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life

Galaxies of Light: Civilisation, Entropy and the Blood-Dimmed Tide

Civilisation is as easily unwound as it is woven and when the unweaving overtakes the making, when the diffuse entropy and structural disassembly outpaces the aggregate capacity for humanity to innovate fast enough, the world falls apart. It will take profound humanity, compassion and intellect to resolve the darker futures we are facing and being […]

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culture

Things fall apart…

Perhaps “the centre cannot hold” because there is no centre. Chaos and disorder are far more the native state of material (thermodynamic, dissipative) facts than are the projected order and control around which we reflexively and aspirationally self-validate. Curious, indeed, (and under one perspective) that everything emerging out of the complexity sciences suggests that it […]

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Alien Anthropology

One Planet: a Smoke Signal in this Warming World

Every day, in the afternoon or early evening, for around 4 weeks a blanket of smoke has drifted across my city. I reflected on this here recently but tonight I found myself inadvertently caught up in the smoke as I was walking. My eyes are stinging, I have a sickening burnt wood taste in the […]

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heuristics Philosophy

Ecological Logic

A holistic logic is discontinuous, non-linear, enigmatic and – in the face climate change – mandatory.

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Alien Anthropology

The Metaphysics of Climate Change

There are always things beyond the intelligible boundaries of the cognitive logic and cultural grammars within which we live.

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Alien Anthropology Philosophy

Playing the Long-Game of Human Civilisation

The catastrophic entropy of a currently most-probable future is not the only available solution in the possibility-space of all emergent and adaptive human planetary civilisations.

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Alien Anthropology culture

Compared to Climate Change, Brexit is trivial

Compared to Climate Change, Brexit is small cheese.

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Alien Anthropology

The Great Unknown

It is only an immature psychological and cultural status which seeks certainty and completion in all things and in so doing, generates endless entropy and confusion. Science has no logical endpoint.

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culture

The Hollow Men

One thing I notice about getting older is the way that things start to get away from you…

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Alien Anthropology

The Necessary Evolution of Difference and Conflict

Conflict and the means or methods of its execution lie at the center of all personal and (by extension or necessary inversion) collective history.

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culture

A World at War with Itself

At the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, it is a good time to reflect upon where we are all going as a civilisation and what we might plausibly achieve to inhibit, interdict or halt the possibility of any similar global catastrophes from ever occurring again.

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Alien Anthropology

Premonition of Civil War

The underlying momentum of evolving material logics, symmetries and information systems seem already oriented towards incurring dissonance, difference and entropy as an autonomous method through which their own accelerated logical metamorphosis self-propagates.