Thursday, November 23, 2017 | RECENT NOTES
I very rarely take any notice of Facebook challenges. Yesterday, however, when Camilla issued a photographic challenge to Irma, I found it interesting. When Irma joined in and challenged me I decided to accept.
Sometime in the early fifteenth century somebody, probably in North Italy, wrote and illustrated a manuscript, usually referred to as the Voynich Manuscript in a secret language that nobody since has managed to decipher. In 1981, in Italy, Luigi Serafin published the Codex Seraphinianus in a secret language that nobody since has managed to decipher.
Makes you think, doesn’t it?
Thursday, November 23, 2017 | THERE WE WERE
Saturday, February 18, 2012 | ESSAYS
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.