Thursday, May 25, 2017 | RECENT NOTES

Pixelache Space Program

This morning I proposed a new project for Pixelache. It forms part of my project to achieve power through redefinition. I have tried to persuade people that we should redefine everything that Pixelache does as cultural action. We should stop imagining we have certain activities called “administration” that seem dull, and certain activities called “cultural actions” that seem interesting. We only have projects that people choose to find dull or interesting.

This proposal constitutes an attempt to put this idea into practice.


Story of the week: meteorite

We found this news story while eating breakfast on March 25, in The Times of India, when we stayed in Pondicherry.

Briefly: an explosion blew a woman out of her house in Thurinjikuppam, and the experts who arrived declared that her gas pipe had a fracture and meteorites had played no part in the event.


Monday, May 22, 2017 | THERE WE WERE


Saturday, February 18, 2012 | ESSAYS

Urban No-Mind: a phenomenological diary

This essay exists because I needed to test some ideas in practice; ideas concerning the different ways one’s mind works in different circumstances, and particularly in extreme circumstances where it does not receive much if any external input. I need to test these ideas as part of a larger project, which in turn forms the cornerstone of my doctoral research.

For some years I have been exploring the ways in which certain kinds of synthetic (or “virtual”) worlds may be used for self-exploration and self-learning. When we “enter” a synthetic world we switch our attention from external reality to a carefully constructed pseudo-reality in which the ebb and flow of narrative obeys very different rules.