Monthly Archives: March 2011


Reading is a complex cognitive process of decoding symbols for the intention of deriving meaning and/or constructing meaning. Written information is received by the retina, processed by the primary visual cortex, and interpreted in Wernicke’s area. Reading is a means of language acquisition, of communication, and of sharing information and ideas. Readers use a variety [...]


A trusted party is presumed to seek to fulfill policies, ethical codes, law and their previous promises. Trust does not need to involve belief in the good character, vices, or morals of the other party. Persons engaged in a criminal activity usually trust each other to some extent. Also, trust does not need to include [...]


A question may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. This information is provided with an answer. Questions are normally put or asked using interrogative sentences. However they can also be put by imperative sentences, which normally express commands: “Tell [...]

—Adam Smith’s invisible hand

  The European copyright protection of fragrances is largely a matter of common scents – in a $20 billion dollar a year business.

— Conceptual map of Europa

      Globally, the European fragrance market accounts for more than 40% of all of the perfume revenues world wide.

—Composition with two figures


—defining a genre

In Bsiri-Barbir v. Haarmann & Reimer (2006) the French Supreme Court held that a perfume’s fragrance does not constitute a tangible form of expression and therefore is not subject to copyright protection.

—Team Death Match

“Postmodern irony is allusive, multilayered, preemptive, cynical, and above all, nihilistic. It assumes that everything is subjective and nothing means what it says. It’s a sneering, world-weary, bad irony, a mentality that condemns before it can be condemned, preferring cleverness to sincerity and quotation to originality. Postmodern irony rejects tradition, but offers nothing in its [...]

—Don’t Ask Me How I Know

COMMUNAL UNCONSCIOUS [Коммунальное Бессознательное] – psychological phenomenon, which provides an expanded scale of subjectivity, and which is determined by an extraordinary degree of stereotyping (not to be confused with Jung’s “collective unconscious”).

—Molecular interventions

2011 saw the release of Parallax first anti-perfume: The Molecular Interventions series. The fragrance blend 23 non-traditional notes to create an aromatic explosion of unadulterated avantgardism. Some of these notes being: Brian Eno, flash of Europa, Stockhausen, beach parties, peanut butter, burnt zombies, vodka, surveillance, one house fly and conceptual literature.