Sketches. Reflections without context. Fragments of code. Poems for which no home could be found. This is a place for things that don't fit but I'd like to share in some way shape or form. Dates refer to when something roughly happened, rather than when something was written or posted.
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|I’ve been reading China Mieville’s Kraken and came across something that had entirely passed me by on previous chess investigations – the existence of fairy chess, whereby pieces are invented with a variety of different moves|
|As I continued with my research, it became clearer that, on a number of levels, it was possible to conceive of the games I had constructed as self-regulating systems. Rather than viewing the construction of fairness as an intervention from outside...|
|I began to look into the history of automata. I was partciularly interested in a chess playing automaton created in the eighteenth century. I was directed to it by a reference in Walter Benjamin's first thesis on the philosophy of history ...|
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