Coalescence is the center of my personal philosophy. Almost all of my work is in service of the exploration of this concept. It's not a new idea, and it's not my idea. It's hard to explain.
To give a brief set of impressions:
Coalescence is how particles become atoms become molecules. Coalescence is why two people on opposite sides of the planet independently have the same intellectual breakthrough at the same time. Coalescence is a mathematical set. Coalescence, to me, is the Grand Unifying Theory, the fundamental force of the universe that is the passive and eternal Yin to evolution's active and ever-changing Yang.
Exploring this concept and its relationship to /complex systems has led to my embrace of /degrowth and related movements like /permacomputing. I have been exploring it most directly within a philosophical system called /cooperative coalescence and a computing environment called /coalescent computer.
June 10, 2023
/stream /technology /coalescence /coalescent-computer
I fleshed out the /coalescent computer page pretty significantly, intending to have a deep enough overview on this site to make it worth linking to internally. For the moment, it still suggest readers check out the external Coalescent Computer site, but as the project matures in the future I'll add more information here on this site.
June 9, 2023
Took a moment to remove the low-effort text and write a bit more about coalescence. I also split out the subsections to their own pages. I still need to find a big chunk of writing time to really bring over a lot of the larger and deeper essays I've written.
May 25, 2023
Moved some writing from my old website to the new page for /coalescence. Re-reading it now, I think a lot of it will have to be rewritten, but I think it's a good idea to have a starting point that matches the old site.
May 20, 2023
/stream /philosophy /coalescence /information
Explored the ideas of "pattern, information, and concepts" through drafting an essay. After some good conversations, I feel like I've developed some really strong connections between my definition of abstract concepts and the nature of information as "embodied" concepts.