082 :: Sick AGAIN :(

Im sick. Sorry this whole weekly blog things is become lame and predictable with very little content. My life is going to get super crazy later this year, so stick around

I had to go to bed at lunchtime yesterday and didn’t get up again until this morning. I feel a bit better today but still groggy and under the weather. At least I’m not having hot/cold shivers any more.

Eve and I went for dinner earlier in the week and we had a really nice time. the sun was gorgeous and it was still light and about 20 degrees when we walked back along the thames about 9pm. Wonderful.

In my fevered state yesterday i had a good chat with Mat Dryhurst on twitter. Click though to see it.

Permanently Moved

No Podcast this week due to being ill. I might try and do one early next week to bridge the gap as i’ll be in the Netherlands at bordersessions next Friday. It makes me feel tired already thinking about it.

Dipping the Stacks

US10144532B2 – Craft using an inertial mass reduction device – Google Patents

The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto | KCET

Why Strangers Are AirDropping You Memes and Photos – The Atlantic

New Report Suggests ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ in 2050 – VICE

The Ministry

I wanted to have my talk for bordersessions done already. Im plugging away at it today but because i still feel under the weather I literally manage to review or make one slide then i have to walk round the flat for a bit and force myself to get back to it.

This is the first time i’ve left something so last min. usually my talks are done the week before. Hopefully i’ll finish it because it will be majorly embarrassing if i didn’t. A disappointment to myself and all the people that paid money to see me. Im sure i’ll get it done tho.

Reading

MOAR WARHAMMER 40k. its absolutely fantastic. I’m going to recommend the series to anyone that askes about scifi series. There’s like 50 books and its like watching the mythology of your childhood unfold in front of your eyes.

Music

OMG Diplo Charlie XCX and Herve Pagez have a spice girls mashup single out. It’s wild. The mining of the past to create present popular culture continues apace.

The main thing i’d like to point your attention towards this week is the new track from Poppy and Fever 333. Watch the whole video and listen to the whole track. Instead of mining the past like the Diplo track above. The insane fusion of genres this track goes with should be the template for the future. Or listen to the intro, the first 20 secs or so and then skip forward to 2.44. The final riff drives, like wading though thick mud.

I was away back in Jan when the track Voicemail came out. Its a fucking cracker. The distorted kick drum sound is perfect. *chefs kiss* This track is like the inside of my brain at a blockchain conference.

Remember kids:

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081 :: Work/Life Update 2019

I have just updated the ‘Works’ page on my personal website with all the upcoming speaking events I have this year. I want to rebuild the site at some point but I hate wordpress more than I hate how the website looks right now so it keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the list.

I thought I would post an update outside of my regular weekly rhythm to include some of the confirmed highlights for me in the year ahead. I hope the 50ish of you that find me interesting enough to follow this blog find the information all in one place interesting.

Also.. I just posted something similar to LinkedIn so I just copy and pasted it here.

They are Europe

Various opportunities have presented themselves this year including inclusion in We are Europe’s – They Are Europe Program

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We are Europe is the association of 8 major European events joining forces to promote, create and produce innovative cultural practices, defined by creative diversity and exchanges.

64 People are chosen every season and this year I was honoured to be included as one of them. As a result in part I now find myself on the professional speaking circuit:

Upcoming Talks (Confirmed)

Jun 19 – Solarpunk And The Great Unfolding: Building Keystones Of Continuity@Border Sessions – The Hague

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Jul 19 – New Internet (Panel Discusion) @Sonar-D – Barcelona

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Sept 19 – Land As Platform @Primer – Copenhagen

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Oct 19 – Interspecies Solidarity (Panel Discusion) @Unsound Festival – Krakow

Oct 19 – Solarpunk: Life in the future beyond the rusted chrome of yestermorrow @Unsound Festival – Krakow

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Consulting

I am also available for operational and strategy work assisting organisations, projects, & people navigate complex, high growth environments. I’ve worked extensively in blockhain & adjacent tech worlds with a focus on building and scaling sustainable and regenerative cultures, that focus on employee agency & innovate company forms.

