Computational Functionalism

I'm reading Reza Negarestani's essay, "Revolution Backwards: Functional Realization and Computational Implementation", in which he unpacks a computational functionalist approach to theories of mind. Reading this made me realize how often I approach the analysis or decomposition of systems and their processes in this way. Very loosely, I paraphrase computational functionalism as: a) the decomposition… Continue reading Computational Functionalism


Entry and Exit Rituals

While on a work retreat, I found myself in a conversation with one of my teammates about the various functions and forms of entry and exit rituals. Entry and exit rituals delimit a particular region of space and/or time in which a certain language or set of codes or conditions are active or activated. The… Continue reading Entry and Exit Rituals