repositories of knowledge

thank you!! i’m writing on melville’s encantadas, doing some thinking abt fugitive identity, taxonomy, history, and sedgwick’s texxture…. tentatively framing my thoughts around the idea of surface as repository for knowledge & history and what it means when that surface refuses Western forms of epistemology.

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Blog 6

Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Page 109-158

Granger says that his group is waiting for humanity to become ready for books again so that they can be of some use to the world. He says that the most important thing they have to remember is that they are not important in themselves, but only as repositories of knowledge.They are prepared to wait for as long as it takes and will pass their books down through succeeding generations if need be. He accepts the possibility that someday there will be another Dark Age and they will have to go through it all again, but he is confident about man’s determination to save what is worth saving. They put out the fire and walk downstream in the darkness.

. Montag tells them that he left his wife back in the city and worries aloud that something must be wrong with him, because he does not miss her and would not be sad if she were killed. Granger believes that when people change even a small part of the world thoughtfully and deliberately, they leave behind enough of their souls to enable other people to mourn them properly.

Suddenly, they see jets flash over the city and drop their bombs; the city is vaporized by the explosion. The men are knocked flat by the shock wave. As he clings to the earth, Montag mentally pictures Mildred just as she’s about to meet her death. He suddenly remembers that he met her in Chicago. Afterward, Montag thinks of the Book of Ecclesiastes and repeats it to himself. The aftershock dies down, and the men rise and eat breakfast.

Dear Mr. Bradbury, I loved your book. Its honestly one of my favorite books. I would rate it a 5/5. There are, though, some questions still left unsolved, like what happened to Clare, and how did she really die? Also who stole the bible form Montag. And last, why was there a bomb that his the city, what was the reason for it?Could you give a it more reason why the city was bombed, because it was really sudden. Was there a war going on? Please answer these questions. 

The reading level on this book was a 10th grade, which was shocking, because it feels like it is a really emotionally in depth book, which I find that at a 12+ grade level.

I felt like Montag has really changed. It amazing to see the difference in him. If he didnt do what he believed in, he wouldnt be alive at the end of the book. If he had stayed a firemen, and obeyed the rules, he would of never found his passion for what he does. Also, In the beginning of this book, it seemed like he loved his wife, and by the end of it, he would not of cared if she had died or not. In fact, he imagined her dying in the deathly bomb

Bradbury, Ray, and Joseph A. Mugnaini. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. Print.

In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitchhiker’s Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopaedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects. First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words DON’T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover. 

— The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

superryunosukeyuki  asked:

In the series, is it referenced exactly how old the Order of Maesters is? I ask because it seems strange that in thousands of years the Citadel is the only great learning center/repository of knowledge for an entire continent.

WOIAF explains that the Order was founded very early in the Dawn Age, before the Pact. Uther of the HIgh Tower, the founder of House Hightower, had two sons: Peremore, who gathered together the scholars, and Urrigon, who bequeathed them the land which the Citadel would be built on. 

Which is weird as hell, because it means the Citadel is more than 10,000 years old, making it easily the oldest institution in the world, and what’s more confusing, means it predates the arrival of writing in Westeros by 4,000 years. Or so the Citadel tells us…


The dwarves are lauded for their craftsmanship, and the city of Orzammar is one of their finest works. Orzammar lies at the heart of the Frostback Mountains, deep underground. The city arcs outward from the royal palace, which is built around a natural lava vent, continually fountaining liquid rock, which both lights and heats the entire cavern. 

 The topmost tier of Orzammar is home to the noble caste, with their palaces fanning out in both directions from the court of the king, as well as the Shaperate, which serves as a repository for all dwarven knowledge. 

 The lower tier is the Commons, where the merchant caste holds sway and where the finest works of Orzammar’s craftsman are for sale. In the center of the river of lava, connected to the Commons by a causeway, are the Proving Grounds, a sacred arena where the dwarves, by ancient tradition, settle their disputes. 

 On one side of the fiery river are the ruins of old dwarven palaces, fallen into disrepair, which the locals call Dust Town, now home to the city’s casteless. On the other side of the river are the Deep Roads, which once joined the sprawling dwarven empire together, but now, after centuries of darkspawn incursions, are largely sealed off. Nearly all knowledge of this network of underground passages has been lost, even to its builders. 

 ──From “In Pursuit of Knowledge: The Travels of A Chantry Scholar”, by Brother Genitivi

Pet peeve: why do these shows about supernatural events etc. always have this Repository of All Knowledge and Wisdom ™ where you just look up ‘Wendigo’ under W. You will find one lemma, no conflicting information or difference of opinion, and you can rely on that. It may be a little mysterious or mythical, there might be a riddle involved, but the information will come through and the one extant source will be reliable.

