The Disjunction Between Fame & Creativity In Art

Our social structural theory of fame departs from prior work on fame which argues that fame is driven by creativity. (Banerjee & Ingram) §.00 Fame and creativity have a instinctive association. It is thought that, for artists, as a general rule, the more creative they are, the more famous they will be. Evidence, however, does… Continue reading The Disjunction Between Fame & Creativity In Art

Notes On Gustav Jönsson’s High Theory & Low Seriousness

Gustav Jönsson's, High Theory and Low Seriousness (2019) --- a brisk and biting critique of contemporary literary theory published via Quillette  --- opens with an assault upon the practice of 'deep reading' (analytically interrogating a text to find overarching, underlying or purposefully or accidentally embedded meanings which may not necessarily be explicit). Sixty years ago today, just as Henderson… Continue reading Notes On Gustav Jönsson’s High Theory & Low Seriousness

Commentary On The AI Now Institute 2018 Report

The interdisciplinary New York-based AI Now Institute has released their sizable and informative 2018 report on artificial intelligence. The paper, authored by the leaders of the institute in conjunction with a team of researchers, puts forth 10 policy recommendations in relation to artificial intelligences (AI Now policy suggestions in bold-face, our commentary in standard-type). Governments… Continue reading Commentary On The AI Now Institute 2018 Report

Triadic Neurolink: 3 Patient Brain-to-Brain Thought-Sharing Study A Success

Researchers from Cornell University have created a "non-invasive, direct brain-to-brain interface for collaborative problem solving." The technology is presently dubbed BrainNet and has been utilized to allow two participants (senders) of a tetris-type game to transmit information pertinent to the game to a third, linked-participant (the receiver) in collectively maneuvering within the parameters of the game (rotation… Continue reading Triadic Neurolink: 3 Patient Brain-to-Brain Thought-Sharing Study A Success

National Study Finds Only 1-in-3 Americans Can Pass US Citizenship Test

A nation-wide survey by analytic research firm Lincoln Park Strategies found that only 1-in-3 (36%) Americans (sample size: 1000/random) can pass their own countries citizenship test. The test is constituted of 100 multiple choice questions concerning formative US history. Some pertinent results were as follows Only 13% of those surveyed knew when the Constitution was… Continue reading National Study Finds Only 1-in-3 Americans Can Pass US Citizenship Test

Book Review: Hate Crime Hoax, by Wilfred Reilly

SYNOPSIS Hate Crime Hoax: The Left's Campaign To Sell A Fake Race War by Dr. Wilfrid Reilly (The $50,000,000 Question) is an absorbing and well-detailed account of the prevalence of American hate crime hoaxes and the glaringly negative results of their perpetration. Dr. Reilly is quite forthright in laying out the fundamental purpose and aim for… Continue reading Book Review: Hate Crime Hoax, by Wilfred Reilly

The Image of Man | Specter of Earth (III)

(a.1) The Image of Man | Specter of Earth (continued from part II) The realization of the trend-association between The Feminine, The Masculine and The Earth1, from prehistory to (post)modernity, is important in so far as it stands in opposition to synthetic union of the two (male and female) and vice-versa, for no stable and… Continue reading The Image of Man | Specter of Earth (III)