Monthly Archives: August 2011

Genre Justice

I am a movie gourmet: and a movie gourmand. Once, in NYC, I frequented the repertoire theaters where if you missed the classic this week you’d have another chance next year. They typically showed double bills, so you’d see the … Continue reading

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Limited Audience

Movies for Dummies Homer had an audience among his fellows, Homer still has an audience today, even among non-Greeks. (Of course partly that’s because he’s assigned — by authorities: not exactly fair.) Shakespeare had an audience: still has one: ditto. … Continue reading

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Thinking Tools Categories

I wrote my Thinking Tools a module at a time. Once I wrote a piece on Edges and Centers and Borders I found myself writing other related pieces. Naturally I began putting them into a single folder. Roughly half of … Continue reading

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Thinking Tools Key Words

Some key words in my Thinking Tools section: ambiguity, belief, binary, bonds, borders, category, centers, centers / edges / borders, circuit, communication, communications, concept, connection, consciousness, constructs, Creatura, cybernetics, difference, duality, economics, edges, epistemology, events, evidence, existence, experiment, extension / … Continue reading

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Wholes / Parts

A member of a set is not the set. A set cannot be a member of itself. @ K. 1998 (I don’t know formal math or formal logic, so I don’t know how it’s usually phrased, but) I know there … Continue reading

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True + False = False

Re: Truth @ K. 2008 06 10 When True + False = False The magician’s patter may consist of 100% true statements. Still, what he’s performing is an illusion: that is, a “falsehood.” To employ the language of my theory … Continue reading

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Tram vs. Bus

Knatz.com / Teaching / Thinking Tools / @ K. 2002 12 07 Tram versus Bus ? Yes, Bateson’s metaphor. Translate: More-Bound vs. Less-Bound Throughout the papers published as Steps toward an Ecology of Mind, Gregory Bateson contrasted the relative freedom … Continue reading

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