The looming Global Food Crisis is not solely attributable to the war in Ukraine but there is absolutely no doubt that this conflict represents an accelerating and amplifying factor. We would do well to question the unrepentant stupidity of those who initiate invasions and wars. If starting a wildfire of brutality to leverage the uncertainty […]
A Bonfire of Meaningless Belief
Many of us might wonder why so many people (and indeed – nations) fall backwards upon a pyre of absurd belief and foolish cruelty. The larger portion of humanity that now inhabits a twilight world of near-perpetual, technologically-mediated connectivity and material dependency should, it seems, be perfectly content with the meaning and methods we now […]
War is like Wildfire
War is like wildfire. Those who start wars do so believing that the act of initiating war is an assertion of control that in some sense leads to a persistent and purposive, intended or predictable direction to the downstream consequences and there, inhabiting a fantasy and fiction of mastery they find themselves doubling down upon […]
Context: The Guardian view on the heat dome – burning through the models These events are truly worrying. What we often do not see, and perhaps by the very nature of cognition and the language(s) through which we reason and communicate, is that there is a unified, globally-integrated system of autocatalytic feedback at work here. […]
Fractal Fire and Microcosm
We rarely perceive that each action, experience and event is always in some way a microcosm, deeply entangled with (and symptomatic of) a much broader and more complex world. In each notionally separate event, entity or artefact we might seek to discover a Global truth hidden, encrypted, but still standing there in plain sight.
Driving tonight, someone took this photo over my shoulder. We had been to the city and I decided to drive past the airport. As we crested a hill we were engulfed in smoke. This was smoke from fires over a hundred kilometers away. The South-East coast of New South Wales has been inundated with bushfires. […]
Friendly Fire: Politics, Philosophy
The politicians are very similar, in general, to the philosophers; they seek value and utility through finding new ways to divide, to separate, to objectify and to create both distance and difference in the world. This endless definition and referential inflation is of course nothing more than an introduction of more information, more complexity and […]
Wildfires Are Destroying Bolivia’s Rock Art This represents an authentic cultural as much as an ecological catastrophe. History is characterised by the constructive, recombinatory sedimentation of complexity over time. It is a procedural thread that is also (and simultaneously) deeply infused with entropy, disorder and systemic disassembly. It is interesting to consider that while biological […]
The Amazon is burning and with it is going humanity’s hope of holding back the worst consequences of Global climate change.