Many Subtle Channels

Main description: What sort of society could bind together Jacques Roubaud, Italo Calvino, Marcel Duchamp, and Raymond Queneau-and Daniel Levin Becker, a young American obsessed with language play?

Author: Daniel Levin Becker

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674065277

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Main description: What sort of society could bind together Jacques Roubaud, Italo Calvino, Marcel Duchamp, and Raymond Queneau-and Daniel Levin Becker, a young American obsessed with language play? Only the Oulipo, the Paris-based experimental collective founded in 1960 and fated to become one of literature's quirkiest movements. An international organization of writers, artists, and scientists who embrace formal and procedural constraints to achieve literature's possibilities, the Oulipo (the French acronym stands for 0workshop for potential literature0) is perhaps best known as the cradle of Georges Perec's novel A Void, which does not contain the letter e. Drawn to the Oulipo's mystique, Levin Becker secured a Fulbright grant to study the organization and traveled to Paris. He was eventually offered membership, becoming only the second American to be admitted to the group. From the perspective of a young initiate, the Oulipians and their projects are at once bizarre and utterly compelling. Levin Becker's love for games, puzzles, and language play is infectious, calling to mind Elif Batuman's delight in Russian literature in The Possessed. In recent years, the Oulipo has inspired the creation of numerous other collectives: the OuMuPo (a collective of DJs), the OuMaPo (marionette players), the OuBaPo (comic strip artists), the OuFlarfPo (poets who generate poetry with the aid of search engines), and a menagerie of other Ou-X-Pos (workshops for potential something). Levin Becker discusses these and other intriguing developments in this history and personal appreciation of an iconic-and iconoclastic-group.

Afterlives of Georges Perec

75. 28. Elkin and Esposito, The End of Oulipo?, p. 61. 29. Daniel Levin Becker (2012), Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, p. 286. 30. Levin Becker, Many Subtle Channels, p.

Author: Rowan Wilken

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474404891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Examines Perec's impact on architecture, art, design, media, electronic communications, computing and the everydayWhat do Perec's descriptions of the minutiae of everyday life reveal about our use of information and communications technologies?What happens if we read Life: A Users Manual as a toolbox of ideas for games studies? What light does the concept of the ainfra-ordinary shed on social media? What insights does algorithmic writing generate for the digital humanities? What lessons can architects, artists, game-designers and writers draw from Perec's fascination with creative constraints? Through an examination of such questions, this collection takes Perec scholarship beyond its existing limits to offer new ways of rethinking our present.ContributorsTom Apperley, Monash University, Australia.Caroline Bassett, University of Sussex, UK. David Bellos, Princeton, USA.Justin Clemens, University of Melbourne, Australia.Ben Highmore, University of Sussex, UK.Alison James, University of Chicago, USA.Sandra Kaji-OGrady, University of Sydney, Australia. Christian Licoppe, TA(c)lA(c)com ParisTech, France.Anthony McCosker, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Mireille RibiA*re, independent scholar, translator and author.Darren Tofts, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.Rowan Wilken, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.Mark Wolff, Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, USA.

Yoga and Meditation

The subtle sheaths that are mentioned have particular connections with the physical body at numerous points that are linked with many subtle energy channels known as nadis that flow through the whole body. These points also correspond ...

Author: Stephen Knapp

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Health & Fitness


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This book has provided an essential description of the process of yoga and meditation, from the basic purpose up to the preparations and techniques for attaining enlightenment and spiritual perfection. This, along with which processes are most recommended, and which ones work the best for the particular age of Kali in which we presently find ourselves, gives the average person a quick understanding on how to begin and what to expect, and how to get the most out of it. Regardless of whatever your personal aims in life may be, yoga can help you become more efficient, peaceful, and aware. It can definitely transform your life into a more exciting adventure–a journey to inner enlightenment and spiritual unfoldment.

Depth Leadership

The difficulty of working at a depth level is that our deepest processes communicate themselves in a variety of subtle ways. There are many channels or pathways, which are described in more detail in Chapter 9, and human communication ...

Author: Helene Smit


ISBN: 9780992235635


Page: 350

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'Depth Leadership' is written for leaders who want to use a depth approach in their daily work. The depth approach is based on the idea that human behaviour is determined not only by conscious thought and feeling, but also by a wellspring of thoughts, feelings and potential stored in the unconscious mind. The ideas in this book are grounded in academically sound theory, but are discussed from a layperson's perspective. 'Depth Leadership' is aimed at anyone who leads a group, whether a formal organizational group, or an informal social group. It can help CEOs, chairpersons, directors, project managers, teachers, police officers, nurses, municipality managers, preachers, sports coaches, choirmasters and even parents in their leadership practice. This edition is a rework of 'The Depth Facilitator's Handbook', which was published in 2009 as a textbook for students of facilitation, and is extensively illustrated by award-winning artist Katherine Glenday.

