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Ouroboros-like Logic

It is particularly apparent in art and design that cultural evolution and its associated historical development and metamorphosis consists of a fundamentally incomplete logical system of complex, open and creative self-reference.

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Semiotic Elasticity

There is in essence no true “outside” or inalienable “counter” culture; everything exists on some interior surface, warped and twisted back upon and through itself…

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culture

In passing…

I remember when I was first introduced to en passant and after the initial shock, denial and eventual aquiescence to the expanded rule-set and spectrum of possibility of that great game of Chess, I could never quite dispel that lingering paranoia that at any moment…

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Matrix

…assumptions about the essential characteristics or axioms of any system of explanation are specific (delimited) to that system of explanation…

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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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Organisational Self(-ish)

The mystifying, proliferating inefficiencies of our vast and sprawling global bureaucracies illustrate clearly (yet perhaps also in some measure opaquely) the raison d’etre of administrative systems everywhere.  That purpose and identifiable essential reason is the proliferation of their own continued existence.  Whether or not it should be considered as though seen through some conspiratorial filter […]

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Illogical

The “why” is not always more important than the “how” when governance and bureaucracy at a large organisational or international scale is concerned…

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Philosophy

Stop

We are like the origami cranes which once unfolded reveal themselves as merely being the blank sheets of paper that they always were…

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culture

Truth and Falsity

The confusion, ambiguity and uncertainty concerning Truth and Falsity in the statements and assertions people and organisations make in the media and online in our shared information spaces is a natural, endemic part of cultural and organisational communications systems.

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Philosophy

Metrics

The value of science as an open-ended creative enterprise is in its unremitting incompleteness and perennial iterative process of what is ultimately self-discovery…

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Empty World

Some number of years ago now, I remember witnessing a filmic representation of something written by Charles Bukowski, its title eludes me. This was perhaps characteristically, miserably bizzarre and featured some peculiar and wicked strand of thought concerning a discovery that the narrator was the only real person and everyone else he encountered were soul-less, […]