The First Man To Know Nothing

17/05/19 Various historical figures have been cited as the last to know everything, that is, they were sufficiently intelligent to have read and understood the relatively small amount of published books at a time when science was a relatively confined field.  Compared to today, the total sum of knowledge in all academic areas was soContinue reading “The First Man To Know Nothing”

Millennials On Mars

We have a poem here, it’s called Millennials on Mars.  And uh, it was inspired…it was inspired by, some millennials on mars. So I wanna give credit where credit is due…. A bat done spread a virus called sars,And millennials are on mars,The vaccine left a billion scars,Millennials on mars, I can’t afford a self-drivingContinue reading “Millennials On Mars”

Moral History – Part 3

Link to Moral History Part 1 Link to Moral History Part 2 Final Thoughts Stories are motivators and perspective-influencers that enable us to behave in certain ways in order to achieve particular goals.  Like the main character in the film Memento, we concoct believable stories that ultimately determine our actions, irrespective of what the objectiveContinue reading “Moral History – Part 3”

Moral History – Part 2

Link to Moral History Part 1 Personal Moral Histories and the Narrative of Photography The moral history of my education is that I only learned moral history at school, and that I did not fit into popular groups or traditional systems.  I learned that I am not part of the group that is catered forContinue reading “Moral History – Part 2”

Moral History – Part 1

The Tale That Came First or A Time Before Facts The following text sprung from an exploration of the subtle difference between the word “story” (histoire) and “history” (l’histoire) in the French language, and how history with a big ‘H’ becomes history with a little ‘h’ – transitioning from actual to symbolic, from objective toContinue reading “Moral History – Part 1”

Reaction Videos And Comment Sections

10/06/19 Follow up to Redefining Social Media This following piece looks at social media and the inferences made about group opinion through our experiences online as a test of our own sanity and group belonging.  Much of the social media space provides us with answers to the question “how do we compare to others?”.  ToContinue reading “Reaction Videos And Comment Sections”

Redefining Social Media

30.11.18 We currently have a common conceptual model that divides the online world into two categories: “social media” and “the internet”.  The first group calls to mind the big names like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram, that essentially allow users to share various media, both publicly and privately.  Any platform that lacks this capability isContinue reading “Redefining Social Media”

Transitioning Into the Simulation

04-02-19 The missing link in the simulation equation is not any general sense of realism, but rather the problem of transition from one world to the next. When we read a novel we rarely finish it in one entire sitting without a break, meaning that our experience of the simulation is interrupted by stops andContinue reading “Transitioning Into the Simulation”

Into Obscurity

01.11.18 Just as some things move from non-obviousness to obviousness as in the case of fashion and trends, so too do things move in the opposite direction – into obscurity. The telephone symbol; the handset found in phone boxes around the world, no longer resembles what we associate with a phone.  As technology changes weContinue reading “Into Obscurity”