"Ideas once but no longer liberating. Ideas like fruits have moments of peak ripeness when they are best consumed and later moments when their taste is less fresh and wholesome"
Brainstorming for Ulterior Design: creativity in the shadows of time
Northern Voice, weblogging and social media conference, June 14-15
Graham Harman - Everything is not connected
Radio Aporee: a global sound-mapping project
Finn Loxbo & Lee Noyes: "time is its instrument" & "forewarned is forearmed"
Classwar Karaoke: "At Philosph."
Caught A Ghost: "Connected"
The idea that everything is interconnected has become a staple of intellectual life. As a related phenomenon, “contextualisation” is now the method of first resort throughout the humanities. This lecture opposes the general trend of emphasising systems and wholes over autonomous individuals. Among the greatest drawbacks of holistic ontology is its inability to explain disruptions and surprises in any system it studies. At best,