出口 Exit Simulacrum

And now I am eking out my days in my corner, taunting myself with the bitter and entirely useless consolation that an intelligent man cannot seriously become anything, that only a fool can become something. ― Fyodor Dostoevsky A long hiatus. It’s been over 2 years since my last post. This was a blog that…

Putin and the posthuman

The other day I was listening to Sam Harris his talk with Garry Kasparov on the questions the figure of Putin raises for the coming decades. To be clear, I’m in no way a Sam Harris fanboy… Or even remotely align myself with the ‘New Atheist’ crusade and its intellectually dishonest scientism. BUT, it was…

Meeting of Ming and Qing with a CCCP skyline

Been in Foshan for a couple of weeks now. I have moved in with a bunch of cats and a local girl in the more suburbian parts of Foshan, which happens to be about 30 kilometers removed from the city center. In my home country that would constitute a different province, not a subdivision of…

China’s Alexandria

I can’t really give a first impression of Shanghai. Not because of things mentioned in the previous post, but because of the fact that many ambivalent and wildly contrasting emotions hit me when I finally ventured into this urban maze housing over 25 million souls. I can’t really make too much sense of what befell…