• 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
  • Re~Definition of Recognition Recognition: from Latin re- “again” and cognoscere “know”. To know again and again, because you’ve already known before. Something can be recognized because it is familiar, a problem may be recognized ~ acknowledged, somebody may be recognized because they are already known, somebody may also be recognized for what they are. One could assume that […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments April 2, 2016
  • Realities, Movies and Dreams In this world, there are three types of realities: 1) This reality; 2) That reality; 3) Fiction; Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments March 26, 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
  • 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
  • Crossing the Border In this world, whenever you cross a border, be it a physical border, a more abstract transgression, or anything else, there will always be people who will position themselves on that demarkation line. Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments November 26, 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
  • Dreams Incorporated In this world, there are many different kinds of dreams, including the lucid ones. But one particular type of dream of interest is the Dream that is Incorporated. 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
  • Security There is a thing     about security: It positions itself On the border     between whatever it is     that is allowed     and that, which is not.     whatever it is     that is protected     and that, which is not.     whatever it is     that is concealed     and that, which is not. In this way     to be on the side of […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments December 1, 2014
  • Shrewd Short-Term Operator In his handling of the crisis,     he has again     revealed himself     as a good tactician –         a shrewd short-term operator. But he remains     a poor strategist,     and an obstacle         to the future wellbeing.           Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments July 20, 2014
  • Сorrupted Innocence In this world, if there is something inside the innocence that wants to be corrupted, it is the total lack of resistance towards the eyes of beholder.   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 […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments March 20, 2014
  • Essence We now proceed to the discussion of es~sence. What is the essence of things? What is the essence of this question? This is absolutely essential. “The very essence of this idea…” The essential weakness of this, the essential weakness of that. It is essential to realize that whatever it is that is realized is essential […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments January 23, 2014
  • Recommendations Keep up-to-date on developments via the Internet. • Buy Duct tape, masking tape and self-adhesive weather stripping. • Cover windows and doors with plastic. • Cover electrical outlets and light switches with plastic. • Cover vents in bathrooms and stoves with plastic. • Cover your pets and your children with plastic. • Cover your computers […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments January 2, 2014
  • Interviews with Artificial Artificial Intelligence An interview with artificial intelligence recommendation system, exposing the logic of digital capitalism. Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments November 23, 2013
  • Drugs as Advertising In this world, 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, […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments July 17, 2013
  • Love vs Belonging “I would say the community of love is a community living to share the absence of common being. Not the absence of being–in–common, but the absence of common being,” said Jean-Luc Nancy one day or maybe several times in various different ways. Then the other day one could see the following written at Berghain’s restroom: […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments October 12, 2012
  • Ryan Gosling You know how it usually happens, right? He’s standing in the middle of the room. Then he starts walking, coming a little bit closer… standing… waiting… walking off a little bit… looking… thinking… thinking… thinking… walking towards you again… a little bit hesitant maybe… Then he walks back into the opposite corner again… Fixes his […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments April 24, 2012
  • 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