We all have magic in us, but some people are just magical through and through. Whether they are born with it or whether they picked it up somewhere along the way, some people just have a certain quality about them. This quality causes amazing things to happen wherever they go. They seem charmed, superhuman, as… Continue reading Magical People, What Is Their Secret?
It doesn't matter whether you like it or you don't, second-wave surrealism has arrived. Second-wave surrealism is exactly the same as the first wave. Only this time we avail ourselves of all that has come since then. We have new media, new modes of expression, new understandings of aesthetics and phenomena and, perhaps most importantly,… Continue reading Like It Or Not, Second-Wave Surrealism Is Here
We were publishing these book recommendations on Saturdays, but we've switched it to Fridays. And, as today is Friday, here is your weekly book recommendation from Reality Is Fake! Complete with a photo of our beat-up office copy. – The Hidden Persuaders, by Vance Packard This book is a classic, of course. First published in… Continue reading Depth Marketing, Pulling the Levers that Make You Buy
Sometime in the late twentieth century, about the time the Berlin Wall fell, it seemed like everything was in flux. With the Cold War at an end, the internet just emerging, and a political pendulum beginning its swing toward a more leftist/progressive world-view, the future appeared to be unwritten. The direction of our civilization was… Continue reading Was William S. Burroughs the Grandfather of Memetic Warfare?
In my last post I explained the way our reality is populated through and through with conscious beings, continually rendering the information substrate into the reality with which each creature is familiar. But, to the question of the tree falling in the forest. If somehow there could be a forest without conscious creatures in it,… Continue reading Our Bodies, Our Interface: Considering Information As The Hypostasis Of All Reality, part three
In the last post, I asked you to picture a shirt hanging in a dark closet, unobserved by any conscious creature. The implication of this thought experiment is that it may well be that, unobserved, the shirt resolves to nothing more than pure information. As do all unobserved things, because it is information that makes… Continue reading The Tree Hears Itself Screaming: Considering Information As The Hypostasis Of All Reality, part two
Every seven days, Saturday on most parts of the globe, we post a new book recommendation. Here's this week's. Enjoy. Competitive Strategy by Michael E. Porter There are three arenas where strategy can be discussed with explicit clarity. These are sports, warfare and business. In each of these arenas, a strategic goal is always easy… Continue reading Read Books To Get A Competitive Edge