Category Archives: Philosophy

zen vs blog

To blog is to flex your ego. Screaming out, not just to the people in your vicinity, but to the entire potential web browsing populace: “I exist!” Zen is about breaking free of the meme machine of mistaken narrative and … Continue reading

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Will Wright on Education

Will Wright has some interesting things to say about education in a recent interview with Popular Science about Spore: And a lot of it also is… you know, some of the most effective education is failure-based, where you’re given a … Continue reading

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Our Abstract Society

I went camping for two weeks in Ethiopia with my family during this past Christmas holiday. There is a lot that I would like to write about Ethiopia that I will save for future posts that may not be written. … Continue reading

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For those of you who have not had an account on Integral Naked, or read any of Ken Wilber’s books, you can get a taste by checking out a small number of Ken Wilber videos on Google Video.

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Levels of Consciousness

About a year ago Yuki and I attended the I-WET event in San Francisco where we learned that the color descriptions used in Integral circles to discuss stages of development, as appropriated from Spiral Dynamics, were being replaced. The new … Continue reading

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Botticelli’s Primavera

Aesthetics and the Renaissance Final Paper – Botticelli’s Primavera Spring 2005 W. Thomas Grové The Primavera, a masterpiece by Botticelli, is a quintessential illustration of the Neo-Platonic revival of the Renaissance. It is a beautiful image that incorporates and embodies … Continue reading

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The responsibilities of a game designer

BACKDROP: Many people spend a large amount of their leisure time playing video games. Games, due to their immersive nature, can potentially be a more powerful form of media than film, literature, or television. By powerful I mean the capacity … Continue reading

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Gone, gone, gone, to the other shore

This was an email that I sent to my family after September 11th: I am far from home, working hard every day on my documentary, having computer problems, and am not doing as much Zen/kung fu training as I'd like … Continue reading

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Confucianism and Taoism Midterm Paper W. Thomas Grové Autumn 1999 Sincerity is one of the most important traits that a sentient being should display. This concept is at the core of Confucianism and, in a perfect world, the core of … Continue reading

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