Father Mapple’s Commandments #1

My dear Globatron brethren and sistren, I have been thinking lately about the nature of law-giving.  Anybody who has been around our temple for any time knows that this is a constant fascination for me.  I have been meditating on how it is that such things operate, like the 10 commandments, The Code of Hammurabi, […]

Are you here? . . . Say what?

I heard a professor say, once, scolding a student:  “Context, context, context.” Noam Chomsky, 1998?

“ROBO-BOY” FACES CHARGES OF HUMAN IMPERSONATION

From the desk of Logocentric, Logocentric, and Father Mapple Moab Adzu III, Esquires. We have followed the Roboboy controversy closely, and as it has heated up [and been stirred and served by Akbar Lightning] we have been somewhat reluctant to weigh in. Here is why. We do not understand the identities of those entities [which […]

Akbar’s Maxim – A genuine philosophical truth.

Posted by on May 28, 2009 in Akbar Lightning, Laws, Philosophy

Dear Globatron readers,  After many many months of tirelessly (or tiresomely) engaging in a discussion of truth, ideals, philosophy, art, etc. I have stumbled upon a most extraordinary insight.  This very well could be the most important thing I’ve ever done with my life!  I owe some thanks to Frank R., who has been engaged […]

Globatron’s Universals #1 – All art relies upon a context that it utilizes to identify itself as art.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2009 in Akbar Lightning, Laws, Universals

All art relies upon a context that it utilizes to identify itself as art. Because of the semantic problems found in using the word laws to search for universal principles we have decided to take a new approach to this investigation into the nature of art.  The art laws were always seen as overtly provocative […]

Globatron’s Art Laws #11 – Art has no laws

Posted by on Apr 29, 2009 in Laws

If indeed everything is relative and there is no truth in art, art must have no laws. But the problem with stating this is that it becomes a law. If it is in the nature of artists to not conform and break the laws then in return will it be the nature of artists to […]

Globatron’s Art Laws #10 – There is no truth in art

Posted by on Apr 28, 2009 in Laws

Coming from a place of playful searching and now in retrospect accepting my ignorance in that search, I must say I have learned a lot from the Art Laws project. And as far as laws go I’ve always tried to break them in the practice of art. I think we all have. That is in […]

News from the Front – Akbar and Globatron to resume search for art’s laws.

Dear Globatron, In a recent interview I asked Byron King, founder of Globatron, how he felt about all the hateful emails he had received as a result of this Chicken Wire project.  He responded, “Vikings didn’t sit around and cry because someone didn’t like them.”  And I was not surprised when he explained later in […]

The Trial of Akbar Lightning and Globatron – The Gods Debate.

Posted by on Apr 7, 2009 in Akbar Lightning, Globatron, Laws

Well, having some doubts, which is what I do.  Because I know Byron, as Globatron, will never give up in a tireless pursuit of the truth I have invited him to discuss them with me.  I am upset by all the negativity that are proximate to our actions.  I think I might believe our letter […]

The Trial of Akbar Lightning and Globatron! – The People Debate.

Posted by on Apr 7, 2009 in Akbar Lightning, Globatron, Laws

Here you go people.  Have at us.  This is your chance to argue for our destruction, to make a case against us. We will not directly comment in this thread, that is a promise.  We will only delete personal attacks on one another that seem aggressive and not part of a discussion. Of course, we […]

Laying down the Law! A Fresh Start

Posted by on Apr 5, 2009 in Akbar Lightning, Laws

Many of you out there have watched this controversial process involving the search for innate principles within the creative/artistic process. Although, most have misinterpreted it as a search for proscriptive measures. Nonetheless some of us felt it was a fruitful exercise. Ironically, it caused some tension among others who argued that such a line of […]

Globatron’s Art Laws #9 -All true art is digital

Posted by on Mar 28, 2009 in Laws

In a world overpopulated with objects and consumed with money, art should no longer be physical in nature. Art should be digital in order to remain true to itself, and to be removed from attaching itself to a value system consumed with selling and buying, and decorating. Most physical art objects can not escape the […]

Globatron’s Art Laws #8 – Every work of art, as designated by its creator, is a proposition of artistic truth.

Posted by on Mar 27, 2009 in Akbar Lightning, Laws

Every work of art, as designated by its creator, is a proposition of artistic truth. Ok folks, i think i might have one we can all agree on. (yeah, who am i kidding?) this takes the relativistic tendencies into account, while also holding them accountable to the responsibility of expression. yo byron, plug in some […]

Akbar’s Facts #2 – Variety is not Freedom.

Posted by on Feb 25, 2009 in Akbar Lightning, Laws

VARIETY IS NOT FREEDOM (THE SHAMPOO BOTTLE PRINCIPLE) At a certain point a variety of choices becomes oppressive. The adherence to freedom as a primary virtue, and the subsequent inflation of choice, allows for the blooming of mediocrity and thus leads to a lack of inspiration in society. In an information age, the management of […]

Globatron Art Law #7 – Art is a process incompatible with conservative thinking.

Posted by on Feb 14, 2009 in Laws

Of course, we are taking this discussion of artistic principles into the realm of politics.  check your emotions at the door, let’s have a clean fight, bump gloves and may the best artistic truth win. A.L.

Globatron’s Art Laws #6 – Art is a calling.

Posted by on Jan 30, 2009 in Akbar Lightning, Laws

I just spoke with Byron on the phone, one day after his major brain surgery.  It really blows my mind, seriously, he is in amazing shape.  And of course, he wanted to talk about art, and about Globatron.  His dedication to this pursuit is an inspiration to me as is his courage with what he […]

Globatron’s Art Law #5 – Art can’t be taught.

Posted by on Jan 25, 2009 in Akbar Lightning, Laws

5.  Art can’t be taught. 1.Art is not aesthetics. 2.Art has meaning. 3.Art reaches for the sublime which has a moral quality. 4.Art is change.

On art -N- laws

Posted by on Jan 24, 2009 in Laws

I want to externalize some thoughts that have been developing through reading interviews and having conversations on this here lil’ blog and reflecting on daily activities, teaching, artmaking, world events, and reading. I suspect that there is a strong desire among most, if not all, of us to be involved in all the activities that […]

Globatron’s Laws #4 – Art is Change

Posted by on Jan 22, 2009 in Akbar Lightning, Laws

Art is Change. discuss amongst yourselves. so far we have (these are there own discussion threads): 1.Art is not aesthetics. 2.Art has meaning. 3.Art reaches for the sublime which has a moral quality.