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Chemistry can be fun.  An instant “classic!”

Building:  1. Any human-made structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous occupancy, or 2. An act of construction (i.e. the activity of building, see also builder).

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Helpless Corpses Enactment

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

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Somebody Did Something Then The People Came #058

Stories of Love and Death

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Motorized wooden toys reuse so-called user generated content for an absurd play by Karl Heinz Jeron

If man is a sapient animal, a toolmaking animal, a self-making animal, a symbol-using animal, he is, no less, a performing animal, Homo performans, not in the sense, perhaps that a circus animal may be a performing animal, but in the sense that a man is a self-performing animal—his performances are, in a way, reflexive, in performing he reveals himself to himself.

This can be in two ways: the actor may come to know himself better through acting or enactment; or one set of human beings may come to know themselves better through observing and/or participating in performances generated and presented by another set of human beings.

—  Victor Turner, The Anthropology of Performance 1986: 81
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Somebody Did Something Then The People Came #047

Robots as actors and social media content. Motorized reborn wooden toys reuse so-called user generated content for an absurd play.

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“The actors steadily build up a plausible world, but it is a world of their own design put in place by their own actions and then rediscovered as something to which they accommodate their subsequent actions. The actors are literally talking to themselves, but in doing so, they are not becoming more confused. Quite the contrary. Their world is developing a sense of sorts.” - p. 271

“While the categories external/internal or outside/inside exist logically, they do not exist empirically. The “outside” or “external” world cannot be known. There is no methodological process by which one can confirm the existence of an object independent of the confirmatory process involving oneself. The outside is a void, there is only the inside. A person’s world, the inside or internal view is all that can be known. The rest can only be the object of speculation.” - p. 273

“One of the best ways to capture the nuances in the view that environments are enacted is to say that people act out and real-ize their ideas. In the processes of acting out and of real-izing their ideas, they create their own realities. The crucial phrase is ‘real-izing their ideas.’ By this I mean literally that people make real, or turn into a reality, those ideas that they have in their heads. It is that sense in which the phrase, ‘believing is seeing’ is more than a play on words; it captures part of the mechanism by which organizing processes unfold and create their own environments.” - p. 287

Reference

Weick, K.E., 1977. Enactment Processes in Organizations. In B. M. Staw & G. R. Salancik, eds. New Directions in Organizational Behavior. Chicago: St. Clair Press, pp. 267–300.

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Somebody Did Something Then The People Came #03 Compilation

A video with robots as actors and social media content. Motorized reborn wooden toys reuse so-called user generated content for an absurd play.

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by Karl Heinz Jeron

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'I am prepared to quit if Sultan not happy'

SHAH ALAM, July 17:

Khalid Samad is willing to resign as Shah Alam Member of Parliament over his proposal to curb the power of religious authorities if the palace remains unhappy with him.

The PAS lawmaker said he was willing to ask Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah for forgiveness over his act of questioning the Islamic Religious Council’s (Mais) actions and suggesting that it be stripped of its powers.

In press conference held at his office today, Khalid said it was never his intention to challenge the Selangor Sultan or be disloyal to the ruler.

“I only asked that the enactment giving Mais executive powers be reviewed if necessary.”

Khalid said his statement might have been misinterpreted.

Sultan Sharafuddin had yesterday expressed his dissatisfaction with Khalid’s statement on Mais.

The Sultan, who is the head of Islamic affairs in the state, advised the PAS MP, who was not from the state, to understand the state’s history.

The ruler wanted him to study in-depth the laws used in the state, especially those governing the state government and the enactments on Islam.

Khalid’s call to reduce Mais’ powers came following the latter’s refusal to adhere to the Attorney-General’s decision that the Iban-language and Bahasa Malaysia Bibles seized by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) be returned to the Bible Society of Malaysia.

Jais had seized over 300 copies of the holy text earlier this year which used the word “Allah”, deemed exclusive to Muslims.

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My enactment of selected lines from the legendary actor William Hickey appearing as Grandpa Wrigley on the classic Nickelodeon show “The Adventures of Pete and Pete” in the episode, “When Pete’s Collide”.

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Somebody Did Something Then The People Came #094

rituals of unconsciousness

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Pahang’s decision to ban Bibles in hotel unlawful

By Yiswaree P.

KUALA LUMPUR, April 24:

A Syariah and constitutional expert today pointed out that Pahang’s decision to ban Bibles from being placed in hotels in the state was unlawful.

“If one were to look at the law, clearly the state possesses the power to restrict any doctrine propagating other religious teachings to Muslims,” lawyer Nizam Bashir said.

“However, pursuant to the Control and Restriction of the Propagation of Non-Islamic Religions Among Muslims Enactment 1989, in line with Article 11 (4) of the Federal Constitution, the Pahang State Legislative Assembly enacted the Enactment of the Control and Restriction on the Expansion of non-Islamic Religions 1989.”

Nizam said that the point of law the state relied on with regard to this enactment was Section 8 (1).

“This is where I have a problem. When they passed the act, they could only rely on this section and in this, there is no mention ‘for the purpose of propagation’,” Nizam told The Rakyat Post today.

He said other than pointing out that it was a crime to distribute, the section was deemed unconstitutional.

“There is no important prerequisite that the distribution is indeed for the purpose of propagation.”

Nizam said therefore, any hotel in Pahang could take the state government to court and argue on the said point.

“Should it then become invalid, the state cannot rely on it as it will not be an offence to distribute the publications.”

However, Nizam said from a policy perspective, he did not throw his support behind such acts, because provisions such as these prevented Muslims from knowing the Bible.

“The problem among Muslims is fear… they are fearful but there is no need to be so. Even if this kind of provisions exist, we shouldn’t fear or prevent Muslims from reading the Bible.”

He added some of the best Muslim scholars today were those who had read the Bible.

“You can still read the Bible and say — hei, look, I read it but I still love my Muslim brothers and sisters.”

The Pahang Islamic and Malay Customs Council prohibited hotel operators in the state from placing religious reading materials of other religions other than Islam in their rooms.

MAIP deputy president, Datuk Seri Wan Abdul Wahid Wan Hassan yesterday said that a letter of prohibition on the matter had been sent to 147 hotels across the state since March 6.

“Those who defy the directive can be subjected to legal action.

“The letter of prohibition was issued under the Control and Restriction of the Propagation of Non-Islamic Religions Among Muslims Enactment 1989, in line with Article 11 (4) of the Federal Constitution.

“With that, a non-Muslim or the hotel management is prohibited from placing the Bible or any material or document relating to a non-Islamic religion in public reading rooms, especially in hotel rooms.

“If such materials have been placed there, they must be removed immediately.”

Wan Abdul said the act of placing such materials in hotel rooms could be regarded as an act of spreading other religious beliefs to Muslims.

“If convicted, those involved can be taken to court and face a fine of up to RM5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding two years, or both.”