Essay in Progress, Part 2 – Integrated Information Theory

Complex mesh with white void lying at its center

Recap previous blogpost In the previous blogpost I talked about the neural infrastructure of the brain and how knowledge is represented therein. I argued that the neurons, the synapses that connect them and the networks they form, operate in a radically different manner than is often assumed in popular parlance. For one, the brain is not a… Continue reading Essay in Progress, Part 2 – Integrated Information Theory

Quote of the Day

On the highest throne in the world man sits on his arse

"On the highest throne in the world man sits on his arse" - Montaigne Picked out of the book "The Denial of Death" from Ernest Becker. The quote is not only humbling for our ego as the dominant and unchallenged species on Earth, but it nicely juxtaposes the dual nature of man, as a self-conscious… Continue reading Quote of the Day

On Functionality as an Illusion

Vision

As opposed to many of my peers at Industrial Design, I do not attach much value to the functionality of designed objects, because in the end I don't think the project of Life is about efficiency or convenience. It is about our ability to experience and explore the many qualities our world is rich. To pursue more… Continue reading On Functionality as an Illusion

Breaking a Habit: One Month Without Music

iPod Out Of Order

"You cannot understand a system until you try to change it" For the next four weeks I will not put on any music whatsoever as a kind of personal challenge. However, it's not just about challenging myself, it is about breaking a habit and learning from it. The German-American psychologist Kurt Lewin once said "You… Continue reading Breaking a Habit: One Month Without Music

University: Questions are the foundation of knowledge, Internship: Questions cost time we don’t have

Internship shit

Internshit – after three weeks in my internship certain patterns start to become apparent. One of them is that I am asking too many unnecessary questions, according to my colleagues and superiors. Overall my internship is going great and I'm having a good time, but this is the probably the biggest point of critique, which is… Continue reading University: Questions are the foundation of knowledge, Internship: Questions cost time we don’t have