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Philosophy

Beauty, Truth, Duplicity

Beauty has two faces. One is the natural symmetry and resonant eloquence of the parts as they are manifest in and as a whole, of unified pattern and unity. The other is the abstraction and symbolic token of value and meaning that we cultivate (and inherit as culture) through language and tradition. The first is […]

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Alien Anthropology

The Aesthetics of Poverty

Aesthetics is not only about the appraisal and critical assessment of beauty in art or any other form. It is also an analysis of sensory experience, of perception. Perception is directly related to assessments of beauty, of symmetry and of value and inflates our experience with judgements – both known and unknown, recognised and unacknowledged. […]

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culture

Artificial Intelligence as Artist?

Art is nothing without controversy. You might even suggest that the adversarialism and dissonant entropy of disagreement regarding value or aesthetic merit is precisely the primary transmission medium for a hype and cultural salience by and through which art maintains sustainable continuity in the popular imagination and marketplace of cultural concepts. Is it art? Is […]

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Philosophy Psychology

What is Beauty?

True beauty just is, and exists before language, thought and technology.

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Philosophy

Darkness and Light

There is darkness and there is light in every life.

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culture

Culture: Gothic Complexity

The primary purpose of cultural systems, sub-systems and sub- or counter-cultures is also their primary method. That is (and fundamentally): the replication of the process of self-replication.

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culture

A Cultural Logic

I do not think we should be at all surprised by the revelation that cultural processes and psychological processes, that depth and complexity on both ends of this interdependent spectrum are effectively two ends of the same waveform.

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culture

Duality

The aesthetics of memory, of self…

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culture

Inscription

Culture, transcribed…

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Philosophy

Beauty

One does not need to own a work of art to truly or fully understand or appreciate the deep beauty of its message…

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Philosophy

Transience in Aesthetics

Beauty of form in shape, symmetry, contour, pattern or design is always enhanced, augmented in direct proportion to its transience…