Friday, 30 January 2015

All the Difference in the World

If time travel were possible - so the argument - we'd be surrounded by time travelers, to which one response would be, or might be, that we are surrounded by time travelers.

If a computer simulation of life were possible, or a near simulation of some aspects of one person's life, then there is a likelihood, or near likelihood - so a line of thinking - that one or more of us already live in a computer simulation or, indeed, everything you or I know is something akin to being a facsimile of the same. Your thought, a likeness. This very idea, a copy.

This spreads outward into multiple reproductions, the idea of a future singularity event – the human transcendence of their apparent biological nature – being a part of the same illusion, would represent just another layer, or more layers, of simulation. As simulations go, they might be indistinguishable from one another, but as processes, set in motion to run their own course, there might be minute discrepancies, differences so subtle it would take a lifetime to identify amidst the lifespan of the history of the known or knowable universe. Let alone this multiverse.

Of course, combing through the data would be done with much more powerful programs than the human brain; it would be a computer that delivers the ultimate news if you could believe it: you are unoriginal.

Real cognizance of your own derivation would appear as prohibitive as direct access to the day after tomorrow from now, or an immediate portal to any point in the past by way of anything but our incredibly flawed system of memory. We might look at each moment of time as a physical frame with no way forward without first toggling through the intervening frame. No skip function.

Likewise, we might look at each computer-like simulation as a frame of reference, laid out sequentially, with no way to examine simulation C without first going through the entirety of simulation B.

But even if perceivable simultaneous access to multiple simulations were possible, looking for discrepancies between two simulations of almost imperceptible variation would take too long to recognize with the naked mind. And the vast differences between, say, simulations Z and A might be so great as to appear as if from different essences entirely.

Without comprehensive compare & contrast capabilities, the ability to know what you were looking at seems remote. It could be by default that you are forever leaping from a point in one simulation to a point in another. How would you know?

And what difference does it make?


Too Early on Fischerinsel, Berlin-Mitte - 2015

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Charlie est Seigneur!


Fair Use & Free Speech - 2015


There comes a time when you stop making excuses and hold them responsible for their actions.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

The conspiracy is... there's no conspiracy necessary.

It's not necessary for a person to be born of humble blood spilled daily in the streets to develop a distaste for the image of an oppressor at home or abroad.  It's not necessary for an oppressor to have rigged and tapped the fields and temples of the fathers for their sons to foster hatred of this professed brother's keeper, yet accept his largess and instructions to further foment what he fosters.  It is not necessary to have at once a passport in his hand and bombs over his head delivered.  It's not necessary to be impoverished and imprisoned.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Je Suis Cheap Charlie

In solidarity with some cartoonists because they are dead.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

But were there any dick jokes?


Cartoon-like evil. That's what our boys were lampooning in that motion picture. Pretty good target, too. You may think that Kim fella is one evil dictator, cartoon-like for sure, but I couldn't possibly comment. You've seen the pictures.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Cash Killers of the Image Nation

If the curtailment of free speech bobs in the wake of Sony's decision to cancel the release of The Interview, how is allowing government officials and ex-gov thinktank types and intelligence spooks to consult on movies not likewise a threat to free expression? I mean, not necessarily but especially if the result doesn't improve the end quality.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Where Do You Want To Go?

Ritual Trio with Billy Bang - December 18, 2004

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Leased Her

You be, like, the King & Queen of removing postes. Keep in mind — however, of course, or what have you, and the like, if you will — that those of us who get email notifications done gonna see them anyhow.

D'you think we couldn't take it, or d'ya jus' wanna remove the posterity of death's breath along the blogshore?

Thursday, 11 December 2014

We Are Not Us

One says it's not who we are. Another says it goes against our very metonymical soul. Still another says it's contrary to yet some other high-minded concept we are said to hold real.

I assume the collective pronoun means to exculpate everyone at once. For we know that those who committed the acts under inquiry — albeit somewhat secretly scrutinized with those who directly designed the infrastructure and gave the orders — were not to be held legally accountable; and that those who administer the current rollout and give the orders that the others not be held legally accountable are viewed free of misdeed, certainly given to pure purpose.

It is indeed gracious to include everyone else in the great register of wonderful people with values of goodness and daring deeds of humble magnanimity, traits exemplified best by our boundless bearing of burdens, not least of which is the soul taxing exercise of acknowledging mistakes and correcting course.

Friday, 21 November 2014

The Geometry of qhu upü

I was writing a missive to our tyrannical overlords when Imblique jumped up into my lap and scooched over onto my keyboard, resulting in qhu upü...

Her appearance was a ghostly anachronism, her words rhetorical: Who tamed whom – the humans the pets or the furries the shavers? The -ists of history tend almost exclusively toward the first conclusion, and it's of particular note that, still today, this unites -ists of opposition who make up the majority of the planet: theists & atheists, evolutionists & creationists, physicists & Christian apologists wind up all bound up in anthropocentrism.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Der Parkbank Pinkler
Kapitel VII: Projektionen & Projektile

"It's a sweet little flyover"
Jayne Mansfield
VII.

Eine Kinderschaukel, zwei Geschwister. Auf jeweiligen Bretter schießen sie in die Höhe hin und her. Ein Ball, ein Junge. Dieser schießt jener an der Mutti vorbei. Ein Hund, kein Halter. Das Erstere scheißt auf den Spätsommer getrockneten Rasen. Ein Beobachter, zwei Augen. In den Letzteren sind alle glücklich bis auf den nicht spürbaren Hundebesitzer. Um die überfüllten Mülleimer häufen sich die Abfälle von denen, die auch sonst nicht zu sehen sind.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Tag der Einheitlichkeit

Hover your cursor over the image for my English translation.

Seuch' ein Vogel/Such a Dirty Bird :: Breite Straße 32, Berlin-Mitte - 2014