This blog is mostly concerned with aesthetics, film, bioinformatics, emergent semantics, kernel methods (SVMs especially), dynamic and linear logics, philosophy of language, and user experience (UX) exploration. It is designed to encourage "idea folding" and inter-disciplinary studies.
"Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things ... religion the search for a lost intimacy. Sacrifice destroys an object's real ties of subordination; it draws the victim out of the world of utility and restores it to that of unintelligible caprice. ... The sacrificer declares, 'Intimately, I belong to the sovereign world of the gods and myths, to the world of violent and uncalculated generosity ... I withdraw you, victim, from the world in which you were and could only be reduced to the condition of a thing, having a meaning that was foreign to your intimate nature. I call you back to the intimacy of the divine world, to the profound immanence of all that is.'"