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Social Computation, Complexity and the Constructive Necessity of Dissonance

Some reflections occurred to me while listening to this Santa Fe Institute podcast today: Rajiv Sethi on Stereotypes, Crime, and The Pursuit of Justice, What of questions concerning the nature of social, psychological and cultural value systems when considered as a unified whole? While it is clear that the aggregate macrostate of any particular system […]

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Symbol Soup

We all find ourselves immersed in a phenomenal soup of information, symbols, narratives and languages of varying diversity, sophistication and complexity…

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Mnemonic

Attempting to keep track of the endlessly unfurling Baroque curlicues and relentlessly iterating patterned flows of information and interpreted or shifting meanings leaves little time for big-picture comprehension or analysis…