The Roots of Tantra

The Indian texts distinguish many " subtle " channels in the body . The foremost is the channel through which the kundalini passes up and down the spine ( susumnd - nddt ) ; nearly as important are two channels that pass along the spine ...

Author: Katherine Anne Harper

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791453057

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Among the many spiritual traditions born and developed in India, Tantra has been the most difficult to define. Almost everything about it its major characteristics, its sources, its relationships to other religions, even its practices are debated among sc

Comprehensive Human Physiology

... the Na+ channel be revealed, but, through comparisons of different isoforms of the Na channel, many subtle variations in excitability will be explored. Several other ion channels that have been cloned are discussed in Chap. 12.

Author: Rainer Greger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642609466

Category: Medical

Page: 2529

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Comprehensive Human Physiology is a significantly important publication on physiology, presenting state-of-the-art knowledge about both the molecular mechanisms and the integrative regulation of body functions. This is the first time that such a broad range of perspectives on physiology have been combined to provide a unified overview of the field. This groundbreaking two-volume set reveals human physiology to be a highly dynamic science rooted in the ever-continuing process of learning more about life. Each chapter contains a wealth of original data, clear illustrations, and extensive references, making this a valuable and easy-to-use reference. This is the quintessential reference work in the fields of physiology and pathophysiology, essential reading for researchers, lecturers and advanced students.

Stars of Wisdom

The first benefit of singing Dharma teachings is that it is much easier to learn a song by heart than it is to memorize ... At the crown of the head, throat, heart, and navel, many subtle channels come together in what the Vajrayana ...

Author: Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834822954

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Tibetan Buddhist master Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso is known for his joyful songs of realization and his spontaneous and skillful teaching style. In this book he explains how to gain clarity, peace, and wisdom through step-by-step analysis and meditation on the true nature of reality. He also introduces readers to the joy and profundity of yogic song, and reveals the power of aspiration prayers to inspire, transform, and brighten our hearts. To learn more about the author, visit his website at

The End of Oulipo

Discussing these poemsin Many Subtle Channels, the American Oulipian Daniel Levin Becker makesthese poemssound like theleast pleasurable kind of automatic writing: “the time strictures make it lesslikea Surrealist free association ...

Author: Lauren Elkin

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780996561

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 118

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The Oulipo celebrated its fiftieth birthday in 2010, and as it enters its sixth decade, its members, fans and critics are all wondering: where can it go from here? In two long essays Scott Esposito and Lauren Elkin consider Oulipo's strengths, weaknesses, and impact on today's experimental literature.

Two Phase Flow Boiling and Condensation

However, similar to the situation with large (macro) channels, many subtle and transitional flow patterns can be observed in miniature flow channels (Coleman and Garimella, 1999). Furthermore, with a nonwetting liquid–solid pair the ...

Author: S. Mostafa Ghiaasiaan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316785300

Category: Technology & Engineering


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Providing a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals and applications of flow and heat transfer in conventional and miniature systems, this fully enhanced and updated edition covers all the topics essential for graduate courses on two-phase flow, boiling, and condensation. Beginning with a concise review of single-phase flow fundamentals and interfacial phenomena, detailed and clear discussion is provided on a range of topics, including two-phase hydrodynamics and flow regimes, mathematical modeling of gas-liquid two-phase flows, pool and flow boiling, flow and boiling in mini and microchannels, external and internal-flow condensation with and without noncondensables, condensation in small flow passages, and two-phase choked flow. Numerous solved examples and end-of-chapter problems that include many common design problems likely to be encountered by students, make this an essential text for graduate students. With up-to-date detail on the most recent research trends and practical applications, it is also an ideal reference for professionals and researchers in mechanical, nuclear, and chemical engineering.

Tibetan Renaissance

The differences between the two fundamental practices are important , if relatively subtle , and both require an ... If the sensory organs and limbs are the gross aspects of the physical body , its many different internal channels are ...

Author: Ronald M. Davidson

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120832787

Category: Buddhism

Page: 596

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How did a society on the edge of collapse and dominated by wandering bands of armed men give way to a vibrant Buddhist culture, led by yogins and scholars? Ronald M. Davidson explores how the translation and spread of esoteric Buddhist texts dramatically shaped Tibetan society and led to its rise as the center of Buddhist culture throughout Asia, replacing India as the perceived source of religious ideology and tradition. During the Tibetan Renaissance (950-1200 C.E.), monks and yogins translated an enormous number of Indian Buddhist texts. They employed the evolving literature and practices of esoteric Buddhism as the basis to reconstruct Tibetan religious, cultural, and political institutions. Many translators achieved the de facto status of feudal lords and while not always loyal to their Buddhist vows, these figures helped solidify political power in the hands of religious authorities and began a process that led to the Dalai Lama's theocracy. Davidson's vivid portraits of the monks, priests, popular preachers, yogins, and aristocratic clans who changed Tibetan society and culture further enhance his perspectives on the tensions and transformations that characterized medieval Tibet.

