NON-ZERO-SUM GAMES











non-ze·ro-sum (non-zîr′ō-sŭm′, non-zē′rō-)
adj. Of or relating to a situation in which a gain is not offset by an equal loss
















THE COSMIC LOTTERY

Imagine you wake up one morning to a phone call, you’ve won a million dollars in the weekly lotto draw, but you don’t remember entering. >>







GRAVITON

Now, I’m no physicist… but bear with me, we all have to make sense things and this is my attempt to. The way I see it (began every blowhard statement ever made) the universe itself may be inevitable. If you look at the way particles can interact, they can either pull or push other particles - this is all they can do. But apply this en masse to a field of points, even completely randomly, and you will create patterns - surprisingly lifelike patterns that will remind you of gravitational bodies, atoms, even life forms.

With no design it seems there may be consistent patterns that are inescapable. This is an idea I have explored in simulation.


If you would like to dive deeper into what this all means in my mind, listen below... or you can read (a lot) more at GRAVITON on itch.io


ABOUT GRAVITON








PARTIAL RECALL: A RECURRING DREAM

My memories begin with a recurring dream, before any sense of the physical world, an abstract space in which I am very small, a shiny blue marble, vulnerable, easily consumed. >>







WHY AM I HERE?

Now is probably a good time to start explaining myself - Why does this page exist? Who am I? What's with all the pictures? What does it all mean?

If only it were that simple. To tell the truth, I'm not sure what this page is. It is a letter to the world, an artist,s diary and an experiment in cross-pollinating of ideas. I'm discovering what it is as we go along, but the fulcrum upon which all of this is levered is the non-zero-sum game.








ARRIVAL

In Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival”, Louise Banks is asked by her daughter Hannah for a “more sciencey term” for a “win win" situation. >>







PERPETUAL RANT

A non-linear interactive essay and a discussion I had with some mates about it...




A FINITE DISCUSSION OF A PERPETUAL RANT: AKA PINKY ONLY








PARTIAL RECALL: UNRELIABLE NARRATOR

I have many short memories in Turangi; putting a mandarin net over my head and telling dad I wanted to be a burglar when I grow up >>







THE VEIL







AN ACTUAL GAME: AKA LOCKWISE

"Rock, Paper, Scissors" always felt like a game of chance to me (or more a game of measured cheating) but the underlying circular value system, every piece being equally important appealed to me. >>






















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