Friday, September 29, 2017 | RECENT NOTES
I have excerpted the following from an article in The Guardian today that concerns a scandal in a meat factory where, apparently, Lidl’s returns ended up as Tesco “exclusive” Willow Farm products. The “product truth” remained undented though.
In the Spring my electric razor gave up for reasons that irritated me greatly. I looked around for an alternative and decided to try one of the new, flash-looking Gillette razors: one of the Fusion models. I ended up buying a Lidl Shark 5 instead, and have never regretted it.
Today I have started an experiment. I have loaded a new blade into it, and I will keep shaving with it until my skin tells me it can take no more. I want to see how long one blade actually lasts.
Monday, October 16, 2017 | THE TIME OF DAY
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.