This essay was originally published on my website as part of the series “Dispatches from the Metaverse.”

The Multiform Multiverse

To the extent that a multiverse conceptualizes a multiplicity of universes, it is by definition multiple. This multiplicity is internal to the conceptualization itself.

However, there are also multiple ways to conceive of…

“(because what limits must be different from that which is limited by it)” ~Immanuel Kant

I am obsessed these days with the idea of Limit. If infinity is limitless, if eternity has no beginning nor end, the Limit is precisely the opposite: limits are the quintessence of limitation, of definition…

Here is my confession: I find blaming The Simpsons — blaming them irrationally, grandiosely, universally for the world’s ills — to be very therapeutic. The Simpsons helped parent me as it weened me away from the worldview of my own parents, so it makes a perverse sense that I blame…

Imagine. Humphrey Bogart in a fedora clutching Ingrid Bergman as the airplane prepares to take off. Just the night before, the two reunited lovers planned to escape together. But now on the tarmac, Humphrey tells Ingrid she must instead board the plane with her husband, while Humph stays behind. Ingrid’s…

If you ever read Horst W. J. Rittel’s article “Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning,” I advise you to sit down. You will find yourself confronted with a disquieting if prescient portrait of the American nation in the throes of massive social change. Roused by the ascendant age of…

Joshua Fesi, Ph.D.

Joshua is a writer, artist, and professor living in Brooklyn, NY. He has a Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University.

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