Welcome

Welcome

The following are posts from members of an online therapy group which consists of six characters …. Two of these characters are avatars created by my private patients, while the other four are avatars made up of “bits and pieces” from patients I have worked with in the past. I have asked each character to […]

Kosinski

Here are my notes… I need to edited them down to separate posts, each spotlighting one particular theme. Kosinskihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerzy_Kosi%C5%84ski According to Eliot Weinberger , an American writer, essayist , editor and translator , Kosiński was not the author of The Painted Bird . Weinberger alleged in his 2000 book Karmic Traces that Kosiński was not […]

Individualized Identity

I don’t want my identity individualized to my actual self/person….Jerzy Kosinski Plagiarism allegations In June 1982, a Village Voice report by Geoffrey Stokes and Eliot Fremont-Smith accused Kosiński of plagiarism, claiming that much of his work was derivative of prewar books unfamiliar to English readers, and that Being Therewas a plagiarism of Kariera Nikodema Dyzmy — The Career of Nicodemus Dyzma — a […]

Make your own social media

Make your own social media

Read newsletters instead of News Feeds. Fall back to private group chats. Put the person back in personalization. Buy your own server. Start a blog. Embrace anonymity. Own your own domain. Spend time on federated social networks rather than centralized ones. ...this means forgoing convenience to control your ingredients: Read newsletters instead of News Feeds. Fall back to private group chats. Put the person back in personalization. [...]
Dissociative identity disorder

Dissociative identity disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. There is often trouble remembering certain events, beyond what would be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. These states alternately show in a person's behavior; presentations, however, are variable.[3] Associated conditions often include borderline personality disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, substance misuse disorder, self-harm, or anxiety. From Wikipedia [...]

A Gadget That Translates Thoughts Into Speech

In a world’s first, neuroengineers from Columbia University have built a device that translates thoughts into recognizable speech. “We found that people could understand and repeat the sounds about 75% of the time, which is well above and beyond any previous attempts,” Mesgarani said. “The sensitive vocoder and powerful neural networks represented the sounds the […]