Posts tagged with Artemy Kolchinsky

[Talking of Standard & Poor’s downgrade of Portugal,] I had this thought the other day while reading Žižek and it was kind of breath-taking.


If you really think about money the world seems quite magical. There’s this pure symbol, backed by nothing but our faith in its hold over other people, that makes everything go around. It’s like the combination of the most ideal and the most material.

Artemy Kolchinsky

Money is completely made-up. And yet it controls everything.




quasiperiodic tilings from a 15th-century Uzbekistani madrasa
Yeah, the same quasiperiodic tilings that theoretical physicist Roger Penrose wrote about in the 20th century. The same quasiperiodic tilings that Tony Robbin says are the projections of a high-dimensional cubic lattice onto 2-D.
What now, Christian culture?
ARTICLE IN: Saudi Aramco World, via Artemy KolchinskyPS Saudi Aramco does $233 billion in sales each year. For reference the total value of Facebook is $25b. So Saudi Aramco transacts 9 Facebooks each year. What now, The Social Network?

quasiperiodic tilings from a 15th-century Uzbekistani madrasa

Yeah, the same quasiperiodic tilings that theoretical physicist Roger Penrose wrote about in the 20th century. The same quasiperiodic tilings that Tony Robbin says are the projections of a high-dimensional cubic lattice onto 2-D.

What now, Christian culture?

ARTICLE IN: Saudi Aramco World, via Artemy Kolchinsky
PS Saudi Aramco does $233 billion in sales each year. For reference the total value of Facebook is $25b. So Saudi Aramco transacts 9 Facebooks each year. What now, The Social Network?


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