Confirmation by the Future: Dissecting a Fallacy

There's an argument, an argument that I've encountered numerous times on college campuses, and argument that bothers me very much. I was talking with one of my friends (a history major)about the nature of historical revisionism, specifically the way that individuals look at the past and then adjust certain cultural practices to be "good" or … Continue reading Confirmation by the Future: Dissecting a Fallacy

Tragic Fantasy – A Filmmaker’s Manifesto

In times of hardship, conflict, and change, people will gravitate to escapism. The fantastic is sought out and produced as a cultural painkiller, offering cathartic release, hope, and feelings of agency. However, as escapism is pursued as an alternative to hardship there enters a risk of separation from reality, rejecting the responsibilities of the real … Continue reading Tragic Fantasy – A Filmmaker’s Manifesto

Thoughts on Hypertext

(a book wheel, from Agostina Ramelli's Le Diverse  et Artificiose Machine, 1588)  Hypertext is strange, when you think about it. Throughout most of human history our writing has been self-contained within books, tablets, or structures (in the case of hieroglyphs). Early hyper textual precursors such as some of the more complex reference systems, Wilkins' philosophical language, book … Continue reading Thoughts on Hypertext