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Welcome! You’ve found Fractal Ontology, a weblog representing the work of Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins (click to see all articles by author.) We started this blog as undergraduate philosophy students, and in one form or another Fractal Ontology has been around more than three years. We remain excited about using this medium to explore new lines of inquiry.

So, basically, our idea is this: it is possible to plot a complex path, tracing connections through both clinical and critical theory, towards a new kind of science — a de-centered, non-hierarchical science, capable of grasping and bridging the ruptures between cybernetics, language and society.

What we’ve been doing: mapping out connections between psychoanalysis and philosophy to other fields and disciplines, including theoretical biology, cultural studies and artificial intelligence. We also provide notes, outlines, translations and textual analyses of important contemporary theoretical questions, works and writers.

We are especially grateful for all the support we’ve received! The comments alone have really made this enterprise worth it for us. Please, don’t be shy; we would love to hear what you have to say!

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  1. This blog is cool. Quite prolific this month. Keep writing, guys.

  2. I Have to admit this is different. Very postmodern.

  3. Damn.
    *Undergraduates*?
    Where does one get an undergraduate education of this calibre, anyways?
    God, I feel underinformed.
    Back to poring over Difference and Repetition for me I guess…

  4. If I were really Post-modern, I would leave a comment that consists of a series of ones and zeroes. But you lot would undoubtedly find that achingly primitive. :-)

    Thanks for the link!

  5. adam bartlett on said:

    Taylor -you may want to see here http://www.re-press.org/
    email me with any questions…

    best,
    adam

  6. Holy crap! Did you help edit the Praxis of Alain Badiou with Justin Clemens? Wow, I’m really honored to have you send me this website. When the most recent volume of Badiou scholarship (the Praxis) came out, I was really excited, and its work strongly complements the Hallward and Riera collections. I definitely will email you with questions soon, because I’ve been brainstorming about where to send the translations I’ve been working on. Again, thank you so much for the referral. I hope we talk again soon.

    Taylor Adkins

    • Dear Fractal Ontology,

      Attached below please find the description for an imprint series. Our affiliation with GnOme publishing serves as a temporary vessel as we work towards our own publishing house via HWORDE(s) first titles. Given the non-standard vision vis-à-vis the social environment of the publishing world (and it hypocritical censure of self publishing!), we cannot promise at the outset any number of titles. Rather, we can only assure you of our commitment to the principle of the imprint and its possibilities. While are present obscurity does not permit disclosure of professional qualification, we do have sufficient editorial, writing and publication experience for this task.

      Look forward to hearing from you,

      HWORDE

      http://gnomebooks.wordpress.com/hworde/

  7. Undergraduates. Wow. I’m impressed. Your blog is, from what I can tell so far, smart and visually stunning.

  8. Wow.. Awe inspiring blog ..

  9. Erin Stapleton on said:

    i’m finding the idea that you’re undergrads somewhat disheartening…
    like i should hang up my pen/laptop/glasses/skis/whatever…
    and give up… ho hum…
    One day I’ll get round to some more reading…

  10. John E. Norem on said:

    Does anyone know if Sylvain Lazarus’s work is being translated into English?
    I’m aware of his essay in _Lenin Reloaded_, but I wonder if there is more in the works?
    Nice site.
    Thanks.

  11. As far as I know John, no one is working on Lazarus at the moment. Ironically, the most extensive discussion of Lazarus in English appears in Alain Badiou’s Metapolitics, translated by Jason Barker. The two works that I have by him right now are Anthropologie du nom and his essay from Politique et philosophie dans l’ouevre de Louis Althusser called “Althusser, la politique et la histoire.”

    Now this is a very interesting question that you have raised: Lazarus falls in the cracks between disciplines–he spans politics, anthropology, sociology, history, and, of course, philosophy. I could probably translate sections from the book, or even his essay (trust me, I’ve considered it), but I’m not so sure about publishers wanting it or considering it worth publishing (because it doesn’t have a ‘market’–absurd, but that’s the reality principle I guess).

