For Heidegger, I offer this quote:
There was once a time when it was not technology alone that bore the name technē. Once that revealing that brings forth truth into the beautiful was also called technē. Once there was a time when bringing-forth of the true into the beautiful was called technē. And the poiēsis of fine art was also called technē. In Greece, at the outset of the destining of the West, the arts soared to the supreme height of the revealing granted them. They brought the presence of the gods, brought the dialogue of divine and human destinings, to radiance. And art was simply called technē. It was a single manifold revealing. It was pious, promos, i.e., yielding to the holding-sway and the safekeeping of truth.And so the importance of technology may not be in what it does for us, but in what it reveals about us, or reveals to us about ourselves.
The stock knife shown above was hammered from steel yesterday by my friend Bob Patrick. While a book might be fresh off the presses, this object containing volumes of experience and information could be described as fresh from the quench. My thanks to Bob for leading me on my way.
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