Tag: chaos

The Nine Bedevilments of Creativty

Just finished The Sick Bag Song, Nick Cave‘s epic book-long poem/song that is also part tour diary and travel narrative. Finding myself relating to a chapter discussing the bedevilments of creativity. As described in the book: The Nine Primary Bedevilments of Creativity are — Procrastination through fear. Procrastination through indecision. Procrastination through perfectionism. Procrastination through

paying the angels

→LINKS↵ A Selection of Optograms from the Private Collection of Willia A. Abbotts These retinal images—retrieved by a complex optochemical process that fixes the photosensitive pigment (rhodopsin) found in the rods of the retina—capture the last image seen before death. Most of these optograms are believed to have been extracted at St. Albans County morgue

Fuguewave

My longtime pal Brett, who is the defacto music editor of this site, has been exploring the creation of new musical micro-genres, to which I’m definitely amenable. In his words: …it seems to me that my trippy personal music is best enjoyed alone, so I think I want to somehow target people who are looking for

Information Chaos

Some of the best writing on “sensemaking” online comes via Jordan Greenhall, who runs an assortment of blogs at Medium. Greenhall’s “Situational Assessment” posts are a must-read for anyone attempting to understand the information chaos of our day-to-day lives. The gist of Greenhall’s position seems to be that World War III has been underway for

What the Hell is Going on in the World LINKS 01/27/18

  BILLIONAIRES Elon Musk is making $600 flamethrowers.   CHAOS AND ORDER Quillette interviews Jordan Peterson. An excerpt: Q: How do I go about meditating on my shadow? A: I think you consult your resentment. I think you can do it in the normal confines of your life. There are things that confront you, that

What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 01/26/18

  GOOD vs. EVIL Why is modern-day pop culture obsessed with good vs. evil themes? Good guy/bad guy narratives might not possess any moral sophistication, but they do promote social stability, and they’re useful for getting people to sign up for armies and fight in wars with other nations. Their values feel like morality, and