Saturday, October 9, 2021

countering elitism

Today’s home page update enters into a kind of discussion about countering elitism (“later” there, onward) which I want to expand. So, this is a placeholder for that, later this month (I hope).

Saturday, September 25, 2021

autumn 2021

See the site home page for the current update.

I’m enjoying many hours per day of fruitfulness offline. My conceptual prospecting is fun. It’ll result in tens of pages—hundreds of pages—of new
“stuff” online—beginning soon, I hope.

Anyway, if you have nothing better to do, consider the prospected metaverse, brought to you by the anthropological truth that whatever humans can love to conceive, they (well, we) will find the way to invent —and to shape into a politics! You too can imagine attending the Atlantic Festival address of such virtual potential, this October.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

summer 2021

From journalism to phenomenology, life is as is.

August 26 | “On ‘belief’” would be better titled “beyond belief” because it’s briefly about belief’s relation to knowing, action, and rationality. I don’t focus there on belief, but my intent remains. I do have a discussion to share soon.

Vistas in molecular engineering: “‘Inescapable’ COVID-19 Antibody Discovery: Neutralizes All Known SARS-CoV-2 Strains.” This is truly exciting. Notice in the article the technological means of gaining the results. Sooner than one might imagine, there will be no disease....

Saturday, August 28, 2021

It is as: given as is

from journalism to phenomenology

Professional journalism (distinct from promotional writing, disguised as “journalism”) has a default stance toward topic T that is “reportedly T” or “allegedly, T…” or, implicitly, “the story goes” or “It’s said that…” or “They say.” (Of course, a reliable source may simply assert what is the case, evincing trust by reputation.)

Representing what claims to be valid is separate from establishing the validity of it. Ordinarily, the two aren’t distinguished by a subject of reporting because the speaker/writer postures itself as trustworthy. Ordinary life postures itself as validly present.

But astute journalism frames the presumably frameless as being under question about its pretense of transparency. A subject of reporting may be playing a confidence game of “guileless” duplicity. “Who, me?”

Saturday, June 19, 2021

a point of flexible perspectivity

Here are two ways—two allegories, two metaphoricities—to express where
I’ve been and I am in The Open:
1: I’ve finished the design of the house, but I don’t want to take time to see it built (which would clearly show you how I’ve been: designing the house) before developing another design.

I’m a builder, too, but architecture is far more appealing.

Well, could I at least share the blueprint drawings of the façade?
Yes, but that wouldn’t express the point of the house as result of
a generative process
. The blueprint doesn’t represent the Work
which has the ostensible result.

Indeed, the house is a design of generativity—in a sense: a meta-house, a conceptual dwelling, whose architexture shows only by living through it—which wouldn’t be to recapitulate its genesis; rather, to live through an appropriation of the house with you.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

spring 2021

I’m working with my notes 10 to 14 hours daily, believing I have a realistic sense of the distance to a horizon (goal)—“new postings regularly, beginning in a week or so,” he says, below—and I’m usually wrong.

However, I’ve gotten to a culminative point that the coming week will clarify (offline). I’m stoked (as we used to say), exuberant. I wish I don’t need sleep. (Maybe the E.T.s, sending unidentifiable aerial phenomena around, can pursue their fun 24/7.)

Saturday, February 13, 2021

winter 2021

I have 18 non-political topics I want to discuss intently (i.e., not casually) soon—over the next month or so—but I need a few more days before beginning here. Those 18 will form a constellational set that is to be the first and longest part of nine (seven shorter ones and another long one). I hope to begin putting new items online next week. | March 3: The first of the 18 is available, “personhood…,” and the other 17 are consolidated for detailing and sharing; but I’m unsure when I’ll give time to those (and the other eight) because I want to wander back into more-creative writing.