Technocentric biases limit the bounds and accuracies of our imagination when thinking of the future. Black Swan Events and Falsifiability speak to the fact that predicting what will unexpectedly and completely change is very difficult. Most of that difficulty comes from bias. This isn’t necessarily anyone's fault, it’s just the limitation humans are burdened with. … Continue reading Lessons from Retrofuturism
In 2011 I learned a sobering lesson in my sports fueled adolescence: the Indianapolis Colts of the 2000’s were never a very good football team. The Colts had recently gone to the Super Bowl in 2009. That year, the team was so good that at one point they actually gave up the last two games … Continue reading Superstar Systems & Individualization
Everyone is entitled to an opinion. The trouble is nobody takes the time to form one. Truly forming an opinion takes time. Gathering facts, considering cause and effect, considering causes from all angles without judgement and coming to a conclusion is exceedingly difficult. But it doesn’t stop people from trying. Most people end up trying … Continue reading Eating your Vegetables
I started off this post from a single thought which was quickly proven wrong, “Why aren’t protest songs as good as they used to be?”. Almost immediately after looking into this idea I was pushed to reconsider how I approach modern music almost entirely. During this process I got to correct my assumptions and learned … Continue reading The New Protest Song
Malicious Compliance and its variants. What makes one action an effective protest and another a passive aggressive temper tantrum.
One city tries to keep things the same, one tries to improve itself- both of them have some trouble.
Annihilation is the last movie that I’ve gone to see multiple times in the theater in over a decade*. I watched video essays about it, read articles and reviews, and even read Jeff VanderMeer's book trilogy which the movie was loosely based on. I ate it up. I saw the movie the first time just … Continue reading Annihilation and Misinterpreting Authorial Intent