This is a collection of words you might find useful or interesting.
Writings by Henry Warwick
"As described by the cover jacket blurb on the book,
"The Greatest Inventions of the Past 2000 Years", edited
by John Brockman, Henry Warwick is one of our leading thinkers. Not that
you can really tell by much of the doggerel and mindless rambling he passes
off as cogitation. Many think he is more of a leading stinker. The link below will take you to a repository of his
meanderings. Be advised- I think he is a depressing mean spirited creepy
old veck with dodgy personal hygiene, and is dead set and determined to
take the lot of you down with him. "
- Zelda Sue MacBarnsfarsnie, Soothsayer for the Daily Hamster
Life on the Border
(Cyberspace and the Frontier in Historical
- by Beth Scannell
In 1893, the American Frontier, as it was then known, was declared "closed".
Almost immediately, Americans influenced by everyone from Buffalo Bill
to Frederick Jackson Turner began to re-invent our perceptions about the
West and the Frontier. This "imaginative" frontier has become
a basis for many aspects of American culture, including our involvement
in and influence on the newest frontier, Cyberspace.
This thesis focuses on how this imaginative mythology about the American
Frontier is affecting the development of culture in cyberspace, by looking
at cultural formation particularly in graphical virtual reality communities.
Life on the Border
By the Late John Brockman
- by John Brockman
"By the Late John Brockman" by
John Brockman is an amazing book. Intensively referenced, this book accomplishes
with ease and brevity far greater and more powerful philosophical innovations
than anything I have read in many many years. Deconstruction is inept
hapless fiddling compared to Brockman's unrelenting and uncompromising
"By The Late John Brockman" is
copyright © 1969, 1970, 1973, 1997 by John Brockman and all rights
are reserved. The posting of this Internet is with permission granted
by the author.
I also recommend a visit to Brockman's website - truly,
a fascinating collection of literature:
So, without further delay, Click on " By the Late John Brockman",
and read one of my favourite books.
By the Late John Brockman
- by Russell Means
While visiting friends in England, I was given this booklet of a speech
by Russell Means, an Oglala Lakota Indian. I feel that the statements
made in this essay are profound, important, and worthwhile, and should
be heeded by all people the world over.
As the booklet was transcribed by hand from a tape of the speech, I left
in the typographical errors, as they highlight the weaknesses of oral
tradition, something Mr Means is quick to defend. (I don't always agree
with everything he says...)
On the other hand, and more importantly, his is a good and necessary counterbalance
to the prevailing western metaphysical and philosophical tradition. I
urge you to read it. He speaks a great deal of Truth.
War is a Racket
- by Smedley Butler
Smedley Butler was a Major General in the Marine Corp in the late 19th
and early 20th Century and a lifelong Republican. After his fair share
of butchery, he left the Corp and spoke of what he could clearly see:
that War Is A Recket, designed to make the rich richer by killing. This
document discusses in some detail his ideas regarding what is going on
in the American Empire, and some ideas towards a solution. His words have
a chillingly contemporary ring to them.I found this particular printing
of Butler's War is a Racket on the lexrex website, here.
War Is A Racket
A Conversation with Jean-François
-by Bernard Blistène
I read this article back in the mid 1980s and found it rather inspiring.
I folded it up and stuck it in a book, and forgot about it. Over the years
it has not faired well, nor has the book it was stuck in. In fact, I had
to send the book to recycling. Before I committed it to the recycle bin,
I found the article, and it is still quite interesting! I did several
searches on the internet, and as far as I know, it basically doesn't exist
any more. So, rather than have it disappear, I sat and typed the whole
thing up. I have NO idea what magazine it's from.
Back in 1985, the French philosopher, Jean-François Lytoard, curated
an art exhibition, and this interview is primarily about that. However,
it has many other interesting digressions and points to it. A very interesting
read from the early days of postmodernism.
Assorted Experimental Diaries
- by Fa Poonvoralak
I came across these writings in the late 1980s. Poonvoralak studied maths
at Warwick University, UK, and his philosophy reflects this - categories
of experience become variables or states or factors that become interchangeable,
transformed and transcended. I find his ideas oddly provocative in a very
gentle and humanistic way. As they feature an anti-copyright notice, I
present them to you here.
Click on a title and download the PDF.
1989: A Book of Ordinary Writings
1990: A Model of Functional Art
1990: A New Diary
1990: Another Diary