saun·ter verb \ˈsȯn-tər, ˈsän-\

Definition of SAUNTER
intransitive verb
: to walk about in an idle or leisurely manner : stroll
— saunter noun
— saun·ter·er \-tər-ər\ noun

Examples of SAUNTER
1. They sauntered slowly down the street.
2. He sauntered into the store.

Origin of SAUNTER
probably from Middle English santren to muse
First Known Use: circa 1667


Heterotopia is a concept in human geography elaborated by philosopher Michel Foucault to describe places and spaces that function in non-hegemonic conditions. These are spaces of otherness, which are neither here nor there, that are simultaneously physical and mental, such as the space of a phone call or the moment when you see yourself in the mirror.



“Epoché (ἐποχή, epokhē “suspension”) is an ancient Greek term which, in its philosophical usage, describes the theoretical moment where all judgments about the existence of the external world, and consequently all action in the world, are suspended.”



“Antinomy (Greek αντι-, against, plus νομος, law) literally means the mutual incompatibility, real or apparent, of two laws. (…) The term acquired a special significance in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724–1804), who used it to describe the equally rational but contradictory results of applying to the universe of pure thought the categories or criteria of reason proper to the universe of sensible perception or experience (phenomena).”



“In philosophy, an aporia is a philosophical puzzle or a seemingly insoluble impasse in an inquiry, often arising as a result of equally plausible yet inconsistent premises. It can also denote the state of being perplexed, or at a loss, at such a puzzle or impasse.”


Fuzzy logic

“Fuzzy logic is a form of many-valued logic derived from fuzzy set theory to deal with reasoning that is fluid or approximate rather than fixed and exact. In contrast with “crisp logic”, where binary sets have two-valued logic, fuzzy logic variables may have a truth value that ranges in degree between 0 and 1. In simple words we can say fuzzy logic is a super set of conventional (boolean) logic that has been extended to handle the concept of partial truth–the truth values between completely true and completely false.”


Undo is not about love

“(…) undo is not about love, but simply a relationship of convenience. Power is equally balanced between experience and user such that neither side has the upper hand. There can be no relationship of depth because every interaction can be completely rewound to the beginning. Thus commitment is rendered meaningless when for every action, there is a corresponding un-action. In contrast to the trusting relationship with a Master, the power of undo results in a feeling of simplicity that is rooted in not having to care at all. Although there is something morally sad about this interpretation, undo is not the enemy. Embrace undo as a rational partner in maintaining the many complex relationships with the objects in your environment. But put the undo button away when dealing with real people if possible.”

The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda

The Uncanny

“The Uncanny (Ger. Das Unheimliche — literally, “un-home-ly”) is a Freudian concept of an instance where something can be familiar, yet foreign at the same time, resulting in a feeling of it being uncomfortably strange. [1] (See Uncanny valley)

Because the uncanny is familiar, yet strange, it often creates cognitive dissonance within the experiencing subject due to the paradoxical nature of being attracted to, yet repulsed by an object at the same time. This cognitive dissonance often leads to an outright rejection of the object, as one would rather reject than rationalize.”

Gramática parda


Main Entry: ex·tero·cep·tive
Pronunciation: \ˌek-stə-rō-ˈsep-tiv\
Function: adjective
Etymology: exterior + -o- + -ceptive (as in receptive)
Date: 1906

: relating to, being, or activated by stimuli received by an organism from outside

Main Entry: in·ter·o·cep·tive
Pronunciation: \ˌin-tə-rō-ˈsep-tiv\
Function: adjective
Etymology: interior + -o- + -ceptive (as in receptive)
Date: circa 1921

: of, relating to, or being stimuli arising within the body and especially in the viscera

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary


The practice of “quoting out of context”, sometimes referred to as “contextomy,” is a logical fallacy and type of false attribution in which a passage is removed from its surrounding matter in such a way as to distort its intended meaning.