    For an essay by Badiou, Lazarus, and Natasha Michel, check out the essay called “What Is To Be Thought? What Is To Be Done?” at http://www.counterpunch.org/badiou0501.html. This article was translated by Norman Madarasz, who has translated the Briefings on Existence: A Short Treatise on Transitory Ontology and Manifesto for Philosophy by Alain Badiou: he also was Badiou’s student. He might possibly be working on Lazarus, though I’m not sure. As far as I can tell, David Fernbach translated Lenin Reloaded, so it’s possible that he would be the best one to turn to.

    Thanks for your comment,
    Taylor Adkins

  12. Nice blog.
    BD

  13. Guys:

    From Georgia? So am I but considerably older in human time.

    I am about to release a new way of using the web for knowledge
    management that uses many of the post-modern theories, and seems
    to work. Maybe think of it as an artificially intelligent blog.
    It may actually be on the boundary of a form of reall intelligence
    in fact.

    Would love you guys to play with it, and let me know what you
    think.

    Please let me know your email address, or some other
    way to contact you.

    Sincerely,

    Steve Kohler

  14. Hello! Your website is really rather impressive.

    I go to Mercer and we’re trying to get our own Philosophy Society started. I was invited to drop by a meeting by a couple of your members I met randomly in a coffeeshop.

    I’d enjoy joining you all at your next meeting. If the offer still stands, please email me at: kristin.tyndall@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    Kristin

  15. hey,
    just found out about the site, and you guys put together a really impressive effort. Needless to say, this website is a goldmine in terms of resources and ideas, and do an excellent job in circulating “french theory” ideas and more.
    ok, i had a lot of things to comment on, and since I didn’t know where to put the whole thing, I picked the “about” page.
    – on bibliography, why is there not Deleuze’s Nietzsche and Philosophy under Nietzsche column + deleuze’s “nomad thought”, his short essay where he exposed at the end the concept of nomadity.
    – on translation, well, if you seek help I’m here. here’s why, I’m French (which helps I agree) studying in Montreal, bi-lingual, and very much into all the authors you list. My field is more political philosophy but I share plenty of references with what has been listed. So, I’d be ready to help you out or edit/check some translations you made. I could even do some by myself, I’d be glad to translate anything you judge particularly important and that has been missed out. I’ve read NIetzsche aujourd’hui and this is not too hard to translate although I didn’t find it very interesting (except Deleuze’s essay, but I think this one has been translated)…
    alright, i’d love to collaborate with you, if you think I can be of any help…
    anyway, great job and all the best for your studies and projects…
    anarkali

  16. Hey anarkali,

    Taylor Adkins here. I have to distinguish myself first off because Joe and I both have radically divergent yet mutually stimulating projects. I think my love for translation has even rubbed off on him a bit (note his translation of a selection of Deleuze’s abecedaire), while his theoretical fecundity shames me for not producing as much (stop making me look bad Joe!!).

    But, on a serious note, I would love to say thank you so much for your interest. In fact, I have translated about half of Guattari’s L’Inconscient Machinique, and I have been looking for readers to check it for me and ensure its quality. If this sounds like something that would interest you, I can send you copies of my work along with pdf files of the Guattari.

    Let me know what you think,

    Taylor Adkins

  17. Also, you’re right about the Deleuze-Nietzsche connection. In fact, I used both of those texts though I’m not sure why I didn’t cite them in the bibliography. Good call.

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  19. jean-pierre de la porte on said:

    J W & TA your site is a superb iniative. Many will be grateful to you both for making your adventurous researches available to all. Your translations of early Serres are sharp remiinders of how untiimely the Hermes series was.
    The work of artist Karel Nel is in dialogue with Serres and I would like to post some parts of my upcoming book on Nel on your site for this reason. My students (architecture) and I wish you every strength in taking this resource further.

  20. Thank you so much! The translations were done by Taylor Adkins. I believe he plans to get back to the Serres at some point, if he can ever disentangle Guattari’s machines :)

    Nel’s work is astoundingly beautiful and we can definitely talk about allowing you to post extracts of the work you’re doing. I am certainly curious what your book is about.

