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Published: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:47:42 +0000

 



3 Klee sentences ...

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:47:42 +0000

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* I cannot be grasped in the here and now. For I reside just as much with the dead as with the unborn. Somewhat closer to the heart of creation than usual. But not nearly close enough.



* The pictorial work was born of movement, is itself recorded movement, and is assimilated through movement (eye muscles).



* Formerly we used to represent things visible on earth, things we either liked to look at or would have liked to see. Today we reveal the reality that is behind visible things, thus expressing the belief that the visible world is merely an isolated case in relation to the universe and that there are many more other, latent realities. Things appear to assume a broader and more diversified meaning, often seemingly contradicting the rational experience of yesterday.






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text : Quotes by Paul Klee (1879-1940)
images : Roey Victoria Heifetz, Frau in Rot (Woman in Red) 2016
photos: Syncopath





Some thoughts on Biology as Ideology, by R.C. Lewontin.

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 11:55:04 +0000

What makes genes so exciting? In part of the text we read that understanding gene results in understanding the individuals and understanding individuals, makes understanding societies, cultures, etc. easier. In other parts of the text, we read that science is also an instrument for better manipulating our environment for our benefit.

I am wondering If all the hype about genes comes simply from the fact that we want to manipulate societies and we think that genes are the source. We seem to believe that there should be a starting point that gives us more power to maneuver. And that is genes as controllers of individuals and as a result society. But what if genes are simply another body part? What if we are not truly controlled by them?

What if we are misled by the idea that the smaller parts are responsible for the qualities in a larger scale?

I was amazed to be the notion of our scientific processes being affected by our general ideologies. Like for example how when we observe a cell, we usually tend to assign some humane qualities to it and try to find out behaviors that “make sense” to us. What if we are missing things just because we are not used to be looking for them and as a result continue to reproduce the same ideas?

Part of the book is brought here.



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Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:43:29 +0000

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Master's Project: Transhumanism; cont'd

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 07:41:35 +0000

It's probably time to update this project. It was completed in 2010 and I was awarded a perfect score, at the Danish Design School (now KADK/Royal Danish Academy of Art & Design). I was also one of 6 graduating students nominated for two grants of excellence, and the only one in Visual Communication (I didn't win). Despite the accolades, I don't think this project is perfect and I would not have awarded it so highly myself; there are a few things I would have done differently were I doing it today, but it was a student project and that is learning after all! This was a difficult project to complete and I really struggled with it. I remember the early part of 2010 being quite stressful. I didn't look at it for years afterwards—needed to get it out of my system. But now, 8 years later, I think I should do it and myself a service by getting it out there. I realize this community is not thriving as it was back then, but I think it's fitting to get the first "draft" on here, as this platform is what served as the inspiration and source of much of the material included in the project. Interestingly, it has only become more and more relevant as advances in AI, machine learning, robotics etc accelerate. These are just a few of the images I have, taken at the time of completion. I intend to do a full write up, with documentation of the project booklet (requirement for the thesis, describing thoughts, rationale, descriptions), the presentation and slideshow I gave to the grading committee (which, I think, was what got me the grade and award - first real lesson in "it's all about the presentation") and of course more images (closeups) of the final piece. It is a booklet of sorts, A4 sized, that takes the reader on a journey through Transhumanism, framed as "The Great Enhancement Debate" (titled borrowed from the project here on Space Collective), with each page introducing a topic and a series of voices in the discussion. There are 4-6 typefaces used, in varying weights, styles, colours and treatments, to visually represent the different voices in the discussion, as well the lively debate that this subject incurs. I was told I would not be able to pull that off, but I think I managed it quite well! As the reader turns the pages, the booklet unfolds into an A1 sized poster. I considered the user experience a lot in this, and wanted it to be more than just a booklet. I think this aspect reflects my background in web design and development, and indeed, I have been working as an interaction/UX designer since I graduated. The back side is the poster side, with one of the feature illustrations in large size, accompanied by one of the more powerful quotes. There are three versions, one for each illustration. More to come... [...]



Some thoughts on Rensberger’s "Life Itself"

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:47:33 +0000

Somewhere in the book the author mentions: “Human body as a republic of cells”

During this part of the text, the cells are addressed with qualities such as selflessness. I think the same way we formed societies for our own individual benefits different cells of the human body might “know” that this is for their own good to collaborate within the context of the human body. But the concepts of cells being of different “character” really amazes me! How for example cells from the brain when cultured form networks and cells form the skin try to form skin even when they’re apart from their natural habitat! Might they belong to different stereotypes as we humans do? Are stereotypes a “natural” thing as a result?
How come these cells came along in the first place? Wandering in space they found each other randomly and based on their different characteristics discovered that they could work together as a body?!
Or they were there and in the context of their “social” life within the human body, little by little they changed just like couples do?



