Tag Archives: illusion

Fooled by familiarity

I’ve long had a fascination with illusion. The subject of change blindness excites me; it impacts upon many aspects of existence. A thread on Learning from Dogs the other day reminded me again of this phenomenon. An understanding of how … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what?, Business, Capitalism, Climate, Communication, consciousness, Core thought, Economics, Education, Environment, GCD: Global climate disruption, memetics, Phlyarology, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

The imposition of necessary illusions

The other day, I watched Manufacturing Consent — Noam Chomsky and the Media by Mark Achbar (of ‘The Corporation‘ fame) and Peter Wintonick. Noam Chomsky is an emeritus professor of MIT, a world-renowned linguist, and “arguably the most important intellectual … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what?, Environment, News and politics | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Seeing the real world

I seem to have hit a period of recurring themes, coming back to haunt me like a Sierpinski triangle. A boss of mine some years ago (nice chap) was adamant that he had reached a stage in his life in … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, Environment, GCD: Global climate disruption, what? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Illusion and reality

As well as being a phlyarologist, I’m a wannabe poet. I think that poetry is like any artform: it has subjective value, modified by our perceptions. Since we’re all different, we’ll each come to our own decisions of the extent … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what? | Tagged , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Step outside

We are all agreed The Big One says build fences Protection needed. Hide behind the fence Bar enemy from crossing Shoot first, ask later. Defense is offense. Protection is illusion. Tear down the fences. Step outside yourself Pretend you are another We … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Core thought, Culture, People, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Master and his Squire

Illusion and reality; The master and his squire. Lunacy and sanity: Two faces on a coin Balanced On a point of view. The windmills At which we tilt While we learn from one another, Have a lesson, if we’d listen: … Continue reading

Posted in consciousness, Core thought, Phlyarology, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments