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Psychology

Control is only really Fear wearing a Mask

No one is in control of life anywhere near so much as we might choose to believe. At some level we all know this but we also rarely choose to acknowledge it; it frightens us. Our endless fascination with pattern and order, with declarations of certainty and knowledge – these are at least in part […]

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Alien Anthropology

The Coronavirus Blues

A few weeks (is it two, or three, now?) into isolation and social distancing, it is all starting to get a bit depressing. Never being anything much of a social butterfly at the best of times, I still feel a visceral burden of dread and anxiety mounting, an overwhelming sense of dread and emptiness. There […]

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culture

B.S. (Bureaucracy Simulator) 2.0

Bureaucracy Simulator 2.0, in stores near you soon…

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culture

On Autopilot

Having successfully equipped myself with precisely the wrong set of mental tools and concepts to survive in this particular hyper-commercial and aggressively competitive world…

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culture

An Abstraction of Flight

There exists a certain and specific (yet unbounded) freedom in our perception of the flight of birds…

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culture

Social Media: Insouciance or Anxiety ?

…why farm people’s identities when they quite happily, enthusiastically, farm themselves for you…

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Psychology

Surrendering to Change

A Conservative fear of identity dissolution underlies a significant proportion of humanity’s political, social and interpersonal pathologies…