|

Occupying Portland

I’ve been having a hell of a time trying to figure out my stance on the eviction of Occupy Portland, less than 9 hours from now. Writing this out helped. Yes, Occupations have an asshole problem[1]. Yes, Occupy is about more than tents, and there may be better places to occupy than a kettled-in park […]

Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

the new timeline of suck

I believe that in the first year of this project, I have committed most creative sins Merlin refers to in this talk, with the happy exception of activities worth promotion to the rank of Salami Commander. The result: tens of thousands of words, which are totally not a book. I tried a few more things […]

Posted in Updates | No Comments »

net work / in me shed

I went to the island, spent time with people I like, and watched bats and satellites and stars, stars, stars, which are countable only in the strictest technical sense. Then, in the middle of the night, I swallowed several high-degree polynomials, washed them down with tequila and a squeeze of Zorn’s Lemma, and dreamed. In […]

Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

for all men x, x is not an island

Nevertheless, I’m heading to an island this weekend, that Nature might provide some workaday transcendance. Rudy Rucker, The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul: …[E]xpressing a desire to have a spiritual life might activate, let us say, certain brain centers that release endorphins, which in turn affect the threshold levels of one’s neurons. And these […]

Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

rubber teardrop + nibbled to death by ducks

My goal for the week was a video update, catching you guys up to speed on Phase II of the master plan. Instead it’s been a week of chaste surge protectors (don’t ask) and video clips going inexplicably green. Hideous, night-vision green. While I troubleshoot this development (I’d pun off ‘development’ but it’s video not […]

Posted in Updates | No Comments »

SmartGrid2025

I’m testing out the Foresight Engine, which is likely to contribute some DNA to the Punk Mathematics game. It’s going on right now, for the next 24 hours. How it works: There’s a scenario (in this case, the development of a “smart grid”, which is basically an energy infrastructure that has modern information technology alongside […]

Posted in Games Games Games | 1 Comment »

streams of information

The book’s going well. But any update I write would be, at this point, really boring. “He sits. He picks up an index card. He enters it in the most likely place in the mega mindmap. He makes a checkmark. He picks up an index card.” So, please enjoy this ramble from my thank-god-i’m-not-forced-to-take-another-sick-day-but-boy-am-i-not-well-yet brain. […]

Posted in Updates | No Comments »

sullen and bathrobey

I enjoy working from home. My front windows accumulate lovely mathy dry-erase diagrams. Snacks are close. Pants are optional. But, after complaints from Management that my pages were coming in ‘sullen and bathrobey’, I allowed it might be worth trying a dedicated work environment. So, I’ve started working from NedSpace Downtown, a coworking spot in […]

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Updates | 2 Comments »

long live punkmathematics.com!

punkmathematics.com went live today!  If you’re reading this post, you’ve found it!  Here are a few things you should know… -Pre-orders of the book are available on the Merch! page. -We support shipping to all 50 United States as well as UK and Ireland.  We’re working on adding more shipping options.  Tell us where you […]

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Updates | 1 Comment »

a few more rewards (shhh!)

Update #4 originally posted on August 27 Dear Backers, I’ve added 2 Answer-to-Everything packs and 1 Research Patron pack to the reward list. You heard it first! -Tom

Tags: ,
Posted in Updates | No Comments »

Source: http://www.punkmathematics.com/blog