Launching the Mental Conflux wikis

This weekend I got a new domain and some hosting and used it to set up a copy of Wikity. This is a WordPress-based wiki platform inspired by Federated Wiki. I’m going to use it to collect links, post short comments, and play with non-linear hypertext around my subjects of interest. I’ve set up a handful of sub-wikis for various topics. I might add more later.

Here’s what we’ve got now:

Main hub. Collects content posted to the sub-sites.

Art, entertainment, culture.

Videogames: stuff I’m playing or anticipating, reviews, game design analysis.

Abstract and psychological exploration. Philosophy.

Technology, mostly of the information and communication sort. Web development, programming, Internet. This subdomain belongs on the ‘professional’ branch of the org chart, along with @jasonxsackey and my Medium blog.


Edit: Some reorganising. Added idea, repurposed culture. Perhaps the focused sociology stuff will move to a new subdomain I’ll make later. Either way, stuff’s going to overlap and overspill. tech and game will include stuff about their respective subcultures, and wider cultural stuff.

Of overlapping magisteria

Whereas my other site, and my other twitter account, will focus on technical matters of web development and associated topics (like programming more generally, interface design, usability, and business and cultural issues around the industry), here is where I’m free to post about anything I’m interested in.

Here, as in this site mentalconflux, and my twitter account @mentalconflux.

The reason for the sharp focus of the other site is marketing. Let that one be the one that comes up when you Google me. My professional side.

Here I’ll explore my other interests. Like videogames. But that one might need its own separate site too…

Even so, there will be cross-linking between all my sites. The intertwingularity of all things demands it.

Probable candidate posting topics: films, novels, music, science fiction, philosophy, original fiction. And as a decidedly unprofessional blog, I give myself permission to discuss things inappropriate for workplace discussion: politics and religion.

I’m committing to regular blog posting elsewhere, here will be irregular.

Welcome, readers.

P.S. there’s a good reason my blog doesn’t have comments. I’ll write about this in detail later.