Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker

Anyone who is interested in languages should read this book! It's accessible, informative, intellectually stimulating, entertaining and sometimes infuriating. Pinker puts forward the idea that language is instinctive and looks at the evolution of language, how grammar works and the genetics of language. Academic linguistics is kept to a minimum, instead examples are given of how language works in real life situations. Pinker explored questions such as can chimpanzees really be taught sign language? and is the English language deteriorating?

You may not agree with everything he says, but you'll certainly have plenty to think about....

The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker

Friday, November 07, 2008

Citrus Nightmare

oil glazed lasers throb
surreal landscapes, spacescapes video
bass pounds.......drums pound
vibrate through floor.......through legs

pure noise smash
strobe lights crash
slow motion collapse

sensory overload drowning
in red music
of burning glass

(Tangerine Dream in Concert, Sunday 2 November)

Red Music of Burning Glass for Poefusion

Monday, November 03, 2008

hen party -
no one more attractive
than the bride's mother