Episode 1 of the Pressure of Light Series on Consciousness and Time

Excited to introduce the way forward for The Pressure of Light: a series of short posts and vids that continue to explore the ideas. Here's the first: https://youtu.be/EmBeLAY1s1M The Pressure of Light Series on Consciousness and Time: Episode 1 A conscious mind is a strategy for navigating time. Since nothing in this universe is permanent … Continue reading Episode 1 of the Pressure of Light Series on Consciousness and Time

As I Walk the Straight and Measurable Arrow-of-Time

The Pressure of Light argues that knowledge accumulates in the human mind sometimes on the straight and measurable arrow-of-time, and sometimes in a time-state distorted by uncertainty and projection. In the case of both remembered-thinking-events and remembered-external-events, the mind carves out a segment of time from what it understands is a much larger time-line of events, so that we end up with memories that have a beginning and an end. On the real arrow-of-time, segmentation is a clumsy measuring tool that is understood to have blurring at the boundaries. The mind could presume an event observed in the universe outside the self stands alone on the arrow-of-time, complete just as it's seen, but in life on the arrow-of-time the mind quickly learns to presume instead that any event is connected, either causally or contextually, to a whole cluster of unseen events on either side of those memory-carved boundaries.

Explainer: the seasonal ‘calendars’ of Indigenous Australia

  Lalin in Western Australia is ‘married turtle season’ Brian Gratwicke/Flickr, CC BYAlice Gaby, Monash University and Tyson Yunkaporta, Monash University On Wangkumarra land, in the corner-country near the borders of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, stands an ancient stone arrangement. It has been placed to the side of a huge complex, rivalling … Continue reading Explainer: the seasonal ‘calendars’ of Indigenous Australia