Beyond Complexity

Oliver Wendell Holmes (OWH) was a Supreme Court Justice who once said something so profound, that few people at the time, including himself, really understood the depth of the sentiment. There are a few slightly different versions, quoted in various places, but I think this one best captures the sentiment. He also said a few... Continue Reading →

Spacetime Traversing Existential Liminal Swing

This wonderful swirling mass of tiny Starlings is called a murmuration. Apart from being mesmerisingly beautiful or terrifying - depending on whether or not you’re an Alfred Hitchcock fan - the phenomenon has been studied by lots of different sorts of people. You’d probably assume they were Ornithologists, some Biologists maybe, but Physicists, Mathematicians, Cryptographers,... Continue Reading →

Representation – No 5 Delight & R100%

The Picture Watch this space for installations on what is: An Allegory of Prudence, Titian c.1566. The image presented above is a digital reproduction of a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Tiziano Vecellio, more commonly known as Titian. The original painting is entitled An Allegory of Prudence and is one of 17 works by... Continue Reading →

Representation – The Big Middle One

It had probably always been there, a curiosity for the truth, but I didn't really know it until the autumn of 1987. I had enrolled in the Welsh School of Architecture. A venerable old institution based along the grandiose Portland Stone parade that the Marquis of Bute wedged into the centre of Cardiff. There I... Continue Reading →

Representation: Last But Three

I’ve completely rewritten this follow up to the first blog on Representation, four times already. Each attempt, despite my different initial approaches, has ended up in a petulant performance by Captain Rantypants. Here I go again, trying to stay objective and polite. Breathe and relax … Diagrams. There are a whole world of different things... Continue Reading →

Representation – 1 down 4 to go

I've been threatening to do this for ages. Occasionally, it has been known for me to get, as my Grandmother would put it "arsey", about how people represent things and ideas. Typically, the arseyness emerges as a result of some bewildered enthusiast taking a list of their favourite trendy words - drawing boxes around the words,... Continue Reading →

From Deductive to Inductive to Abductive …?

Three ways of thinking that it's definitely worth getting your head around. Not the best descriptions of each I've ever read, but conveniently, all three on one Wikipedia page: Deductive reasoning (deduction) allows deriving b from a only where b is a formal logical consequence of a. In other words, deduction derives the consequences of... Continue Reading →

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