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culture

Uncertainty Principles

“No problem stays solved in a dynamic environment” (…)

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culture

Conformity

An interesting montage of ideas and images, reflections from some powerful thinkers on the topic of conformity. Possibly more important than ever in our current socially-mediated, hyper-normative mass communications world…

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creativity

Nurturing Creativity

Nurture creativity wherever you find it – in yourself, in others or in the world. It is far too precious to waste…

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culture

Cult of Personality

The cult of the leader, of single isolated points of power and control and is an inevitable consequence and inversion of a fundamental social and psychological misunderstanding…

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culture

Memes: Encoding Complexity

A meme is, more or less, simply a unit of information – a quantum of cultural communication.  This is information stored, compressed, perhaps encoded or encrypted in some way.  This information is encoded in such a manner that it can be unpacked or decrypted in useful ways.  This generation of meaning clearly already exists within […]

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Philosophy

Is Mathematics Real ?

On a purely pragmatic level: beyond philosophical complexities and existential insecurities, it does not actually matter whether mathematics is real and independent of us or if it is purely a procedurally self-consistent intellectual ecology of mysteriously effective principles, rules and axioms. Maths works for us. That is the crux. Personally, I think it has some […]