If one London art gallery is correct in predicting the future of police surveillance, we may have to redefine the meaning of ‘sting’ operation: one artist’s mock-interview with a (fake) beekeeping police officer describes how bees can be used to track down growers of illegal plants–and the scary thing is that this art video is only a hop and a skip from reality.
An exhibition called “High Society: Mind-Altering Drugs in History and Culture” at London’s Wellcome Collection features a short film by artist Thomas Thwaites, entitled “Policing Genes,” in which a mock police officer explains the latest in surveillance trickery.
Both suffer from de Clerambault's Syndrome, or Erotomania. We flow through the streets and alleys and over the bridges and I step aside only when we reach their churches.
People with the syndrome believe that someone - usually of much higher social or monetary status - is trying to send them messages, usually of love or a need for rescue. They stop to make their sign, then look aback at me. I slip into the mist and move on, looking for that place, a refuge, a place I can enter, a bakery or tailors, I don't care, anywhere I can burst in and say "I'm Daniel Kanzler I'm a Jew I need help!
I began going night after night to decode what it was, what they were telling me when they kicked, the language of it. Every Friday since my late teens I have put buttons the size of dimes in Globe and Mail honour boxes, and then I have removed not one but two papers so that Mom and I could do the Jumbo Crosswords separately.
Before, years ago, the first time, I was - interested - in the Rockettes. I went to see them perform and, one day it was like a - revelation. I was mostly interested in the girl six from the right, Virginia. She was scared, you could tell that, and the others were trying to tell me something, something that would help me act.
It can be traced back to ancient, fantastic voyages like those in the Odyssey, mid-air utopias like those in Ornithes, or adventures like those in Metamorphoses written, according to their ancient Greek and Roman cosmology (7 century BC – c.
AD 170), with little or no distinction between scientific and theological perspectives (Roberts, 22-23).What a child doesnt realize until he is grown is that in responding to fantasy, fairy tale, and myth he is responding to what Erich Fromm calls the one universal language, the one and only language in the world that cuts across all barriers of time, place, race, and culture.(LEngle, 244) My introduction to science fiction was Ray Bradburys short story, I Sing the Body Electric.However, there is disagreement regarding whether such literature is actually constitutes science fiction or just looks that way.Regardless, there is a dearth of such literature during the Dark Ages until the Rennaissance and the writings of Aristo, Kepler, Cyrano de Bergerac, Mary Shelly (Franklin 97), H. Wells, and Jules Verne whose literature has been described as speculative fiction and gives rise to modern science fiction.He is convinced that the occupant - a wealthy female software developer - is sending him signals. But the wait is long and discouraging and Daniel is suffering cabin fever. Around me the Christians appear and disappear in the dark, marching to their churches, pulling me along with them. I have never smoked a cigarette but I have wanted to.