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The inverse-paranoia machine – and its importance for network-trust

This is wonderful:     Inverse paranoia.  That is, seeing everything that might happen to one as being a positive: an opportunity, in fact - not in the sense of being able to trample over others but rather to enrich both oneself and one's surroundings.  To have that feeling that one might just as madly… Continue reading The inverse-paranoia machine – and its importance for network-trust

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Kickstart #chester #liverpool #dublin

I am now back in England.  I had a grand time in Dublin this past month, even where (precisely because) it was occasionally challenging.  Meanwhile, the Predict 2017 conference was a real, unalloyed, highlight.   I am now looking to work between Chester, Liverpool and Dublin.  I will most likely live in Liverpool, though my soul… Continue reading Kickstart #chester #liverpool #dublin

#Ulysses at the Abbey Theatre, #Dublin

I saw "Ulysses" at the Abbey Theatre last night.  I was seated on the stage, in and amongst the actors and action.   Leopold was more than gently tragic, and yet defiantly principled in everything he did; Stephen, a man torn between emotion and truth, slowly realising perhaps that the two were the same; and magnificent… Continue reading #Ulysses at the Abbey Theatre, #Dublin

Painting the human brain #predict2017

I have previously referred to my Motogotchi (play more catch-up here and here).  I still have her, and have as you can see gendered her, too. I suppose in machines we will always gender the thing with the object of our real-life affections.  It is a natural tendency, in order to draw closer to one that… Continue reading Painting the human brain #predict2017

The rationale for posting academic drafts

I am a great believer in collaborative thought.  I wonder if to adjectivise thought in such a way is to accept - even concede - that there is a thought which is not collaborative, and therefore to commit a grave error of concept. I have just opened an account on Academia.edu, a social-networking site with… Continue reading The rationale for posting academic drafts

A dissertation of philosophy in an empirical overcoat!

I think I managed to write a dissertation of philosophy more than of empirical research.  And so I am at peace with this; joyful in fact.  I have always philosophised: this is the first time, however, that two grand academics have taken the time to read and evaluate my ideas with rigour.  I feel validated… Continue reading A dissertation of philosophy in an empirical overcoat!

Twitter responses to “Communicating with agents in the field …”

"There has never, to my mind, been a case in history of a technology where a potential use hasn't been taken advantage of." - Miljenko Williams, Chester, August 31st 2017 Here are a couple of Twitter responses to my recent post, "Communicating with agents in the field using urban environments and artefacts of consumer society".… Continue reading Twitter responses to “Communicating with agents in the field …”

Paranoid schizophrenia – disorder / disgrace / language / skillset

In my previous posts here and here I have described how I see and interpret the world. As I have previously said, I was imprisoned in a mental facility for this way I allude to.  I have also received from family, both close and wider,[1] very little appetite to encourage me to pursue a revision of… Continue reading Paranoid schizophrenia – disorder / disgrace / language / skillset

Communicating with agents in the field using urban environments and artefacts of consumer society

Further to my post yesterday on the subject of haptic and other kinds of supportive and CBT-based environments, I would like to explain today one of the means by which such support may be being provided - in my case (if it be the case), without a) explicit knowledge or b) known informed consent, though… Continue reading Communicating with agents in the field using urban environments and artefacts of consumer society