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Between and Betwixt

Blake’s reliance on contraries was his solution to incorporating information which appears to contradict accepted information. The solution is not to discard either contrary, but to discard the requirement that contraries agree. excerpt/source: Contraries – Larry Clayton · Hornsramd blog … Continue reading

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Dharma Wheels

Dharma Wheels (mixed process photograph, animation) from Stephen Calhoun on Vimeo. Life is a virtual multiplicity, not of things and agents but contemplations and contractions, events and responses. This means there is not a world (actual) that is then represented … Continue reading

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Infinite Optical Trajectories

As a compendium of signs, this canvas was an apt introduction-practically a manifesto-for a movement dedicated to producing signs that function as distinctive artistic “trademarks” and yet are open to multiple and sometimes infinite optical trajectories. Signal Processing, David Joselit … Continue reading

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Objectively, There Are, Sometimes, Adjustments

Objectivity, no matter what it is in practice, or within technique, or in philosophical specification, lands always as a sort of brutish given. It is a species of truth claim that is paradoxically about the independent nature of the so-called … Continue reading

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Discrete Charms

Admit something: everyone you see, you say to them: “love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud; otherwise someone would call the cops. Still, though, think about this, this great pull in us to connect. Why not … Continue reading

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Make It All Up

Iain McGilchrist Epistemology establishes how we understand reality, what we believe the world to be made up of. If library directors do not have a way of knowing what is, how are they to know how to act in a … Continue reading

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As If, a yoga of the practice of irony in a cosmos of contingency

A leading moral and political philosopher, Kwame Anthony Appiah is Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University. He explores the ideas of the philosopher Hans Vahinger, who argued that our theories of the world involved understanding things “as … Continue reading

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Too Schematic, Nevertheless, Livingry

You don’t think Buckminster Fuller’s idea that the problem is just one of mismanagement and lack of distribution and lack of intelligent use of the available energy makes sense? GB:I don’t really believe that, no. Because I don’t think the … Continue reading

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Stirring Together, In the Midst of the Unending Stream

I traced a circle on the ground, It was a mystic figure strange Wherein I thought there would abound Mute symbols adequate of change, And complex formulas of Law, Which is the jaws of Change’s maw. My simpler thoughts in … Continue reading

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A Magic Trick: Explain By Creating

In trickster’s case, how did mental fakery come to replace incarnate fakery? It is one thing for trypanosomes to change their skins; another for Raven to become a leaf floating in spring water; another still for storytellers to have imagined … Continue reading

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Unities

One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do Two can be as bad as one It’s the loneliest number since the number one No is the saddest experience you’ll ever know Yes, it’s the saddest experience you’ll ever know … Continue reading

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Tying It All Together?

I am sometimes asked why I pay attention to astrology. Actually, I don’t pay much attention to it, but, for some, any attention paid to astrology begs the question of why a so-called pseudoscience could attract someone’s, or my own, … Continue reading

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drawn or repulsed, instant realization of sympathy or antipathy

TOOLS OF IMAGINATION from Kristyna on Vimeo. I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe – because like Spinoza’s God, it won’t love us in … Continue reading

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Creative Fire

In this second volume of The Sparks of Randomness, The Atheism of Scripture, Henri Atlan pursues his investigation of human life, which he grounds in a distinctive intermingling of the biological and cognitive sciences and traditions of Jewish thought. The … Continue reading

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Missing Contingency

This motivational tendency is a creative process through which the agent approaches new solutions, and enacts new meanings (Arnellos et al. 2007). As we have argued so far, aesthetic emotions provide the agent with the capacity to enact even before … Continue reading

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Thick Over Thin, Beyond the Need to Know, Deep Digging

If one wants to get to the absolute bottom of something, presumably for many kinds of human somethings, the journey to reach the bottom will: (1) take time (Rule of thumb: if it seems like it will take too much … Continue reading

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Morphing Fractals

Eternal One, Mighty One, Holy El, God autocrat self-originate, incorruptible, immaculate, unbegotten, spotless, immortal, self-perfected, self-devised, without mother, without father, ungenerated, exalted, fiery, just, lover of men, benevolent, compassionate, bountiful, jealous over me, patient one, most merciful. Eli, eternal, mighty … Continue reading

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Body Acting Virtually I.

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Silence, Healing

Failure does not matter in life. To a progressive person even a thousand failures do not matter. He keeps success before his view, and success is his even after a thousand failures. The greatest pity is when life comes to … Continue reading

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Floating Gestures

IDEO: Each sphere is equipped with inertial motion sensors—acceleration, rotation, and the Earth’s magnetic fields—enabling the spheres to act as a gestural musical interface. The gestures are interpreted through machine learning and used to control an evolving soundscape. via Synthtopia … Continue reading

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