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Philosophy

A Tangled Emptiness of “I”

There’s not as much to you and your subjective self as you think, or at least – most of it is not in any sense your own…

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culture

Smart Cities ?

Cities which possess, or indeed – cultivate, an intrinsic and emergent self-organisational homeostasis are not as psychologically alluring to the common-or-garden-variety metropolitan administrator as is the fantasy and mythology of control implicit to digital technology…

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culture

Transformative Problem-Solving

Organisational transformation is not so much about working within the existing rules as it may be about reconfiguring and extending the underlying axioms and rules of organisational structure, information and energy flow such as to generate new rules and new possibilities of organisational structure and system.

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culture

An Inversion of Useful Selves

Whoever you think you are, you are probably (also) actually something quite other than that internal self-representation you hold so close…

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culture

The Blame Game: Guns and Culture

The conditions which exist within a culture which might allow, indicate or in some sense cultivate the psychological and behavioural possibility of and preponderance to mass shootings is complex and not attributable to any single cause…

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culture

Rise of the Simpletons

We may have been exquisitely unlucky in our shared selections from a poverty of all available leadership choices…

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Ontology

Finite on an Infinite Sequence

It is quite possible to exist in a finite material context while the underlying organisational principles of that context exhibit or express infinite properties…

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Ontology

Abstractions from Reality

Abstractions are quite happy to exist alongside reality without challenging its ontological primacy in an way…

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culture

Duplicity, Politics & Regulation

Don’t assess a system by its mission statements so much as by its behaviour…

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Science

Discontinuity as Opportunity

The existence of anomaly and discontinuity may indicate the location of flawed assumptions in scientific theory…

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Philosophy

Topology, Boundary, Possibility

It is a mathematical and logical fact that there is always at least one way to extend a sufficiently sophisticated axiomatic system into new (and potentially useful) reconfigurations…

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culture

Uncertainty Principles

“No problem stays solved in a dynamic environment” (…)