Exported this Psyberspace blog from WordPress.com to here:
The new RSS feed is: http://psyberspace.walterlogeman.com/?feed=rss2
I have just set up a new art blog. In this Moment. That means this psyberspace space can return to its slow reflection & exploration of the psyche in cyberspace in all its forms, not just the visual.
I have changed blog software a few times. And I have had a few reasons to reinstall everything, so it is years since I had a right click to blog app.
This one is great.
Tools make a difference, this will lead to more little posts like this one!
JustBlogIt is a Mozilla / Firefox extension to allow easy right-click posting to a weblog. From any website your new blog post is only a right-click away.
Ah, Look what I found: OnlineGroups.Net Blog!
Go for it – it looks great in my Google reader. I know that in that team lies the key to effective collaboration on the net. I hope your blog harnesses new & creative blood into the project!
I have had a major re-install and have moved from FeedDemon to Google Reader. Seems fine. It takes a while to set it all up, though I did import my old OPML file. I am also keeping a backup of my Google reader installation, I am sick of re-doing everything as I reinstall the OS.
The challenge is to narrow it down so I get less but more relevant posts.
What goes into my brain is as important as what goes into my mouth. In both cases people are spending money to get their stuff in. It cost millions to market a movie, we can make them, and distribute them but to promote them you need millions. They use their power influence my prefrences. Filtering my reading myself seems very important, but I doubt I am getting what I really want, which is more socially filtered versions of the world.
Ironically to fine tune my view of the world I am using a Google product, and thedy are the ultimate owner of the means of promotion.
That last post is something I have been thinking about for ten years. Here is the proof, a proposal I made for a cybernetic conference in 1997, on the theme of Neccessity & Metaphor
Here is the relevant bit:
Possible theme of a paper could be the — Necessity and Metaphor. Contrary to popular belief ‘we can not think what we like’, words and metaphors have a power of their own. I would draw on the ideas of Jung and Hillman and relate it to metaphors of cyberspace. An example I am pondering at the moment is the word ‘depth’ — is the medium conducive to depth, or only breadth, and height?
So when I listen to Collings (see previous post) these old ideas are stirred. Perhaps proving that cyberspace doeas have depth, especially when old ideas can surface.
I have just posted up the last sketch in my project:
It is satisfying to complete something so big, it has been big in my life and it is part of this larger journey of exploring psyberspace.
With my habit of regular blogging established, I think there will be more posts here. There is a lot that the theme here can cover, everything to do with the psyche as well as everything with Cyberspace.
Art, digital, the physical & their relationship is something that I have explored experientially for a year. It is a good foundation to build on.
I will be setting up creativity coaching in addition to my online psychotherapy. Psychotherapy and Creativity Coaching Online. I will be writing about the role so f the artist and creativity, this blog will be the base!
And I am wondering it I will keep the more personal stuff here including “sketchblog” stuff? Who knows.
I have been busy on my other blog, Thousand Sketches. Sketching of course, have a look at the thumbnails for last month for example: April 2007 Sketches
But I am dropping into this blog to mention my interview with creativity coach and author Eric Maisel. We had a good discussion about positive thinking & embracing the shadow in the context of his Ten Zen Seconds blog tour.
I have been blogging for a long time – does this count as one: 1997
But I have not used it as an interactive medium, comments never worked well & I have other fora for communication – however with my Thousand Sketches it is a bit different – I want to connect more and I am! My new blog gets 10 time the hits this one does! So that project is putting me more into the nitty gritty of the current Internet. Things to learn:
digg technorati del.icio.us bloglines & who knows whatelse.
I know & use these things but not to their full.
Today it is technorati. Technorati Profile
Lets see how I go!
The main ways I have explored anything in my life is by doing it. Climbing mountains – living & breathing philosophy in my early20s, relationships, counterculture & politics, psychotherapy, Psychodrama and cyberspace!
This blog, since its to its origins in “Links Pages” is one of the vessels for my experiential learning, a fairy mild one. Psyber-L was another – a really intense mailing list, that for a while was public, until closed at the wishes of its members. The two DreamEvents were powerful spaces to learn in. Doing psychotherapy online professionally is another experience that has given me an understanding of the net.
All of these things I do, with an eye to meaning, purpose and their depth, I can’t help it. If there is a way to go deeper – I sink in! They are vessels for my psyche when it needs to rumble & explode.
