Emerging From a Smoke-Filled Solipsism

An encounter with Baudelaire’s “The Poem of Hashish”

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Self-portrait?
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Unspeakable revelations can live within a defined structure.
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On left, the sober subject can look at red while maintaining awareness of other colors. On the right, the intoxicated subject is completely absorbed in red.
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I created this maze two years after I wrote the essay, but I think it corresponds nicely to the subject matter.
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I made this, dejected, after getting negative feedback on a philosophy essay. I sought refuge in the land of the ineffable.
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It’s tragic how a beautiful idea in one mind can be perceived as boringly obvious.
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This maze, from 2015, represents a creative outpouring contained, copied, and reconfigured within a defined structure.

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Founder of of http://doubleloop.app, a tool for tracking product launches. Maze designer at http://mazestructure.com. Author of http://productlogic.org.

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