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Tangle time

Why stick to linear arguments thick with text? Can we make sense of the world by skipping from word to song to figure? Why not connect the new when the old world is collapsing of its own contradictions?

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The Demon of Doubt, or an exercise in fiction science.

Every era of quickening change has its existential worries, when solid ground becomes quicksand. Here I use ‘demons’ to probe the shifting ground of knowledge.

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The Collector of Dystopias

Photographer: Pawel Janiak | Source: Unsplash Star Wars and Scotch Tape I am a technophile; always was and always will be. It doesn’t prevent me from agreeing with Gandhi’s critique of technological modernity. Instead, we can have fun asking such questions as: What would a charkha computer look like? One thought: Ok, I am not sure the […]

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The Tyranny of Experience

Photographer: v2osk | Source: Unsplash There’s no greater tyranny in my world than that of experience, by which I mean the ever more sophisticated versions of the claim “seeing is believing.” We are skeptical by nature, demanding evidence and proof and subjecting claims to all kinds of tests before we believe them. Experience produces facts, in […]

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Street Metaphysics

What is reality? We seem to be unable to address that question directly. We can only engage with reality via scientific, religious and artistic filters. So what is reality: it is what the scientists discover in their labs, or what my guru says or what that great artist drew in the last phase of his […]