Chaotic Principles or Robert’s Rules of Disorder

  • Chaotic Principle No. I: Divest yourself of expectations.
  • Chaotic Principle No. II: You will never be totally in control.
  • Chaotic Principle No. III: Be a fool, not a sadist. You should be able to take it as well as dish it out.
  • Chaotic Principle No. IV: Allow people the validity of their own emotions (humor is a very serious thing).
  • Chaotic Principle No. V: Solidarity is a necessity.
    • You’ll lose people over time. More committed people, more energy.
    • Nothing is ever over when you think it is.
  • Chaotic Principle No. VI: Play it out to the end.
    • Agree beforehand on the desired outcome.
  • Chaotic Principle No. VII: The more extreme the act, the more extreme and varied the response will be.
  • Chaotic Principle No. VIII: Humor is as relative as anything else.
  • Chaotic Principle No. IX: Fear is a state of mind. The fear / risk ratio is not proportional.
  • Chaotic Principle No. X: We have many things to risk besides our lives.
  • Chaotic Principle No. XI: We subconsciously believe we have experience things when we have only watched them. We have not.
  • Chaotic Principle No. XII: When we test the fantasies of ourselves, we fall short. So we do not.

See 1977 Evolution into Chaos: A Chronology by Gary Warne

Finding Chaos and Precision in All Things – a Philosophy of Watchmaking

“…this short documentary [9 minutes] from the UK filmmaker Marie-Cécile Embleton profiles a London-based Iranian watchmaker as he muses on the delicate and temporal nature of his work. As Faramarz meticulously polishes wood, shapes metal and positions springs, his personal philosophy emerges – one that values the minutiae of moment-to-moment experiences, and finds craft in all things.”

The Watchmaker

Markovian Parallax Denigrate

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Break the name into an adjectival form of Markov chains, parallax is defined as a change in an object that results from a change in position of the observer, and denigrate, to attack the character of. 

It feels like an idea of the moment, where communication is somehow being shifted. Is it the Russians? Is it the Millennials? Is it trolls, from another, possibly Reptilian, planet? Is it a natural process of time or of space? Who is doing it? Might it even be the observer doesn’t like the changed view? Perhaps they changed it themselves. Who is active and who is passive? Is there even a Who, Horton?

h/t Atlas Obscura