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Response to A.C. Stark's post on the existential crisis of climate change

Right on the money, A.C.  (sort of a pun, perhaps?)  This ‘existential crisis’ which you describe is necessary to understand the politics of the day in New Zealand.  311 more words

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Unphilosophe - Break down

L’œuvre qui casse la baraque

En une réflexion identique à celle de Tyler Durden, Michael Landy s’est rendu compte que les choses qu’il pensait posséder, le possédaient en fait lui.

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Writing

Les Accumulations - Un Système unificateur (2/3)

L’esthétique propre à l’accumulation reprend d’une certaine manière la critique de Diderot exposée dans sesEssais sur la peinture. Cette critique se fonde sur la double analyse du détail et du naturalisme.

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Writing

Communicating with agents in the field using urban environments and artefacts of consumer society

Further to my post yesterday on the subject of haptic and other kinds of supportive and CBT-based environments, I would like to explain today one of the means by which such support may be being provided – in my case (if it be the case), without a) explicit knowledge or b) known informed consent, though – at what I judge to be this late stage – with a fairly broad and accepting collaboration on my part; in other cases, perhaps both being givens, without either given becoming detrimental to the experiment and experience generated. 2,264 more words

Thought Experiments

a mobile generation

A mobile world,

a mobile phone

a mobile life we seek to lead-

moving, travelling, chasing some need

As Generation Y

we find ourselves

hunting for a home, 124 more words

Random Thoughts

Trump is scamming us on energy technology

The Editor,  The Sunday Star Times,  Auckland

7 June, 2017

Dear Editor:

Picking up on a comment here and there from Donald Trump, and reading between the lines of some others, it is possible to see the scammer at work here. 140 more words

Letters

Mrs. Consumer-Researcher

Film from 1960 about the role of women in the consumer product development research process at Corning Glass Works. As highly gendered and white as… 14 more words