Joyce’s ‘pancosmos’
may still yet send shock waves throughout the physics
Cluster community consciousness…may yet, may yet.
(and the global internet by default)
if we would give equal credit to
the inner-space of mind-like spaces,
& the outer-space and external phenomena: still mind-like in fact,
I guess… see our faulty wonky perception, the
Shadows often mistaken for the ‘things’ themselves.

LO! to balance the equation of being, of being, of being
Like how James Joyce seems to balance ‘being’ the equation
With holographic prose, prose writing the tightrope, spun prose;
Innovated, deployed and distributed evenly
Trughout Finnegans Week.


Time flows like a river and it seems as if each of us is carried relentlessly along by time’s current. But time is like a river in another way. It flows at different speeds in different places and that is the key to traveling into the future, —Stephen Hawking.

riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend
of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to
Howth Castle and Environs. —James Joyce.




Share This Course.

Hi folks, I’m currently collaborating with a small but growing group of web critters led by Mark Pesce. We are a unique decentralized community which will lead–good willing–to the manifestation of a book, scheduled for completion in 2010, based around the emerging hyperintelligence and ‘hyperpeople’ as defined by Mark Pesce and approximated as sharing culture and the art of sharing.

As sharing is the core of – share this course & share this book – the group have recently alerted me to a change in direction to posting at the blog, that has encouraged me to start sharing some of our work so far and spread the new sharing ‘share this course’ meme, now, in early December 2009. (and now in March 2010)

Inspired by a cooking analogy with the group-course blog I feel like a particular individual ingredient scattered around the kitchen area or up on a shelf somewhere waiting… to be grated a little, boiled, skinned, fried, charbroiled, roasted, toasted and finally with a bit of luck served-up with a healthy spread of exotic delicacies and shared wisdom.

I’ve been sharing my vision of a new investigation into the historical figures that I think have influenced sharing and the technology of sharing that produced great contributions to all-around-the-world-Humanity, and as a nod to the MLA and the smart tribe of critters that createdits own collective hyper-intelligence, if you like.

I choose to focus on the twelve individuals introduced to us by Dr. Robert Anton Wilson, as the characters who helped shape the – decentralized sharing age -, or simply the 21st century. We can learn from the past efforts to share, and from them create a new historical framework of sharing, one reaching 420 years back to Giordano Bruno and pulling us right up to Marshall McLuhan.

These ideas are pretty complex ideas and come from complex individuals of explicit genius, difficult to approach and shrouded in mystery, this maybe especially true to somebody who has relatively little experience in academic circles, like myself, where much of the solid foundations of this new historical – hyperintelligent tribe – lie, please don’t mistake my intellectual pursuits of ‘The Tale of the Tribe’ as representative of what I think – Share this book – is about. I view this angle of approach concerned with – share this course… the creation of hyperintelligence, unbounded and access-able and sharable by anyone who can access the WWW.

With the power of Internet and the rise of hypersharing culture (hyperdistribution, hyperconnectivity, hyperbolic Geometry) and with the aid of new tools, many minds can congregate together and work quickly, efficiently and humanely, and my ego-drive hope is that others may soon join us in this collective adventure of sharing – sharing – and maybe a few critters will find enough time to follow my historical investigation into the people and ideas that helped to shape intelligent internet and create another alternative guide to sharing – free as the air you breath, and for all-around-the-world-humanity, or as close to the model correlated by Dr. Wilson, a life-long intellectual pursuit but one which I hope will add some spice and sugar to some of the more practical data due to be shared on the course and eventually in the book.

At the blog you’ll discover different sharing activity and feedback defining sharing, and you’ll probably find items more to your own fancy, whoever you are. And, if you don’t find anything interesting at the blog then maybe search youtube for Mark Pesce and listen to his hyperflow motion languaging.

What is a Book? by Mark Pesce.
Mark Pesce on SHARING in 2009

Share This Tribe.

A post from over at – Share This Course – With Mark Pesce & friends.

