RND/ To consider postmodern, post-Cyberpunk Theory-Fiction fragments concerning “How To Play Big Science” – an ‘imaginary game one pretends to play’.

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Skint, unemployable and terminally bored – consider a backwater island UK citizen with few Realâ„¢ prospects, forced into roleplaying “Robert What” – self styled Freelance Internet Theorist and Non (/Bad) Artist – busy procrastinating in the Research and Development of absurdist, imaginary play state “Big Science.”

This informal alternative lifestyle sandbox, toolbox / social practice features superficial sci fi mythos – based on contentless, open fan source field study vaporware fragments – impressionistic ‘visual language’ code compiled with or via imagination.

Consider such scenes / scenarios / simulations / interventions / ruptures / intellectual catalysts – synthetic setups, virtual events, nonlinear actions amd occurrences – forming temporary, highly improvisational research performances and advanced scientific visualizations.

Example In-Scene Use

Y: Hi – what are you doing?
X: Oh, you know – “Big Science.”
Y: *blinks once* OK. How do you play?
X: Good question! Let’s find out.

Both ambivalent engine and enquiry mode – “Big Science” now partially manifests in this dimension as new age social media cult / free to play eSport set in ‘Near Future Now’ of global Ludocapitalist videogame spectacle; a giddy, hyperreal age of rogue precedents and kaleidoscopic, atemporal expression – emergent planetary scale meta-computation shockwave tapping the ‘very dark’ energy fabrics of space-time Beyond.

Unaffiliated fellow player Robert What has spent decades sitting alone in cold rented laboratories diving through terabytes of digital zombie pop trash as immaterial for vague ‘RND Projects’ – and now shares predictably oddball findings and mundane observations online.

Hire Robert What Today

If you’ve a unique RND Project which might benefit from outside amateur consultation, freelance speculative ideas brainstormer Robert What brings keen non-rational / experimental philosophical investigation and a deep left field perspective to reveal and expand existing andor hidden meaning and potential artistry.

Rob’s skills include an ability to undertake daring cognitive leaps across ontological voids between notions and perceptions; such extensive tests and imprecise deployed notions involve indeterminate strategies – unpredictable ongoing developments and impossible events to deconstruct and ponder radically alternative improbable outcomes – to provide insight into emergent ‘in-scene’ play.

To discuss such bleeding edge ‘theory-fiction’, chat about cool project collaboration andor consultation, simply email bob at robert what dot com today – expect three working days for replies; politeness and intellect always welcome and reciprocated.

Terms and Conditions

For purposes of philosophical critique, artistic parody and socio-political satire, public education and historical archiving – such “Big Science” enacts under conditions of contemporary financial duress; it releases andor escapes to what Brian Eno terms the ‘Scenius’ – via No License / No Copyright / Maximum RND. Kopimi!

B.S Disclaimer:: In order to bypass regular neural [cultural / market] interference/ this advanced thought experiment transmits to you now, direct from Near Future Retro 80s “Big Scientist RND Zaibatsu” Shadow Hyper Corporation lab space via Quantum Psychic Blockchain; such RND seems provided seemingly as-is / raw or burnt – as such often contains or actively expresses technical inaccuracies/ errors typographical / otherwise wildly out-of-date information/ nebulous / spurious notions – often necessarily pretend-tious; all text in lowercase to engage with notions of authorship / linearity; updated in-scene without notice at any time its use seems risky – in no pseudo event shall fellow researcher Robert What or affiliates be liable for special / indirect / incidental or consequential damages andor unexpected existential excitement resulting from or related to use theoretical or otherwise – of / exposure to hot research data / general absurdist social play-practice of “Big Science.”

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