Category Archives: Instrumentality


Enigmatic way
Transference function
Point of access

A lucid and authentic penetration into the vacuousness of all finite evidence is the minimum prerequisite needed to receive an intellectual intuition.

“In time the mind comes to reflect on its own operations about the ideas got by sensation, and thereby stores itself with a new set of ideas, which I call ideas of reflection.” – John Locke

Mechanical Adipose

Fuel provision
Energy repository
Future use

Our descriptions of existence are necessarily insufficient, circular, or contradictory. Such inherent limitations of understanding do not render actuality any less real.

“Caches aren’t architecture, they’re just optimization.” – Rob Pike

A Serious Hook

Lies before me
It leans quietly
Luxurious rust

So as not to disturb the associated workers that have a use for this formidable tool, an image is captured quickly of an instrument well positioned.

“It is necessary to write, that much is clear, and to write in a way quite unlike any way which I have employed before.” – Iris Murdoch

Determining Principle

Intelligible structure
Permanent reality
Subject to change

A basic experienced duality of existence distinguishes between the formal essences of things opposed to the structural material of objects. Sometimes aesthetics explores the coherent organization of the corresponding relationship unity of these co-principles.

“It is pointless to do with more what can be done with fewer.” – William of Ockham

Control Attempt

Almost overgrown
Natural reclamation
Things solve themselves

Overgrown shreds of our memories emerge from rich corinthian leather. Within the complex interlocking of ecology, survival intricately executes. Humans have no privileged place in nature and are subject to organic controls.

“She had drawn the veil across the view toward the past; now she looked forward only.” – George R. Stewart

Waiting for Resolution

Engagement indeterminacy
Social entanglement
Textual character

Resting within the boundaries of an authorized establishment, the economies of tactile stimulation play out on the tabletop. In the dim cantina confines, an explorer can avoid both tropical heat and unwelcome questions about private intentions.

“As fanatical materialists, we are struck by everything – nothing will be set aside from the play of force; nothing will be spirited away onto a higher plane or exorcized into a nether-world.” – Marcus Doel

Reflective Judgment

Mechanical aspect
Incomplete insight
Intrinsic end

Although stuff and style goes in and out of fashion, some cultural artifacts possess inherent artistic value. Retaining ornamental visual cues from organic structures, certain old cars seem well designed.

“There is no feeling, no idea, no volition which is not undergoing change every moment: if a mental state ceased to vary, its duration would cease to flow.” – Henri Bergson

Cloud Skimming

Boundary layer crossing
Eyes peruse the sky
Reflected solar rays

In the visage of an underlying structure that organizes appearances, there is nothing ordinary about the existence of existence. The window seat in a passage aircraft is a wonderful position to contemplate universal mystification. Understanding is above all a matter of designating comfortable pattern identification.

“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Fluid dynamics
Pipe flow properties
Pressure control

Although a myriad of thoughts and feelings pass through the mind, our interpretation choices dictate autonomy. In the creative life, aesthetics can operate as a stream-of-consciousness regulator while alleviating both internal and external pressure. Balance is achieved when the controllable boundary is identified delimitating action parameters.

“Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.” – Epictetus