Category: umwelt

providing matter with a mouth

I encountered this fragment by Stanislaw Lem that resonates with many things I have been reading recently, now helped by Lem’s clarity and…

a thing speaking for itself

As a consquence of my recent explorations of radar display tubes, I’ve become not only interested in tubes that turn electronic signals into…

life

more Meno

An unexpected encounter with an old question on pages 21-22 of Michael Polanyi, “The Tacit Dimension”, University of Chicago Press, 2009: “It is…

roads not taken

    Some time ago I referred to one of David Noble’s books, since it led me on to the writings of Lynn…

fine distinction

Since I wrote my somewhat longish post on analog computing, many things have happened. For instance, I have become the proud owner of…

scanning electrometer

At the moment I am working to improve a rather elementary sensor for electrostatic fields, in an attempt to use it to make…
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