Airships - In Focus - The Atlantic
Amazing gallery of airship photos.
Object Oriented Ontology
"Object-oriented ontology (OOO) is a metaphysical movement that rejects the privileging of human existence over the existence of nonhuman objects. Specifically, object-oriented ontology opposes the anthropocentrism of Immanuel Kant’s Copernican Revolution, whereby objects are said to conform to the mind of the subject and, in turn, become products of human cognition. In contrast to Kant’s view, object-oriented philosophers maintain that objects exist independently of human perception and are not ontologically exhausted by their relations with humans or other objects. Thus, for object-oriented ontologists, all relations, including those between nonhumans distort their relata in the same basic manner as human consciousness and exist on an equal footing with one another."
London School of Financial Activism / Workshops
Brett Scott is aiming to demystify aspects of the financial system:
It’s still a work-in-progress but at its core LSFA is about experiential learning, offering fun, adventurous, and experimental courses that immerse campaigners within the financial dark arts. We may, for example, visit a derivatives exchange, or see how a trading platform works by using one. We’ll look through the actual manuals that a J.P. Morgan M&A banker uses, and interact with financial models. We’ll analyse news stories in the Financial Times, taking on the persona of a fund manager, trader and corporate banker. We’ll seek to identify sources of disconnection in finance, and explore ways in which they may be reconnected. We can discuss alternative systems in Canary Wharf bars, test out alternative currencies and lending systems, and meet people with bold new ideas for future economies.