Thursday, January 26, 2012

Crucial link...

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A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Technocracy...

Knowledge and skill?

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Technocracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Technocracy is a hypothetical form of government in which science would be in control of all decision making. Scientists, engineers and technologists who have knowledge, expertise or skills would compose the governing body, instead of politicians, businessmen and economists.[1] In a technocracy, decision makers would be selected based upon how knowledgeable and skillful they are in their field."

Dilbert's presidential bid: is technocracy dressed up as libertarianism the natural political home of the engineer? | openDemocracy:

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Technological singularity...

greater-than-human intelligence
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Technological singularity: "hypothetical future emergence of greater-than-human intelligence through technological means, very probably resulting in explosive superintelligence"

"The risks in developing superintelligence include the risk of failure to give it the supergoal of philanthropy. One way in which this could happen is that the creators of the superintelligence decide to build it so that it serves only this select group of humans, rather than humanity in general."

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Transhumanism...


On our way to hell.
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Is nanotechnology going to send us all to hell? | Philip Ball | Comment is free | The Guardian: "Is nanotechnology going to send us all to hell? Transhumanism and eternal life are on no serious scientists' agendas, but there may still be real moral concerns around nanotech"


Friday, January 20, 2012

Pataphysical symbolism...



elements of chance or arbitrary choices


Pataphysics was used as a 
conceptual principle within various fine art forms, especially pop art and popular culture. Works within the 'pataphysical tradition tend to focus on the processes of their creation, and elements of chance or arbitrary choices are frequently key in those processes


The process is a very important part of my artwork. For the last few years, I have abandoned "easel painting" in favor of sketching with Sharpie pens on Bristol paper or cheap copy paper. The process mimics the restraints of no studio space and the process of aging.  My work now is spontaneous; produced while sitting in my "lazy-boy" and  drawing with the television on or listening to music. It has become a process that I repeat daily for two or three hours. The resulting drawings are unconscious ramblings of "elements of chance or arbitrary choices". The process in seamless and continuous, producing three or four drawings a day. Most drawings are scanned and posted on this blog and on  METROGADFLY SYMBOLOGY. Some of the drawings are scanned and manipulated with Corel Paint and added to my Noetic Symbolism project which I share on Facebook.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

The perceiver...



 become aware of directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing
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Freedom exists in the experience of the perceiver; it is undeniably unique and scuttled by need for confirmation from others.~ Stephen K. Evans

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The landscape is suddenly mute...

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“He seemed a part of the mute melancholy landscape, an incarnation of its frozen woe…”Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton

Barnes & Noble

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Visual language...

perception, comprehension and production of visible signs


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"As students develop their visual literacy, they begin to understand that every visual choice the artist has made, every detail regarding subject and color and composition, conveys information that informs the reader."  (from "The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways To Literacy Through Art")

Monday, January 16, 2012

Pattern...

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A principle of art - and probably the universe itself.
Cosmic Law - Patterns in the Universe:



"Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern."
Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), English philosopher and mathematician. Dialogues, June 10, 1943.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Organic myth A...


 "clean, green" image as a myth"


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Technoscrying © for myth:
Time Magazine Explodes the Organic Myth, Kind Of | Farm to Table:

To quote Hohenheim University: "No clear conclusions about the quality of organic food can be reached using the results of present literature and research results." What research there is does not support the claims made for organic food.



Saturday, January 14, 2012

Other world schematic...


Realms of supernatural beings
elements of a system using abstract, graphic symbols
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Suggested reading: 

Overview
The smoky room glows with a mix of cigars, brandy, and genius. Those present include Harry Houdini, king of illusion; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, father of the modern detective novel; Dr. Nandor Fodor, a psychoanalyst of international acclaim; and an elegant writer who can rival them all with her sleuthing talent. These masters of mystery put their minds to a pair of gripping stories - of families beset by poltergeistly pranks and bewitched by inexplicable horrors. Gripping puzzles, yes, but the terror is all too vicious and all too real. For the gathering at the club, a brilliant battle of wits is at hand. Were these villains phantoms from beyond or evildoers of flesh and blood? Each expert has a theory. Which of them is correct?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Transcendent man...