I find it hard to describe what I’ve learnt this week, but I’ll share some very broad things’ I started to learn about more deeply just today after reading Mark’s ‘Hyperpeople’. In particular…. “MP3 recording uses a mathematical technique known as Fourier Transforms to break an audio signal into its constituent sound waves. It’s like a chord played on a guitar: you can think of a chord as a set of individual strings being played simultaneously.” This caused me to think of Claude Shannon, and led me, via a quick wiki search to revisit some fascinating info’ at wiki describing his contributions to the ‘digital age, and the technology of sharing?
To my mind, today, I kind of learnt that good poetry’ has a resonance with the Fourier Transform, and music too by way of the sweet chord-analogy made by Mark. I’m not sure I have fully processed and learn’t about Fourier transforms, but I have found a new field of interest I feel worthy of deeper investigation and sharing here as an example. I also learnt a little about Giordano Bruno, Nietzsche, Giambattista Vico, James Joyce, McLuhan and Claude Shannon and what they have in common with my own warped interpretation of some parts of ‘Hyperpeople’. Furthermore, I feel that, although Internet may have no historical precedent, certain individuals have a strong resonance with the world wide web. Today I learn’t why Nietzsche and Shannon, in particular, are important historical figures, kick-started by thoughts inspired while reading ‘hyperpeople’ if… we were to fiddle with historical events, contrasted with the current refreshing focus on the present 2009 – scenario-universe.
I shd/ come clean here though, friends, and confess that I’m not an academic, a Phd, or a University student, but I’m probably best classed in the realm of the drop-out I guess. –Fly, Share This Course.

Three quarks for Muster Mark!: Sharing Mayelogic and other thoughts on internet.

“we’ve arrived in Marshal McLuhan’s global village right on schedule. –Hyperpeople.

“Share the wealth and spoil the weal. Peg the pound to tom the devil. My time is on draught. –James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, Pg. 579.

The following is a dry-toast post, or warm-up for something a little dishy, I’m preparing for the – share this course – class; a new chapter in collaborative web-work and a kick in the balls for me by Mark Pesce, and his incredibly intelligent and brilliant writing, speaking and software engineering. A slowly growing group of master-craftspeople who are joined-together to work on a new-new book. I only recently finnished reading “hyperpeople” by Mark and realize that without an edit button, some of my previous posts may be a little naive now, and that this was put together in 2004 boggles the mind!

I’m certainly swimming upstream here a little, out of the range of my own areas of technological understanding and experience, I’m roughly cutting out some quotes from Mark’s 2004 article titled ‘hyperpeople’ and arranging them into a blog-post where they can share a place among some other key principles I take from Dr. Wilson’s ‘Tale of the tribe’ classes, and run with.

If my contribution to this class from an ideological standpoint so far could be summed up its that James Joyce and Ezra Pound both achieved a new – hyperconnected – language of poetry and poetry of language, that I feel, gives us a well connected historical axis, or model, from which to construct a new kind of text, a new book and a new language, that may or maynot be html code, social networks and the interneting – world wide web – itself.

I don not propose that we create a new Finnegans Wake or a new Cantos but instead think about Joyce’s next project, his book of the day, what would that book read like? possibly a balance and response to his wild-book of the night? What would that be like? And from Pound I would draw attention to his methodological introduction of Historical matter, his treatment of cultural fragments in an Epic poem or Tale of the Tribe, a tale of all Humanity, we can learn structure and hyperconnectivity from these two great books of shared knowledge. The rest of the tale of the tribe, as defined by RAW seems to be primarily concerned with the work of Pound and Joyce. I want to share, more specifically my interpretations of some of these ideas about alphabet and ideogram, as it becomes a natural extension from current research.

“Shares in guineases! There’s lovely the sight! Surey me, man
weepful! Big Seat, you did hear? And teach him twisters in
tongue irish. –James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, pg. 361″

“Nowt better than share (Mencius)
nor worse than a fixed charge.” –EZRA POUND, Canto LXXXIX.