Message me for details.

2018 Speaking Events

Oct 18 – Beyond Cyberpunk (Panel Discussion) @Unsound Festival– Krakow

Oct 18 – Public Discourse in the Age of Conspiratainment @Unsound Festival – Krakow

Sept 18 – Solarpunk – Tolhuistuin Festival @Tolhuistuin – Amsterdam

Sept 18 – Land As Platform – Coded Matter(s) #15 @Fiber Festival – Amsterdam

Sept 18 – Realty Hacking – New Frontiers World Building BA @Brakke Grond | Vlaams Cultuurhuis – Amsterdam

Aug 18 – Solarpunk as Civic Imaginary @Citizen Sci-Fi Alliance – London

Jul 18 – New Age of Cults @Acclerate Working Group #3 (#AWG3) – London

Jun 18 – Owning Digital Stuff Is Going to Get Weird @Blockhack #4 – London

May 18 – Solarpunk : A Grand Dress Rehearsal – Terra Fiction @Het Nieuwe Instituut – Rotterdam

May 18 – Deep Sensing  – 2p2 Web Berlin @Trust  -Berlin

080 :: The Necroshire Confines

A full week this week. I had to have a small day surgery operation on Tuesday which required me to take an inordinate amount of laxatives over the bank holiday weekend last weekend. I can’t say I enjoyed the whole experience but I’m glad its over. The knock on effect is I may be able to come of some of the medication I’ve been taking since I was 17 so thats a massive win.

I spent the day with my brother who is back from halfway around the world for 10days. I wont see him again till Christmas. We went for a long walk along the Thames. Caught up and hung out.

Yesterday I hung out with Mr vickers. We had brunch in soho and then walked though a bustling Regent’s park and chatted about how the universe works.

JayMo Sprangdex – Controlling all dataflows in and out of The Necroshire Confines

After that I jumped on the train and went to my old housemates birthday there were many dogs. All attempts at ballgames were swiftly abandond.

Permanently Moved

S2E11

I talk about what ‘The Mainstream’ means for me with regard to the Dark Forest Internet.

“Friends shouldn’t let friends go into the woods alone”

Note: I overwrote the script a little bit and had to cut about 5 seconds worth of pauses and breaths out of this episode so the delivery is a little manic. (Soz)

Notes:

The Dark Forest Theory of the Internet 

Breaking Smart Newsletter

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Dipping the Stacks

Experimental device generates electricity from the coldness of the universe

As climate change worsens, some people might decide to DIY a solution – Vox

‘If You’re Playing EVE Online You Basically Already Have An MBA,’ Says Player Who Started His Own Company

Water restrictions to kick in on June 1 for Sydney as big dry worsens

The Ministry

Still plugging away at the book. Things in your head get much harder to express once fixed to the page.

Reading

I’m still reading warhammer books

Music

Why? have a new track

I really like it. The line ‘Baptised in the kitchen sink’ is fantastic.

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079 :: Last Word Is Rejoice

I only posted a blog 5 days ago due to the illness last week, but here I am posting again today. Still got a lingering dry cough which is annoying AF.

It’s the bank holiday weekend here in the UK and I can’t drink or eat any nice food as I have a small operation on Tuesday to check on my Crohn’s so I can only eat boring food and have to drink plenty of water. It’s a bit annoying but I decided that I’d rather have it done sooner rather than later.
Once i get the results I’ll find out if I can come off some of the medication I’ve been taking every day of my life since I was 17 which will be a big change. Mentally rather than anything else.

Permanently Moved

S2E10

A brief discussion of the ol’ venerable Bedey and I talk at length about one of the best bands ever: Mineral.

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Dipping the Stacks

No longer a conspiracy theory: MIT scientists confirm they possess technology to beam voices into your head

Saving My Neighbor – Just How Connected Are We? – Glory to God for All Things

Magic: The Gathering” is officially the world’s most complex game – MIT Technology Review

Daigo’s New Controller Causes A Stir In The Fighting Game Community [UPDATE]

The Ministry

Wrote a couple of 1000 words of LAP this week and drew out about 5 more pages of crazy man mind maps in the note book.