Outside consciousness
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Searching for consciousness:
Consciousness [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]: "What makes a mental state be a conscious mental state?"

Why Can’t Jurors Distinguish “Knowing” From “Reckless” Misconduct? | Sherry F. Colb | Verdict | Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia:


Suggested reading:


Susan Blackmore
Oxford University Press, USA, Feb 7, 2011 - 624 pages
Now in a new edition, this innovative text is the first volume to bring together all the major theories of consciousness studies--from those rooted in traditional Western philosophy to those coming out of neuroscience, quantum theory, and Eastern philosophy. Broadly interdisciplinary, Consciousness: An Introduction, Second Edition, is divided into nine sections that examine such topics as how subjective experiences arise from objective brain processes, the basic neuroscience and neuropathology of consciousness, altered states of consciousness, mystical experiences and dreams, and the effects of drugs and meditation. It also discusses the nature of self, the possibility of artificial consciousness in robots, and the question of whether or not animals are conscious.


Everything depends therefore on encountering thought at its source. Such thought is the reality of man's being, which achieved consciousness and understanding of itself through it. Karl Jaspers

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Why...


 For what reason or purpose ?


Is there a purpose to human existence?


We must fight, struggle.  We have no choice.


Free will is the ability of agents to make choices free from certain kinds of constraints.


 The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.


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 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Word formation...

Symbolic agglutination 

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 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture.

Agglutination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Examples of agglutinative languages include the Uralic languages, such as Finnish, Estonian, and Hungarian."

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Unfathomably mystery...

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 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. --Albert Einstein

Monday, January 9, 2012

Warp drive schematic...


overcoming  the relativistic effects of traveling through space
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 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture


Lt. Cmdr. Data: If the warp drive fails to activate, the results could be... unfortunate. 

Lieutenant Worf: Very unfortunate. We will be dead. 

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Winter wind...

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 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

World within worlds...

 unending series of inter blending, interacting worlds within worlds. 

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 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture
.
The following links were achieved with Symbolic Divination© a technologically advanced form of scrying:

Multidimensionality: "Once upon a time, humanity thought the Earth was flat. If you tried to explain it differently, people just shook their heads at you and said you were crazy. Then, Columbus sailed to find a "New World" for himself. Presently........... much of humanity thinks of the Earth as one single, objective, "mass reality." We all live upon it (i.e. we share it), and where that one Earth goes, everyone must ride along. Spirit now establishes for us that such a concept is every bit as archaic and limited as when we believed that the Earth is flat." DJ. "

Friday, January 6, 2012

Organic intuition A...



schema of freedom


Incognizant doodle Copyright 2012 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Infused knowledge...


The gift of natural (secular) and supernatural (spiritual) knowledge miraculously conferred by God. Thought by some to have been possessed by Adam and Eve, who came into existence in an adult state and were to be the first teachers of the human race.


Copyright 2012 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon.The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Organic earth...

Incognizant doodle Copyright 2012 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Orbs on the distant shore...

Incognizant doodle Copyright 2012 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Nonlinear dynamics

Incognizant doodle Copyright 2012 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Neurotic fear...

 Need of the soul
Incognizant doodle Copyright 2012 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture.

Jung.org: "We have no symbolic life, and we are all badly in need of the symbolic life. Only the symbolic life can express the need of the soul - the daily need of the soul, mind you! And because people have no such thing, they can never step out of this mill - this awful, banal, grinding life in which they are "nothing but." . . . Everything is banal; everything is "nothing but," and that is the reason why people are neurotic. They are simply sick of the whole thing, sick of that banal life, and therefore they want sensation. They even want a war; they all want a war; they are all glad when there is a war; they say, "Thank heaven, now something is going to happen - something bigger than ourselves!""

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Neuronal assemblies...

Incognizant doodle Copyright 2012 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture.