Member 420
242 entries
2087711 views

 RSS
Project moderator:
Polytopia

Contributor to projects:
The great enhancement debate
The Total Library
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being. (Albert Camus)
  • Affiliated
  •  /  
  • Invited
  •  /  
  • Descended
  • Wildcat’s favorites
    From Xarene
    Human Document...
    From Xaos
    It is not Gods that we...
    From TheLuxuryofProtest
    Deep Learning in the City...
    From Rourke
    The 3D Additivist Manifesto
    From syncopath
    Simplicity
    Recently commented on
    From Benjamin Ross Hayden
    AGOPHOBIA (2013) - Film
    From Wildcat
    Tilting at windmills or...
    From Wildcat
    The jest of Onann pt. 1(...
    From syncopath
    Simplicity
    From Wildcat
    Some nothings are like...
    Wildcat’s projects
    Polytopia
    The human species is rapidly and indisputably moving towards the technological singularity. The cadence of the flow of information and innovation in...

    The Total Library
    Text that redefines...

    The great enhancement debate
    What will happen when for the first time in ages different human species will inhabit the earth at the same time? The day may be upon us when people...
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    From Wildcat's personal cargo

    The Narrative of Red Consciousness
    “There is no such thing as a substantial self (as a distinct ontological entity, which could in principle exist by itself), but only a dynamic, ongoing process creating very specific representational and functional properties. Self-consciousness is a form of physically realized representational content.” (Metzinger 2003) (more here)

    The neurophilosophical question: is it possible to have introspective access to the non-intentional features of our own experience encoding a particular content?

    And in lay-being terms:

    What is red?



    Possible potential narrative: our minds are vast multidimensional machines, co existing simultaneously in an immense phase space of potential paths of actuation. Each of these paths may be described as the foundation for a particular configuration of space-time appearing to the awareness in the form of experience. The experience in and of itself is empty of content yet is reflected as having content because of its form (form = the particular spatio-temporal configuration of consciousness). Thus the introspective access equals the perception of form; in this case, the content and form of “red” ~is~ “red”.

    Red ~is~ transparent to red.



    And in lay–beings terms:

    Red ~is~ the perception of red

    What is mind?

    (part of the Ultrashorts project)

    2 comments
      Promote (7)
      
      Add to favorites (1)
    Synapses (5)
     
    Comments:


    ParanoidMystic     Tue, Feb 5, 2008  Permanent link
    Fascinating. "our minds are vast multidimensional machines"

         Wed, Feb 6, 2008  Permanent link
    wildcat: Qualia, the properties of sensory experience.

    I'm thinking that I'd love to see an illustration or painting of all the stuff you just mentioned. It's neat to visualize what that'd look like.

    paranoidmystic: props on the RAW/subgenius nod :)
     
          Cancel