    Joe

  21. Miranda Shae on said:

    I stumbled across this page and am very, very glad I did. I have been reading a lot of the entries here and feel like I am at home. Its as if to “leap with joy” on the inside. So thank you for that. I needed finding this page….

  22. Dear Miranda,

    Concerning your two responses, I want to say thank you for your sheer positivity. As for the Nietzsche, Joe and I both have written many posts on him, seeing as our philosophy department chair is a Nietzschean (though, in truth, Nietzsche’s definitely one of my favorite philosophers…I would say Laruelle, but maybe Laruelle’s my favorite non-philosopher).

    I may be wrong, but if I had to guess, Joe’s writing brought you the joy you describe…that seems much more of a characteristic of his thought than it does mine! And I don’t mean this in a sarcastic way, yet it could be taken as such… I would honestly say that much of my writing lacks the affect and speed of intensity that characterizes Joe’s…on the other hand, as Deleuze and Guattari remind us, the slowest intensity is not necessarily the weakest!! Slow and steady wins the race…

    I’ve always tried to figure out why our styles are so different. It’s strange…being initially a literary critic, one would think I would exult in the affect of artistic creation….but, it seems more like I’m a scientist/savant of the text, always rereading, always redirecting references, always quoting page numbers—something Joe hates, I know personally. Page numbers, who can use those anyway! Primitive technology…

    I think I bring the sobriety and callousness that has to keep Joe’s joy from breaking the earth’s gravitational field…his leaps of joy are a little bit more like somersaults over the moon…

  23. Taylor,
    Thank you for your response! I would like to add that “intensity” of words, association, and creativity are not the equivalent to the form of joy that I referenced. By joy I mean that little jumper inside gets off (so to speak) on anyhting that inspires thought and produces a yearning for furthering the initial attraction. I have never been one to pick up a “good book” and read it for sheer pleasure; for me I have to be able to analyze what I am reading, highlight those faculties that I find creates a pathway to deeper insight, and proceed to do a cross-reference amongst other forms of literature (be it thesaraus word jumping or the polarity of opinion found in opposing authors). I crave knowledge. Self-awareness and the ability to move out of self to see beyond the rudimentary foregoings of societal standards is the curiousity that entrances me. I have found that here. I like to be mentally challenged. Since I have strumbled upon this site, I almost can’t leave it! I am addicted to the “ah ha” moments I encounter while reading the entries and responses. When I first began reading entries here I was reminded of a quote that you might enjoy…”For without creative imagination, knowledge itself degenerates into a mere shell of truth…”-Franze Winkler MD author of MAN-The bridge between Two Worlds

  24. Oops! I totally got the title of that book wrong…It is “The Mind-Man and the Bridge Between Two Worlds”. Sorry!

  25. Well, I hope that you know that Joe and I get at least as much joy and inspiration from some of our viewers’ comments, and your comments are no exception. We really hoped to make fractal less of an academic exercise and more of a means of collective expression, allowing voices to be expressed in many different dimensions, including the basic textual level of course. I’m sure Joe will respond to you today, if he can ever step outside and pause his video game creations! Video games are for nerds Joe, go read a book….(knowing him, he’ll do ‘em both at the same time).

  26. Peter Brett on said:

    Hello interesting people!

    I’m a keen and interested Badiou reader, but I disagree with literally everything he writes. I am the son of two historians who did History for my undergrad degree and am ideologically opposed to nomoadologies. I believe it would be (genuinely) interesting for you guys to think about whether you could ever talk about anything with me. Here, for example, is something typically (and purposefully) weak, limited and wholly superficial I have written about British history and politics, with what I believe is an interesting if rather caricatured debate with my brother in the comments section:

    http://petespost-it.blogspot.com/

    A cool discussion could happen here, honest!
    Best wishes,
    The Radical Other

  27. Like the blog. Haven’t read it yet. Just the pictures.

  28. Hey! I have been showing this site off to several of my friends and remain amazed at the depth of you guys theoretical endeavours. Weird Im sure, but I happened to find you on another site and saw you were both from Atlanta. I study at Kennesaw State working toward my doctorite in philosophy (beginning in Jan) and would love to correspond with you both in whatever fashion you can…. Im just constantly enthralled with the writings in here! Anyways, thank you for doing what you do. Feel free to contact me via email or however. I would love to share ideas!