I started plotting my talk for Bordersessions amongst other things

Hopefully getting involved in a cool solarpunk audioproject. more soon.

Reading

I’ve gone back to reading more warhammer horus heresy books. there’s 50 in the series so far and i thinki’ve read about 15 of them – all this year. I’ve decided that i’m not going to read them all but pick and choose a few more before I start reading ‘the seige of terra’ which is the 6 books finale. The first one solar war was published this week. I think i have about 5 more books i want to read before i start that series.

Music

As I said in my podcast this week – I went to see Mineral on Thursday. Whilst i was at the gig I saw about 15 people i knew! All 00’s emo kids. I could probably post about 10 bands that they have all been in over the years. But instead i’m just going to post my two favourite Mineral songs

Remember kids:

078 :: Dispatches from a sick bed

I’ve been sick since last Wednesday Night/Thursday morning. chesty cough, fever sweats the whole she-bang. I haven’t been sick like this since we were traveling. A similar thing – but this time without the full on death rattle in my chest when trying to breath laying down.

As such, a bunch of things including important emails I was supposed to reply too were put on hold, and today (Monday) I’m trying to catch up on life. I did fulfil my social obligations at the weekend which I perhaps shouldn’t have done in order to make a more speedy recovery. But ah well!

Permanently Moved – NA

Didn’t make a podcast as i felt so crap on Friday. Had i made one, it would have been on Old Town Road’s music video and just how amazing it has been watching Lil Nas X meme the whole thing into existence.

Dipping the Stacks

On the Link Between Lyme Disease and Bioweapons | Literary Hub

The Cost of Misusing the Term ‘Emotional Labor’ – MEL Magazine

Rules and Rhythms – e-flux Architecture – e-flux

Features the good Mr Vickers talking on Unmonastery

Cosmic Church – Feather & Scale

The Ministry

I have a new talk to add to the list of talking i’m doing this year but can’t talk about it yet. Writing Land As Platform has gone out the window since the 16th and I’m not sure I’ll be able to catch up with the word count.

Reading

I read all of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Ruin from my sick bed over the weekend.

It is a fantastic sequel to his 2015 Children of Time.

Children of Ruin is a direct follow on from the previous book, using tricks and narrative devices to tell a new story in the same universe of a new world touched by humanity in the long distant past. It plays with cognition or even perhaps the idea of the soul in places. I highly recommend reading both the books if you haven’t started the series at all.

I did fine that because Children of Ruin is the sequel it didn’t blow me away as much as the first book, as many of the ideas that are the coolest are already introduced. However that being said, this allows Tchaikovsky to push them further and develop them in exciting ways. Can’t wait to wait 3/4 years until the next one comes out.

Music

Remember kids:

077 :: Cat In A Box

Had quite a sociable week last week. Spent one afternoon hanging out with my cousin and his wife in their place in Stoke Newington. Josh and I played a game of games workshops shadespire.

I played as Gloomspite Gitz the Night Goblins (All hail the Bad Moon). The game is quite fun. I really enjoyed playing my first game of it. The goblins had more complicated rules so it was a little slow going learning it. I think if I played as them again I’d do a bit better tactics wise.

Hung out with a few friends on Friday. They brought their Shiba to the pub. He’s a good boy but also a menace.

Maddox the menace.

The weekend was the Surbiton festival in the square outside my house. So 10 steps over the road all weekend was Beer, good vegan burgers etc. Its nice that after a decade or so Surbiton is forging a community via yearly events.

Permanently Moved – Never Tried To Put A Cat In A Box

“Mr Schrodinger I thought, had obviously never tried to put a Cat into a box before.”

