Author: neophyte

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Who do you think you are?

Lambert Wiesing, the only practicing phenomenologist I know, just published a book about the perception of self (Ich für mich). It’s a difficult argument, as you might expect.  It turns out that proper philosophers have simply never...

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Zooming life away

Apparently Zoom burnout has become a recognised condition.  It’s a bit like what the virus is doing to us all, flattening, numbing, draining, insolating…stupefying?   The British actress/comedienne, Diane Morgan got it exactly right, I think....

Weather Stations

Yesterday, I set out to add a weather report to a friend’s website.  She is serious about gardening, and her garden is in a seriously windy location.  In short weather — especially wind — is always...

Fear of Facebook

Does anyone else find that once you have had to change something about your habits, patterns, rituals — whatever you want to call them — a lot of others come up for questioning?  I like...

Ptychography

Until today, I had never heard of it: Introduced in electron microscopy by Hegerl and Hoppe in the early 1970s, “ptychography” (pronounced “tikography,” I think) is an imaging technique that combines diffraction data from...