The remaking of angels, their rank and sweep Show more
[ by Charles Cameron -- on, i suppose, the uphill slog or seduction of genius
-- or a very different take on complexity? ] . Paul Klee's Angelus Novus --
described by the Verso writer Stuart Jeffries as "this goofy, eternally
hovering angel with hair that looks like paper scrolls, aerodynamically
hopeless wings and googly […]
One of England’s Freedoms Show more
[ by Charles Cameron -- an amused defense of sacred measures such as the foot,
yard, and acre -- against the atheistic and idolatrous metric system ] . **
You can trudge uphill, you can run up hill and down dale as the saying goes,
you may march from pillar to post, church spire to […]
In Conversation: SF Movie Adaptations w/ Seth Heasley Show more
Adrian & Matt are joined by Seth Heasley of the [Hugos
There](https://hugospodcast.com) & [Take Me to Your
Reader](http://pavementpodcast.com) podcasts to talk about our favorite SF
movie adaptations. We each take turns picking one of our favorites, then talk
about it as a group.
Which movies do we pick? What kinds of adaptations are our favorites? Which
movies do we think are actually better tha...
Seeing like a network https://medium.com/message/seeing-like-a-network-114c5a13fe0d #heyfeedfox
Better angels and air traffic controllers Show more
[ by Charles Cameron -- the curious, little noticed replacement of the heavens
by the sky ] . In the introduction to my What sacred games shall we have to
invent? -- one of my favorite instance of the HipBone Games, take a look -- I
wrote: The great German engraver Albrecht Dürer’s illustrations of […]
El futuro como objeto de intención. Show more
Algunos comentarios sobre ‘Diseño de Futuros.’
participantes de la primera edición del curso “Diseño de Futuros” en h2i
institute (Julio, 2018) durante la actividad conocida como [‘Juego de
realizamos subrepticiamente ;-) en la plaza de CaixaForum ...
Borders as metaphors and membranes Show more
[ by Charles Cameron -- i continue in the opinion that limina, thresholds
borders, have an archetypal importance that transcends and is embodied in
individual cases ] . With the Wall the dominating issue of the current US
government shutdown, tracking the penumbra of borders is all the more
important: things look very different when […]
AFK, kinda Show more
On the 12th September, 2018, I switched from posting daily to posting every
Wednesday and Sunday. The experience has been exquisite so far, but it hasn’t
entirely solved my problems. First, twice-weekly still doesn’t leave me enough
time to do deep thinking and research. It seems that, at the moment, one
thousand words is the … [Continue reading AFK, kinda
"Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace" Douglas Rushkoff, 1994 (not pirated: the author approved releasing full text of the book online)
A fascinating reminder what people in 1994 thought Cyberspace and the Information Superhighway would be like. Almost an alien mindset now
In retrospect, it's absolutely tragic. Not just that the internet turned out so much worse than we thought it was going to be; but that our ambitions have shrunk so much.
Two particularly thought-provoking posts I read today.
The first is by Joe Norman and says that “In living systems,
the whole generates the parts.
The parts do not exist a priori.”
The second is by David Collins and takes a look at the history of “mindfulness”. This actually persuaded me to try focusing on concentration-orientated meditation for a while (all I’ve ever done is awareness/vipissanna practice).
Good Afternoon Internet, I'm Listening Show more
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GOV Employees Can Now Attend Suits and Spooks DC During Gov Shut Down Show more
[ by Charles Cameron -- i've always thought Suits and Spooks would be a great
conference to attend, but finances & health have never quite permitted me.. ]
. Over to you: Jeffrey Carr has opened Suits and Spooks DC to government
employees for a nominal $5 donation to some mutual support group. So I […]
The Clock, Part 5: Sunrise Show more
Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010) is an ambitious 24-hour montage stitched
together from feature films and TV shows. Each clip, ranging from a split
second to a few minutes, takes place during the time of the day at which it
plays. Over the next few months, I will attempt to see all twenty-four hours
at the Tate Modern […]
GBG: another form of associative linkage Show more
[ by Charles Cameron -- a meander to ponder, wonder, wander, a maze to amaze,
or as CS Peirce might say, a muse to amuse, an amuse-bouche ] . Here's a
quick, long run-down of my HipBone games, where they came from, and where
they'll be going if book and online game plans come together. […]
Remembering Pierre Kabamba Show more
I think it was sometime in 1998 or 99. I was walking down the hallway of the
faculty floor of the Aerospace Engineering department of the University of
Michigan, where I was a graduate student at the time. One of the professors
had tacked a recently published paper by his door, as professors like to […]
Book Recommendations: An Everyone Culture and Moral Mazes Show more
Epistemic Status: Casual I highly recommend An Everyone Culture, by Robert
Kegan, and Moral Mazes, by Robert Jackall, as companion books on business
culture. Moral Mazes is an anthropological study of the culture and implicit
ethics of a few large corporations, and is an eye-opening illustration of the
problems that arise in those corporations. An Everyone Culture is […]
Curing the World of Men Show more
The American Psychological Association has declared that masculinity is a
disease, and they will cure you.
Stories, post-abolition Show more
In Solutions to the problem of life, I acknowledged my tendency to get caught
up on the first of the Buddha’s Four Nobles Truths—Life is suffering.
Realising that that wasn’t exactly useful, I attempted to find a way past it.
As a consequence of releasing that piece, Harry Potash was nice enough to
point me … [Continue reading Stories, post-abolition
If God Could Be Killed, it’d Be Dead Already #heyfeedfox https://qualiacomputing.com/2018/07/23/open-individualism-and-antinatalism-if-god-could-be-killed-itd-be-dead-already/
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