"New-Method" No. 9

"New-Method" No. 9

We introduce the email bulletin "New-Method" No. 9 with our works and guest contributions.  This issue features Enju Tanaka for the contributor, a poet who had written poetry reviews "Tanka Jihyo" regularly on Asahi up until this April.


Enju Tanaka (poet)

What I find interesting about Shogo Baba is, for instance, his "why is it not art" series.  I think works like "why is it not art to water the floor?" or "why is it not art to stand a corn upside down" are masterpieces among others.  Still, the video "why is it not art to throw a canned coffee?," should have been titled properly "why is it not art to throw a canned coffee {six times,}" and "why is it not art to use a vinyl umbrella" should have been "why is it not art to {unfold and fold} a vinyl umbrella {three times.}"  I want him to state "why is it not art" ACCURATEly.

What I find interesting about Takahiro Hirama is, for instance, his use of phrases like "divide it into halves" or "no repeat allowed."  "Divide it into halves" can be paraphrased into "halve it" or "make it half," and "no repeat allowed" could be more mathematically expressed as "exclude further repetition."  I approve his linguistic preference to those "soft" expressions.  Still, at his performance of Method Music and Method Poem some days ago, I found it disappointing that he could not fully manage to present these two as being totally different despite being completely identical.  I want him to be Takahiro Hirama using soft language while acting ACCURATEly.

What I find interesting about Hideki Nakazawa is, for instance, his extraordinary taste of wordplay.  I have once been together with him in a car heading for Yokohama from Nagoya during night, where I experienced ceaseless onslaughts of his wordplay.  I understand it as his talent as an entertainer and also as an expression of his ACCURATE interest in the language.  His works are, perhaps, ACCURATE too (here no referring to specific works, and even adding "perhaps" to "ACCURATE," which may suggest the lack of ACCURACY, not of Nakazawa but mine).

Now you see I am gradually losing ACCURACY so much that I am a tanka poet.

(Tanka is a form of traditional Japanese verse which follows 5-7-5-7-7 metrical rhythm).

[Web Works of the New-Methodicists]

- Takahiro Hirama
A work is created by its author.  Then a title is given to the work.  Herein, a work is gifted twice with the chance of creation.

- Shogo Baba
Ascending Order Sort No. 1 "Bubble Sort"
There are a lot of methods in numerical sequence permutation, i.e., "sort" in the computer field.  When there are a lot of methods all applicable to solve a single problem, and when encompassing the whole possibilities is preferred to detecting the optimal one, it is to say that it aims at these methods themselves.  This work represents ascending order by "Bubble Sort."

- Hideki Nakazawa
Source and Execution No. 51 - 55
Adjoining cells in the table of HTML can be spanned into one, with their topological consistency being under questions.  For instance, after 9 cells have been arranged into the shape of 3x3 (No. 51), you can rearrange it into 8 cells (No. 52) by spanning only one place.  On the other hand, it is no longer 3x3 but 1x1 if you rearrange it into 1 cell by spanning all the places.  You can keep the shape of 3x3 as long as it contains either of 7 cells (No. 53), 6 cells (No. 54) or 5 cells (No. 55).  As a side note, No. 54 is a part of No. 13, and No. 55 is of No. 12.


- "New-Method" official webpage has been updated.  http://7x7whitebell.net/new-method/
- Takahiro Hirama has updated his website.  http://hrmtkhr.web.fc2.com/
- Shogo Baba has updated his website.  http://7x7whitebell.net/
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[Editor's Note]

I love "why is it not art to throw a canned coffee?" a lot.  (cf.) Shogo Baba "why is it not art" http://7x7whitebell.net/ideogram/why.html (You can see "why is it not art to throw a canned coffee?" from second URL in this page.)  (Kaido)

Takahiro Hirama @qwertyu1357
Shogo Baba @shogobaba
Hideki Nakazawa @nakaZAWAHIDEKI

Masaru Kaido @kaido1900

Bulletin "New-Method" No. 9 English Version
Published on Jun. 4, 2011

- Multiposted both the else Japanese email and the above English email to both users of Japanese and English together with Takahiro Hirama and Shogo Baba.
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