Time is fundamentally mysterious. In many ways it is the most intimate and omnipresent feature of our existence – what could be more readily apparent than duration, lived experience, memory or the ever-ticking memento of personal mortality which the clock represents ? Continue reading Time
On a purely pragmatic level: beyond philosophical complexities and existential insecurities, it does not actually matter whether mathematics is real and independent of us or if it is purely a procedurally self-consistent intellectual ecology of mysteriously effective principles, rules and … Continue reading Is Mathematics Real ?
Dreams are narratives in which the clear logical and temporal boundaries required to function in the world dissolve, where the images are all the time already present in the mind and there intermingle and reconcatenate into new and potentially novel configurations and metamorphoses. Myths and archetypes are… Continue reading Dreams, Cultures, Identities
At the heart of the cranks and gears which churn behind the pseudo-fact engines of collective post-truth confusion is a grand democratisation of self-expression (and self-promotion) which has itself been facilitated by the progressive ramping-up of the importance and influence of the internet and social media… Continue reading A Post-Truth Information Economy
A systems-theoretical self is the empty set, taken as an object and then reflexively, recursively, iteratively reflected back into itself. Like the basis for counting: a base set of emptiness, itself impermeable and mysterious, becomes refracted through some elemental logic into a duplicity of itself and that which it is not. That which something which is nothing is not is itself something and through the impossible… Continue reading A Systems-Theoretical Self
Information storage is delayed communication. The capability to reliably record information creates a repository into which the simultaneously recursive and reflexive functions of language and communication can refer. Language is an incomplete logical system of self-reference… Continue reading Information: Mass & Self-Gravitation
Communication is intellectual oxygen. The ability to send and receive messages and to fundamentally agree on the meaning of those messages is essential to participating in a shared world. Ambiguity in communication is catered for by mental flexibility… Continue reading Language: Semantics & Abbreviation