Cognitive Constraints in Contemporary Cultures : A Critic



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Can we consider ourselves as cognitive species any more? I doubt so. Cognition involves critical capabilities for recognition of complex and simple challenges. As we become more and more attached to the technical singularity, we are demonstrating more and more parasitic behaviours in our daily interactions with mediums and morphs of technology. We have succeeded in abstracting our emotions, memories, senses, and perspectives into different forms and formats of technology. It is indeed a marvellous achievement from the sociological perspective. However the results of this digital transformation are not entirely enticing. We are getting enmeshed and entangled in the cultural convergence of technology and media.

It seems human mind is not able to circumvent the complexities, concoctions and convolutions of modern and post modern media formats. We, the humans, are quite imaginative and imitative. Some of us even believe that all the progresses in the pathways of human kind is just a collective result of our imitation games – imitation games that we played on the turfs of nature. Beyond the blind boundaries of imitation, we have created some inventive constructs departing from the logic of nature. The sum total of those imitations and imaginations have indeed made us mortals the magical monsters in the modern times!

When we trace route the pathways of progress, we can see that in every phase of our evolution and revolution, humanity has succumbed to the irrational instincts such as idol worship many times. There is an interesting saturation point in various cultures and sub cultures. We tend to reach our cognitive limits time and again. Perhaps this is the spirit from the story about Frankenstein monster and Faustus that reminds us about the abundance of human stupidity and stubbornness. If we try to plot the cognitive capacity curve on a graph, it may look like a logarithmic curve that saturates after a threshold. It may also be a cyclical curve of resonance. Beyond the finer nuances of the representations, it is quite clear that humanity succumbs to irrational instincts time and again.

Languages and Logic – Beyond Formalisms



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it is interesting to see through the words. It is an immersive experience to see through the words. Words are the tessellations of myriads of minds. Both languages and logic have their origins and modalities reflecting the order of things. Sometimes linguists consider language as formal and semiotic. Sometimes we study about language games. Formalisms and game theory study languages from interesting but intricate vantage points. Strangely enough, together with the measures of order, there are chaos enmeshed and embodied in all the languages, both pragmatic and primitive kind. This is why we should understand that both order and disorder can co-exist in the same modalities and architectures.

It may sound quite counter intuitive in a preliminary point of view. However on a deeper inspection, we can understand that both order and disorder recognise each other. Order, chaos, and their convergence are apparently fractal in nature. This fractal nature is the result of a conjugal co-existence.When matter from multiple dimensions interpolate and coalesce, properties of order and disorder amplify and accentuate each other. This kind of a mutual reinforcement is an interesting phenomena.

Asymptotes of an auguring mind



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It is a beginning. The very beginning of a train of thoughts. Away from the distances and disturbances of verses and veins. A lot of poems have pierced this fragmented fabric. Time to pen proses. It may be an interlude. It may a solitude. It may be a desert dawn. It may be a twilight tesselation.

A prose is more ocular than a verse. A verse is always an occult and a voice. I need to write a verse to narrate the mechanics of mind and matter, energy and essence.

Asymptotes has attracted my thoughts ever since I saw them early in my childhood mathematics lessons. My first encounter with asymptotes has been in a hysteric hyperbola in a black chalk board.

Hyperbola has been one of my first disjointed experiences in geometry. It has always perplexed my coherent and convergent perceptions about figures and facts.

Why am I taking about asymptotes now? it has accumulated way more meanings and musings ever since I travelled beyond school mathematics.

I just realised by reading from world wide web that asymptote has a reference in psychology as well. That was quite interesting.

One question that comes to my mind reading about the mechanics of asymptotes is this – is it the curve approaching the line or the line approaching the curve? It is an amusing question to my mathematical mind.

When we go into the etymology of the word – asymptotes we can understand it is a coinage from Ancient Greek culture. It means lines not falling together. From this reference we could deduce that the curve concepts were introduced to the world of asymptotes later. The linear geometry may be the early inspiration for asymptotes.

On the origin of thoughts

Our thoughts are not alone. They exist in conceptual combinations, diffused like in a swarm. Why do they form various types of continuum? Why don’t they manifest in discrete dimensions ? The metaphysics of these constructions highlight one important aspect. Thoughts have emergent properties. They have physical linkages and metaphysical modulations. They are derived from some fundamental sources. These sources consist of various emotions. It’s a bit confusing to understand the influence hierarchy of thoughts and emotions. From an experiential standpoint thoughts appear more physical. However considering the cognitive efforts required we may understand that thoughts are more complex in comparison to emotions. Every emotions have different levels of energy. Hence we may attribute various type of energies to be at the root of this hierarchy.

