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culture

A Liquid Logic and System of History

My problem is, and pretty much always has been, just how to introduce, articulate and successfully communicate new concepts of representation and comprehension when the paradigm and assumptive frameworks of conventional wisdom fight tooth and nail against novelty or deep (i.e. axiomatic) conceptual, methodological and theoretical innovation ?

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culture

S.O.S: Global Political Failures

No one is coming to save us from ourselves, it looks like we’ll need to work through this together…

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culture

Cultural Algorithm

The dynamic activity of the methods, frameworks and algorithms of cultural encryption indicate that the nodes in any sufficiently sophisticated communications or information transmission system are secondary considerations to the primary functioning of a recursive self-replication of those same methods, frameworks and algorithms.

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culture

Rise of the Simpletons

We may have been exquisitely unlucky in our shared selections from a poverty of all available leadership choices…

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culture

Deep Dive

…we are living in an accelerating moment in which the sane and rational present paradigm might become the quaint or absurdly inconsistent (or at least incomplete) assumption of an earlier era…

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culture

Humanity: A Work in Progress

Humanity is clearly a work in progress…

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culture

Aesthetics, Language, History

It only takes a few colours, a few shapes for the human mind to impose order upon otherwise patterned chaos. Visual processing largely follows its own logical rules, not unlike language, physics or mathematics. Just as with language, visual aesthetics and the logical intelligibility of any specific imagery is partially hard-wired in the brain as […]

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Philosophy physics

Goldilocks and the Two Anthropic Principles

The belief that our own existence in the Universe is in some sense probable or even inevitable is known as the Anthropic Principle. The Anthropic Principle comes in two flavours: weak and strong…

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culture Psychology

Dreams, Cultures, Identities

Dreams are narratives in which the clear logical and temporal boundaries required to function in the world dissolve, where the images are all the time already present in the mind and there intermingle and reconcatenate into new and potentially novel configurations and metamorphoses. Myths and archetypes are…

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technology

Technosphere

It’s interesting to consider the collective, aggregated mass-density of all of our associated technological paraphernalia, our Technosphere. The aggregated totality of all our buildings, vehicles, dwellings, cities, the flotsam and jetsam of commerce and industry, our possessions and everything we throw away: it all has an estimated mass of 30 trillion tons. More information after […]