The Holistic Way

it also considers the planet in relation to the whole system of energy conveyance through its own subtle channels. ... times for navigational purposes and ease of travel' ing, when much of the landscape was then covered with forests.

Author: Billy Roberts

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738737317

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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Discover the Holistic System Designed to Balance Your Body, Mind, and Spirit Fulfill your desires for optimal health and happiness with the nadi technique, a simple and effective holistic system for self-healing. This program encourages movement of inflowing energy, or prana, through the network of channels called nadis that permeate the subtle anatomy. Using specific pressure points, meditation, visualization, and affirmations, the nadi technique is designed to help you cultivate positive thinking, culminating in a healthy mind and body. This easy-to-follow, practical handbook will show you how to find peace and harmony within. Learn how to fine-tune your energy body, how food affects the chakras, and how magnets, color, music, chanting, and vibration can be used for increased wellness. Delve into ancient spiritual principles and universal laws—such as the Law of Attraction and the Law of Karma—and discover how to attract relaxation, success, and longevity. With more than fifty exercises, chapters for specific health concerns, and nutritious recipes, The Holistic Way is your key to a balanced life.

The Revelation of the Breath

Hung) or "wind" (San. vayu, Tib. rlung) that courses throughout the body via a network of 72,000 subtle channels (San. nadi, ... Both systems also believe that three of these channels stand out as the most important: a central channel, ...

Author: Sharon G. Mijares

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438428766

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 283

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Celebrates and instructs in the healing power of breath.

Genetic Programming Theory and Practice XIII

Consider the poor “GP user” that most of our research seems aimed at, one who is carefully “not interfering” with her running GP ... Addison-Wesley, New York Becker DL (2012) Many subtle channels: in praise of potential literature.

Author: Rick Riolo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319342238

Category: Computers

Page: 262

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These contributions, written by the foremost international researchers and practitioners of Genetic Programming (GP), explore the synergy between theoretical and empirical results on real-world problems, producing a comprehensive view of the state of the art in GP. Topics in this volume include: multi-objective genetic programming, learning heuristics, Kaizen programming, Evolution of Everything (EvE), lexicase selection, behavioral program synthesis, symbolic regression with noisy training data, graph databases, and multidimensional clustering. It also covers several chapters on best practices and lesson learned from hands-on experience. Additional application areas include financial operations, genetic analysis, and predicting product choice. Readers will discover large-scale, real-world applications of GP to a variety of problem domains via in-depth presentations of the latest and most significant results.

After Live

Performance complicates the matter as a multitude of horizons interweave through the “readings” of the various ... Daniel Levin Becker's account of the history of the Oulipo and its offshoots, Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of ...

Author: Daniel Sack

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472052868

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

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An exploration of how live events--theater, dance, and installation art--stage encounters between the present and a radically ambivalent future

Yoga Fascia Anatomy and Movement Second Edition

In many Eastern cultures, the history behind yoga is a different kind of story to that of the Western study of human ... It has included the aspect of the subtle energy body which is understood in yogic philosophy to form channels, ...

Author: Joanne Avison

Publisher: Handspring Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781913426057

Category: Medical

Page: 436

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Anatomy to Architecture, from Biomechanical to Biomotional and from Classical to Connected “– speaks to all bodies, in all modalities; in a world seeking unity and connection more than ever.
Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement was written partly as an appeal for Yoga Teachers to appreciate the depth and breadth of Yoga as a science, a movement practice and a philosophy that fundamentally espouses “wholeness” as the basis of living anatomy and form. Yoga calls for unifying who and how we are; and as teachers – how we can help our clients (who are all different) move better.
Classical Anatomy (in the West) divides the body down into its component parts and traditionally (unchanged for 400 years) reduces its functionality to those parts; usually described in a 2D iconic forms and founded in lever-based mechanics. In the East, such reductionism was never espoused and Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement covers two huge bases to bridge the difference and upgrade understanding of Yoga, to 21st Century anatomy:

The first is to recognise that the leading edge of Fascia Science changes all those reductionist views (anatomically and biomechanically). It is carefully explained in the first part of the book and shows how the New Science of Body Architecture actually makes perfect sense of yogic philosophy of union and wholeness.
The second is to take this paradigm shift and apply it in practice, to the subtle understanding of the fascial architecture and how that helps us move better. Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement attempts to ask questions, find suitable research and make all this practical and applicable to teachers and practitioners of all types. (Indeed, it teaches “posture profiling” and creating Class Mandala’s, to support this). It is a contemporary yoga teacher’s bible.

