A QUARTET OF POSTERS, from my 100 MINIATURES project…These are b & w photographs, together w/ what I call “sayings in prose” of a contemplative, philosophical, nature. They concern what I call “primary problems,” i.e., the largest problems we can think about, most especially THOUGHT ITSELF or consciousness as we know it. The distinctive privilege of doing philosophy is that we need not concern ourselves with legacy, or presence of the past, or the artifacts of times gone by, whether physical or mental. Instead, we focus on Logic & Truth, and most especially the destructive, divisive nature of thought itself, and the fact that we are largely unaware of thought as a formative movement which conditions perception in countless corrupt and corrupting ways. Always, we want to get to the source of problems. The guiding image is for me living water. And not merely settling for cleaning up pollution, but getting to its source. All four of these posters will be disturbing, or even outrageous to many people. But the whole point is not the particular content. For example, I think the Internet should be organized exactly like public libraries or roads. This means that the Internet should have free and open access, as a right, paid for by common ground tariffs and taxes; it should not be organized, as at present, as the private, highly exploitive — if I may mix my metaphors — “toll-bridge” “cash-cows” which we have here in rural North America. Again, it is not about content, but about thought itself, how we identify with opinions, and then in a highly dysfunctional way, fight and throw stones at each other. In an highly illiterate culture where the Bible & Ayn Rand’s ATLAS SHRUGGED are best sellers, this may seem like a hopeless endeavor. But I think not. There is a revolution unfolding in awareness of awareness. The present still belongs to the dark age cave of fossil fuels and rule by violent force. But the future necessarily and most certainly does not.