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Realism Is False 0 (0)

2020-03-03T16:17:17-05:00

Realism Is False I've been playing with the idea of what I call a conscious agent, which has a set of conscious experiences and can act on those experiences. I have a mathematical formalism for it. Briefly, it's measurable spaces of conscious experiences and Markovian kernels for decisions and actions based on those experiences. —

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WHEN HISTORICAL FICTION GOES MAGICAL 4 (1)

2020-03-02T07:51:21-05:00

A list of history’s mythic tricksters, Lewis Hyde says in his book “Trickster Makes This World” (1998), would be endless. Since the trickster is culture’s ultimate shape-shifting, boundary-crossing figure, “there will be some sort of representative wherever humans invent boundaries, which is to say, everywhere.” www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/02/17/when-historical-fiction-goes-magical

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Media Is Broken 0 (0)

2020-02-09T06:40:30-05:00

Can Journalism Be Saved? — Read on www.nybooks.com/articles/2020/02/27/can-journalism-be-saved/

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The Neuroscience of Reality 0 (0)

2020-02-03T06:56:54-05:00

The central idea here is that perception is a process of active interpretation geared toward adaptive interaction with the world through the body rather than a recreation of the world within the mind. The contents of our perceptual worlds are controlled hallucinations, brain-based best guesses about the ultimately unknowable causes of sensory signals. And for

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‘Chaos Is the Point’: Russian Hackers and Trolls Grow Stealthier in 2020 – The New York Times 3 (1)

2020-01-10T06:48:12-05:00

While U.S. cyberdefenses have improved since 2016, many of the vulnerabilities exploited four years ago remain. And attacks are getting more sophisticated. — Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/us/politics/russia-hacking-disinformation-election.html

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That which emerges from curation 0 (0)

2020-03-01T05:24:56-05:00

That which emerges from curation http://kend4.sg-host.com/index.php/2020/01/08/that-which-emerges-from-curation/ — Read on kend4.sg-host.com/index.php/2020/01/08/that-which-emerges-from-curation/

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a high-order post as a meaningful collection of tags 0 (0)

2020-01-09T08:09:57-05:00

a high-order post as a meaningful collection of tags http://kend4.sg-host.com/index.php/2020/01/09/a-post-as-a-meaningful-string-of-words/ — Read on kend4.sg-host.com/index.php/2020/01/09/a-post-as-a-meaningful-string-of-words/

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Lying the Truth with Emmanuel Carrère 3 (2)

2019-12-15T08:25:54-05:00

Randy Rosenthal unpacks “97,196 Words: Essays” by Emmanuel Carrère, translated from the French by John Lambert. WHY IS IT so difficult for people to tell the truth? I’m not just talking about pathological liars or bull-spouting politicians, pundits, and partisans who cynically spin stories to further their own opportunistic ambitions. On a subtler level, in

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