Trans~mission Cables

A searchable collection of confidential cables on inter~subjective relations intercepted en route between the world that is this and the world that is something else.

  • Capitalism, Neoliberalism, and the Fallacy of Big Concepts

    Many people are critical of capitalism and neoliberalism. There are multiple other things they may be critical of, but for the sake of convenience, it can be interesting to stop here. “This is pure neoliberalism”. “This is so capitalistic”. It’s like the words “neoliberalism” and “capital” became synonyms for the word “evil There is no doubt […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin August 10, 2023
  • Ideological Software

    Programming is pretty straightforward. One has to decide on a certain logic and then implement it in a set of instructions that will combine actions and responses to various feedback loops. It is very defined and precise in this way. An algorithm is programmed and this algorithm follows a certain protocol and implements it along […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin December 15, 2022
  • Diagnosis and Surveillance

    One could say that diagnosis and surveillance are friends. They detect deviation. When it is identified, it is categorized and acted upon. The objective is to normalize and to minimize. To minimize the risk of infection, we recommend that you wash your hands thoroughly. We should try to minimize our carbon footprint. To normalize one’s […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin July 15, 2022
  • Variability of a Text, Ecology of Attention

    How to modulate variability of attention and perception in order to promote ecological thinking? This article proposes a method and its practical implementation.

    Dmitry Paranyushkin November 30, 2020
  • Does Software Need to Solve Problems?

    “What is the problem your software is solving?” Usually, if you cannot answer this question, you are expected to stop doing whatever it is you are doing and reconsider. After all, we live in a world of immediate gratification. If you cannot resolve a real and existing need then you do not deserve the resources […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin January 17, 2020
  • The Re~Definition of Value

    Too often we’re driven by the notion of value that has nothing to do with us. In the most basic case we might think that something is valuable just because it can be measured in something else: the money or the amount of attention that it can be exchanged for. // “How many likes did this post […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin May 31, 2019
  • Questioning the Legitimisation

    Что мы легитимизируем тем, что мы делаем?

    Dmitry Paranyushkin May 31, 2019
  • Annihilation

    In this world, annihilation is known as the movie, Annihilation. In this movie we encounter the new form of alien life, which does not use flying saucers or other means of aerial transportation (nor any sort of conventional transportation) to reach the humanity and invade. Instead, they choose to invade through the DNA. Attracting a […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin July 29, 2018
  • Legitimization and Cultivation

    In this world, there are things that inhabitants do on a regular basis: be it routine actions or practice. … Every time they act they can ask themselves: “What do I legitimize with what I’m doing?” Example 1. When you’re reading this text from the screen of your iPhone or any other device you are legitimizing several things and […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin December 9, 2017
  • Re~Definition of a Special Agent

    During my practice, between 2015 and 2018, I liked to use the term “Special Agent”. Apart from other elements, it consists of two words: “special” and “agent”. Why? … The word special relates to one’s specialty: be it a brain better suited for solving mathematical problems or the ability to cook amazing Italian food. To be […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin December 9, 2017
  • 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 April 2, 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 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 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 November 26, 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 July 9, 2015
  • Internet Proletariat

    In this world, there is a certain class, which we will call the “internet proletariat”. A median representative of this class spends most of their resources (that is, their time) browsing the internet for opportunities, be it social networks, art funding bodies, chat messengers, or instant aura trading platforms. They do not own the means […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin July 16, 2014
  • Сorrupted Innocence

    If there is something inside the innocence that wants to be corrupted, it is the total lack of resistance towards the eyes of the beholder. As soon as it is corrupted, it is not innocent anymore. “I surrender”, “I give myself up to you”. Fully, univocally, completely. But only this one time. What’s next? Both […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin March 20, 2014
  • Chaos and Circadian Rhythms

    In this world, there are several facts that are scientifically confirmed. The state of cognitive rest is characterized by chaotic variability. Chaotic variability has a pattern of pink noise. Pink noise: oscillation amplitudes negatively correlate with their frequencies. The smaller the amplitude, the higher the frequency. The higher the amplitude, the lower the frequency. Everyday things happen more often than […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin December 20, 2013
  • Diffusion

    In this world, when pouring water onto the earth or a 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 separated in time. And even then the rainforest flower grows […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin November 20, 2013
  • Digital Superstition

    In this world borderline magic coincidences may be experienced. … “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] … Modeling this world as […]

    Dmitry Paranyushkin October 3, 2013