089 :: July Vibes

I met “systems artist, spatial-media designer, and composer” and all round cool guy Cullen Miller this week. We had lunch then wen’t on mad walks around central.

Regent’s Park was looking particularly lovely – tho we had to be careful not to get absolutely baked by the sun. He’s awesome. Real kindred spirit.

Booked a trip to Crete later this year with some friends. Im going to see ALL the history whilst they all layabout by the pool. So looking forward to that quite a bit.

Permanently Moved

S2E15

This week I discuss methods of increasing your ability to interact with the liminal and the imaginary.

Note: I set some homework.

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Already got some “You are a crazy man” feedback from a brief new unfollower on Twitter which is 100% what I’m there for at this point.

Dipping the Stacks

Water Is For Fighting | Current Affairs

Lessons from a genocide can prepare humanity for climate apocalypse – MIT Technology Review

The Reality Bubble’: Or Pretending Ourselves to Death | The Tyee

A New History of Arabia, Written in Stone | The New Yorker

The Ministry

I should point out because I got asked about it, that The Ministry stands for “Ministry of my own labour”

Been working on my opening statements of the panel on ‘the next internet’ I’m going to be on at SonarD next week. Its not finished yet but I’m i’m going for 1000 year internet vibes and ‘weird’.

I’m already freaking out about going to Barcelona for 5 nights, how busy it’s going to be. BUT I get to stay with Huw so that makes up for it.

Been working on the first PDF/Zine, i’ve been sprucing up the text to ‘Your attention is sovereign’ podcasts from last year.

Got a name and a domain for it. I just need to build the one page website for it when I get back from Spain.

Reading

Definitely not the news.

Music

My lil cousin dropped a new single and I’ve been listening to it A LOT.

I’ve also been getting really into Locust Toybox. Glitch Electronica

Remember kids:

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087 :: [Media property name] isn’t your friend

It’s been such a weird week. We got back from Benedict and Mina’s wedding on Tuesday afternoon. So I was wandering around on Wednesday thinking it was actually Monday, then Panicked and dove into the mountain of stuff I put on my list..

Here’s some gratuitous snaps from the Hagia Sophia for your eyeballs.

Sunset
Virgin and Child
Dome of Heaven

Here’s John Romers 3 hour Byzantium Documentary.

Last night was the launch of The Brazen Vessel 10 years of Collected Works from Alkistis Dimech ☩ Peter Grey of Scarlet Imprint at Treadwells.

I forgot to take any photos at the event but here’s a snap of the paperback. I can’t wait to dig in. Especially their earlier writings.

Permanently Moved

S2E14

[Media property name] isn’t your friend.

We need anti trust laws for culture. I take a dump on Disney, Marvel and Star Wars. Roll your own culture.

(Yes the podcast cover is my teenage bedroom)

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Dipping the Stacks

History: “The Power of Trees” (1855) – SANDRA RENDGEN

Why are England’s roadsides blooming? – BBC News

The Afrofuturists with designs on African architecture | Financial Times

Heavy rain forces evacuation order for 800,000 in southwestern Japan

The Ministry

I’ve had some really interesting comments and feedback on the first 27 pages (10k words) of the meditation book. A lot to chew on.

Been working hard on the text for the first zine. Should be Ready to go in August at the latest.

Been talking with the folks at UCT (apodcastfornow). we’re doing a collab together.

The most important thing that happened this week tho:

Reading

I’ve been reading more Warhammer and A LOT of PDFs on UK public policy documents on land use this week. Nothing really to report.

Music

CATNAPP X MODESELEKTOR “THE MOVER”

This track is dark and square wavey as hell. I love the suction they have achieved on the kick drum. It feels like the billowing of a sail.

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086 :: Sunsets In Istanbul

I’m writing this post on my phone from Istanbul. Ok.. I must admit Guttenburg style block interface is very good on this small screen.

Still tho.. doesn’t excuse the awfulness of the UX on desktop.

Right now I am in Istanbul with Eve. Yesterday night was Benedict and Mina’s wedding. It was absolutely beautiful and pretty magical. The venue was right next to The Bosphorus and they kissed and said nice things to each other during golden hour as the sun went down.

Also there’s a lot of familier faces from all over the place. It’s been a blast seeing everyone for a few days here.

Tomorrow is sightseeing day. Can’t wait.