Nietzsche‘s view on eternal return is similar to that of Hume: “the idea that an eternal recurrence of blind, meaningless variation—chaotic, pointless shuffling of matter and law—would inevitably spew up worlds whose evolution through time would yield the apparently meaningful stories of our lives. This idea of eternal recurrence became a cornerstone of his nihilism, and thus part of the foundation of what became existentialism.”

“(the night we will remember) for to share our hard suite of affections with
thee. –-James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, pg. 432

Nietzsche said that history repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as folly. George Santayana said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. And Einstein believed the definition of insanity to be “repeating the same act, expecting different results.” To these I must add one more: Hollywood loves a sequel. —Mark Pesce, Hyperpeople.

“She would make the great sacrifice. Her every effort would be to share his thoughts. –James Joyce, Ulysses, Nausicaa.

“When the tens of thousands of “amateur” productions do battle, on the level playing field of global digital superdistribution, with the few “professional” productions, the “amateurs” will win. Every time. Allways. Mark Pesce, Hyperpeople.

“Skunk. And fare with me to share with me. –-James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, pg. 365.

“monopolists, obstructors
of knowledge/obstructors of distribution.”
Cf Bucky Fuller, who sez much the same
and blames continuing squalor and war on
“ignorance, greed, fear and zoning laws. –Dr. Robert Anton Wilson, Recorsi 2005.”

“Gnutella is less efficient than Napster, but, because there’s no centralized server (every computer on a Gnutella file-sharing network acts as both a server and a client) there’s no single point that can be shut down. Or sued out of existence. Mark Pesce, Hyperpeople.

Bruno‘s cosmology is marked by infinitude, homogeneity, and isotropy, with planetary systems distributed evenly throughout. Matter follows an active animistic principle: it is intelligent and discontinuous in structure, made up of discrete atoms. This animism (and a corresponding disdain for mathematics as a means to understanding) is the most dramatic respect in which Bruno’s cosmology differs from what today passes for a common-sense picture of the universe.-

“…the “decentralized indexing”, meant that someone, somewhere had already figured out how to combine the best feature of Gnutella (its decentralized search mechanism) with the best of BitTorrent (it’s ability to turn the Internet into a very efficient system for sharing files). – Mark Pesce, Hyperpeople.

“As Weiner wrote, ‘great poems contain high information, Political speeches contain little. — Dr. Robert Anton Wilson.

“MP3 recording uses a mathematical technique known as Fourier Transforms to break an audio signal into its constituent sound waves. It’s like a chord played on a guitar: you can think of a chord as a set of individual strings being played simultaneously. Mark Pesce, Hyperpeople.

“I’ll put in a shirt time if you’ll get through your shift and between us in our shared slaves, brace to brassiere and shouter to shunter, we’ll pull off our working programme. Come into the garden guild and be free of the gape athome! –James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, Pg. 476.

“On the left are values of f(t) at the sampling points. The integral on the right will be recognized as essentially the nth coefficient in a Fourier-series expansion of the function F(ω), taking the interval –W to W as a fundamental period. This means that the values of the samples f(n / 2W) determine the Fourier coefficients in the series expansion of F(ω). Thus they determine F(ω), since F(ω) is zero for frequencies greater than W, and for lower frequencies F(ω) is determined if its Fourier coefficients are determined. But F(ω) determines the original function f(t) completely, since a function is determined if its spectrum is known. Therefore the original samples determine the function f(t) completely. –

More than their good share of their five senses ensorcelled you would say themselves were, fuming censor, the way they could not rightly tell their heels from their stools as they cooched down a mamalujo by his cubical crib, as question time drew nighing and the map of the souls’ groupography rose in relief within their quarterings –James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, pg. 476.

“BitTorrent is an elegant answer for the “superdistribution” of data; it harnesses the millions of Internet-connected computers to create something greater than the sum
its parts – a giant, distributed system for the distribution of any type of digital
information. Mark Pesce, Hyperpeople.