Spoiler: research doesn’t work that way. It’s more like a jigsaw puzzle where three different pictures have been mixed up, and a sizeable amount of the pieces are missing. This jigsaw was then distributed among a random number of sites and people that don’t necessarily know about each other and if they do, they vigorously refuse to cooperate, let alone exchange the pieces they are holding.


Stargate SG-1 meme: eight episodes (8/8) | 7x21-22 Lost City

Daniel: “Why wouldn’t we want to gain access to the greatest repository of knowledge in the known universe, once and for all finding the lost city of the Ancients, and use their technology to save the entire galaxy from the evil oppression of the Goa'uld?“

  • The library’s one of the few civic spaces we have left. People are feeling like there’s no other ways for these online platforms and services to be run, it’s our destiny to have them be privately run, and yet we invoke the analogy of the library or archive all the time. To me it says that we find it realistic that Google will be our archive when it’s an advertising company. We’ve seen them get rid of services that are not profitable (Google Reader), and we’ve seen them demote things like Google Scholar. That’s realism, where it’s unrealistic to think we’d build on the success of the library with a national repository for knowledge, arts, and culture? Libraries exist and they’re open.
  • Libraries exist with all these values we invoke in the digital sphere, but there are very few people thinking about how we might build upon them.
  • — Astra Taylor

Submission - Historical Map: Chicago CTA Rapid Transit Map, 1983

Submitted by our resident repository of Chicago transit map knowledge, Dennis McClendon, who says:

This map of Chicago’s rapid transit network originated in the 1970s (this one is from June 1983), and this style was used until routes received color names in 1993. Happily, by that time digital printing in fiberglass-embedded signs made full-color maps easier to place in graffiti-prone environments.

These maps were silk-screened onto [blue] color blanks, and every color of ink added cost. So the CTA’s six lines are represented by using only two colors. Simple black is used for three “extension” lines that never overlap. A simple white line is used for the north-south line those connect with. For the two other through routes: black with white casing and white with black casing.

The side ticks for stations work fine, but a box for the places where transfers are possible is not altogether intuitive.  The CTA of that era employed skip-stop spacing, so alternate trains stopped at A or B stations only. Another graphic decision that might have deserved more thought:  the names of various suburbs—only a few of which can be reached by rapid transit—floating in their vague geographic positions, but no indication of Chicago city limits or Lake Michigan.


Transit Maps says:

I have to say that I actually really like the forced graphic simplicity of this map. There’s only two colours to work with, so every element has to be very carefully considered and balanced against others for the map to work at all. That it manages to keep the route lines recognisable and separated in the downtown Loop area without the use of an inset map is quite an achievement.

The famous “A-B” stopping patterns are shown pretty deftly as well, being mostly placed on the opposite side of the route line from the station name. The few stations where this doesn’t happen (due to crowding or space limitations) stand out like a sore thumb – Jarvis on the North-South line, and many of the stations on the Ravenswood line. There are also two stations with their labels set at an angle: Merchandise Mart is almost completely unavoidable, but Harvard on the Englewood Line could easily have been fitted in horizontally.

I think the “boxed” interchanges work well enough, having seen similar devices on quite a few maps (the Paris Metro included) now. I also like the extra detail included on the map: station closures on weekends and nights, direction of travel around the Loop, inbound boarding only on the last three stations on the Jackson Park North-South Line, and more.

I would agree with Dennis on the locality names, that just seem to float in space. The biggest offender is “Evergreen Park”, right at the very bottom of the map, below the legend!

As for depicting Lake Michigan, that seems like a good idea, but I struggle to think of a way of doing it without upsetting the delicate balance of the map. You can’t really use a white line, as that could be confused with all the white route lines, and you can’t have a large white area as that would be visually way too heavy. In the end, the lake isn’t that important for such a graphically stylised map (it really just delineates the eastern side of the map), so I’m not too upset by its absence.

Our rating: A fine historical example of how to use a limited colour palette effectively. Minimalist but still effective. Three-and-a-half stars.

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“In many cultures The Htchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy has already supplanted the Encyclopedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for two important reasons.

First, it’s slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words DON’T PANIC printed in large friendly letters on its cover.”


You gotta watch out for them librarians, man… One minute they’re stamping your return card, the next BAM! They’ve saved the galaxy!

In all seriousness though, I don’t think it’s coincidental. I think they’re both very recent examples of The Unlikely Hero archetype. The humble beginning specifically being leading one’s life in a library or archive hall; a repository of knowledge but removed from the real world. Upon their Call to Adventure, they move out into the real world to make contact with real people, get involved in real conflicts/important decisions, and then use the knowledge they’d gain from their earlier years to help re-shape the real world world. They have to stop dealing with reality through the interface of recorded media and experience it first hand. Also, they go beyond what they’d learned in books to make their own statements about the world, history, and people… Eventually, they have books written about them…

Librarians dude…