Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | RECENT NOTES

Macedonia, what happened?

The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest took place last Saturday, and finished with the kind of manufactured controversy that is so fashionable at the moment. However, the main controversy in our house concerned the inexplicable global decision to not vote for Macedonia in the semi-finals, thus depriving the final of its best histrionics in years.


2012 calls from the fifth dimension

Some conspiracy theories are dangerous. Some conspiracy theories are dull. Some are stupid. Some are meta. Some meta theories, as we shall see, are obviously more meta then others.

I have just come across this site which is a kind of all-inclusive conspiracy theory mash-up from 2011, which is still on the web with the date of The Ascension intact. The date is December 31, 2012, fact fans, and I, for one, don’t recall ascending. This section from one of its many pages (the conspiracy is vast and multi-dimensional and so is the site) stands as a candidate for the Quote of the Decade.

It involves The Galactic Federation of Light & Ascended Masters, but you probably already guessed that.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | THERE WE WERE



Wednesday, October 01, 2014 | ESSAYS

Who drives the car?

I wrote, or rather compiled, this essay for an internal conference at Arcada which addressed the topic how do we make knowledge? The essay draws much of its material from Part 2 of my doctoral thesis, entitled Ambient Learning & Self Authorship and currently working its way through the examination process at Aalto University. I have edited, rewritten and added to the material from the thesis, and restructured it to reach a different kind of conclusion from the one it points towards in the thesis.