predict it would have been to produce it before it was produced—an absurd hypothesis which is its own refutation. Even so with regard to the moments of our life, of which we are the artisans. Each of them is a kind of creation. And just as the talent of the painter is formed or deformed—in any case, is modified—under the very influence of the works he produces, so each of our states, at the moment of its issue, modifies our personality, being indeed the new form that we are just assuming. It is then right to say that what we do depends on what we are; but it is necessary to add also that we are, to a certain extent, what we do, and that we are creating ourselves continually.”

– From Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson

Avoid eye contact and walk with anger and aggression. Keep your guard up at all times, avoid walking in a crowd of men, swing your shoulder bag backwards so that it can cover your butt, and keep your elbow on alert to push back any incoming hazards. Walk in twos not more and not less. Seek smart walking routes and make a longer turn if you need to. Know when nuisance becomes hazard, and react accordingly with forms of aggression that range from making a scene to being unabashedly psychotic.

Come to terms with the fact that your presence is problematic. Make your visibility a form of resistance. Don’t take yourself seriously. Get a massage when you get home. 

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"If it had be possible at the moment to make a video I would have, but it was not possible. I had to find a way to film it first and then to make a graphic out of it. One of the reasons it’s in black and white was to save bandwidth so that people can in general see it. Otherwise it would be too slow. There are more than 100 files, and 20 graphics, and all of it’s only 72 kilobytes, which is pretty unusual by today’s standards. The trouble is that now it’s too fast. You click on something, and it’s immediately there. The narration is broken because of this speed."

"If it had be possible at the moment to make a video I would have, but it was not possible. I had to find a way to film it first and then to make a graphic out of it. One of the reasons it’s in black and white was to save bandwidth so that people can in general see it. Otherwise it would be too slow. There are more than 100 files, and 20 graphics, and all of it’s only 72 kilobytes, which is pretty unusual by today’s standards. The trouble is that now it’s too fast. You click on something, and it’s immediately there. The narration is broken because of this speed."



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