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Category: flaneur

Daguerreotype ghosts

Hauntingly otherworldly daguerreotype portraits from the 1850s. Their names are long forgotten, only the glitched artefacts remain.

All reproductions are from Michael Shanks’ Ghosts in the Mirror.

Complex systems and glitch

The more complex and orderly the system, the more it is prone to confuse its internal states for external reality. It confuses its internal order for external one.

That is why when things glitch and get weird we see new and strange states appear. The system’s internal cohesion momentarily glitches or breaks, and we get the chance to reframe our cognitive image of reality.

That’s when we learn.

Space just got reframed

So, this happened today, and space will never be the same again. This simple image has vastly bigger importance than the increased payload and reduced cost of the Falcon. And who else to accomplish this but Elon Musk – space flaneur. Suddenly, space is not an extension of the bureaucratic state machine anymore, instead it has been reframed into a place where this is possible: