Category Archives: thoughts

Entropy online

A question seeking recommendations of examples of Post-post-collapse fiction, from where we get to Stand Still, Stay Silent, a webcomic about a Scandinavian future. We can’t vouch for the accuracy of the language tree, but it’s a beautiful image. At … Continue reading

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Digital nature

If you want to create a totally artificial world, there are multiple tools at your fingertips. The leading terrain generation software used to be Bryce, but it hasn’t been updated for many years. Bryce was launched in 1994 and used … Continue reading

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Cryptozoology, conspiracy and the laws of general ignorance

There have been several formative books on the psychology of deception, both as practiced upon others and the self. Some that stand out include the 1981 publication of Jan Harold Brunvand’s 1981 book The Vanishing Hitchhiker (the first of his … Continue reading

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No longer collecting for ourselves

In the early years of the internet, the sense of discovery often outweighed the quality and interest of what one actually discovered. At every corner, there seemed to be an outpouring of folk art and taxonomy and presentation and personal … Continue reading

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