The Origin of Writing

by John Barclay-Morton

"Something in the world forces us to think. This something is an object not of recognition but of a fundamental encounter."

Gilles Deleuze
Difference and Repetition

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John Barclay-Morton at the United Nations meeting Grand Chief Edward John

At the United Nations

Meeting Grand Chief Edward John at the United Nations, International Day of the Wold's Indigenous Peoples, 2014.

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Not long after arriving in New York, I was put in charge of a Commercial District Needs Assessment for East Harlem, as undertaken by the New Harlem East Merchants Association (under the auspices of New York City's Department of Small Business Services). You can have a look at the final version of my report HERE. This, the first of two reports I did, covers the East 125th Street commercial corridor (the second one I completed covered a section of Third Avenue in East Harlem).

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The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs maintains an excellent site with many useful links. You can visit the UBCIC site, Here.

Outstanding journalist and more from the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network: APTN.

Check out Bruce McIvor's Aboriginal Law Report, at First Peoples Law.

Become involved in an issue that affects us all — Global Climate Change! Visit the Indigenous Climate Action site, an Indigenous-led climate change initiative.

If you are interested in phonetic forms of writing, pay a visit to Sumner Stone's website for insights into the history of typography in Europe.

If you are interested in the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, be sure to visit Charles J. Stivale's website for a great selection of translated works.

Some of Charles Stivale's translations of lectures given by Gilles Deleuze were made from tape recordings by Richard Pinhas. You can visit Richard's site here; and also check out his excellent music at Cuneiform Records.

Richard Pinhas, Antoine Paganotti, Jerome Schmidt at the Montreal Jazz Festival, 2007

If you are wondering what's been happening in post-structural philosophy lately, find out with Semiotext[e]!

You can also check out Rhizomes for the latest of cultural studies in emerging knowledge.

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