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Philosophy

Snakes and Ladders

Thrown into a world for which none of us are or could ever be fully prepared, we are compelled to engage the interface levers, buttons and switches of culture and interpersonal complexity which always, always represent some potentially duplicitious and risky game of snakes and ladders. There are of course more snakes than ladders, though, […]

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Philosophy

Semantic Ambiguity

The dynamism and flexibility of language is simultaneously its strength and its weakness. This is a corollary of the abstract/logical and concrete/material extensibility that haunts technology as cyber (in)security but is by no means limited there. It is an irreducibly discontinuous symmetry of uncertainty that plagues all organisations and institutional contexts. The incessant invention of […]

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systems

The Purpose of Stupid Ideas

Does human stupidity actually serve a sociological purpose ?

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culture

Europe in Disarray

Negotiating the accelerating metamorphosis of systemic change is a problem of global salience which appears rather poorly catered for by the leviathan of legacy organisational and heuristic solutions.

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heuristics Organisation

Heuristics: Organisational Entropy 003

Bureaucracies and administrative hierarchies possess peculiarly mischievous methods of seeking sustainment and self-justification through the endless production of usefully wasteful products and services…

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life

Aperture, Pattern and Emptiness

Consider this unravelling vessel, this body…

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culture Organisation

Continuity of Civilisation

There may be an irresolvable existential bottleneck between self-seeking commercial incentives and the long-term continuity of human civilisation.

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culture

Open Minds and Closed Organisations

Human beings may never be clever enough to harness and benefit from the symmetries of information and energy flows as already exist in the natural world…

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culture

Order and Decay

Entropy and disorder are inevitable, mismanagement of their consequences is not.

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culture

Spelling Bees and the Necessary Logic of Normative Linguistic Labyrinths

The normative is always also the reproduction of the culturally self-reproductive and useful; the mundane carelessly shrouds the profound and transparently un-hidden secret of cultural, logical self-replication.

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culture

Prefabricated

Love is a theorem of that deeper drive and fundamental axiom towards unity, procreation and species self-propagation that as incorporate creatures we translate as desire.

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culture

Culture Circus: Uncommon Anchors

The various cultural contexts, parameters and metrics indicating that possibility for the existence of the sensible, the rational and the sane are also those shared borders of distance and difference defining the improbable, the implausible and the ridiculous…