Archive for the ‘sci-fi’ Category

i consider the universe

October 12, 2008

i consider the universe to be a clever fake with streets and houses and shops and cars and people all standing in the center of a stage surrounded by props by furniture to sit on kitchens to cook in cars to drive food to fix and then behind the props the flat painted scenery painted houses set farther back painted people painted streets everything not real only a series of tapes been played for us

Philip K. Dick

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Knowledge Absolute

May 12, 2007

“I want to understand everything,” said Miro. “I want to know everything and put it all together to see what it means.”

“Excellent project,” said Jane. “It will look very good on your résumé”.

Speaker for the Dead, OSC

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Methods and Black Squares – The Logo?

January 2, 2007

A proposal.

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more on Sci-Fi

December 11, 2006

Locke used to refer to extreme examples to make a point. Parfit uses Sci-Fi examples (some of them have to do with medical situations). 

Sci-Fi can be translated with moderate effort to science = body; and fiction = mind; dualism?   

The Ontology of DJ Spooky

December 4, 2006

“Philip K. Dick, Samuel Delaney, all these science fiction writers were engaging with trying to figure out how to think outside the box. The tragedy is that there is no outside the box. You’re just in another box, in another box…”, DJ Spooky’s Remixing the Matrix

You’re just in another box, in another box.
You’re just in another box, in another box.
You’re just in another box, in another box.
You’re just in another box, in another box.

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Click the image to get to DJ Spooky’s collected Essays

Also, I find the following DJ Spooky’s observation a sort of an answer to those worries raised in earlier posts:

“Once you get into the flow of things, you’re always haunted by the way that things could have turned out. This outcome, that conclusion. You get my drift. The uncertainty is what holds the story together”

DJ Spooky, Rhythm Science