Musician. Statistician. Corporate supply chain consultant. Computer systems consultant. Neural systems hobbyist. Currently a leading pennywhistle maker to the global Irish music community.
Life, chaos, perception, expression, and the remediation of currency (money is broken - can it be fixed?).
Intellect is the property of a species - not a person (natural or artificial). I consider creativity to be an outgrowth of life itself - I consider the artists, musicians, writers and creative technologists to be no more than sensitive nodes expressing the on-going flow of creation. That sensitivity should be honoured, but that no property rights should be conferred - because no one can own the outflow of creation. The instance of property allows that which is "owned" to be sold - the artist rarely gets to see the money. All those clamoring for IP protection are those who seek to get rich from art - they are intrinsically insensitive - ergo, not artists - who therefore must appropriate the outflow of real artists, therefore are definable as theives.When you accept that creativity is the property of life, then all the toxicity in the modern social organism evaporates.
Methods to honour artists that do not confer any notion of property. Methods of removing all forms of property without losing the benefits of creativity and dignity of life.
Tarot and other methods of fortune-telling.
Was shown a link to a TED article 12 months ago and have watched every lecture since. I am impressed that most the leading thinkers who wrote (or were referrenced) in the books I read have done TED talks. This includes Chaos theory, sociology, artificial intelligence, computational theory and the physical sciences. TED is one of the few resources that expands connection rather than confining and harnessing it .. I applaud TED.