  29. Richard Gavan on said:

    Your blog contains an amazing amount of work and seemingly novel ideas. It seems in bridging these ‘connections’ you speak of (between philosophy, cybernetics etc.), you are giving practical application to the academic study of philosophy. The times we live in warrant such inquiry, analysis and thought. Technology is increasing exponentially, and its rate of increase is accelerating exponentially also. In this period, this sort of thinking is of extreme, if not paramount importance.

    I am an undergrad philosophy major going into Law after receiving my degree, and would be glad to help, even work towards expanding your project. I’m sure the UC Santa Barbara Department of Philosophy would support this kind of study. I could present some of your ideas and your blog to one of our Philosophy Club meetings.

    One of my career goals is to publish a paper on the intricate, complex, relationship that technology and society will have in our upcoming times.

    Feel free to email me for further questions, or if you have any papers on the subject I just mentioned. I’m very interested in what’s been termed the “Technological Singularity.” Any material that critically, philosophically analyzes the soon-to-be ramifications of super-advanced technology and our trans-,post-human future, would be amazing to read.

    Thank You!

  30. jean-pierre de la porte on said:

    I have finally got the karel nel piece i promised you in august print ready- plz send me a mail to the afrenco@yahoo.com box so i may attach it for your use
    kind regards
    jean-pierre

  31. Cooper Brevard on said:

    like commentator beautifulanarchy, what first drew me here was the artistic imagery–however, only a handful of the images are attributed to the source or artist. i’m not concerned about copyright, i’m just interested in exploring further the relevant artists’ work…please try to include this information. thanks

  32. most of the images have creator/title attributed in the filename if not in the post — just let me know what images you’re interested in and i am more than happy to point you towards more of the artists’ work.

    • Dear Fractal Ontology,

      Attached below please find the description for an imprint series. Our affiliation with GnOme publishing serves as a temporary vessel as we work towards our own publishing house via HWORDE(s) first titles. Given the non-standard vision vis-à-vis the social environment of the publishing world (and it hypocritical censure of self publishing!), we cannot promise at the outset any number of titles. Rather, we can only assure you of our commitment to the principle of the imprint and its possibilities. While are present obscurity does not permit disclosure of professional qualification, we do have sufficient editorial, writing and publication experience for this task.

      Look forward to hearing from you,

      HWORDE

      http://gnomebooks.wordpress.com/hworde/

  33. jean-pierre de la porte on said:

    joe – sent you the nel piece twice but suspect your box thinks afrenco is spam. your site gets better and better each month. ever considered doing some post doc work in africa?

  34. Great site, real contribution to the world, thank you

    Andy

  35. I found your blog when I googled “spinoza + fractal”. I like very much your entry ” Kant’s Intellectually Intuitive God vs. Spinoza’s Fractal Onto-Theology?”

    We have here a fascinating instance of ontic recursion, which I would like to explain at length. I first learned about fractals when I was teaching public school in a small community. The public library had Mandelbrot’s Fractal Geometry of Nature. This book, to riff on Kant’s phrase, shook me from my nihilist slumber. I found my interest in intellectual life reawakened. I wanted to learn about science and philosophy. I had already intended to return to university, and went back to do a degree in library and information studies. I started reading, looking for a philosophical expression for the ontological significance that I sensed in fractal geometry. It was a frustrating yet joyful journey that lasted well past grad school. Ultimately, I came upon the work of Constantin Brunner, an early twentieth century thinker who devoted much effort to popularizing the work of Spinoza. I have spent the last eight years examining Brunner’s work, which has entailed much work on Spinoza as well.

    One area of Brunner’s work that I have concentrated on is his critique of the theory of evolution. He explains his rejection of evolution on Spinozist grounds, writing, “with my view of the attributes as relativity, of which each is locked solely and uniquely unto itself, there can only be constancy of the species, no passing over of one into the other.” I understand Brunner as saying that each species has its own attribute which is unknowable by any other species. This led me to conceptualize Spinoza’s attributes as fractals. Each species has, indeed is, its own attribute, its own fractal. And so now I have what I started out looking for: a philosophical grounding for the fractal geometry of nature.

    By the way, in another recursive connection, Brunner posits a fundamental division of human thought into two basic types: spiritual/intellectual thought and popular/practical thought, with the former prone to superstitious distortion by the latter. Brunner further argues that the foremost representative of spiritual/intellectual thought is Spinoza, and the foremost representative of popular/practical thought, with its superstitious distortions, is Kant. See Brunner’s Spinoza contra Kant.

  36. I do not recall how I stumbled upon your pages… time passed and my mind is in a frenzy… your essays are terrific! I have enjoyed my visit, and my mind thanks you as well… Keep up the great work!

  37. Amazing. Big WOW guys… I’m an undergraduate fine art student and the way you use images… I mean – you do them a privilege… And I’ve thought that it’s impossible for pure art to ‘serve’ other reasons than its own sake… and to remain pure art… I’m especially impressed by your serious attempts to bridge disciplines and challenge long-established ways of perceiving reality. I’m myself captivated by the Chaos Theory and the infinity of the fractal universe. Nice work. You can be a real inspiration…

  38. This is an interesting site. I wish you would label more of the images you include. There is one next to a Michel Serres article — I would like to know who painted it. It’s a triptych beside “Translation: Michel Serres and the Mathematization of Empiricism.”

  39. First off, great site guys. @Taylor – I’m interested in the current status of your translation of the “Machinic Unconscious”. I am also curious if you’d be interested, both yourself and Joseph, in contributing to a project on “Embodied Machines: Deleuze’s transcendental empiricism and embodiment.” More information on the project can be found at http://www.machinicpoint.com under “First Postings: Embodied machines”. Look forward to hearing from you and best of luck with your ongoing projects.

  40. Nice work. I’d like to use an image I see here (http://fractalontology.wordpress.com/2007/10/23/notes-to-deleuze-and-guattaris-a-thousand-plateaus-rhizome-chapter-1/#more-266) for a book cover. I know you said in an earlier comment that sources can usually be found in the file names, but I can’t find it for that one. Can you give me a lead, by email perhaps?

  41. Guys, found this blog and it’s really great. Take a look at my project http://thisislike.com – maybe it will be of use when you think of connecting ideas across various fields. Just type in Deleuze or repetition and see what happens.

  42. Fine work here, lads. I found this blog when I googled Heidegger and Fractal. I was reading Being and Time and I kept thinking:
    1. about the recursion in Kirkegaard’s ‘relation that relates itself to itself’ and
    2. asking myself about what scale is requisite for dasein – how much possibility? How does primitive dasein become the regular kind?
    Obviously I’m out of my depth as but I sure was excited to find this blog.

  43. I have researched fractal behavior for many years. Your site is by far the most interesting by trying to unite so many aspects of existence. I don’t think of it as post-modern because fractals have always been around…. we’re just now beginning to see them.

  44. hey,
    impressed by your page. its brilliant. Which universities are you guys at?

  45. first, english is not my language, so…
    once upon a time, il had a dialogue to entrance in a Feldenkrais formation, and after a time , I heard this question: what about “fractals”…I answered “mandelbrot” without understanding about the link beetween feldenkrais’work and Mandelbrot.
    It was Five years ago.
    now, I can say the reason.
    If you don’t know this work, about integration fonctionnelle, i think, the best you can, is to read the book of Yochanan Rywerant, the title: the feldenkrais Method -teaching by handling.the autor was a teacher of physics in Israël, and he became the first assistant ao Feldenkrais.
    What is the link between integration fonctionnelle and fractals?
    I would like your thinking .
    yveline

  46. Hello. I have wandered by, via an image search for “abyssal sensation.” I very much look forward to exploring this site. Keep up your fine and elegant work, it does make a difference.

