2020-07-30

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1. Distance is a function of the intensity of the relation

Re: assemblage thinking and actor-network theory:

Both have a topological view of space, in which distance is a function of the intensity of a relation.

^ this makes me think of Ton's idea of social distance.

2. Some constellations

I've been doing quite a lot of reading and not much writing the past week or so. I think that's OK. It's things I know I'm interested in, just don't know that much about yet. I think the notes will coalesce into something eventually, with a bit of tending. The note-taking I've been doing is a bit too much copy-paste, not enough writing in my own words, so I could probably do with revisiting them a bit.

I've noticed some constellations of interest forming around agency, self-determination, networked agency, assemblage thinking, actor-network theory, the actor model. Which tie into my past interests in agent-based systems, and technological and political distributed systems.

Also a strand on meditation, appropriate technology, Buddhist economics, and Schumacher, triggered by the Rev Left Radio episode on Meditation, Materialism, and Marxism. Panda previously recommended Buddhist economics to me.

3. Elsewhere

3.1. In my garden

Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).

3.2. In the Agora

3.3. Mentions

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