School For Rodents

by  —  February 5, 2008

“Innocence” is often merely a euphemism for gullibility, and it’s this quality that typically endears children to adults. Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Jesus all entered our tender, nascent minds without troublesome critical inquiries, so often the demon enemy of adult happiness. Liquor is often needed to bring the “magic” back, and in retrospect, […]

Marked as: Introspection  —  2 comments   (RSS)

Of Souls and State Machines

by  —  January 30, 2008

William is packing for, and in transit to, Italy this week where he’ll be doing a couple months of work on The American Memory Project with Justin Bennett. So, you’ll have just Doug and myself this cycle. Many known belief systems in the world feature the idea of a ‘soul’ — a sentient component of […]

Marked as: Belief SystemsIntrospection  —  13 comments   (RSS)

Fluids of Strangers

by  —  January 25, 2008

The events of that debauched evening haunted my memory like some irrepressible Zapruder loop.   I felt that I had to come clean.  I composed an e-mail to avant industrial artist Otto Von Schirach, an innocent man who had fallen victim to the spiraling dysfunctional buffoonery of both The Drunken Murphy and myself:

Marked as: Introspection  —  3 comments   (RSS)

4 Reasons that the Afterlife is for Chumps

by  —  January 22, 2008

This discusses only some of the more common concepts of an afterlife; if you do not have a personal belief in the afterlife, or you do but it doesn’t feature your eternal continuation in a different realm, hanging out with friends and relatives, then you can safely read this article with your value system unassailed.

Marked as: Belief SystemsIntrospection  —  5 comments   (RSS)

What’s Wrong with Stereotypes?

by  —  January 14, 2008

During the few years in which i was at Sun, i worked with several talented people. One of which, Ρ, was a very Silicon-Valley-normal, very intelligent, software developer with a great work ethic; after a while, he had taken a job across the street at Apple and as he was preparing to leave, he stopped […]

The Erosion of Quality

by  —  January 8, 2008

I spent the holiday week around xmas in New York City. It’s a great time of year to be in Manhattan as many of the locals have left the city and it’s relatively quiet. During this visit my partner decided we should attend the Metropolitan Opera’s showing of Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” which I […]

Marked as: IntrospectionSocietal Policies  —  6 comments   (RSS)

Belief and Common Reality

by  —  January 7, 2008

I was sitting with a close friend, F, and his wife, W, in a Tucson breakfast joint the other month; the discussion was hovering around figures of the Deepak Chopra flavour: how those types continue to profess insight on the workings of the universe by stringing together sexy physics words like a guru-Mad-Lib but who […]

Marked as: Belief SystemsIntrospectionScience  —  8 comments   (RSS)

« Previous Page

© 2007-2015 Process Media Labs and the respective authors. This WordPress theme began as a public work by Speckyboy.