Cultural entities, artefacts and places are simple moments, nodes in time and space. It is true that any particular node in some way encodes the whole culture in its form and the patterned flow of information and energy from, around, through and as that thing. Cultural systems protect themselves from catastrophic failure by distributing their […]
It is an interesting thought that while we all appear to possess some degree of free will and self-determination, and beyond the intractable differences of a diversity of philosopical (and, let’s face it – political) thought on the matter, much of our mental lives are shaped and patterned by the contexts that we find ourselves […]
I appear to have made several fatal errors of judgement in attempting to decode culture, cognition, communication and complexity. The essence of comprehension and information that we attribute as rational, foundational and amenable to explanation is not encoded in such a way as to ever be fully decompressed, unpacked, structured and recorded. It has always […]
It is the strangest thing that all of this exists. The unlikely arrival in the Cosmos of any of this human world is profound. Our world, our cultures and all of our myriad differences and similarities – it is a wonder and peculiarity in all of the vast immensity and silent, unknowing turbulence and mindless […]
Complexity is a lot smarter than we are – all of our ratiobal interdictions into behavioural and sociological problems tend to amplify by displacement those problems.
We build machines to define ourselves but in neither do we find the certainty or the completeness we seek.
We are the problem solvers, the bearers of an incomplete logic that in so bearing provide a propagation medium for this errant abstraction. There are two primary classes of problems that we seek to solve. The first is that of the existential variety – of food, shelter, security. This first problem set branches into the […]
These masks of self obscure only the fact of their own emptiness.
A holistic logic is discontinuous, non-linear, enigmatic and – in the face climate change – mandatory.
The ancient emergence of information-encoding mechanisms that seek both optimal self-replication and resilience against catastrophic loss of components and sub-systems – in contemporary manifestation.
Extreme ideologies manifest in patterns of ebb and flow like everything else…
The entropy of difference provides discrete patterns of information and thought with the energy, complexity and momentum they require to self-propagate.