  47. Jairus Grove on said:

    William Connolly and I have recently launched a blog and wanted to know if you would be willing to check it out and if you like it add us to your blog roll.

    http://contemporarycondition.blogspot.com/2010/02/introductory-note-from-william-e.html

    Thanks,

    Jairus

  48. ontologie,fractals et Feldenkrais
    merci de traduire , car mon anglais est trop sommaire!

    J’ai découvert un site passionnant, un champ d’exploration, ouvert par deux jeunes chercheurs, voir dans mes liens: Joseph Weissman et Taylor Adkins. je cite un fragment de leur introduction

    Ainsi, fondamentalement, notre idée est la suivante: il est possible de tracer un chemin complexe, du suivi des connexions à travers la théorie à la fois clinique et critique, vers un nouveau type de science , dé-centré, non hiérarchique, la science, capable de saisir et de combler les ruptures entre la cybernétique, la langue et la société.

    What we’ve been doing: mapping out connections between psychoanalysis and philosophy to other fields and disciplines, including theoretical biology, cultural studies and artificial intelligence. Ce que nous avons fait: la cartographie des connexions entre la psychanalyse et la philosophie aux autres champs et disciplines, incluant biologie théorique, études de la culture, et intelligence artificielle…..

    Pourquoi mon intérêt pour ce site….je vous raconterai une anecdote: il y a 3 ans, je rencontrais à Lyon Yvan Joly, formateur international Feldenkrais, et après avoir parlé de façon informelle, il me demande d’une façon inopinée: les fractals?…sans réfléchir, je réponds Mandelbrot, toute fois surprise qu’il utilise une technique d’entretien apprise dans les cursus de psychologie…appliquée dans les entretiens d’embauche…mais je n’en retiens que l’essentiel: un lien probable entre Feldenkrais et le monde des fractals.

    Depuis cette anecdote, je n’ai d’abord pas cherché à creuser ce lien, mais à suivre ma propre voie d’expérience. J’ai pu ainsi vivre à travers des sessions d’intégration fonctionnelle, mais aussi à travers les ateliers en groupe, et réfléchir sur la “leçon “… l’apport de Feldenkrais à partir de cette approche différente de l’apprentissage, approche inclassable dans les modèles existants, pour laquelle seule Lynette Reid en créant son néologysme de “kinésophic” (voir ma traduction de son texte), a pu donné une certaine idée.

    Lorsque je pense aux fractals, n’ayant aucune culture mathématique, je pense à la poésie des côtes Bretonnes, à la pointe du ratz, au cap de la chèvre,au sentier des douaniers, et à ces milliers de traces que mes pas y ont laissés…INCACULABLES, mais qui se sont inscrits dans mon corps, pas mêlés aux fulgurances des gerbes d’or d’un soleil se lovant dans la mer, des améthysmes , fragments riant de leur mauve candide, sur le sable blanc …

    Entre les côtes bretonnes, et nos côtes, pas seulement notre grille costal, mais les côtes de notre système osseux, en de ça de notre enveloppe corporelle , il y a une merveilleuse similitude: celle de la découverte infinie au détour de chaque nouvelle invention , chaque nouvelle chorégraphie, de notre corps en modifiant de façon subtile un nouvel itinéraire de l’exploration du mouvement.

    ainsi notre corps en mouvement en lien à une réflexion vivante, à une attention analytique à nous même, est un champ de fractals!

    Ce champ de recherche est unique, et peut importe que la France continue à rester sourdement attachée à l’obscurantisme d’une médecine au prise avec ses laboratoires proxénètes…puisqu’elle rejette au nom d’un manque de preuve de scientificité, ce qui va à l’encontre de la cotation en bourse de ses laboratoires. C’est elle qui restera sur le bord de la route, et bien nous , nous continuerons sans elle à dialoguer avec les autres pays d’Europe, et outre-atlantiques.

