infovore + philosophy   9
"...when people are very quotable, it can make it harder to listen to what they actually have to say." Which is why that's the only quotation I'll make from Maciej's lovely talk from XOXO. It's very good; go enjoy.
maciej  philosophy  thoreau  walden 
september 2013 by infovore
Ian Bogost - Aliens, but definitely not as we know them
"Rather than wondering if aliens exist in the cosmos, let's assume they are all around us, and at all scales - everything from dogs, penguins and trees to cornbread, polyester and neutrons. If we do this, we can ask a different question: what do objects experience? What is it like to be a thing?"
alien  ianbogost  phenomenology  things  philosophy 
april 2012 by infovore
potlatch: Richard Dawkins versus the Enlightenment
"A silly version of postmodernism would suggest that contemporary scientific claims are identically as valid as those made in the dark ages, whereas really they are valid in different ways. Whereas a smart critique of rationalism (and of the Dawkinsesque pastiche of Enlightenment) is one which recognises the evolutionary nature of science, capitalism, culture, such that we cannot throw off our current mindset, culture or language, but nor are we imprisoned in it. We recognise the present as constitutive of who we are, but also as a single moment in an unfolding drama with no apparent conclusion." Cracking writing from Will - and some good stuff linked from this.
willdavies  atheism  enlightenment  philosophy 
august 2011 by infovore
The Benefits of a Classical Education - O'Reilly Radar
Tim O'Reilly on what he learned from studying the classics at University. Simply because of competence at the languages, I know more of the Romans than the Greeks, but this is thoughtful stuff. I was often asked at school by peers why I'd study something of "no practical value"; O'Reilly has some smart answers.
education  classics  philosophy  timoreilly  learning  history 
june 2009 by infovore
Versus CluClu Land: Rules and Fun
"The pleasure of video games, it seems to me, comes from our sense that we are collaborating in the realization of the designer's intentions by learning those rules." Yes. This is why I loved watching Mission Impossible: every week, a puzzle is solved.
rules  games  play  philosophy  pleasure  mechanics  systems 
july 2008 by infovore
Learning to Flow with the Tao
An online I Ching. Matt linked to this from his talk notes.
philosophy  iching 
june 2007 by infovore
Adactio: Articles - In Praise of the Hyperlink
I didn't get to see Jeremy talk, which I feel bad for; he clashed with Julian and Nicolas' blogjects session. Fortunately, his prose is online, and a most enjoyable read
html  markup  essay  talk  presentation  philosophy  reboot8 
june 2006 by infovore
Incomplete Manifesto for Growth
By Bruce Mau. Not that guffy; good stuff in here.
growth  manifesto  development  design  philosophy 
may 2005 by infovore

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