• 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
  • 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 0 Comments November 24, 2016
  • The Observer Effect and the Hidden Spectacular One of the quantum mechanics postulates says that by the very act of watching, the observer affects the observed reality. A common-place knowledge among security people: watching somebody who’s just about to steal through a CCTV screen actually makes them aware of being watched and prevents the act of stealing. People comply. People do what’s […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments July 19, 2015
  • The Pessimism, Despair and Hypocrisy of Berlin’s Street Art As I am writing these words this beautiful artwork that has over the years become the landmark of Berlin is being painted black. All over. Right now it looks like this: and by tomorrow it’s going to look like this: or like this: or finally like this: And it is not the city of Berlin […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments December 11, 2014
  • Throwing the Violence Back onto Itself     Gregory Bateson proposes a very interesting example in his description of the double-bind phenomena as a cause for schizophrenic reaction. A plane passenger faces the situation where she has a neighbor who really wants to talk to her. She cannot escape before the flight ends, she doesn’t want to engage into a conversation, […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments August 11, 2014
  • Drill The drill is moving and every trace that it leaves behind is different. Each iteration is different, but the intention progresses steadily both because and in spite of those differences. This capacity to move further through repetitions with differences is the essence of polysingularity and its main mechanism of replicating itself. Drill drawing by Justin […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments April 23, 2012
  • 777 Beginnings Every beginning is different and it leads to a different end. Polysingularity of intention emerges when deviations among the beginnings tends to correlate with deviations among the endings. That’s when it becomes evident that while there are many different ways to reach the multiple solutions that are possible, they all have something in common. That […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments April 23, 2012