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I am Andrew G. Gibson, and I live in Dublin, Ireland. Following a long time in university doing various things, I am now working in research (humanities and arts policy) for a higher education institution. Planning on returning to study at some point, funding pending. Until then, I’ll work, and churn out the odd publication.
For this blog, I take my basic stance from the following, the Network Working Group documentation conventions, 1969:
The content of a NWG note may be any thought, suggestion, etc. related to the HOST software or other aspect of the network. Notes are encouraged to be timely rather than polished. Philosophical positions without examples or other specifics, specific suggestions or implementation techniques without introductory or background explication, and explicit questions without any attempted answers are all acceptable.
I chose the title wetwiring due to my interest in ideas that have crossed-over from ecology and biology into the dry world of ideas. I like to think that it captures hints of the new, as well as a bit of danger…Hey, wait, should that bit really connect with that?
I like the words dirge, dilate, and demented. I dislike the words palimpsest and eldritch. I can only tolerate the word adept if used as as an adjective, but not as a noun.
I am bad with the metric system (aside from degrees centigrade), but I’m trying. On that point, being Irish, I spell words like favour with the u intact, and am arbitrary in my vacillation between s and z in words such as harmonize. Aluminium has five syllables. Often I write in the disembodied third person, but I am a first person. The written word makes things sound considerably more pompous than intended, and I am not actually like this with others – or even with myself.
Preoccupations include philosophical hermeneutics, philosophy of information and technology, singularities, non-material technologies, metaphor, literature and criticism, the importance of funding postgraduates in philosophy (help!), good design, and things being open-source and a bit more right-on than they currently are.
More of my mind vomits out here: http://andrewggibson.tumblr.com/