“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts. But if he will be content to start with doubts, he shall end in certainties.” The Advancement of Learning Francis Bacon 1605
Ah well, Imprecision.
I still hesitate. Do I really mean Controlled Uncertainty or is it more just The Random? Continue reading
This participatory article is from a presentation I was asked to make as agent provocateur at Factorial in October 2014, a meeting of artists and city administrators concerning what to do about the eight dysfunctional art factories in the City of Barcelona. Continue reading
In my role of Thought Leader, people use me as:
1. A usefully disinterested chairman. Now one of the Elders, I have no axe to grind, I have developed my career and built my reputation – so your ideas are safe! Continue reading
Inspired by entries in Smashing Magazine and Psychology Today, I had been working on this article for some time; but spending an evening with the self-help mob the other night, where Barbara Winter made a plea for the return of the Renaissance Man, I was prompted to post it right away.
Why do I make this claim? Continue reading
A lot of my personal and professional life has been spent straddling two great philosophical traditions, the Cartesian and the Empirical (Hobbesianism).
Two other traditions lie hidden within these discourses, these ways of being and of doing. Continue reading