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Dipping the Stacks

Good vibrations: I purified myself in a sound bath | The Outline

Locations Can Be Characters Too : Women Writers, Women’s Books

Whence comes nihilism, the uncanniest of all guests? | Aeon Ideas

What Happened After My 13-Year-Old Son Joined the Alt-Right

The Ministry

Still moving forward with the first draft of the book. Though i’m finding it difficult to hit the world count. Im not in a nanowrimo kind of mood with the sun shining outside. Instead i’ve reduced my daily target but also re-opened some old projects and i’m grinding them at 300 words a day. So making progress on multiple fronts.

I’m also happy to announce i’ll be speaking in The Hague at @Border_Sessions in early June. My talk is titled // Solarpunk And The Great Unfolding: Building Keystones Of Continuity

Reading

I’ve started re-reading ‘What is a dog’ by Lorna Coppinger and Raymond Coppinger

And Kenneth Olwig’s  new book also arrived which I’m excited to dig into.

Music

Holly’s new album is out and I’ve had it on repeat since it dropped on Friday. Also the new Tim Hecker album.

Remember kids:

076 :: Unfolding

More and more people seem to be drastically reducing or curtailing their social media usage.

My feeds are almost all useful links and information once again. Perhaps the fact that I don’t have retweets turned on that its so ‘clean’. By the same token I don’t expect anyone to RT my own stuff i post as I just assume no one is going to see it anyway.

I’ve seen a few people here and there bemoan the drop in social media use and the return to the private sphere ‘But I want to know whats going on in your life, we’re friends’. I really understand the sentiment which is why I’m so pleased about the uptick in personal blogging again. For example: A friend from home I haven’t seen in a long long time posted a blog update for the first time in about 5 years the other day. It turns out he now has a kid – but still retains his good taste in music.

On my part, I’ve now sustained the longest regular blogging even ever over here on this feed and it feels good even i’f its this semi news letter format – It works for me. If you ever wanted to know whats going on in my life then between this blog and my podcast they contain far more personal information than I would ever post to the socials. Even during the height of the millennial social media madness in the early days of Facebook in ’07ish.

I still don’t wish I was on whatsapp at all even tho its beginning to become a serious problem with regard to getting invited to things.

As folks also seem to drift away from facebook and instead create channels (groups?) for events in the green chat app i’m totally fucked (cut out). Eve as my long suffering social coordinator is starting to get to the end of her patience with it too – it is an open question about what I do. I’m hoping that Facebook ruins whatsapp with that integrated ID thing and everyone moves over to signal or telegram in the near future.

Permanently Moved – Unfolding


I struggle to articulate some of the ways that my mediation practice has made me go mad. “You don’t enter this world as a bright spark of consciousness – you emerge from it.”

Link to Episode 1805

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Speaking of personal information…

This episode is basically Experience Part 2. An update from last year. In it, I try to articulate what all the fucking meditation and prayer I’ve been doing has done to my mind. Sometimes you think that you are not getting any where at all apart from grinding away on the mat. But then you look back and suddenly realise that you now have a completely different view of time (of all things).

Unfolding is perhaps my western brain trying to reach for a word to describe the surface between manifest and non-manifest.

I’m not trying to brag or come across as special or whatever at all – that is totally not my intention. Im just trying to articulate things that are happening to be. Besides if you want spoilers about whats next its all in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali written down about 1600 years ago.

Dipping the Stacks

Good vibrations: I purified myself in a sound bath | The Outline

Open letter on climate-related financial risks | Bank of England

Arab Futurism, Faith & Inclusivity Across the… – Secrets of Dune

My Marie Kondo fail – I really tried to throw things out – The Globe and Mail

I haven’t been commenting on these stacks links in a while but there are so many articles like this one: ‘Marie Kondo doesn’t work for me’ yet in the article they write “Snubbing the prescribed KonMari Method of decluttering clothing first, I purge my jumbled drawers and shelves” WTF ?? just follow the damn steps.

The Ministry

Crazy Mind Map Book

Reading

The only thing I’ve read this week was the new White Dwarf from Games Workshop LOL

Music

Obviously the only thing to link to this week is Holly’s newest single Frontier. Solarpunk Sacred Harp Alien Abduction Soundtrack.

Remember kids:

A joy that heals despair and grief.