WARNING: PROJECTIVE GEOMETRY MAY PUT HOLES IN YOUR BRAIN. YOUR MIND MIGHT LEAK OUT - IF YOU WANT YOUR MIND IN YOUR BRAIN STOP READING NOW. Okay, here is a geometric exercise that I find very interesting (for some context about WHY it is interesting, look here). It is, however, more complicated than the previous one...
Now, another challenge was proposed, to proceed to a third transposition inspired by Varela's star cybernetics. My response: simplistic/complex ---> multi-ordered simplexity how to fix/how to engage ---> ascripted re-presencing compulsive mappings/flexible relations ---> constructive deconstruction textbook categorizations/situational phenomenologies ---> second-order homeodynamics control the universe through mapping/participate in the universe through walking its territory --> co-construction of universe and self dominant masculinist...
The following exercise was proposed: Take the following list, culled from a critique of Ken Wilber's work by philosopher William Irwin Thompson, Coming Into Being and write the opposites. simplistic how to fix compulsive mappings textbook categorizations control the universe through mapping dominant masculinist purposefulness shift power from the described to the describer psychic inflation and self-magnification a grand pyramid with the advocate on top lacking poetic...
A professor of mine, Bradford Keeney, offers the following advice: EVERY TIME YOU READ <insert your book here>, INTERACT WITH THE BOOK IN A WAY THAT YOU HAVE NEVER INTERACTED WITH A BOOK: Some possibilities: *drill a hole through it *drill other holes *underline spaces rather than words *talk to the book *place book under pillow or bed or tv or...
After working on this thesis for, well, let's face it, WAY too long, I am finally DONE. It's actually kind of hard to believe, and I'm pretty sure that my wife was thinking that this day wouldn't actually arrive. I should have made a bet. Basically what this means is that in the next... um,...