Re~ports

The book of phenomena reported in detail for further examination.

  • Changing the Picture

    The report below was written in response to Changing the Picture – the conference on storytelling and technology that took place in Berlin’s Babelsberg studios in November 2016.  … Everyone lives in the stories they’re telling themselves. Many of those stories are imagined and told by somebody else and that’s where the one who speaks can have […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin November 24, 2016
  • Body/Mind Operating Systems

    We already have operating systems for machines, but what we really need are the operating systems for humans. A working proposal of the new body/mind operating system for human beings.

    Dmitry Paranyushkin August 17, 2016
  • I Pitch Myself To You

    To pitch is to squeeze the meaning into the simplest form it can have without destroying the essence.

    Dmitry Paranyushkin April 10, 2016
  • The System of Improper Conduct

    “This is morally incorrect” they might say. // declaration of variables Morals are about the proper conduct, the customs. Ethics is the science of morals (meta-level zoom out). … Interestingly, the interest towards ethics increases, while the interest towards morals decreases. (especially since 1940) After all, what is right and what is wrong in the […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin July 9, 2015
  • Your Special

    Something is called “special” when it is different or particular. (1) The paradox is that, in fact, everything is special, because there are no two identical things in the world. As a proof: Even when two mass-produced objects are taken (let’s say it’s two dice cubes) they are never in the same place they can […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin July 8, 2015
  • Special Agents and Special Agency

        Everybody is special and everyone is an agent.     Every human being is special   even if just because they are unlike anyone else –   hence, the “special”.     Every human being acts in the world –   hence, the “agency”.     So even if you don’t yet know it,   you are […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin February 5, 2015
  • Electric Power Transmission Towers

      The tower has a centre V shape insulator configuration     which is held within a diamond shape. This increases the apparent height of the tower     but reduces the apparent width of the tower. The outer insulators are held by two diamond shape cross arms     which extend from either side of the tower. The earthwires are […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin September 23, 2014
  • Internet Proletariat

    If one is to be internet proletariat,   there are a few things to mention in passing.   Where there is the proletariat,   there is also the bourgeoisie.   The latter own the means of production   – the networks –     so precious to proletariat. They also derive all the profits,   and not only the visibility and […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin July 16, 2014
  • Сorrupted Innocence

      CORRUPT Origin: from Latin corruptus ‘mar, bribe, destroy’, from cor- ‘altogether’ + rumpere ‘to break’.   INNOCENCE Origin: from Old French, from Latin innocentia, from innocent- ‘not harming’ (based on nocere ‘injure’). […]   If there is something inside the innocence that wants to be corrupted, It is the total lack of resistance towards […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin March 20, 2014
  • Branch by Abstraction (or how to quit a bad habit)

    Branch by abstraction is a technique for making large-scale changes to a system without disrupting its operations. (quitting a bad habit, changing a job, repairing software, etc.) There may be various parts of the system dependent on an old pattern, module, component, one wants to replace. First, an abstraction layer needs to be created. It […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin January 9, 2014
  • Mediated by Synchrony

    The most plausible mechanism for large-scale integration is the formation of dynamic links mediated by synchrony over multiple frequency bands.    

    Dmitry Paranyushkin January 6, 2014
  • Chaos and Circadian Rhythms

    There are several facts scientifically confirmed. The state of cognitive rest is characterized by chaotic variability. Chaotic variability has a pattern of pink noise. Pink noise: oscillation amplitudes correlate with their frequencies. (In other words, most of the time the body is making small movements and sometimes there are occasional spikes of bigger movements. The […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin December 20, 2013
  • Diffusion

    Pouring the water into the earth     onto the flower   one can easily see how it penetrates     layer by layer     diffusing through granules,   in semi-concentrical shapes.   (just like on this picture) The action and the moment   it reaches the very end of itself        are separated in time.   And even then the rainforest […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin November 20, 2013
  • Friction and Evolution

    One can say     that beauty         is almost always     an effect of limitation. … A maple tree leaf looks the way it does because it had to fold itself in order to fit inside the bud. // genetic code meets the environment Human brain is the same. So is cauliflower. Its shape is the result of […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin October 26, 2013
  • Digital Superstition

    “I was just thinking of you when you sent me the text.” [1] “I was Googling my name and then this crazy picture of my favorite X comes up…” [2] “I literally just checked her profile and then she wrote…” [3] Let’s model the world as a network. The number of connections is constantly growing. […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin October 3, 2013
  • Will She Will He

    If we attempt to illustrate the above intentionality, it would look something like that: Therefore, for the majority of those who are interested in “Will She”, there is definitely a concern that somebody might leave beyond the vicinity of the agreed border. For the majority of those who are interested in “Will He”, however, there […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin September 22, 2013
  • Interfaces for Cognitive Reconfiguration

    Interfaces for Cognitive Reconfiguration. That is, language, software, music, clothes, situations, images and everything else that has the capacity. In other words, if there is a relation and then there is an interface that mediates this relation, then the interface affects the appearances. It is a question then whether the interface is merely translating or […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin September 22, 2013
  • Drugs

    Drugs are like advertisement. Things can get complicated. What’s promised may be perceived to be real and the other way round.     Drugs advertise. They turn attention to something. We are told what’s possible. It turns out that everything is. We know that already. It’s good to have a reminder. However, the “What” (is […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin July 17, 2013