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Dice Incisions

From a note dated 30/07/97 […] highly intriguing formulation: the production of randomness in a literary (machine) text is a safeguard against entropy. In one sense this is a homeopathic theory of semiotics. A certain degree of nonsense is incorporated … Continue reading

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Notes on Improvisation

Entry from a 1996 notebook recording a conversation with Craig Squires. Risks of Improvisation know people well     danger of falling into old habits when you don’t know the people well     you can’t “hear” because you don’t know their vocabulary for people you … Continue reading

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Randomness and Reproduction

Came across a proposal from the mid 90s. The proposal is very lapidary in its prose. At this late remove, it seems too simple and yet under-explained. The proposal began thus Characterizable by certain investments, reproductive consciousness manifests a desire … Continue reading

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inno’va-tion

Signed “James Downey”, the introduction to inno’va-tion: Essays by Leading Canadian Researchers contains an apt description of the ingredients of the research process While researchers may use highly sophisticated machines, they themselves are subject to the same vagaries of chance … Continue reading

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Oneiric Composition

The description of dream reminds one of the structure of story. People think dreams aren’t real because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and … Continue reading

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Bound together: Serendipity

Algol “The Magazine about Science Fiction” vol. 12 no. 2, Issue no. 24, Summer 1975. There is a half page advertisement (page 36) from/about the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. The ad copy reads in part: […] is one of 73,000 active … Continue reading

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Freedom, a non-destination non-determinative view

Xavier Tilliette Merleau-Ponty ou la mesure de l’homme in the series Philosophes de tous les temps. I like to place this remark about perception awakened being akin to sending science in a dizzying spin Réveiller la perception, c’est étourdir la … Continue reading

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