My current experiential vessel Thousand Sketches began naively, but I have realised that is a zone for me just like a psychotherapy relationship, a Psychodrama group, or a love relationship. I have not understood till now that the power of the psyche is enabled in our creativity area. The project is the psyche wanting something with me. It sounds a bit grand – but it is probably a simple & every day thing, just that right now it is very alive for me & I need to make sense of it all. Occasionally I am afraid it will drive me nuts.
I am writing this as I am planning an “launch” in Christchurch on 3 November. That is part of this project, it is public. Being messed around by my psyche in public! Public in Christchurch, and in New Zealand as I take this to Trade Me
It feels “Trade Me” is very literally true. It seems very congruent that the project has an auction gallery. I have written here – and extensively about Hermes being the archetype of the Internet. He is also the God of trade. It all fits – he has got me!
Some nice pictures & I like what MJM has to say about the way of working.
This is how I work
I’m completely addicted to digital drawing. I buy new watercolor paper and traditional paints and pristine sketchbooks at The Art Store, but they gather dust beside my desk. I feel less worthy somehow when I sketch using my computer. Ridiculous, I tell myself — it’s really just like choosing a mechanical pencil over a Berol 2B, or a Rapidograph over a quill pen. No digital god steers my fingers when I sit at my computer. I know that, but somehow I keep planning to get back to “real drawing” someday, where my mistakes aren’t permanently erased by a simple “Ctrl-Z” command.
Dolores Brien is one of my favourite bloggers. This post is typical of why. In the recent post on various scientists etc I was attracted to science on the one hand and repelled on the other. Got something clear: I am repelled by the brights. Good to see Freeman Dyson is not among them, I’d like his blog too – does he have one? His daugter does – she uses flickr! Some athiests are more spiritual than religious people – dyson is one & maybe Dolores too.
Although Dyson is not a religious believer and as a distinguished scientist is eminently qualified to be a “bright” should he choose to do so, he tells us that he himself sees religion as a “precious and ancient part of our human heritage.” Dennett, on the contrary, “sees it as a load of superfluous mental baggage which we should be glad to discard.” What is missing from Dennett, as Dyson sees it, is the recognition that science is only one way of understanding. “Science,” Dyson writes, “is a particular bunch of tools that have been conspicuously successful for understanding and manipulating the material universe. Religion is another bunch of tools, giving us hints of a mental or spiritual universe that transcends the material universe.” If you use, as Dennett does, only the scientific tools, you will never understand religion. “We can all agree that religion is a natural phenomenon, but nature may include many more things than we can grasp with the methods of science.”
I am enjoying this Google feature. Really nice way to manage all sorts of note taking, and linking to the web. Making them public seems ok, though my notes are mainly for me, bookmarks and tools for my writing etc. The public version does not show the lovely ajax enabled fluidity for managing these notes, showing & hiding them & moving them to different notebooks. Here are my public ones just set up today:
Here is another Audio (9.56 min):
Thanks Dan for your response.
Maybe my reticence is not for professional reasons … a defence – See Freud's list here on Wikipedia
What are defenses about & for?
What about James Hillman's Acorn Theory
Whatever I am defended about there is also a need to find a way through some genuine difficulties.
Sub to Psyberspace, the Podcast:
Playing around with Odio. The audio snip in the last post in now in a new RSS feed called Psyberspace. Who knows what will come of it all. I have done this before, early in 2005 but it is easier now! Also it may be that I can find my voice in that sphere where cyber and psyche meet. It may be that it will sit well with my professional life.
Five minutes of Audio.
Audio Blog post – at Odeo
Some audio about finding my writer's, my blogger's voice. And the "show notes" follow"
My envy of Dan's voice: http://dan.randow.net.nz/
Ref to a books I mention: …. Can't find "I had the Time" maybe it does not exist!
Some talk about pseudonyms.
Reference to Identity blogging & naked blogging
Lots of tabs open of Firefox, this one, the origins of the current layout for this blog: Kubrick at Binary Bonsai is here cause I’m looking for a way of making the font abit smaller. But I think I need to be off the hosted WordPress site to do that. This one http://film.guardian.co.uk because it was linked to from the Kubrick theme page. While on the subject of Kubrick, we saw “Eyes Wide Shut” the other day, a friend recommended it for its “Jungian” aspect. Makes sense, the two protagonists are exploring a similar synchronous path, one in RL and the other in dreams.
Later… never did get to blog the other tabs… nevermind.