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information

Viruses Versus Cellular Life: Who’s the Boss?

Context: The most common organism in the oceans harbors a virus in its DNA Meta-replicatory strategies (as explained in the article linked above) being those of diversifying and exploiting multiple channels of optimal and simultaneous self-replication. The referenced order of magnitude more viruses than bacteria in the ocean already suggests that the grey-zone between “living” […]

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communication Complexity culture

Language is an Operating System

Language is something of an operating system. Language also represents a self-propagating, abstract information system – much like culture or socioeconomic reality – that inhabits us just as much as we inhabit it. Human beings, technologies, artefacts and communication systems are the medium through which this linguistic entity manifests and self-replicates. The resilience of this […]

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Alien Anthropology

Tattoos and the Masks Within

Tattoos are a clear indication that all symbols, all representation and all meaning is not merely (or literally) inscribed upon our bodies and in our symbolic narratives.  All meaning and symbolic representation warps our cultural space back onto itself; it is recursively twisted and bound back upon and through itself.  All representation seeks the continuing […]

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culture

Mind the Gap

Our systems of logistics and commuter transport derive the abstract, symbolic value and benefit of logical continuity from their function just as much as the commuters do.

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Philosophy

Disassembling Sentience: Distributed Multidimensional Computation

If we seek to explain sentience and consciousness we might not be particularly comforted by what we ultimately discover.

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Alien Anthropology

What if there was nothing…

What if there was nothing at all?

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Philosophy

No One Owns Truth

There is no “best” idea, there are only “better” ones.

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Alien Anthropology

Sentience is Logical Recursion

We are the self-replicating logic of logical self-replication itself, repetition with refinement and variation.

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culture

Encoding Culture

A logic of communication is stored in material artefacts and its expression and distributed embodiment in culture evolves over time.

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culture

Art as Encoded Message

Information encoding for message transmission is a function expressed in (and as) visual culture and which evolves over time.

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culture

Cosmic Self-Discovery and Barbie Dolls

In this painting of the “human Barbie doll”, Swiss artist Stefania Pinsone reflects the self-conscious self-replication of culture, self and art itself. The painting is titled “Valeria Lukyanova (white noise)”.

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Alien Anthropology

Self-Replication

Self-replication. Surely this is what life is all about.