• Software Takes Command A post on Facebook says “there was 9/11, now there is 11/9″.  The scale of disaster is almost comparable: who could have predicted that Donald Trump would become the next president of the US? A recent piece from NiemanLab (a leading think tank on journalism) asks if this election is the turning point for media’s […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments November 9, 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
  • 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 0 Comments April 10, 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
  • Personal Space In this world, everyone wants to have their personal space. A space where their persona can extend, stretch, and feel free to function. The subjects of our study pay double to have a little bit more of their personal space in the 1st class of a train. Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments November 26, 2015
  • Their War A state of war is a state of exception, which pushes one to take a position: to fight back, to pray, to protect, to hide, to escape, to start acting and change the world, to be afraid and stay immobile, to give blood, to learn first-aid, to learn self-defence, to pretend like nothing is going […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments November 14, 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
  • 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 0 Comments January 6, 2014
  • Polysingularity Mix / Love Fabrik #dance #love     One is not to underestimate the power of love, but even love (as anything that is powerful) needs infrastructure. LOVEFABRIK is the infrastructure for love. It was established in place of the line that used to separate one part into multiple. It was established to integrate, multiply, aggregate, synthesize, synchronize, nurture, and love. […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments December 25, 2013
  • 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 0 Comments December 20, 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 0 Comments September 22, 2013
  • 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
  • Sovereignty “An act is sovereign when it realizes itself by simply taking away its own potentiality not to be, letting itself be, giving itself to itself” – Giorgio Agamben They took away my first country again. Again, because it’s happened many times before. Sometimes I’ve taken it back. Mainly when I was somewhere at the countryside […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments July 19, 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 0 Comments July 17, 2013
  • A Dialogue Polysingularity manifests itself through a dialogue. Each exchange maintains a certain center of gravity through continuous reiteration of the intention. Often, the intention is  just to be polite or to stay within the common cultural or semantic field. When one wants to explore polysingularity of oneself, then the circular motion can be maintained and the […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments April 23, 2012
  • People on Ice Polysingularity is when multiple solutions are possible and yet only some are actualized at every moment of time. The same solution can be actualized through various different rules and function. It’s possible to arrive to the same point even if you start from a different place or follow a different route. The traces on ice […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments April 23, 2012
  • Army Day Parade Army is a good example of the social structure where polysingularity of an individual is sacrificed for polysingularity of the group. Uniform, strict regulations, formal and informal codes of behaviour and embodiment ensure that the solutions that are available to each individual are subordinate to those of the army. Photo “Taiwan Army Day Parade” by […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments April 23, 2012