I'm never satisfied, but nonetheless I'm at peace.
James Simpkins on cynegetic violence and ontological policing in Gregoire Chamayou's Manhunts (2012).
Eventually a system will realize a possibility that reduces the subsequent number of possibilities, and so on, until there are no available possibilities that could have this effect.
Epistemic status: Making a stab at the ineffable. The ineffable dodges and I miss. Again, argh! It always does that. Oh well, gonna keep stabbing anyway. Hey kids, wassup. Wanna
Assemblage of thoughts about how stories work.
Earlier this year I summed up the perpetual utilitarian lament: Despite nigh-inestimable progress, the world is pervaded by suffering. An unimaginable amount of suffering. Trying to comprehend it specifically and
Edit on 2020-12-02: This whole rigmarole rigma-rolled forward. Phew, did it ever. Currently it appears that Pasquale D'Silva was indeed involved, though not the main culprit of @VCBrags. Harassment allegations
My friend Beau suggested that I reflect on cyberpunk again, do an issue of Exolymph for old time's sake. I've been pondering the prompt for a while now. The internet
An exhortation in favor of vim, vigor, and verve.
Stahlblau, memetics analyst at The Outpost, kindly contributed the following guest post about divinity and the End Times — or the After Times, or whatever grimly liminal indexical you may prefer.
On the existential politics of sorting through salience signals under uncertainty.
You find yourself on the brink, the cusp, the verge — frozen at the edge of a sheer cliff, peering over it. How discomfiting, to regard that long fall! And yet
Engaging with a semi-adversarial audience... from cringe humor to tech recruiters and back!
An overview of complexity research enclave the Santa Fe Institute, frequented by luminaries ranging from Murray Gell-Mann to Cormac McCarthy.