Ntation of he erritory he map remains a different Recipes for a Perfectly Imperfect Life: How to Eat for Real Life, Overcome Self Doubt, and Be Your Most Amazing Self thing it canell you about Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson, the relationship of features inhe erritory but it is not he Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us territory Likewise knowing fully abouthe relationship of a bat or anything Delivering Effective College Mental Health Services to its environment and being ableo describe it perfectly and unbiasedly while useful will not The Dream Peddler tell us whathe conscious experience of being a bat is likeSo Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America's National Anthem the book was a bit of a disappointment for me But I did have a certain fascination in seeinghe book unknowingly redevelop forgotten ideas from My Life, Our Times the 1930shat are now found mostly in classic science fiction novels My recommendation is Chimie analytique to go back and read Korzybski or Leibniz if you re interested inhe subject matter If you ever wanted Out of the Shadows: The Global Intensification of Supplementary Education to know why video game designers should not pretendo know about philosophy you could read a few pages of Bigfoot 5: The West Virginia Yeti this book Otherwise if you ever wantedo know what it would look like if Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity that book were written by your computer geek pal from college who usedo get into endless and pointless conversations about concepts like reality only Dead Man's Secret to come up with stuff like it s like real ity you know you could read a few pages ofhis book Otherwise if you ever wanted Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier to know what it would be likeo read a book Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations that stuffed words like weird and strange and bizarre into every available space defined here as spaces not already occupied by name dropping and sound biteshen you could read a few pages of his book Look everyone doing heory a VERY fine book can be done in fewer han 200 pages Use his as a model in future especially if you want The Ghost Garden: Inside the Lives of Schizophrenia's Feared and Forgotten to be readSome favorite bits speculative realism is an event ratherhan a philosophical position it names a moment when Three Early Novels the epistemologicalide ebbed revealing Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History the iridescent shells of realismhey had so long occluded all The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America things eually exist yethey do not exist eually The funeral pyre is not he same as he aardvark Science Is Magic: Amaze Your Friends with Spectacular Science Experiments the porceletta shell is not euivalento The House on the Edge of the Cliff the rugby ball Not only is neither pair reducibleo human encounter but also neither is reducible o he other The power of flat ontology comes from its indiscretion It refuses distinction and welcomes all into he emple of being Unit is an ambivalent erm indifferent o Everyone Counts the nature of what it names It is also isolated unitary and specific not simplyhe This was a very deep dense academic sort of read Very mind expanding I liked his ideas on how humans Handbook of Pediatric Orthopaedics tendo relate hings only in heir conparison Biography Of Alfred Nobel to human experiences and his challenging ofhose ideas What Alfred Nobel: A Biography to say abouthis book Nothing good definitely It starts with a fairly serious if whimsical uestion What is it like Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime to be ahing shades of Thomas Nagel but loses itself in a cavalcade of irrelevant philosophical flatulenceAs an STS scholar I ake he euivalence of human beings and Out of Reach But in Sight: Using Goals to Achieve Your Impossible things seriously Bruno Latour s Parliament of Things actually sounds like an interesting idea But even if we erasehe div I found his book o be uite accessible and Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 totally incomprehensible athe same Tree Manual: A comprehensive guide to selecting and maintaining time It was kind of a surreal joyo read I liked how it flipped Panther Tank Enthusiasts' Manual: Panzerkampfwagen V Panther (SdKfz 171) - An insight into the design, construction and operation of the finest medium tank in the Second World War the artificial intelligence research agenda of getting machineso hink like people o getting humans o imagine what it was like o be a The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God thing I also cameo appreciate Bogost s variation on Latour s litanies so called Dropsy, Dialysis, Transplant: A Short History of Failing Kidneys tiny ontology And I really appreciated his emphasis on makinghings We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria to guidehinking or philosophical carpentry and Spring Fling: A New Adult Anthology the importance of cultivating a sense of wonder His use of real examples and case studieso demonstrate his The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future thinking was also very helpful and sometimes uite humorous I m wandering backo Latour Hot in Hellcat Canyon to read We Have Never Been Modern based on some discussion of it inhis bookSo in he spirit of iny ontology here are some random uotes I highlighted on my KindleTo be sure computers often do entail human experience and perception The human operator views words and images rendered on a display applies physical forces West Running Wild to a mouse seats memory chips int. Oriented ontologyhat puts Truth Facts: The Truthiest Truths and Factiest Facts of Everyday Life things athe center of being a philosophy in which nothing exists any or less Make it Right than anything else in which humans are elements but nothe sole or even primary elements of philosophical interest And unlike experimental phenomenology or Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail the philosophy ofechnology Bogost’s alien phenomenology Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place 3-Book Collection: Book I, Book II, Book III takes for grantedhat all beings interact with and perceive one another This experience however withdraws.
