Complex Singularities

Adventures in Thinking Outside the Tower
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A bit of wind whistling through an open keyhole, this is just a quick post to say that I haven’t forgotten about this blog, but the energies I have been devoting to it have all been poured into the book manuscript of late. But with some result! The manuscript is finally complete and I will […]


Blog writing—but really, all web writing—is unfinished, dilatory, deferred. It’s captured and pushed out into the public sphere still blinking and not-completely-formed, concrete ephemera still in the process of becoming.


Hmmmm. It feels good that I’ve been posting long enough and regular enough that I feel like if I don’t post for a while I should mention why. It means, I think, that the blog has reached the point where it is established—it’s become its own thing as opposed to something I occasionaly do. It […]


I’ve been thinking about aphorisms this morning, and how I think I want to start including them in this blog. I have always been drawn to aphorisms, to short pithy statements, little nuggets of thought. The Oxford defines them as “general truths” or short statements of a scientific principle—e.g., “Every action has an equal and […]

News, Publics and Peers

I’m sitting on some excellent news, professionally speaking, which becomes interesting when you have recently started a blog devoted (at least in part) to talking about matters related to professional academia. If part of your public persona is suddenly invested in a space of public intimacy, to use Maria Bakardjieva’s terminology, where is the line […]

A (Not So) Proper Introduction

So I’ve been sitting on this web address for a month or so, trying to find the time to write a proper introduction. In it I would lay out my reasons for choosing the title Complex Singularities and my vision for the blog. But I now realize that given the haphazard nature of my postdoctoral […]