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art culture

Cultural Mnemonics

Jimi Hendrix is one of those icons and representational idioms that provide a counter-cultural mnemonic eloquence. His presence is resonant with Jim Morrison, a prismatic Dark Side of the Moon, posters of Henry Fonda on his Harley in Easy Rider. The cultural nodes of these idioms are undergoing constant representational metamorphosis and this artistic thread […]

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Alien Anthropology

It’s the end of the world as we know it…

Zeitgeist.

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Alien Anthropology

Coronavirus, Dr. Li Wenliang and the Implicit Fragility of Authoritarian Political Regimes

While it is true that there is no such thing as a perfect political system, some forms of social organisation clearly possess greater resilience than others. This current epidemiological catastrophe is clear evidence of the implicit failures of authoritarian information control. A Chinese couple is being detained and transported to unknown destination inside a large […]

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Philosophy

Decoding Instagram

The ancient emergence of information-encoding mechanisms that seek both optimal self-replication and resilience against catastrophic loss of components and sub-systems – in contemporary manifestation.

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Philosophy

Succeeding “against the odds” ?

Do we make our own luck or does luck and the blind power of statistical necessity make us?

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culture

Creativity and Innovation versus Institutional Intransigence

Radically divergent (or convergent) approaches face uphill battles against an entrenched intellectual intransigence and institutional conservatism.

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culture

Flourishing Grassroots Micro-states within Dysfunctional Macro-states ?

Some organisational principles do not scale linearly…