Interpretation in International Law

... Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature (Harvard University Press 2012). 184 James Tully, Public Philosophy in a New Key—Volume I: Democracy and Civic Freedom (CUP 2008) 141. 185 Michel Foucault, 'Truth, Power, ...

Author: Andrea Bianchi

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191038693

Category: Law

Page: 380

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International lawyers have long recognised the importance of interpretation to their academic discipline and professional practice. As new insights on interpretation abound in other fields, international law and international lawyers have largely remained wedded to a rule-based approach, focusing almost exclusively on the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. Such an approach neglects interpretation as a distinct and broader field of theoretical inquiry. Interpretation in International Law brings international legal scholars together to engage in sustained reflection on the theme of interpretation. The book is creatively structured around the metaphor of the game, which captures and illuminates the constituent elements of an act of interpretation. The object of the game of interpretation is to persuade the audience that one's interpretation of the law is correct. The rules of play are known and complied with by the players, even though much is left to their skills and strategies. There is also a meta-discourse about the game of interpretation - 'playing the game of game-playing' - which involves consideration of the nature of the game, its underlying stakes, and who gets to decide by what rules one should play. Through a series of diverse contributions, Interpretation in International Law reveals interpretation as an inescapable feature of all areas of international law. It will be of interest and utility to all international lawyers whose work touches upon theoretical or practical aspects of interpretation.

Without and within by W M L Jay

The faint dawning of conceit showed itself , not directly manifested to me , but by many subtle channels of look and tone . I had praised her too much and made her way too easy . Then , without preparation or warning , I threw her into ...

Author: Julia Louisa M. Woodruff


ISBN: OXFORD:600061132



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The All Pervading Melodious Drumbeat

took the vows of renunciation and full ordination as monks, and a great many of them even became disciples who developed ... “She is my companion on the path of ripening the subtle channels, essence drops, and winds,” Ralo replied.

Author: Ra Yeshe Senge

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698192164

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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The story of Tibet’s notorious master of Buddhist sorcery—translated for the first time into English An essential sacred text of Tibetan Buddhism, The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat tells the wondrous story of Ra Lotsawa Dorjé Drak. Though he was can­onized as a saint and a fully enlightened buddha, the eleventh-century Ra Lotsawa’s life story presents a darker path than those taken by Siddhartha Gautama and Milarepa. Viewed by some as a mur­derous villain and by others as a liberator of human suffering, Ra Lotsawa used his formidable power and magical abilities to defeat his rivals, accumulate wealth, and amass a devoted following. His life offers a rare view into the often overlooked roles of magic and sorcery in the Buddhist tradition. Despite this sinister legacy, his fame also rests on an illustrious career as a translator of Buddhist scriptures, through which he helped spark a renaissance of Buddhism in Tibet. This spirited new translation gives readers in English their first opportunity to encounter one of the most colorful and memorable figures in Tibetan Buddhist history. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness

Because knowledge is more complex and subtle than information, it requires a richer channel. In short, a teleconference offers an efficient alternative to many face-to-face group conferences, but it cannot completely simulate one.

Author: Phillip G. Clampitt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412970884

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

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The stories in Skids are the stories of street kids; they are harrowing yet moving confessionals about young kids on their own, many of them runaways or addicts, eking out existences in shelters, treatment centers, or dysfunctional families. Told in the vernacular of the street, Skids reverberates with a sense of urgency and desperation, but with compassion and optimism as well. The book, based on the author's personal experiences, pays homage to the street kids she knew by honoring their stories and making them matter. This is Cathleen With's first story collection.

Baptizing Alternative Medicine

One of the most consistent characteristics of alternative approaches is an emphasis on the whole person. ... Our parts are tied together through so many subtle channels of communication and mutually interacting feedback loops that it ...

Author: W. Westbrook

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595265688

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

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Are alternative medicine and Christianity natural allies or rivals? They share a surprising number of basic features, yet it is frequently assumed that they are automatically in conflict. Many thoughtful Christians are intrigued by alternative medicine but wonder if there are sound theological reasons to avoid it. Does one risk Hell by receiving acupuncture for tennis elbow? Baptizing Alternative Medicine addresses these concerns. It examines alternative medicine while avoiding the polarized positions which have frequently marked the debate. When one evaluates complementary and alternative therapies with careful attention to both spirituality and science, it becomes clear that though there are real dangers in some therapies, there are also real benefits which are worth pursuing. The book covers the major alternative therapies, analyzing the available scientific evidence and any theological concerns.