• Cognitive Stimulants Cognitive stimulants are the things that alter perception and stimulate imagination and sensitivity. Their main importance is in bringing different points of view and expanding the phase space of possibilities available at every moment of time, acting as a deterrent against stagnation, boosting innovation and evolutionary development. Any form of expression can manifest itself as […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments April 25, 2017
  • Crimean Surfers While most surfers ride the waves with their bodies, Crimean surfers ride the waves with their нутро or “gut chakra”. This changes everything, including the surfer and the concept of surfing itself, but as everything that is simple it also demands more explanation. Crimea is a beautiful desolate peninsula located at the Black Sea. It […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments November 21, 2016
  • Introduction to Polysingularity Practice The transcript below is the summary of the introductory section on Embodied Network Dynamics offered by Nodus Labs / Special Agency as an online course or a 2-hour long workshop session.   Polysingularity is a practice of soma~cognitive / body~mind reconfiguration. The main intention of the practice is to explore altered states of consciousness by […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments April 14, 2016
  • Ignore Terror Terror works when it instills fear (from Latin terrere ‘frighten’), and when something works there will be more and more of it.   Therefore, the reaction to terror is its fuel and its medium of proliferation.   The chance of getting killed in a terrorist attack in Europe today is 70 times lower than dying […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments March 23, 2016
  • Stereotypes and Archetypes In this world, there are stereotypes and then there are archetypes. Accordingly, one can live a life that is governed by stereotypes or one can live a life that is governed by archetypes. Or both – to a certain extent. Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments December 4, 2015
  • 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 0 Comments July 9, 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 0 Comments February 5, 2015
  • 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 0 Comments 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 0 Comments January 9, 2014
  • Re~Definition of “To Act Accordingly” To act accordingly is to act consequently. To act accordingly is to act correspondingly. To act accordingly to the environment. To act accordingly to the situation. To act accordingly is to follow the heart.          From Latin ad- ‘to’ + cor, cord- ‘heart’. […] What does the situation demand? What is the […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments July 20, 2013
  • Everyone is A~Kin or the Extended Self One thing leads to the next     and then we’re all connected. You’ve just been thinking of me. I felt it and I am writing this to you. I am you and you are me.   // a conversation started with one person // continues with somebody else. The self extends into space, enters the flesh […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments July 13, 2013