There is a very special sense in which the ordered complexity our world resembles matryoshka nesting dolls. It is not purely of the overt ubiquity of fractal patterns of self-similarity in spatial or material structure and temporal sequence, although these symmetries are striking and quite deeply beautiful in their own mischievously inter-dimensional ways. The recursion […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our systems of logistics and commuter transport derive the abstract, symbolic value and benefit of logical continuity from their function just as much as the commuters do.
A logic of communication is stored in material artefacts and its expression and distributed embodiment in culture evolves over time.