Design Thinking and Chaotic Dynamics : Reflections


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In every well engineered products, we can see the unity of design and data. Data is the common denomination for all types of information, content, insights etc. Data flows in and out of systems. Design is the collection of tangible and intangible constructs super imposed to the collections of data.  When we consider them in isolation, they are the recurrent reflections of chaos converging in natural beings. It is sometimes difficult to understand the chaotic currents enmeshed in the constructions. Abstractions makes it difficult to measure chaos. How does chaos converge to the orders and symmetries of nature. Chaos has cycles, iterations, entanglements, ensembles, etc. Hence chaos is not a singular dimensional system. Chaos have their own origins and energy levels too. As much as we delineate the ordered things in nature, there are categories in chaos too. 


Karna – A Biopic from the Kinetic Kernel of Dravidian Neo Wave Cinema


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Karna — Tamil Movie — All about the Daring Dark Knight of Dravidian Dawn — A Mythical Montage with Magical Musings !! — Druid Dynamics and Dithering Destiny of Divisive Politics in the Digital Dawn of our Ecological Ensembles !!

Karna – Convergence of Conjugal Creativity

Letters O’ Letters !

I am sure I love letter more than ever before. Perhaps I realised recently how intimate they are. They may be mere symbols for somebody. They may be just a collection of calligraphic constellations for an objective observer. They are way more valuable to my silence.

It is true that I loved letters all my life. Whenever I lost my thoughts, these letters, the tiny dots, the truncated symbols, they took me back to the temporal life. I am not sure when did I fall in love with alphabets of all kind. I can see a dense forest in their constellations. I love them more than the stars I lost. I love them more than the stakes I lost.

Truth – An Absurd Absolute Arithmetics


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I have been in search of meanings all through out my life. I have explored rational operators to derive truth in experience and enlightenments.

As I experience flux and flurry of experiences beyond conventional, conformal mappings, it is becoming otherwise. Rational systems and methods are breaking down. Rational systems are becoming less and less capable of explaining the scale and scope of life processes, both human and inhuman. Every thought, every emotion, every perception, every figment and filament of memory – all of them point to an absurd arithmetic.

We construct realities and illusions on truth, just as we differentiate and integrate curves and lines through gradients. We experience gradients through relative measures. We never experience absolutes. We never experience absurdities. We never experience arithmetics. We feel absolutes are asymptotes. We feel absurdities are asymptotes. We feel arithmetics are asymptotes.

Yet this arithmetic is truthful. It is a physical experience. It is a materialistic experience. it is an enumerable experience. It helps to quantify and qualify life. It helps us to build resonances and asymptotes. It helps us to build and break correlations, variations and deviations. Every enumerable categories are reflections of the truth operator. Truth exists because we try to deny it. Truth in itself appears infinite for us because we are evolved to deny it. We are evolved to differentiate and integrate it. We can only calculate it. We can see matrices and vectors of truth.

Truth exists because it breaks down our constructed lies. Every lie, every deception, every real logic breaks down in front of an absurd truth. Truth emerges from everywhere as an absolute arithmetic of absurdities

What is truth – it is an absolute, absurd arithmetic for life. Truth is an absolute absurd arithmetic logic designed to create rational and irrational experiences for every life process. It exist between and beyond digital and analog forms of conscious forms and structures.

I can feel that meanings are a kind of emotional experiences. Be it semantic, be it semiotic, they are all derived and constructed emotional experiences upon reception on every human mind. Emotional experiences are subjective. I have no reason to believe that these meanings are fundamental truths. Every meanings are constructed upon heaps. Every meanings are constructed upon meanings. Meanings change context. Then why do we have so much of myths ?

Meaning becomes an illusion. The whole premise of meanings becomes a premise for deception. It is in this flux of meanings that I embrace meaninglessness. At this juncture I feel that absurdities makes more sense than relationships and meanings. Every action and reaction can be connected to a series of absurdities. Every pattern in life, every pattern in nature point to the appearance of a meaning. However, closer you observe, longer you observer, everything drifts. Everything drifts away. Everything points to the denial of a logical causality.  At macroscopic and microscopic scale, the causal connections break down. It is indeed pointing to a ridicule, riddle, randomness etc. God indeed play dice. God indeed is absurd. 
Light is only a carrier. Energy is only a carrier. Life is only a carrier. Energy itself is a derived dice. 

Darkness is the meta narrative. Dark energy and Dark matter are the mighty narratives. Every simulations are the carriers of this absolute absurdity. Reality is a simulated semiotic semantic construct. It is this absurd arithmetic constructed simulation that holds us together. This absurd arithmetic runs through and beyond us. This creates a rational experience for simulated constructs.

It is a constructed experience between birth and death. Age of every entity is the constructed consciousness. Entanglement creates causality. Entangled forms in the energy space interweaves causality in space and time. It is an entirely materialistic process. Exponential and logarithmic causalities are due to the currents and streams of entangelemnt. Entanglement defies conventional frames of reference because it is beyond the dimensions of the simulations. The moment our life processes get disentangled, our experience also gets destroyed. Our experiences and consciousness is due to this entanglement. Hence consciousness is a digital experience at the quantum level. We have enumerable consciousness only because of this enumerable, measurable entanglement. 

This is a primitive and primordial thought. It is indeed a work in progress.

Truthfully Yours

Gokul Alex