1) Get off the technological hamster wheel.
2) Innovation ≠ Good, Obsolete ≠ Bad.
3) Obsolete Design.

This paper is the theoretical complement to the practical component of a larger body of research on the role of prediction (Mood Radar and Prediction TV). The overarching objective is to question discourse regimes and how they shape reality through the management and construction of acceptable knowledge. Para-rationalism is explored as a method to simultaneously problematise and straddle the rational/irrational dichotomy. Divination can be seen as an example of para-rationalism and is addressed through the notions of paradox, synchronicity, truth as a model and self-fulfilling prophecies. In modern secular society, the legacy of divination can be traced in the contemporary use of predictive algorithms, seizing on their utility for surveillance and market driven incentives in the name of progress.

Dimensions of Censorship questions how internet censorship, for better or worse has affected the transient state of China. It is common knowledge that the media has always been susceptible to censorship, however the topic of censorship has always been a deeply complicated and moreover a pervasive element in human history. 

Set in the near future, BENJI is a fictitious entity that journeys into the world of bio-information as a commodity and consequently envisions the prospects of genetic discrimination and the increasing personalisation of marketing strategies. Named after the child of Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google.com and Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of 23andme.com (a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company), Benji represents the ideological and economic union as historically practiced in royal political marriages and commonly witnessed in corporate mergers.