Permanently Moved

S2E13

The Reverend George Harvest – Rector of Thames Ditton

AKA

‘The most forgetful man in England’

 

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Really happy with this weeks episode. Please share it if you like it too, its a fun topic. I also used to live and work in Thames Ditton for like 6 years and still live just 20mins away. I’m going to attempt to find his gravestone soon.

Dipping the Stacks

The Empty Radicalism of the Climate Apocalypse | Issues in Science and Technology

Floppycasts – 1.44MB Podcasts – ~ajroach42.com

(very cool idea. Producing podcasts to fit into 1.44MB )

Woman falls asleep on flight and wakes up in pitch dark on locked and empty plane | The Independent

You Have One Job – Pray – On Behalf of All and for All – Glory to God for All Things

The Ministry

All the text is sorted for my first PDF. I also ended up editing and tightening up the first 27 pages of my book on meditation as someone wanted to read it.

Looks like my panel at Sonar +D is going to be moderated by Ash Sarker. I haven’t seen her properly IRL in about 2 years as I’m ALWAYS busy on Novara party days. I’m looking forward to it – A Lot

Reading

Image result for the mecanicum book

I read Mechanicum in the Warhammer series last week. It’s not “Bolter Porn-ey” as other books in the series but massively pushes the lore forward and drops a few hits for the current setting 10k years later

Music

I’ve been listening to a fuck ton of The Senja Recordings by Biosphere this week.

The line notes for the track below read:

Field recording, military snow shed, December 2016.
A 300 m long concrete snow shed where the wind is blowing through the ventilation pipe towards the opening, sounding like a gigantic flute.

Remember kids:

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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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.

74 :: Lord of the Rings is better than Game Of Thrones

I’m currently writing this on Easter Sunday. Back on the chalk spending time with my family. My brother moved to Taiwan whilst i was traveling. It is i must admit a little strange not having him around.

The rents are currently packing to go away to morocco and they are giving me a lift back up to town. Which is nice.

The weather has be glorious. Not quite as warm as London but down here we get the added bonus of the sea, the horizon and the coast. the beach has been absolutely packed each day we’ve walked along the clifftop.

We also visited the family graves cleared them and said hello to the fam. A Lovely day.

Permanently Moved

Lord of the Rings is better than Game Of Thrones. The significance of sailing to ‘the west’ and its place in the modern collective unconscious

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After the disaster of last week. This episode redeems itself. I spoke with Mike Rugnetta on twitter for some advice and got some cool tips on improving the audio quality easily and I put them into action. Really quite happy with how this episode sounds.

The content of the episode has annoyed a bunch of people which was kind of the point. That said tho i think my argument about Tolkien installing mythic archetypes in to our collective unconscious is a novel reading of LOTR to be sure. And if I say so myself… A good one.

If you listen to it LMK what you think, or share it around.

Note: I’ve run out of space in my soundcloud to post any more episodes, so from now on I’m just gonna be posting the direct libsyn link *shrug*.

Dipping the Stacks

The Food of London’s East End Is Nearing Extinction – Eater London

Jung lovers: BTS delve into psychology on their album, Map Of The Soul – BBC News

Diego Garcia: The “Unsinkable Carrier” Springs A Leak | Zero Hedge

The Witch of Loddon and Changing Perceptions of Witchcraft in Victorian England | Inner Lives

The Ministry

Got a couple more rejections on trying to sell my first story co-written with Andrew Dana Hudson. But a story about a drug dealing queer solarpunk getting in to imperial entanglements with a Fash snapchat demagogue seems to be a hard sell… We’ll keep trying. The version of the story we have now is way better than we first wrote it. Im really happy with it. We’ll just have to keep trying.

Im thinking about submitting a talk to the London Science Fiction Research Community’s conference on crypto and solarpunk. But need a good angle. *puts on thinking hat*

Reading

I’m still reading Wounded By Love before bedtime. And I’m about 1/3 of the way though Wilding by Isabella Tree. I reckon i’ll break the back of it on easter Monday.

Music

Most of my train ride home on Thursday was spent listening to Aretha Franklin’s Young Gifted and Black album. Rock steady is such a tune

My old housemate and very good friend and collaborator Andrew Brown recentlymade me aware of Adult’s album holy pinto. It is extremely 2019 UK emo band of the best time. I’ve loving it.

Remember kids:

Be this guy.