Clerestory

Bryan Kam
An infrequent newsletter, loosely related to the novel I'm writing, in which I think about writing and write about thinking.
Created 18 Mar 2020
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  • A Conversation about Consciousness with Anil Seth
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Salon on Consciousness This week I’m reading Anil Seth’s brand new book, Being You — A New Science of Consciousness. The book takes on the ambitious problem of consciousness — what consciousness is, h...
  • Podcast and Salons
    02 Jun 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Hello! I hope this finds you well. I have a few announcements to make this week. On Collaboration This Friday I’m hosting a salon with Isabela Granic, on Networked Minds: The History and Future of Col...
  • Collaboration and Creation
    14 Apr 2021 • 1 min read • 2 1
    Hello! In a few weeks I will be hosting a Zoom salon on the history and future of collaboration with Isabela Granic. The discussion will take place on 28 April 2021 at 9pm (London). Details and ticket...
  • Kuhn, Hedonism, Epicurus
    30 Nov 2020 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Kuhn I have finished the Twitter thread I was writing on Thomas Kuhn’s seminal work in the history and philosophy of science, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. You can read it here. Yes, it’s a...
  • Uncertainty and Self-control
    16 Nov 2020 • 2 min read
    Fast On Sunday, the first of November, I turned off my phone and computer. For the next five days I used no screens, ate nothing, said nothing, listened to nothing, and bought nothing. I drank water a...
  • Consciousness, Language, Selfhood
    15 Aug 2020 • < 1 min read
    Summary: I’m hosting another salon on Zoom on 24th August. Please come! Over the past few months I have been thinking about complexity and the conditions under which it increases, often rapidly. Why d...
  • Step-changes in Complexity
    20 Jul 2020 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    I want to begin a discussion of the big, exciting events in history writ large — by which I mean nothing less than the sum total of human history, evolutionary history, Earth’s history, stellar histor...
  • Ambition, the Avant-Garde, and Complexity Theory
    24 Jun 2020 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Thank you for reading! I have a few announcements: Complexity Salon The first is that this coming Monday 29th June at 9pm London Time I will be hosting an online salon on Complexity Theory, via the th...
  • Thinking in writing
    17 Apr 2020 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to Clerestory, an occasional newsletter which will showcase my recent writing and thinking. I'm Bryan Kam, and I'm working on a hard-to-describe novel of ideas set in contemporary London. For ...
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