waking life


2001 – 98 min

6 min – go w flow.. sea refuses no river.. remain in state of constant departure while always arriving..

10 min – essential left out.. human as construction.. end up with excuses.. more concrete…you and me talking.. always our decision of who we are

11 min – creation out of imperfection.. where language came from.. desire to come out of isolation and have some sort of connection with one another.. had to be easy when simple survival..ie: water.. tiger.. but when it gets really interesting… when we use that same system of symbols to communicate all the abstract and intangible things..that we’re experiencing.. what is.. frustration.. or anger.. or love.. when i say love.. the sound comes out of my mouth.. hits other person’s ear.. travels through bizantine conduit in brain. .. thru memories of love.. or lack of love.. and they register what i’m saying and they say they understand.. but how do i know they understand.. because words are inert..they’re just symbols.. they’re dead.. and so much of our experience is intangible.. so much of what we perceive cannot be expressed.. it’s unspeakable.. and when we communicate with one another and we feel we’ve connected.. that we’re understood.. i think we have an almost spiritual communion and that feeling might be transient.. but i think it’s what we live for..

a and a ness

13 min – biological.. anthropological.. cultural..

14 min – will be able to see new evolution in our lifetime.. information from digital (ai) analog (molecule bio).. knit together w neuro bio.. mutually supportive non competitive grouping..  not external.. from internal of individual.. a neo human.. as intelligence pods on intelligence..

hosting-life-bits.. nets..

15 min – diff.. manifestations could be counter intuitive.. old evolution cold..sterile.. efficient… manifestiations are .. parasitism.. dominance.. morality.. war… subject to de emphasisi.. now subject to truth.. loyalty.. justice.. freedom…

18 min – society has vested interest in catastrophe.. these ie: wars.. meet well defined needs

38 min – new world just as likely as an old one.. begin again

40 min – what are the real barriers that keep people from real potential… which is most universal human characteristic.. fear or laziness..

48 min – on seritonan

49 min – the worst mistake you can make is to think that you are alive.. when really you’re asleep in life’s waiting room.. the trick is to combine your waking rational abilities.. with the infinite possibilities of your dreams.. because if you can do that.. you can do anything

50 min – on working hard all day.. then realize.. it was a dream.. bad enough sell your life for minimum wage.. but now they get your dreams for free..

55 min – literature is better for telling a story.. but in film.. don’t have that.. more specific..  the ontology of film/photography.. it’s about that guy at that moment in that space…. film is capturing god.. a record/everchaning face of god

56 min – shouldn’t be based on the script.. should be based on the person.. best scripts don’t make best films… best films to have that literary narrative you’re tied to

57 min – you don’t first make the story of the song and then make the song.. it has to come out of that moment.. like film has that moment.. like this moment.. it’s holy.. but.. if you walk around.. there’s some holy moments and then all the other moments.. a film can see that..  but how could you live that way… holy holy holy.. if i were to look at you.. and think holy.. i don’t know.. i would like stop talking… (other guy): well.. you’d be in the moment.. the moment is holy right..?  (original guy): yeah.. but like.. i’d be open.. and then i’d .. look in your eyes.. and i’d cry .. and i’d like feel all the stuff.. and that’s not polite.. would make you uncomfortable (other guy): well you could laugh.. i mean.. why would you cry..  (original guy): well for me.. like.. i just tend to.. cry.. so let’s do it right now.. let’s have a holy moment..

58 min – (other guy): everything is layers isn’t it.. there’s the holy moment.. there’s the awareness of trying to have the holy moment.. in the same way that the film is actual moment really happening.. but then the character pretending to be a diff reality.. and it’s.. all these layers.. i was in and out of the holy moment… that’s one thing i like about you .. you can bring me into that

59 min – (4 guys walking): if the world that we are forced to accept is false and nothing is true.. then everything is possible.. on the way to discovering what we love we will find everything we hate everything that blocks our path from our desire.. comfort will never be comfortable for those who seek what is not on the market.. systematic questioning of the idea of happiness… to confront the familiar society is a fraud so complete/venal that it demands to be destroyed beyond the power of memory to recall life’s existence.. to interupt the continuum of everyday experience and all the normal expectations that go with it.. to live as if something actually depended on one’s actions.. to rupture the spell of the ideology of a commodified consumer society so that our repressed desires have a more authentic nature and come forward.. to demonstrate the contrast between what life presently is and what it could be.. to immerse ourselves in the oblivion of actions and know we’re making it happen..there will be an intensity never before known in everyday life to exchange love/hate life/death terror/redemption repulsions/attractions..  affirmation of freedom so reckless and unqualified that it amounts to total denial in every kind of restraint and limitation

ref of everyday life.. ness

1:01 – about old man on pole.. doesn’t know why he’s up there.. doesn’t think he needs help getting down… no worse than us.. he’s all action and no theory.. we’re all theory and no action

1:05 – could we do that again.. i don’t want to be an ant.. all action basically for survival all converstaion simply to keep colony going in an efficient polite manner.. i want human moments.. i want to see you .. i want you to see me.. i don’t want to give that up.. i don’t want to be an ant..

1:06 – like th lawrence said..two people on road.. instead of just passing and glancing away.. they decide to accept what he calls the confrontation between their souls.. like freeing the reckless gods within us all..

1:08 – i can’t remember.. but that’s beside the point whether i can dredge up this info about my address or my mom’s maiden name… or what not.. i’ve got the benefit in this reality.. if you want to call that.. of a consistent perspective…. mostly just me dealing with a lot of people.. who are exposing me to info/ideas that seem vaguely familiar but at the same time it’s all very alien to me.. i’m not in an objective rational world.. like i have been flying around.. it’s weird too because it’s not like a fixed state.. it’s more like this whole spectrum of awareness.. like the lucidity waivers or like.. right now i know i’m dreaming.. and we’re even talking about it.. this is the most in my self/thoughts that i’ve been so far.. i’m talking about being in a dream.. but i’m beginning to think that it’s something that i really don’t have any precedent for.. it’s totally unique.. the quality of the environment and the info that i’ve receiving.. like your soap opera for ie.. that’s a really cool idea.. i didn’t come up with that.. it’s like something outside of myself.. like something transmitted to me externally.. i don’t know what this is…

1:10 – (girl): we seem to think we’re so limited by the world and the confines.. but we’re really just creating them.. you keep trying to figure it out but it seems like now that you know that what you’re doing is dreaming you can do whatever you want to .. you’re dreaming but you’re awake.. you have so many options and that’s what life is about…

i understand what you’re saying.. it’s up to me.. i’m the dreamer.. it’s weird.. so much of the info that these people have been imparting to me.. it’s got this really.. heavy connotation to it..  sometimes i feel kind of isolated.. but most of the time i feel really connected/engaged in this active process.. which is kind of weird because most of the time i’ve just been really passive and not really responding.. well.. except for now i guess… i was just kind of letting the info wash over me

1:11 – (girl): it’s not necessarily passive to not respond verbally.. we’re communicating on so many levels.. simultaneously.. perhaps you’re perceiving directly..

most of the people that i’ve been encountering and most of the things that i would want to say.. it’s like they kind of say it for me.. and almost like at my cue.. it’s like complete unto itself.. it’s not like i’m having a bad dream.. it’s a great dream.. but it’s so unlike any other dream i’ve had before.. it’s like the dream.. like i’m being prepared for something

1:12 – life is not a dream.. beware.. and beware.. and beware.. and so many think that because then happened.. now isn’t.. but didn’t i mention.. the ongoing wow is happening right now.. we are all co authors of this dancing exuberance.. even our inabilities are having a roast.. we are the authors of ourselves.. co authoring a giant novel.. this entire thing we’re involved with called the world.. is an opp to exhibit how exciting alienation can be… life.. as miracle.. that is collected over time by moments.. flabberghasted to be in each other’s presence.. the world is an exam.. to see if we can rise under direct experiences.. our eyesight is a test to see if we can see beyond it.. matter is here as a test for our curioisty.. doubt is here for an exam of our vitality..

1:13 – an assumption develops that you cannot understand life and live life simultaneously .. i do not agree entirely.. i would say.. that life understood is life lived.. but.. the paradoxes bug me.. and i can learn to love.. and make love.. to the paradoxes that bug me.. and on really romantic evenings of self..  i go salsa dancing with my confusion.. as one person realizes they are a dream figure in someone else’s dream.. that is self awareness..

1:15 – you haven’t met yourself yet.. but the advantage to meeting others in the mean time is that one of them may present you to yourself…. examinen the nature of everything you observe..

1:19 – as the pattern gets more intricate and subtle.. being swept along is no longer enough

1:21 – i loved connecting with the people.. looking back.. that’s all that really mattered

1:22 – kierkegaard’s last words were.. sweep me up

1:23 – salsa dancing… bending notes..

1:33 – how do you really wake up.. i don’t know anymore.. well.. if that’s something you want.. then you should.. before it’s too late.. and it’s easy.. just …w a ke   u p

campos wake up law


morning after watching first time.. see/dive into this tweet: http://kinlane.com/2017/02/15/what-do-you-mean-when-you-say-you-are-training-a-machine-learning-model/


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Waking Life is a 2001 American adult animated docufiction/drama film, directed by Richard Linklater. Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, it is the first (and currently only) animated film released by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film explores a wide range of philosophical issues including the nature of reality, dreams, consciousness, the meaning of life, free will, and existentialism. Waking Life is centered on a young man who wanders through a succession of dream-like realities wherein he encounters a series of individuals who willingly engage in insightful philosophical discussions.

The film was entirely rotoscoped, although it was shot using digital video of live actors with a team of artists drawing stylized lines and colors over each frame with computers, rather than being filmed and traced onto cells on a light box. The film contains several parallels to Linklater’s 1991 film Slacker. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reprise their characters from Before Sunrise in one scene. Waking Life premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.


Waking Life is about an unnamed young man living an ethereal existence that lacks transitions between everyday events and that eventually progresses toward an existential crisis. For most of the film he observes quietly but later participates actively in philosophical discussions involving other characters—ranging from quirky scholars and artists to everyday restaurant-goers and friends—about such issues as metaphysics, free will, social philosophy, and the meaning of life. Other scenes do not even include the protagonist’s presence, but rather, focus on a random isolated person, group of people, or couple engaging in such topics from a disembodied perspective. Along the way, the film touches also upon existentialism, situationistpolitics, posthumanity, the film theory of André Bazin, and lucid dreaming, and makes references to various celebrated intellectual and literary figures by name


The film was mostly produced using Rotoshop, a custom-made rotoscoping program that creates blends between keyframe vector shapes, which also makes use of virtual “layers”, and created specifically for the production by Bob Sabiston


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