Simulation Theory & Conjectures of Post Humanity

The day I realised there was a good chance I didn’t actually exist I was web surfing Google, looking for something academic to support my BCM112 Digital Artefact, The Life of Mindy. I came across Nick Bostrom’s simulation theory and, assuming it was satire, read it through eagerly. Upon realising its depth and logic, I […]

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About Value, Words and Desire

Depending on what one desires and what they have experienced, their definition of value and any ideals attributed to it will be diverse. Of particular interest to me is the conflict between the deserved value of something and the numerical amount assigned to it, as defined by Oxford Dictionary.

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On Triangles, Fate & Divergence

I like triangles. If you cut one in half, you have two triangles. If you cut both of those in half, you have four. You can do this forever and ever, getting tinier triangles each time. If you try to do this with paper, you will have to stop at one point because your fingers […]

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Nodes Against Humanity

It’s the twenty-first century; people are born into an army of standing-reserves through joining a vast collection of human and non-human objects. Heidegger (1889-1976) was a German philosopher who studied existentialism and coined the term ‘standing reserve’. The idea of the standing reserve is a result of the relationship of between artefacts, including humans, to technology; “subjects […]

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I’m not a stalker

After stalking the twitter hashtags for the digital media subjects I am studying this coming semester (there was literally nothing, where’s the banter at??) I hopped aboard a train of some deep-ish thought – well, as deep as a stressed, exhausted, it’s-8pm-and-I’ve-worked-all-day, Nanna-says-I-lack-vitamin-D kind of person can go. A few days ago I had a […]

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