Volatilia at Barrister’s, and the Robot Parade!
September 17, 2012 § Leave a Comment
2331 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA
Volatilia is seen in a biblical phrase meaning “the birds of heaven,” though I think it gets translated another boring way, so maybe I’m wrong. It makes sense to think of volatilia as things that fly in gaseous, infinite realms, like Mrs. Whatsit as a centaur in A Wrinkle In Time.
With self-deprecating humour, Coleridge alluded to the impossibility of pinning down anything as elusive as a thought by calling his later notebooks ‘Fly-catchers’: the notebook pages function like fly paper, trapping the living thoughts or ‘winged words’ and preserving them for all time, but at the cost of that very living quality which made them worth preserving. A variation on this title occurs in Notebook 56, which bears the title ‘Volatilia or Day-book for bird-liming Small Thoughts, impounding Stray Thoughts, and holding for trial doubtful Thoughts’
THE ROBOT PARADE! Sponsored by Git Hub.
No longer just flying robots, but a slew of as many varieties a krewe can manage.
H. Cole Wiley is coordinating the parade, and hosting workshops in his upper 9th ward studio. The parade is still projected for mid-November, likely in the St. Roch neighborhood, with several great neighborhood partnerships in the works. If you would like to participate or get more information, please add your name and contact to our Robot Parade spreadsheet under the “I am interested” category, or via this blog.