Right after I finished up at the tie contest, I headed over to Hutch to present the typography competition. This had three rounds, as listed in the item (for once, I didn’t have any crazy tricks for this).
If you want to play along at home, click here to read the contest I handed out. The…
Favorite Scav Memory: The collective effervescence that burgeoned up from within at list release. I think this was the first, and so far only, time I have effervesced in a collective and enjoyed it.
Favorite Scav Item Ever: Collect passport stamps from all countries on Bush’s Axis of Evil.
Ideal Scav Diet: Principles (if we take diet as consumption of food as source of energy as condition of displacement/movement/action, then the source of motivational energy propelling one as an actor through time would be reducible to a principle that fits within a hierarchy of aims constituting the overall life project of the individual dedicated to virtue)
Favorite thing science has taught you: Well, it depends on what sense of science you mean. If we go with the traditional understanding of a ‘science’ as any systematic body of knowledge applicable to a particular end or product, then I would say that my favorite thing learned from a science is the art of pontificating, which is the capacity to vocalize one’s reflections on a given subject with the end of conveying knowledge or demonstrating brilliance, or some combination thereof, the overall science of course being that of general bombasticity and love of cogitating. If, on the other hand, you intend to communicate the sense of science referring to that vast sphere of objects concerned with the historically specific human collective enterprise characterized on an abstract, unifying level as a commitment to the empirical accumulation of knowledge into a systematic explanatory paradigm, but yet which nonetheless infiltrates into every other aspect of life to the point where you wonder whether the principles of science are prior or whether psychological drives and world-orientations underlie these principles like the rest of the mountain hidden beneath the clouds as we fly over, we detached observers, unconnected to the world we scrutinize and subject to our models, then I would say that the most profound lesson I’ve garnered from my experience with this strange transmogrification of all traditional ontologies is the awesome power of the human mind to contain within its conceptual, abstractual space the entire cosmos without ever quite being able to find itself. Wiping the blood off our hands, we indeed are doing our best to become God.
One law of the universe would you change: The principle of non-contradiction. We more or less don’t live by this anyways. Might as well stop pretending.
Ideal mythological steed to ride into battle against an onslaught of meteors: The Platonic Forms. Knowledge lives on a higher plane than space dust.