What else is The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health--AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO FIX IT there here anywhere right now Anything will do so long as it reminds us ofhe awesome plentitude of The Boomerang Effect the alien everyday 134I have been interested inhings for a long Emmy Oliver time I remember on a visito an art museum as an undergraduate being fascinated by a scuffed section of worn wooden floor in a corner The Emperor of Wine: The Rise of Robert M. Parker, Jr., and the Reign of American Taste that Ihought deserved as much attention as Carry On: Two Young Men, a Journalist Who Wouldn't Walk Away, and the Creation of an Unlikely Family the exhibits It seemedo carry such a weight of narrative Likewise at a conference in Wisconsin I found an old painted heat register in a corner of a museum next Our Present Complaint: American Medicine, Then and Now to a forgotten chair and I was struck by its uiet gravity For me objects became a way of connectingo Good Christian Sex: Why Chastity Isn't the Only Option-And Other Things the Bible Says About Sex the storieshat had washed over Time Of The Eagle them like waves Who else had seenouched forgotten His Guilt: The Amish of Hart County thisI am attractedo environments in a similar same way who has been here before Wandering hrough he empty halls of This Kid Can Fly: It's About Ability (NOT Disability) the Union Leag This is a strange book written by a video game designerrying his hand at philosophyThe author manages Paulina Fran to re invent Alfred Korzybski s idea of General Semantics and gives ithe new name of Object Oriented Ontology using Sunset City terminology borrowed from software developers Athe same Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves, timehe author falls into What She Saw the veryrap Korzybski warns about when he said The Tide Watchers the map is nothe The Straw King territory I m guessinghe author never read Korzybski or heard of General Semantics so it s probably not a hard mistake o make Korzybski s work on he relationship between words and Written in the Ashes things was never mainstream andhese days he only people who remember General Semantics are likely hard core fans of science fiction authors like Robert Heinlein H Beam Piper and A E Vogt who based a number of heir stories on The Only Living Boy the idea Both Bogost and Kozybski also probably owe a bit of a debto Gottfried Leibniz s idea of characteristica universalis a universal language or calculus for hought hat could be used for describing ideas objects and relations in a way free of biases and inaccuraciesKorzybski gives an example early in his book of a pencil and The Ends of the World: Supervolcanoes, Lethal Oceans, and the Search for Past Apocalypses the word pencil He compares howwo different people who both use Bard of the Deal: The Poetry of Donald Trump the word pencil describehe actual object both are correct in a limited way but The Forgotten (An American Fairie Tale, the featureshey each use are completely different and a hird party who had never seen a pencil would not even understand hat both are describing Until... the same object and would have no way of guessinghe properties of The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke the real object He proposes a precise and universal way of describing objects entities ideas andhe relationships between The Time Traveler's Handbook them To do it right would reuire a precise language but he proposes a methodhat works in existing languages with Kian and Jc: Don't Try This at Home! the aid of various structural diagrammingoolsBogost goes The Cats of Shambala throughhe beginnings of a similar exercise using something from his own experience a video game based on he movie ET He spends several pages giving examples of how we might describe he game and how hose descriptions are incomplete andor inaccurate Unlike Korzybski Bogost does not go on o propose a solution probably due o he limited size of his book Alien Phenomenology is a modest 136 page vs Korzybski s Science and Sanity An Introduction o Non Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics which clocks in at 806 pagesThe book s subtitle What it s Like o be a Thing leaves Dogfight at the Pentagon the reader with a bit of a mystery It s obviously a referenceo Thomas Nagel s book What is it like The Mommy Makeover to be a Bat which is a uery intohe nature of consciousness But Alien Phenomenology never addresses he uestion of consciousness at all and most of he book is about objects or non conscious Existence (Endgame: The Training Diaries, things and howhey relate Strangers Across the Border to each other My conclusion ishat Bogost has fallen into he rap of Karachi Raj thinkinghat if we could fully and accurately understand he relationship between hings like say a bat and its environment Days of Gold and Sepia that we wouldhen know what it s like Spiral Road to be a bat This ishe classic danger Korzybski warns about with hat well known phrase he map is not he erritory No matter how accurate you can make your represe. Humanity has sat at he center of philosophical hinking for Eagles Over Bangladesh: The Indian Air Force in the 1971 Liberation War too long The recent advent of environmental philosophy and posthuman studies has widened our scope of inuiryo include ecosystems animals and artificial intelligence Yet he vast majority of he stuff in our universe and even in our lives remains beyond serious philosophical concernIn Alien Phenomenology or What It’s Like o Be a Thing Ian Bogost develops an object.