“And to know the share from the charge
(scala altrui)
God’s eye art’ou, do not surrender perception. –EZRA POUND. From CANTOS CXII

“In information theory, entropy is a measure of the uncertainty associated with a random variable. The term by itself in this context usually refers to the Shannon entropy, which quantifies, in the sense of an expected value, the information contained in a message, usually in units such as bits. Equivalently, the Shannon entropy is a measure of the average information content one is missing when one does not know the value of the random variable. The concept was introduced by Claude E. Shannon in his 1948 paper “A Mathematical Theory of Communication”. –

“Instead, all computers which want to get access to some data are considered “peers,” meaning all are equal participants in any exchange of data. Mark Pesce, Hyperpeople.

“The source coding theorem for symbol codes places an upper and a lower bound on the minimal possible expected length of codewords as a function of the entropy of the input word (which is viewed as a random variable) and of the size of the target alphabet.

“The medium is the message” means the actions of a community will differ in kind if that community is connected via telephone rather than radio, or email rather than television. Mark Pesce, Hyperpeople.

…the alphabet vs. the equation….?

…language as Class Warfare…? –Dr. Robert Anton Wilson (The Tale of the Tribe).

“And saved up his pay money,
and kept on savin’ his pay money,
And bought a share in the ship,
and finally had half shares,
Then a ship –EZRA POUND, Canto XII.

McLuhan used James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake as a major inspiration for this study of war throughout history as an indicator as to how war may be conducted in the future.
Joyce’s Wake is claimed to be a gigantic cryptogram which reveals a cyclic pattern for the whole history of man through its Ten Thunders. Each “thunder” below is a 100-character portmanteau of other words to create a statement he likens to an effect that each technology has on the society into which it is introduced. In order to glean the most understanding out of each, the reader must break the portmanteau into separate words (and many of these are themselves portmanteaus of words taken from multiple languages other than English) and speak them aloud for the spoken effect of each word. There is much dispute over what each portmanteau truly denotes.
McLuhan claims that the ten thunders in Wake represent different stages in the history of man:[50]

* Thunder 1: Paleolithic to Neolithic. Speech. Split of East/West. From herding to harnessing animals.
* Thunder 2: Clothing as weaponry. Enclosure of private parts. First social aggression.
* Thunder 3: Specialism. Centralism via wheel, transport, cities: civil life.
* Thunder 4: Markets and truck gardens. Patterns of nature submitted to greed and power.
* Thunder 5: Printing. Distortion and translation of human patterns and postures and pastors.
* Thunder 6: Industrial Revolution. Extreme development of print process and individualism.
* Thunder 7: Tribal man again. All choractors end up separate, private man. Return of choric.
* Thunder 8: Movies. Pop art, pop Kulch via tribal radio. Wedding of sight and sound.
* Thunder 9: Car and Plane. Both centralizing and decentralizing at once create cities in crisis. Speed and death.
* Thunder 10: Television. Back to tribal involvement in tribal mood-mud. The last thunder is a turbulent, muddy wake, and murk of non-visual, tactile man.

“F(ω) is determined if its Fourier coefficients are determined. – Shannon_sampling_theorem

“Now let the centuple celves of my egourge as Micholas de Cusack calls them, of all of whose I in my hereinafter of course by recourse demission me by the coincidance of their contraries reamalgamerge in that indentity” JJ FW, Part:1 Episode:3 Page:49,

“Media change the way we perceive the world, transforming the way we think, feel, and behave. Mark Pesce, Hyperpeople.

“Joyce himself parodies this preoccupation with the artefactual value of the book at length in Finnegans Wake in regards to a certain letter, discovered by a hen in a dunghill in an advanced state of decomposition. This letter, which is said to belong to A.L.P., is subjected to extensive genetic analysis. —

“the k’ao ch’eng is according to harvest,
the tax as a share of something produced –Ezra Pound, Canto LXXXV.

TV/Internet. –RAW

“Tell us in franca langua. And call a spate a spate. Did they never sharee you ebro
at skol, you antiabecedarian? –-James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, pg. 198

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