Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Book Meme

Chaser tagged me....

The rules of engagement are as follows:

a) Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more.

b) Find page 123.

c) Find the first 5 sentences and read them.

d) Post the next 3 sentences.

Mine is so terribly exciting. It's a remote sensing textbook (for one my classes this semester).

Knowledge of the subject of our interpretation- the kind of information that motivates us to examine the image- is the heart of image interpretation.  Accurate interpretation requires familiarity with the subject of the interpretation.  For example, interpretation of geological information requires education and experience in the field of geology.

I don't have time to go make a list, so if you are reading this- consider yourself tagged!

1 comment:

JaneEyreZombieHunter said...

By coincidence I discovered that the clockwork world wasn't running quite on time and that there was a very literal ghost in the machine, as the following log shows.

Player: North.
Voice: Library.
Beside the desk is a large collapsible tray. Sitting on the tray is a bowl containing a white powdery substance. Alongside the desk is a wicker wastepaper basket. The wastepaper basket contains: A bunch of crumpled papers. Lying on the floor, overturned, is a beautiful saucer. There is a bottle of Ebullion here.

-from Espen Aarseth's Cybertext: Perspectives on an Ergodic Literature.

"Any work can be made intelligible if one invent appropriate conventions: the most obscure poem could be interpreted if there were a convention which permitted us to replace every lexical item by a word beginning with the same letter of the alphabet and chosen according to the ordinary demands of coherence. There are numerous other bizarre conventions which might be operative if the institution of literature were different, and hence the difficulty of interpreting some works provides evidence of the restricted nature of the conventions actually in force in a culture."

-Jonathan Culler, Structuralist Poetics.

"If you are looking for a general approach to life-and-death problems, try the following. First check the fundamental rule. If it works, you need look no further. If it does not, then try something else, but the fundamental rule should come first."

-Toshiro Kageyama, from Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go.