Brian Josephson presented this paper at this conference earlier this year [Abstracts]. Also this paper suggesting a model of the brain not as a computer so much as an object oriented programming architecture. (BTW great documemntation and bibliography / references links with the way these papers are presented on the web by “Cogprints“.)
Entries from September 2004
2 September 30, 2004 at 1:56pm by Psybertron
0 September 30, 2004 at 11:37am by Psybertron
With this web cam. (Middle of the night locally as I post.)
0 September 30, 2004 at 11:18am by Psybertron
Not been in the Pick much in recent weeks, but went in last night intending to continue reading Midgley’s “Myths We Live By”, and ended up spending the whole evening in deep conversation with another interesting punter. Ex boat-builder, putative journalist, everything from simplistic rationale missing age old issues to world politics, taking in Pirsig, […]
0 September 30, 2004 at 10:42am by Psybertron
“Living the Field” London, October 9th & 10th. Brought to my attention by the BCS Quantum Information interest group. Everything from quantum information / holographic universe through psychology to the paranormal realms of ESP, psychokinesis and remote healing.
0 September 30, 2004 at 10:25am by Psybertron
The Mindful Universe by Henry Stapp, from the quantum physics edge of consciousness. [Quote] It is often claimed that science stands mute on questions of values: that science can help us to achieve what we value once our priorities are fixed, but can play no role in fixing these weightings. That claim is certainly incorrect: […]
0 September 29, 2004 at 3:46pm by Psybertron
Saw this paper and it rang bells with the day job.
0 September 29, 2004 at 9:11am by Psybertron
Suw Charman’s Headshift blog post and comment thread seems to have become the focus for fallout from BlogWalk4. Quote from Julian ElveI mostly agree with the view that “it” is about the soft issues and not the technology but that is a little bit countered by my experience that unless the technology hurdle is very […]
1 September 28, 2004 at 9:01am by Psybertron
Reading Mary Midgley’s “Myths We Live By” at the moment, having originally picked up on a review of it way back here. Easy read, starts promising – mainly against misplaced narrow (physical) scientific views being adopted in human scale situations, and plenty of arguments against dualism and Descartes naturally. Tendency to return to “people are […]
0 September 27, 2004 at 8:57am by Psybertron
Brian McDermott’s weblog looks interesting. Came across it from a cross-hit on his page of knowledge related quotes. I know – cliche – but some good ones.
0 September 25, 2004 at 11:15am by Psybertron
Not sure whether these guys independently verified this stuff, but my Pirsig Timeline forms the basis of the biography of Robert Pirsig on the web site of the American Society of Authors and Writers.
0 September 22, 2004 at 5:26pm by Psybertron
Says Johnnie Moore, quoting Peter Block’s book title. The antidote to Analysis-Paralysis is Can-Do / Just-Do-It. Spookily the instant after returning from commenting on Johnnie’s blog, I found a hit on my own blog with the search string “How can knowledge be shared in weblog“. Answer = Yes, you dummy.
0 September 21, 2004 at 1:38pm by Psybertron
Sad day yesterday. Ironicaly, we were just talking about how well Cloughie was looking recently when watching his player/manager son Nigel at Burton Albion; I guess his chronic illness enforced healthier living in recent years. He’ll be missed.
0 September 20, 2004 at 10:09pm by Psybertron
Just updated my link to David Lavery‘s Owen Barfield site a couple of days ago. Today Robert Pirsig himself recommended David Lavery’s “Evil Genius” site via Ant McWatt on the MoQ Discussion Board. Who is Joanna Climacus ? Real or fiction ? (Or is it Johanna Climacus – both spellings on the site ? The […]
0 September 20, 2004 at 2:15pm by Psybertron
John Udell quoting Ray Ozzie about what we must all recognise as situation normal these days; Having better (more flexible) tools on our domestic PC than on an IT Dept controlled work PC, and the flexibility of being able to transfer results between machines via USB Memory Drives. We all do it. Planning & control […]
0 September 18, 2004 at 11:01pm by Psybertron
A variation on fractals, these are strange attractor images. [via Apothecary] Also via Apothecary – the Watermelon carving story. Now I geddit.
0 September 18, 2004 at 10:39pm by Psybertron
Send us your money and we’ll save the world. Hmmmmmm says Rivets. Weird.
0 September 18, 2004 at 9:51pm by Psybertron
Jeremy Bentham came up yesterday. Louise led us through University College past the Jeremy Bentham room, past where his mummified body or “Auto-Icon” is generaly displayed [here's why], but alas it was not there. See also [BenthamLinks][BenthamWorksOnLine] Bentham (a contemporary of Blake, blogged below) coined “utilitarianism” as used by J.S.Mill, later evolved into “pragmatism”.
0 September 18, 2004 at 9:38pm by Psybertron
[Mopsos][via ScaleFree] Anu was hooked by this quote “Ultimately, the economics of knowledge have something to do with the economics of love.” What’s lurve got to do with it ? Well it’s the extreme end of implicit trust, and we all know trust is the number one item in information at the moment. Top level […]
1 September 18, 2004 at 10:40am by Psybertron
Mentioned in the previous post that I’d been at BlogWalk yesterday in Bloomsbury, based in the Old Crown on New Oxford Street. Many thanks to Johnnie Moore and Lilia Effimova for organising and facilitating the stimulating day. Attendees were for me all first time meetings.Lilia Efimova (Mathemagenic)Johnnie Moore (JohnnieMoore)Ed Mitchell (KnowledgeBoard)Chris MaCrae (ValueTrue)Riccardo Cambiassi (CodeWitch)Mark […]
2 September 18, 2004 at 10:07am by Psybertron
Almost finished reading Bronowski’s “Man Without a Mask”, about the life and works of William Blake, and was struck, by this summary … “We find [Blake's life] eccentric, only if we miss it’s context, which is made by his writings and his times together [American and French and Industrial revolutions] … the context of a […]
0 September 16, 2004 at 10:07pm by Psybertron
Thanks to Rivets for these gems. Strangers on my Flight (Needs sound on.) The Official God FAQ