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The (in)human author and the (in)human characters

The other night we were talking about fiction, or more generally any art, that could represent a non-human reality, a non-human perspective and experience. I argued that fiction was particularly unsuited to this task, because it’s a genre rooted in very human experiences and conventions for representing those experiences. 1,647 more words


Blind Date, games and being serious

Saturday evening we’d watch Blind Date with the kids.

Blind Date was based on the Australian game show A Perfect Match and the North American show… 2,103 more words


More Bits from Cybernetics

As I read Steven Heim’s book* I keep finding more and more interesting information. The concept of communication was an important component of cybernetics. In fact   407 more words

Personal Stories

How to persuade anyone to tell you the truth

James, my stepson, came home last night. Violet, his dog, jumped with joy and squealed with delight. True love, make no mistake. James’s biological dad died in a car accident. 459 more words


Gregory Bateson

Gregory Bateson fused anthropology, systems theory, biology, cybernetics, and psychology to yield insight into the nature of life and society. His writings concerned issues of culture in human societies, the question of order in the universe, the relation between human beings and their environment, and the capacity for human beings to change. 65 more words


Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

I recently completed a training in San Francisco, and I had some time to explore the city during the evenings. When you think of sites to visit in the city, you would probably visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Warf, or Alcatraz. 440 more words

Marriage And Family Therapy

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE - DAY 193: Healing Coming From Within

Healing your body and living a pain free and vibrant life is your birthright!

Everything you need to know in order to heal is already yours, but you must allow this knowledge to come to the surface.