Metrics

The value of science as an open-ended creative enterprise is in its unremitting incompleteness and perennial iterative process of what is ultimately self-discovery...

A Rusty Spring

It is as though every Sunday night some unrepentant fiend winds up the vast mechanical and rusty spring of my working week and then, yet again, I must endure the tedious unfurling of this coil through until the welcome arrival and cathartic release of Friday evening. Working life probably only seems to be the wasted…

Ransomware

An enduring irony of structured attempts to prohibit various nefarious behaviours (including cybercrime) is that the actions taken tend to create evolutionary selection pressures which unwittingly produce the next generation of successful technological malfeasance. Viewed holistically as an ecosystem or complex emergent-systems environment of all possible behavioural states or technological solutions, any specific measure taken…

Aesthetics, Language, History

It only takes a few colours, a few shapes for the human mind to impose order upon otherwise patterned chaos. Visual processing largely follows its own logical rules, not unlike language, physics or mathematics. Just as with language, visual aesthetics and the logical intelligibility of any specific imagery is partially hard-wired in the brain as…