You can not be whole for the same reason you can not control the world – there is at base no controller, knower or self and this is the greatest unacknowledged enigma of our world. Continue reading Unattainable You
It requires humility to acknowledge that your own ostensibly unique personality, conceptual vocabulary and social self-expression might be little more than a contingent recombinatory node of meaning in a dancing landscape of shifting patterns, linguistic fields, meanings and concepts. Continue reading Minority Report
It doesn’t actually matter from within a labyrinth of reflections that all that is being seen is an endless repetition of sameness and continuity: it only takes a pair of mirrors to emulate infinity. Continue reading Continuity, Circularity and Aspirational Completeness
As technologies and hybrid technology-and-human systems continuously insert themselves into our workflows and thought patterns, we become progressively and perhaps irreversibly beholden to them more than they could ever remain subject to us… Continue reading Cognitive and Technological Hyper-extension: Why Worry ?
We are really not for the most part noticing the depth and extent of the ongoing procedural acquisition of all of our cognitive, interpersonal and administrative (or more broadly speaking – organisational) processes and behavioural patterns by technology… Continue reading On Technology, Culture and Sleepwalking into Non-existence
PTSD and psychological trauma remain empirical facts to be disentangled and negotiated through tactful intervention but the hyper-medicalisation of that knowledge and administrative reach into an individual’s experience foundationally inflates the expected contours and probable expressions of those pathologies. Continue reading Concept Creep and the Necessity of Organisational Ambiguity
Control may be necessary at a personal and social level but is for all that no less a convenient fiction and a contingent, transient illusion than is self… Continue reading On Losing Control