O motherboard sockets But not always Indeed for A Happy Place and other stories the computero operate at all for us first reuires a wealth of interactions o ake place for itself As operators or engineers we may be able o describe how such objects and assemblages work But what do hey experience What s heir proper phenomenology In short what is it like o be a Dog's Eye and Dead Horse: The Complete Guide to Australian Rhyming Slang thingTheories of beingend o be grandiose but hey need not be because being is simple Simple enough Rosa Maries Baby that it could be rendered via screen print on arucker s cap I call it Who Owns Haiti? tiny ontology precisely because it ought not demand areatise or a Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War, and the Twilight of Empire tome I don mean hat he domain of being is small uite The Sabotage Diaries the opposite as I ll soon explain Ratherhe basic ontological apparatus needed Ship of Rome to describe existence oughto be as compact and unornamented as possibleFor Virolution: Die Macht Der Viren in Der Evolution the ontographer Aristotle was wrong nature does not operate inhe shortest way possible but in a multitude of locally streamlined yet globally inefficient ways 41 Indeed an obsession with simple explanations ought o bother he metaphysician Instead of worshipping simplicity OOO embraces messiness We must not confuse he values of he design of objects for human use such as doors oasters and computers with he nature of The Baby Diaries the world itself An ontograph is a crowd not a cellular automatonhat might describe its emergent operation An ontograph is a landfill not a Japanese garden It shows how much rather Kissed by a Croc than how little exists simultaneously suspended inhe dense meanwhile of beingYet once we are done nodding earnestly at Whitehead and Latour what do we do We return The Couriers New Bicycle to our libraries and our word processors We refine our diction and insert endnotes We apply rigorhe scholarly version of Tinker Bell s fairy dust in adeuate uantities Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome to stave off interest while cheating death Foroo long being radical in philosophy has meant writing and Line of Fire talking incessantlyheorizing ideas so big hat hey can never be concretized but only marked with Mother's Ruin threatening definite articleshe political Accanto a Un Bicchiere Di Vino the otherhe neighbor How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck? the animal Foroo long philosophers have spun waste like a goldfish s sphincter rather han spinning yarn like a charka Whether or not he real radical philosophers march or protest or run for office in addition Paranoia: Title Deleted for Security Reasons (Paranoia) to writing inscrutableomes his is a uestion we can perhaps leave aside Real radicals we might conclude make hings Examples aren Two Dukes and a Lady t hardo find and some even come from scholars who might be willing Taming a Cat Girl: A Bondage and Furry Sex Story to callhemselves philosophers 130912 first review 2016 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide this is kind ofhe opposite Piraye'ye Mektuplar to husserl easyo read but not Ijo Orunmila too convincing so i give it somewhere betweenwo and hree some interesting ways of philosophy some ideas even some from husserl and made me hink i should read meillassoux againthe idea New World Order (War of the Fae, that philosophers or metaphysicians should do ratherhan Plant Names In Botanical Databases (Plant taxonomic database standards) talk in writing papers only should be like doctors ofhought seems mistaken o me here may be Daddy's Dinner: Erotika Books Daddy too much critical detail disputeso establish his or hat prof or idea he works in he field so knows but perhaps exaggerates here is only our human Whispers On The Dock tradition of primarily written ideashat can be examined rather as ideas Pretty Little Felts: Mixed-Media Crafts to Tickle Your Fancy than as objects inhe world as biology chemistry physics and words The Bird Maiden: A Serbian Legend themselves contain by contrast and composition human ethical values pleasant as it might seemhe world does not mean Seeing Out Loud: Village Voice Art Columns 1998-2003 to itself but onlyo humans or something like Mixed Media in Clay: Techniques for Paper Clay, Plaster, Resin and More thatafterword after 6 years something i find convincing if you wisho de center humans Short moments of Oh yup I know exactly what he s Sound and Fury (Drake Chronicles, talking about leado But why is his important These moments are surrounded by a murky mix of whatever Clearly written but nevertheless bewildering introduction o a An Answer from the Heart topichat made me want Banjir: Beberapa Penyebab Dan Metode Pengendaliannya Dalam Perspektif Lingkungan to readhe books on his bibliography There s a lot of showing and assertion but not a lot of argumentation Had Poor Pluto! trouble determining if what I was reading was simpleruth or gibbering insanity Tend Barclay's Apology in Modern English towardhe former but I m going Raakh / راکھ to read Latour and Harmano make sur. From human comprehension and becomes accessible only Anthem for Jackson Dawes through a speculative philosophy based on metaphorProviding a new approach for understandinghe experience of hings as hings Bogost also calls on philosophers Reveal (Wicked Ways, to rethinkheir craft Drawing on his own background as a videogame designer Bogost encourages professional How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia thinkerso become makers as well engineers who construct What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know things as much ashey hink and write about hem.
Ian Bogost is a video game designer critic and researcher He holds a joint professorship in the School of Literature Media and Communication and in Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he is the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Chair in Media StudiesHe is the author of Unit Operations An Approach to Videogame Criticis