Declaration of Alma Ata

International Conference on Primary Health Care, Alma-Ata, USSR, 6-12 September 1978 “The Conference strongly reaffirms that health, which is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, is a fundamental human right and that the attainment of the highest possible level of health is a … Continue reading Declaration of Alma Ata

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Pavement Parking

I must ask for your patience in reading this, as I am using the philosophy of an ancient joke. When asked how to get somewhere, the response was, aah, I wouldn’t start from here if I were you. What is parking? The meaning of the word parking has changed dramatically.Richmond1⁠ writes: park (circa 1845) verb … Continue reading Pavement Parking

On Commonplacing

A few useful links 🙂 I don't understand why the big stationers and bookstores seem to be unaware of this subject!  http://theshakespeareblog.com/2014/08/taking-notes-shakespeare-and-table-books/ https://www.nytimes.com/1970/05/03/archives/speaking-of-commonplace-books-commonplace-books.html http://www.historyofinformation.com/detail.php?entryid=4165https://www.chrisnighman.com/research-projectshttp://motivatedmastery.com/keep-commonplace-book-evernote/https://commonplacecorner.wordpress.comhttps://cybertrackerblog.org/category/the-origin-of-science/And why similar systems don't cross reference or be aware of their history!https://bulletjournal.comAnd why "enthusiasts" are doing this :-)https://ahumbleplace.com/commonplacing-curiosity-and-the-desire-for-knowledge-ourselves/      

The Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo and a Tale of Three Cathedrals

Once upon a time, a strange Amazonian god sent me a package of words entitled “Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought by Ann Moss.1 I have recently had three male relatives from the generation older than me die, and there were some interesting commonalities in their lives.  One was a physics professor, one … Continue reading The Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo and a Tale of Three Cathedrals

How to govern

A policy or strategy must have and demonstrate three things: 1. it is internally logical, 2. it must demonstrate clearly its context and relationships and be aware of habitus 3. it must be humane, fun, intriguing, liminal, paradoxical, of zen, puzzling, open, enabling. 🙂

The New Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo

This is surprisingly easy to construct. At its centre are three things, infinity, nothing and their dance. These three items are very widely discussed. Godel Escher Bach. Complexity and non-linearity, a universe from nothing. It will be necessary to reinvent our classification systems. Dewey cannot manage this and in fact actively prevents us working and … Continue reading The New Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo

The Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo

Once upon a time, a strange amazonian god sent me a package of words entitled "Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought by Ann Moss. This collection of alphabetized symbols spoke of another collection entitled The Art of Memory by Frances Yates. This collection notes the scribed utterances of someone called Jonathan Miller (all … Continue reading The Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo