My Immortality Projects

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NIKON D70 - 1/4000 sec, f4.2 at 35mm

Someone, whose thoughts I really respect, introduced me to the idea of the "immortality project" last week. The idea has stuck with me ever since. He said it had a large impact on him and to some degree stopped him from blogging. Blogging being considered an immortality project and therefore was that really the point?

I went hunting for some background and it comes from Ernest Becker’s The Denial of Death. I suspect the book's premise is probably a lot deeper than just allowing blogging for one's own enjoyment to be properly considered a thing that will make me immortal.

Although I have discussed saving my stuff for the long term previously and that post really does seem like I'm trying to exist beyond my normal life. I have also built my Recently... project which exists solely to provide further context to what we were doing on any particular day we have data for as a modern replacement of my Nana's notebooks.

And then watching Van Neistat's latest video I saw that he had all his Do List's filed away as his history of everything he's done.

Not that these days I'm awake in the middle of the night to think about things, thanks to the drugs. But I have considered the idea more, I've come to the conclusion that me taking photos and writing some words is my way to contribute to the internet (in this case more the WWW) so that I'm not only taking from it.

Besides which, when I kick the bucket, Gabba will likely switch off the server here in my office and with that simple act, this website and all my photos and words will disappear off the internet for good. And you'll all be left with my other immortality project, my Dawkins selfish genes if you will, the daughters.

The Photo

It's surprisingly difficult to take a photo of LEDs as they turn off and on as is their flickery thing. But at a shutter speed of 1/4000th of a second, I snuck up on them real fast and caught them in the act.

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Posted: Tuesday, 5 July, 2022 17:45

Captured: 2022:07:05 11:39:26

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