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prismguard
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Magendanz String Quartet in h.s.; MA in Lit/ Syracuse; MA in Media Studies/ Antioch; MEd & EdD in Communications & Film/ Teachers College Columbia U. INTERESTS: Pre-Code Hollywood & noir; Canadian, Brit, & cable TV dramas; vintage "issues" TV series (DEFENDERS, JUDD FOR THE DEFENSE, LOU GRANT, THE GUARDIAN); diagramless crosswords; poetry of the Great War, E. A. Robinson, Auden; Nathanael West, Vonnegut, classic detective fiction.

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Salon.com
NOVEMBER 29, 2010 10:38AM

"Community"/ Part II: Maps and Territories

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 Joseph Campbell:  Ego Myth as Life Map
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgOUxICCHoA

 

The first blog entry in this series contrasted physical Reality (“territory") vs. the personal ideas that we project onto that Reality.  Humans function (indeed, survive) by creating abstract “maps” of Reality, based on what we "guess" is going on.  As we grow older the Reality evolves on its own, but we continue to rely more on those familiar, habitual “maps” than on how the Reality has changed. 


diagram 

1-nlp.com/nlp_diagram_map_territory.htm

 

For more on this topic, cf. S. I. Hayakawa’s Language in Thought and Action.  Or for more details on how “binary” thinking (understanding relationships merely as opposites, with no gray areas in between) check out this site:
      
http://www.worldtrans.org/whole/gensemantics.html 

Our abstracted constructs or “maps” are our belief systems, excuses for behavior, even language itself.  Because we depend on our maps so much, they are as potent as the physical Reality they encode.  Eventually, however, the existence of that physical Reality is rarely even acknowledged in society's messages:  TV  commercials, partisan spin on political policies, the disconnect between Global Warming and Nascar, and ... everyday trash. 

bk-ad
bauterdesign.com 

 

 communicating 

www.sarahfrossell.com/article4.htm

 

MAP & TERRITORY:  APPLICATIONS

1. 1992/ CBS Examples:

     a. Dan Quayle, the Sarah Palin of his generation (except for political popularity), tried to deflect public attention from accusations of his own incompetency as a Vice-Presidential Candidate (and from genuine issues about racism, urban conditions, the economy, etc.) by imposing an irrelevant but sexier map onto the American experience at that time.

     b.  The follow-up news item below offers another example of how changes in the "territory"/Real World should make us  reinterpret our "maps"/abstracted assumptions about Reality.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApHt7dzMovM

 

rober-reed 

"Lifeguard"
http://aviewfromthemeadow.files.wordpress.com

 

2. 1997/ Wag the Dog:

       Map Making  
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-FXkj-r9Mc

   Map Faking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNDmDZi05dY

       
3.  Anthems & Camp Meeting Songs Stir Emotions, But Is the Territory Drowned Out by the Map's Chartmakers?      

a. "We Are the World" (... and New Testament Advocates)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9BNoNFKCBI

b. Wag the Dog's  Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enH2igVo55U&NR=1
c. Cabaret's Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs5bnVoZK4Q&feature=related

d. ... Aber Besser auf Deutsch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQyGBinRB04

 

understood 

                                      www.cartoonstock.com/.../s/settlements.asp

 

e. Israeli "Settlement" Version:  "This Sand is Mine"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y75RYb92gts

f. Ministries Music:  Infectious, Contagious, ... Viral?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKOSco-cKJU 

 

4. DADT

a. McCain's 2/2/10 Map: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYrUAAeET-g

b. Gates & Mullen 11/29/10 Map:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEMoVV1cu_0

c. McCain:  We Cling to Our Maps Regardless of Territory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAZd0kbf1MQ

 

 

If my "Community" series kicks off with "Nothing to Begin With," I refer you to the last words of Mary, Queen of Scots, and to T. S. Eliot to elucidate my "ends" or prose ambitions:

 

Home is where one starts from. As we grow older
The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated
Of dead and living. Not the intense moment
Isolated, with no before and after,
But a lifetime burning in every moment
And not the lifetime of one man only
But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
There is a time for the evening under starlight,
A time for the evening under lamplight
(The evening with the photograph album).
Love is most nearly itself
When here and now cease to matter.
Old men ought to be explorers
Here or there does not matter
We must be still and still moving
Into another intensity
For a further union, a deeper communion
Through the dark cold and the empty desolation,
The wave cry, the wind cry, the vast waters
Of the petrel and the porpoise. In my end is my beginning.
                                                       T, S. Eliot, “East Coker”

                                                       http://www.tristan.icom43.net/quartets/coker.html

 

 

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