Anybody here?

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 08:30:27 +0000

Is anybody here?Does anybody still using space collective?
Did the collective disapearead or changed?
Reply me if you are still here.
Maybe we can do somethnig nice toghether.



relay thinking moment to software cave- library of babel

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:10:06 +0000

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mHealth, no future

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:49:24 +0000

The Angel of History: walking backwards into a digital mental health future by Mark Brown



Living a life with mental health difficulty can rob us of our sense of the future; reduce us to living from moment to agonising moment. The debate about technology and mental health often focuses on what might be lost rather than what might find. When the future seems too much to hope for we face backward.


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Future?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:57:41 +0000

(image) I'm thinking how hard it is for futurists to work in our liquid world. I'm not sure if I'm depressed or if in fact there's no future. Sometimes I think the new step (back) for our civilisation will be cannibalism. Yeah... Sometimes I can picture a new Twitter trend: #cannibalism. So sad, so hard...



You walk (An introspective narrative)

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:47:42 +0000

You walk (An introspective narrative) Chapter 1. You walk in the streets, passing humans, other humans, you believe they are like you, they look similar to you, you do not count how many humans there are. You know there are many humans, humans that are not you. You walk aimlessly, you feel your feet, the strain on your ankles, the light wind, the noise of cars, horns of rushing humans, going somewhere, you do not ask where do they go. You light a cigarette , it is still permissible in some streets, to walk among other humans and ingest a warm smoke, some of these humans think it is bad for you, some think you pollute them with your smoke. Some think it is your right, you do not have a clear idea about this issue. The noise of the urban environment disturbs you, still, sometimes you like to walk among humans, in a street, the great anonymizer. You feel anonymous, you put on your earphones, you listen to your music, you created a playlist precisely for this purpose. To walk. You listen to Ryuichi Sakamoto soundtrack to Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. You vaguely remember that movie, you are not even certain that you saw it, it was many years ago, does it matter ? you enjoy the soft piano notes, enticing you to feel full of the moment. You walk. Not slowly enough to disturb the constant flow of humans walking, not fast enough to feel that there is a speed to sidewalk walking. Its not written anywhere, unlike for cars, humans did not create a walking speed limit, some humans run. For a moment you even think about your walking speed, it makes no difference to you, but your idle thoughts report a certain cognizance that you do walk at a certain speed, it fits the flow of the sidewalk universe in motion. You feel your lower back, its not pain exactly but you do record it, you know you have a back, and if so a lower back, you restrain yourself from touching the area, and yet you feel it, its your back, its your lower back, its your ‘not precisely’ pain. Is it a desire for coffee that pushes your eyes to look at the coffee shop? You are uncertain ,it is probably the smell of fresh ground coffee penetrating your nostrils and your engaged brain, your olfactory sense awake. You love coffee. You know many humans, other humans, like coffee too. In that you are similar to other humans, you know that it is so, a thought comes to your mind, unasked for, are there other animals on this planet that like coffee, like humans do? You do not know, but you think to yourself that this could be an interesting conversation piece. You file this thought under ‘possible conversations items’. You look around, still you do not stop, you wonder, what is it about coffee that is so engaging? Are there other kinds of foods that only humans like? Are there coffee shops in the savannah ? you laugh quietly, to yourself, inside your mind, your mouth does twitch a bit, your lungs stretch , its an involuntary spasm of laughter, small, almost imperceptible, but you feel it. You know that for humans most laughter is an involuntary reflex, but you have learned how to activate your zygomaticus major and though some humans would call this activity fake, you do not think it so. You walk. You sense the others, the other humans. You believe, though you cannot prove it, that there are other flaneurs, probably. Have they read Baudelaire? Not that it matters, his ‘passionate spectator’ is a truth you firmly believe in. You also believe that at one time or another ,other humans, have walked the streets, disguising their ambulatory times as full of purpose. You do think of yourself as a flaneur, you believe it carries a purpose, an inherent meaning, a consummation of sorts. At times you think that the urban wanderers, such as you describe yourself to be, have a cleaning purpose, they collect the light that bounce[...]