30 April 2010


"The dichotomies between mind and body, animal and human, organism and machine, public and private, nature and culture, men and women, primitive and civilized are all in question ideologically."

Donna Haraway : Cyborg Manifesto

20 April 2010

A prescription for meditation

There is no guide,

no teacher,

no authority.

There is only you,

your relationship with others and with the world,

there is nothing else.

When you realize this, it either brings great despair, from which comes cynicism and bitterness, or, in facing the fact that you and nobody else is responsible for the world and for yourself, for what you think, what you feel, how you act, all self-pity goes.

Normally we thrive on blaming others, which is a form of self-pity."

...... said Jiddu Krishnamurti


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19 April 2010


Frequently, when people mention authenticity it comes hand in hand with an underlying and all too often unchallenged (romanticist) assumption that only face-to-face experience can truly be authentic.

But why should we be required to have to share the same temporal and spatial co-ordinates as another person in order to experience or share something authentic with them?

To be human is to be neurodiverse; I believe passionately in the importance of cognitive liberty.

What best suits some people doesn't best suit everybody. And different experiences (including different mediated experiences) will give varying degrees of nourishment depending on each individual. And equally what might seem authentic or of value to one person may be entirely meaningless and empty to another also.

Variety and diversity is what's important, I reckon. And the more options we have to communicate and share with one another and learn about one another, the better.

17 April 2010


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Creativity is as important as Literacy

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.