• Raku Study Group

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    "The year 2000 is the point at which it
    became cheaper to collect information
    than to understand it."

    -- Freeman Dyson

    April 18,[masked]pm in California, 8pm in the UK

    Zoom meeting link:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89164485279?pwd=djIvYmZBQkt0SFVwQmFRWmdWelBzQT09

    Passcode: 4RakuRoll

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    William James, "Essays in Radical Empiricism" (1912):

    "Mental knives may be sharp, but they won't cut real wood.
    Mental triangles are pointed, but their points won't
    wound. With 'real' objects, on the contrary, consequences
    always accrue... "

    The Raku Study Group

    April 11th,[masked]pm in California, 8pm in the UK

    Zoom meeting link:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87947132947?pwd=WjlYR29obHlhdmt5T3d6UW52OFFEUT09

    Passcode: 4RakuRoll

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    Flaming Carrot, "Night Patrol" (1986) by Bob Burden:

    I feel it rising now...
    ... like little bubbles...
    THE MOON IS FULL...
    ... in a full moon, your brain floats to top of your head...
    I feel it...
    beginning to boil...
    a lot will happen tonight.

    The Raku Study Group

    March 28,[masked]pm in California, 8pm in the UK

    Zoom meeting link:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81127128506?pwd=N0I5bkxUZTRLaWwxN2RJTGlsT254QT09

    Passcode: 4RakuRoll

  • Raku Study Group

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    "Nothingness lies coiled in the heart of being-- like a worm."
    -- Jean-Paul Sartre, "Being and Nothingness"

    The Raku Study Group

    March 21,[masked]pm in California, 8pm in the UK

    Zoom meeting link:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85728574799?pwd=S2lZN3J0WkRTcU9WZFRMMXdsM1FWUT09

    Passcode: 4RakuRoll

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    Donald Knuth, "Computer programming as an art", CACM, December 1974:

    "In this connection it is most important for us all
    to remember that there is no one 'best' style; everybody
    has his own preferences, and it is a mistake to try to force
    people into an unnatural mold. ... The important thing is
    that you really *like* the style you are using; it should be
    the best way you prefer to express yourself."

    The Raku Study Group

    March 14th,[masked]pm in California, 9pm in the UK

    Zoom meeting link:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88493580999?pwd=Zmt3bUE0SFZLYU9MRnFDSXY5eDJLQT09

    Passcode: 4RakuRoll

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    From Aristotle's "Categories", the first book of The Organon
    (trans. Harold P. Cook):

    "When genera are co-ordinate and different, differentiae will
    differ in kind. Take the genera, animal and knowledge.
    'Footed', 'two-footed', 'winged', 'aquatic' are among the
    differentiae of animal. But none will be found to distinguish a
    particular species of knowledge. No species of knowledge will
    differ from another in being 'two-footed'."

    The Raku Study Group

    March 7th,[masked]pm in California, 9pm in the UK

    Zoom meeting link:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89274956341?pwd=MU13Zmhocml4UThYaWNYWmFvdWs5UT09

    Passcode: 4RakuRoll

  • Raku Study Group

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    The SF Perl Raku Study Group, 02/28 at 1pm PDT

    "With the Power of your Ancestor
    Grant the prayer of your followers,
    Arise and Show Your Power"

    "Mothra's Song" (1961) by Yuji Koseki

    The Raku Study Group.

    February 28th,[masked]pm in California, 9pm in the UK

    Zoom meeting link:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89426065814?pwd=ZXVKMmxBVjk3czVKTzl6WER3MTAzQT09

    Passcode: 4RakuRoll

  • Raku Study Group

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    The SF Perl Raku Study Group, 02/21 at 1pm PDT

    Christopher Marlowe, "Doctor Faustus" (~1588)

    "Learned Faustus, To know the secrets of astronomy
    Graven in the book of Jove's high-firmanent,
    Did mount himself to scale Olympus' top.
    Being seated in a chariot burning bright
    Drawn by the strength of yoked dragons necks
    He views the clouds, the planets, and the stars,
    The tropic zones and quarters of the sky"

    The Raku Study Group

    February 21,[masked]pm in California, 9pm in the UK

    Zoom meeting link:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82011558402?pwd=M2pjT3kxci9MRGpVRy84MWZGd3ROUT09

    Passcode: 4RakuRoll

  • Raku Study Group

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    The SF Perl Raku Study Group, 02/14 at 1pm PDT

    Juanita Nelson, "A Matter of Freedom" from
    "Seeds of Liberation" (1964) edited by Paul Goodman:

    "How could I presume to have so much of the truth that I
    would defy constituted authority? What made me so
    certain of myself in this regard? I was not certain.
    But it seemed to me that if I should see only one thing
    clearly, it was not necessary to see all things clearly
    in order to act on the one thing."

    The Raku Study Group

    February 14,[masked]pm in California, 9pm in the UK

    Zoom meeting link:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88310040715?pwd=QWUwcnlqY0ZJUkd2UklVWDg0KzMrZz09

    Passcode: 4RakuRoll

  • Raku Study Group

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    The SF Perl Raku Study Group, 02/07 1pm PDT

    Leo Tolstoy, "Anna Karenina":

    "After wavering for some time between various kinds of
    art-- religious, historical, genre or realistic-- he
    began to paint. He understood all the different kinds
    and was able to draw inspiration from all, but he could
    not imagine that it is possible to be quite ignorant of
    the different kinds of art and to be inspired directly
    by what is in one's own soul, regardless of whether what
    one paints belongs to any particular school."

    The Raku Study Group

    February 7th,[masked]pm in California, 9pm in the UK

    Zoom meeting link:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84111464035?pwd=UVJKS0J2UWFUUkN5SkJTNWhkTE1Cdz09

    Passcode: 4RakuRoll