Thursday, June 08, 2006

urban nomad goes to work

Leave the house late. Forget your diary on one of the book boxes. Never mind the rasta-guy on crack arguing with his friend. Cycle through the open gates. On the turn right to Electric Lane look above your shoulder and catch a view of the Town Hall Clock: 9:00. Will you make it. Cut through the market, overtake the truck unloading animal carcasses: better be vegeterian. Smile. Dead meat stinks. Pass the derelict empty pub, turn left. The Continental food shop put on England and Portugal flags for the World Cup. But what if they play each other? think of divided loyalties when you turn into Brixton road. Don't think of packing, don't think about moving house again. Satruday, Sunday. Third time this year, or is it fourth. Left again. It's sunny, it's beutiful, and you're wearing sandals for the first day this year. People waiting for Brixton Cycles to open.

Cycle fast, cycle quick. Use the wide handlebars to circumvent any trouble, lightning manouvres around open drains in the road. So quick that when you pass the Stockwell round about, forget to look at the clock, forget to look back at the graffiti: At the going down of the sun and in the morning / We will remember / THEM

Next thing you're cycling through Guy and St. Thomas's back gate, in the distance that soothing view of the trees on the other side of the river, green and full of morning light. The shade of the hospital buildings, the tide somewhere in between. Shell building towers aove, but no one to wave to. Waterloo bridge, 9:17. You might just make it. Last exams day. Don't want to be late. Someone calls your name. You think. You charge ahead at the road works. The long busses try to kill you. Don't let them. It's a hill all the way to Bloomsbury, although it doesn't look like one. Thirty minutes from home to the College Basement room. On the bus yesterday it took you a full hour. 9:30. Three exams, 47 students.

Implement QUEST5 for the input m=2 and n=11.

Why does Kant say nothing about the problem of other minds?

Can we justify induction?

You may begin, you have three hours. Read Foucault on hetrotopias:

In civilizations without boats, dreams dry up, espionage takes the place of adventure, and the police take the place of pirates.

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