The Pressure of Light: download the movies for free; review and support the inaugural release of books and the first edition of “The Permanence Review”

The video-readings of The Pressure of Light are now available for download: https://vimeo.com/showcase/9471004

This updated profile for Andrew Malcolm describes how the last two years led to this point

The Pressure of Light: how consciousness creates permanence in a universe of infinite-heterogeneity

The non-academic, epistemological essay and movie The Pressure of Light has already reached and affected a small but global audience. The essay describes how consciousness creates permanence in a universe of infinite-heterogeneity. Now, I’ve outlined the work plan for publishing the book The Pressure of Light: shedding new light on the history and philosophy of science between 1739 and 1921, as well as some reprinted books and material from that era. I hope fans of the essay will take the time to review the work plan and consider supporting my efforts through donation.

The Permanence Review

I’ve created an additional work plan for the establishment and inaugural edition of the non-academic, epistemological journal The Permanence Review.

This video provides a summary explanation about how The Pressure of Light defines permanence.

Also available on YouTube

Die Coast by Cecilia

Donations will also support the work of completing final edits for my novel Die Coast by Cecilia, the result of ten years work. I’ll release all projects at once as part of the launch of a small-press publisher called Pressure of Light. 

Thank you to all those who support the work plan, as well as those who simply take enough interest in the work to understand the ideas in full, and respond with a support or challenge. I frequently discuss and advocate the work through my Reddit account, and I’ve recently re-written a profile that provides a very honest look at the life that has led to this moment.

Peace and welcome to The Pressure of Light

Andrew Malcolm

Work Plan for “Die Coast by Cecilia”

Between 2009 and 2017 I experimented with a unique process for writing fiction and creative-nonfiction that used free-writing in notebooks as the sole process for development, ultimately producing two stories and a series of personal essays. I periodically self-published parts of the work online throughout this era, but after hiring an editorial service to review the full collection and connected themes, I eventually followed their advice and edited the writing into a single novel, fully capturing the outcome of my technique, and the themes that I explored throughout those years in my writing and life. I’m will release Die Coast by Cecilia along with the first collection of books published by Pressure of Light Publishing. Interested readers may want to watch this chapter reading from the original version of the story Coast, this profile of myself and the work that followed an earlier hiring of an editorial service, or this retained episode from a live broadcast series I piloted, but ultimately did not continue. It describes and demonstrates the technique that I used to write all content in Die Coast by Cecilia.

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Work Plan for “The Permanence Review”

To combat the knowledge-corrupt postmodernist-authoritarianism of modern day, it’s best to work through a medium of critique derived from The Pressure of Light, which itself is built off the platform of scientific philosophy as it existed between 1739 and 1921. It’s best if this medium is a scientific journal that stands outside academia, and features as many or more contributions from non-academics. If this medium is to truly disassemble everything wrong in the postmodernist world, it’s best if it can entertain articles on any subject imaginable. I aim to release the first edition of The Permanence Review along with the initial release of books from Pressure of Light Publishing. This journal, broadly speaking, will investigate the fact that while permanence exists for individuals in their internal space, it does not exist in the external world where conscious minds nevertheless frequently confirm for each other the existence of permanence: scientific and civil laws, religion and atheism, war and hunger, compassion and torture, gender and race, all are concepts that can exist in complete truth for an individual, but immediately lose that absolute validity when externalized for the group. What is the value of sustaining the delusion of permanence-external, what is the threat of this sustainment to the individual? What is the value of empowering permanence on the individual level, and what suffering is caused when that capacity is infiltrated in the name of delusory permanence-external? Contributors to the journal will explore these questions through any and every subject.

So broad are the subject possibilities that for my own first contribution I will simply continue work, which I began even before I wrote The Pressure of Light, on an essay about my parents and their life in technology. The focus of the essay is the 80s, a time following an age of networked computer technology, largely maintained within the work spaces of IBM (where my father worked), and before the late 80s and early 90s when the internet re-networked computers (and during which my mom advanced through Canada’s busiest continuing education department at Seneca College, without any educational background in the field, to chair the Computer Studies department and initiate many technological programs, including a small aircraft piloting program). Between these two networked-eras was a golden age when computers were distributed to individuals and small businesses in the form of the personal computer. At first these computers had only minimal and inconvenient means of connecting with each other, so computers were in fact a personal tool used without any form of interference or monitoring from outside the individual machine. These were the computers I spent my early childhood learning, drawing, coding and gaming on. Without interconnection or prescriptive rules for users handed down from external forces, they were a tool in the most natural way a tool is defined. My mother and father ran a consulting company during this time called Crystal Consulting, and they facilitated small businesses in learning how to use these tools, earning themselves a remarkable perspective on how computers could exist for people and small businesses in the same way as any hammer or wrench exists in a tool shed. I’m not even sure exactly what lessons about permanence I will derive from this subject, but as the author of The Pressure of Light, I’m certain that lens will naturally shine through the final piece.

This video provides a summary explanation about how The Pressure of Light defines permanence.

Also available on YouTube
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Your donation will help support me, Andrew Malcolm, in completing the work plan outlined below, and launch Pressure of Light Publishing.

Take the time to review the work descriptions for this and the other projects, and make a donation based on what value you believe Pressure of Light Publishing will offer to the world.

Make a monthly donation

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$5.00
$15.00
$100.00
$5.00
$15.00
$100.00
$5.00
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$

You contribution makes a huge difference. By default all contributors will remain anonymous and their information will never be distributed to anyone outside Pressure of Light (a sole-proprietorship). Contributors will receive an email asking if they would like their email address added to the mailing list, and at some point in the future I may email to ask if you would like to help inspire more people to donate by giving me permission to make your donation public, or to inform you of benefits and rewards offered to contributors.

Thank you for supporting me in completing this important work

Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.

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Read the full work plan for Pressure of Light’s initial release of hard-cover books and for the first edition of The Permanence Review