How much does the average person know about how one of our simplest tools work, the knife?
What does it mean to cut something? What does the act of cutting accomplish? How does it work?
We all know how to use this particular tool. We think it is obvious, thus we do not contemplate it any further. But most of us have no idea what actually...
For 2-6 Players – AGES 10+
R U L E S O F P L A Y
You are about to play a variation of the most unusual game that has appeared in many years. It is not difficult, but because it is so different you will find it worthwhile to read the rules completely through before starting play. No attempt has been made...
NotMarie:” I am overwhelmed 3V, I am plagued and besieged by impressions, ever since our last conversation, I keep on getting lost in my thoughts and sensations..
3V:” why is that?
NotMarie:” ..I am not sure really, it is as if in our last conversation a kind of imaginary carpet has been ripped from under my mind.. Suddenly I have...
not an author and a reader … a collision of co-creators
not reading or watching … playing and procreating
not a product … a process
not a tidy straight line … a mosaic
… a pattern that you can view from any perspective
not a beginning and an end … the end of the beginning, middle and end
not a frozen narrative … a collective...
... that we are wrapping in the real time web.
There’s a new sense of Now emerging from the web
and it’s starting to become more present
than the here and now in front of us.
The events in our lives only seem to come into full existence as we post them online. A moment that can’t be digitized and shared in one form or another is...
You and I are not curators. We ”just sort through rubbish“. We are ”just a makeshift step before a more advanced algorithm is invented.“ If the term ”curator is devalued cheapened“ ... ”then museums could lose all respect as cultural bastions.“
“When an old culture is dying, the new culture is created by those people who...
Good morning, Infosphere!
Over the past few months, I've been wanting to set up "Metathink Mondays." Essentially, once a week, post an insight or a question that we can all ponder and reflect upon, in the service of making us smarter. Then, I'll collect all the feedback, assemble it into another post or ebook that would be like an...
The world as we know it is in disruption. Maybe it's always been in disruption, pushing us through cycles of apparent chaos so that evolution can continue and new paradigms emerge. Thanks to social technologies, we're growing into a globally connected communication system, and seem to be heading towards a tipping point. But what is it that we're...
Or, The Risk of Extrapolating Linear Trends Against Non-Linear Systems.
A common habit in forecasting, particularly in energy futures & economic growth, is to take roughly linear trends and extend them over the next few decades. The notion is that there is inertia in what has already happened that will make the future look markedly similar,...