Pfeilstorch Progress: Games, Dialectic, Spirit

This was written for a pending grant application, to give an overview of the work we've been doing in the inexact sciences with the Pfeilstorch group. Sharing it to give a sense of what I've been up to and working on the past 12 months. Most of our publications have revolved around representation, communication, and… Continue reading Pfeilstorch Progress: Games, Dialectic, Spirit

Letter to Tamler Sommers and David Pizarro

“In each part of the poem, the goddess of cancer orders the evolving entities to compete, but the goddess of everything else recasts it as a two-layer competition where cooperation of the internal layer helps win the competition on the external layer.”    — A Sextant Colder Honor culture isn't dead, just mutated. Alternate titles: The… Continue reading Letter to Tamler Sommers and David Pizarro

The surrogation matrix

The “thing in itself” (which is precisely what the pure truth, apart from any of its consequences, would be) is likewise something quite incomprehensible to the creator of language and something not in the least worth striving for. This creator only designates the relations of things to men, and for expressing these relations he lays… Continue reading The surrogation matrix

From measurement to degeneration

There is no characteristic that is common to everything that we call games... It is a family-likeness term. Think of ball-games alone: some, like tennis, have a complicated system of rules; but there is a game which consists just in throwing the ball as high as one can, or the game which children play of… Continue reading From measurement to degeneration