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Pattern Interruption

Digital Age Hopes, Stone Age Acceptance

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Most weeks I pick up two or three random books (from a local store that sells used books). Some of them I read cover to cover, others - I skim. I fi...

The Bilbao Effect: Architecture of Pattern Interruption?

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Consider Bilbao-effect (not necessarily, Bilbao-style) buildings not as pointless architectural excess but as existentially relevant topographical alarm-clocks for urban consciousness.

Poetry: a Zen Sin?

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

"Words are not known in all the Buddha-lands." (Lankvatara). I know and yet I use them - not just to survive or make a living but - of all reasons - ...

Lo Fi, Bang & Olufsen, and All That Cheating Jazz (Part 1)

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Informed consent: I've got this blog on my mind. I think it can explain some things about our culture of Low Fidelity and all that Tiger Woods/Jesse...

Dogs Crow, Cocks Bark

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Small Knowledge said: "Ji Zhen holds that the world was not created by anything, and Jiezi holds that it was created by something. Which is correct an...

Pattern Interruption Hall of Fame: Zach Galifianakis

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

By living life in contradiction, by embodying the contradiction, Galifianakis seems to be promoting a dialectically nuanced view of reality, which is an invaluable counterweight to the mindset of oversimplification.

Mind Interrupted is Mind Awake

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

This is a short-attention-span/pattern-interruption post for the minds on the go. Format: five pattern-interruption thoughts to, perhaps, further...

Joaquin the Koan

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

The Fall-Winter of 2008-2009 in American history will be remembered for three things: who won the presidential election, who won the Super Bowl and... what the hell is going on with Joaquin Phoenix?!