Continua: Ordering as a Cognitive Pattern

In the visual and sonic arts, there are ordering principles that are similarly defined and may cohere among a majority of cultures, e.g. all tools that involve gripping with bare hands will be rounded in shape, and dark sonorities (minor keys and minor seconds will be globally perceived as having a dark mood (non-arbitrary mapping between color and sound). Visual perception redounds to a pattern and order in the form of Continua, or things that form a natural progression or sequence. Donald Brown correlated them with language, specifically nouns. Accordingly, “visual language” can also have its “noun”, here in the form of photographs arranged in sequence in a book.[more]

Alliterative Haiku

Collection of the first 200 six-word poems, posted on Twitter under the #sixwords hashtag [more]

Dynaxiom: Collected Writings 1990-2016

A collection of aphorisms and axioms. [more]

Exforma: Collected Writings 2002-2015
In 2002, I started writing a book on the subject of boundaries, but never got past the manuscript phase. Shortly thereafter, blogs were starting to be more popular, and I started mine in 2004, around the presidential campaign of that year. And then I started writing about music, as well as about lots of other things. This is a compilation of select essays over a decade. [more]

Black White & Red
Artist Book/Catalog for the Black White & Red Series.[view]
Artist book on Titles. [view]
Artist book on my Intervals series. [view]


For the past month the city has been preparing for the total solar eclipse. Throngs of people are heading to the coast for the event, with the total eclipse occurring mid-afternoon. It is an almost perfectly clear day with just a few puffy clouds. The light is already dimming, with maximum in another hour. [more]

Back in 2013 at the Swarm Lab, the brain surface implant was being developed. In its early stages it was to be used by paralyzed patients to control various devices simply by thinking about them. Like many new technologies, people found other uses for them. [more]

Qamar, a young Egyptian student is at the Library of Alexandria doing research for a paper on immortality through the ages. A 100 year-old Rolling Stone article suddenly appears in his display, coincidently titled "Immortality Through the Ages (And Aging Gracefully)". The article was the subject of a talk given in the United States in 2150 at the Gilberto Foundation in Las Vegas on boundaries, thresholds and rites of passage in immortality, by transhumanist celebrities Ramona A. Stone and Ai Grace (Neone), who were immortals but died before they were 200. [more]