An Esoteric Guide to Spencer Brown’s Laws of Form #1

(A full PDF of this article can be had here.) George Spencer Brown (in his spirit, I would like to say: "Let George Spencer Brown = GSB"), a logician, engineer, and teacher, wrote a curious little book called Laws of Form, that inspired countless interesting people of widely varying backgrounds.  The book is not a...

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Four Elements Presentation (Master’s Defense)

The following presentation was made literally thirty minutes before my Master's thesis defense, when I thought to myself, hey, I should put together some slides!  Luckily I had everything I needed already... you'll have to imagine how I skilfully (ahem...) wove all the slides into a seamless tapestry.

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Notes on the roots of epistemology in recursion

There is a necessary recursion at the very heart of epistemology. Epistemology can never be founded upon a principle of linearity, where thinking traces its origin to something that lies before thinking, and somehow emerges or grows out of it, because the very existence of this "before", whatever its nature, must always be assumed...

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Stuff on my porch.

Spring in Portland is great, even if you don't leave your own porch...

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Canyon

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Protected: Badger Burpees in Seattle

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A Theoretical Beginning

Every moment of transformation enacts an epistemology.  Part of what it means to be human is to have the potential to awaken to this fact, and more: to recognize that the recognition of the inescapable relation between action and epistemology leads to the unfolding of a life-long quest and question: how do I know?...

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Music Squared

This is from Andre Michelle Laboratory, but I had to repost it here so I could have three simultaneous sets.  Unfortunately I don't know how to make them synchronize perfectly, because they load at different speeds... oh well. Also, if you have an iPad or iPhone, check out Soundprism too! Click some squares --...

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Portland Japanese Gardens

It's been a while since I've posted here.  I'm working on my dissertation and hopefully I'll post some bits when I feel they are polished enough.  In the meantime, my sister is visiting from Durango and we had a great time at the Portland Japanese Gardens.  It rained (expected), showed (whaaaat?) and sunned (OMG!)...

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Blow your mind with epistemology and ontology!

To begin in the middle: -          There is no “it”, but there is talk about “it”.  Ultimately the talk about “it”, the pointing to “it”, is more fundamental to “it” than anything else, because it is the RELATIONS that are primary: thingness is a subset of relatedness.  Relations are not between two “things” but are...

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Rethinking Subversion, a response to Sixty Minute’s Kroft on behalf of Julian Assange

What Julian Assange COULD have said to 60 Minutes' host Steve Kroft’s question: “Are you a subversive?” Assange: Am I a subversive?  Not at all; in fact, you can say that I’m a superversive.  Do you know where the word “subversive” comes from?  It’s from the Latin sub + vertio.  Sub means “underneath” or “below”,...

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