    Je ne me pose pas la question, de son impact thérapeutique, ni éducatif, ni l’un ni l’autre ne m’intéresse, je veux simplement restée attentive à ce dont je peux faire l’expérience . Malheureusement les livres de Feldenkrais ne peuvent nous être d’une grande aide: lorsque l’on écrit dans une langue étrangère, il y a automatiquement un appauvrissement de ce que l’on cherche à communiquer, une approximation , voir un non sens des mots utilisés, sur quoi s’ajoute des traductions défaillantes, ou séductrices pour des éditeurs…ce qui transforme rapidement le message en jeu de téléphone arabe. Ainsi si l’on veut reprendre les recherches de Feldenkrais, il ne nous reste qu’à nous allonger sur la table ou remettre la question restée en suspens sur le tapis, reprendre les indications de recherche laissées en jachère, reprendre les sentiers des côtes de Bretagne, comprendre enfin qu’il ne s’agit pas de répéter ad vitam eternam chaque détour, mais en frayer d’autre, car comme les fractals, l’être humain se conjugue au singulier, c’est à dire n…singulier, ainsi inutile de reproduire une voie d’entrée (contrairement au protocole thérapeutique enseignée aux pauvres étudiants en médecine), mais le devoir d’invention pour chaque nouvelle rencontre avec l’autre qui m’amène son problème, à chaque fois le devoir de frayer d’autres chemins, d’autres processus créatifs, d’autres questions toujours ouvertes.

  49. Hi, clever enthusiasts!
    I am really impressed.
    Happy that came across your website (while updating info on the holographic associative memory).

    I am biologist, but the scope of my activity is much broader lately. 10 years ago we tried to prove that electrophotography of fingers (Kirlian, GDV etc.) has nothing to do with normal science, but experiments with modified technology of Gas-Discharge resulted in psychological shock: we accidentally discovered new physical effect (holographic diffraction). This mind-confusing phenomenon was studied together with physicists and it is already used in medicine. It is really hard to believe that holograms of our bodies might be recorded while using a simple (+ compromized) technology.

    Maybe our 10-y long experience and ideas, based on experimental evidence would help those, who try to unveil some secrets of nature? Maybe it would induce new hypotheses and theories? Perhaps our work would help you? (fractals in nature actually represent “frozen holograms” – both are self-similar).
    If you are interested in our work, please, visit http://www.bioholography.org

    Good luck and thank you, wise guys!
    Never give up!

    Marina Shaduri Ph.D

  50. Very very interesting. Congrats! I am also interesting in the possibility of the development of a de-centered, non-hierarchical science. My main question is if the incentive is strong enough for the non professional to contribute… but I haven’t read enough post of yours yet…
    I love the title also…

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  52. Thank you for your generosity of time and effort and thinking! Some of our most needed thinking is outside of the U.S. Ideas need engaging with mutually-other thinking systems to realize their potential!

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  54. To echo what has been going around, great site guys.
    I’m trying to hunt down some Zourabichvili translations– maybe you have some floating around in that oddly extensive personal library of translations of yours, or know of where they might be found? Specifically I’m looking for “L’écriture littérale de L’anti-Œdipe” and “La question de la literalité.” I am new to, but deeply interested in the works of Deleuze and Zourabichvili, so your site has been very fun to work through.

  55. Great Site! I’ll need to spend some time wandering through your backlog of interesting and detailed posts! Added you to my blogroll as well…

  56. Hey. I couldn’t find any contact info for either of you, so I hope a comment works okay. Anyway, I’m writing an Admissions essay on the Therapeutic Situation and relating it to your “Nomad” post and really working off a lot of the ideas that that entry generated in me, obviously with regards to therapy. Just wanted to let you know that I’m quoting some of the stuff, specifically “world-as-song/world-as-experiment” and “world-as-object” and beyond that it’d be great to get a nod or two to some other works that deal with those. I really appreciate the blog and I always look forward to new updates. Thanks a lot.

  57. Hello; Mon nom est Christiane.
    Je suis jeune de quarante-neuf piges !
    je fais un stage de chauffeur de taxi . Mon caractère est plutôt enjoué.

  58. And we love you both – Happy Old Year!

  59. Great to seee you. Thanks for visiting my blog so thta I could find you.
    Cheers,
    Sreejith

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