The Pataphysical1 Institute of All2 Ireland is a dedicated science
facility. Pataphysics3 researches all causes, effects and procedures of ‘imaginary
which, as placebos,5 improve the quality of life.
Pataphysical organisations, mostly production
and distribution facilities, have existed since well before the stone age.
Most have been localised SME’s,6 but some have achieved global significance.7
There are, currently, in Ireland many hundreds
of commercial pataphysical solution suppliers offering both universally
applicable and personalised placebos.8 All of them are doing sterling work to improve the quality of life
of those suffering the unpleasant affects of survival unfitness.
1. The name ‘Pataphysical’
was coined by a clique of French teenagers, one of whom was Alfred Jarry (1873 –1907). Alfred,
who seemed to have been a bit a right misfit become idiot savant, later
became a tier two fiction writer specialising in the grotesque and absurd.
It was through his writing that he popularised the name and notion of
Pataphysics. Probably traumatised in early life, thereafter stricken by la
merde d'ennui du fin de siècle idiopathy or some real mental disorder he
drank and drugged himself to death at age 34. Like all intelligent and
observant human animals he quickly realised that personal life beyond the
moment (i.e. as closed eco-system) is an absurd undertaking and that to make
the best of its absurd and chaotic and therefore painful aspects it needed to
be played as a game (i.e., like rugby or tiddlywinks) that constrains and orders
a series of absurd functions thereby making them meaningful. His probably
compensatory way out of the painful affects of absurdity was to focus
entirely on absurdity and play it in a highly ordered fashion to the
exclusion of all else, thus to perfection.
2. Here ‘all’ is taken to mean: every fundamentally
disorientated and confused wally destined to ‘return to earth.’.
states that it is ‘the science of imaginary solutions (that create universes supplementary to
this one), which symbolically attributes the properties of objects, described
by their virtuality, to their lineaments.’ In short, ‘Pataphysics is the
science, indeed art/skill/craft of invention (via fantasies) that serves to
create upgraded self-transformations that improve the quality of life.’
4. An imaginary
solution is in fact an idea or fantasy (always personal) or private). Hence
pataphysics is understood as the science of ideation whereby ideation serves
as orientation (or navigation) function. An idea (or fantasy) serves as a
private, highly compressed user-friendly response in analogue (i.e., for
instance, as a picture or fantasy, sound, smell and so on) to a
user-unfriendly (i.e., useless) because sequential digital data stream
whereby the digits (or quanta) instruct as quantised random events.
5. The word
‘placebo’ is here defined as a communication that pleases. A placebo
is a unit (or quantum) of data input that sustains or upgrades a dynamic
system, like a human, and so pleases.
6. Such as
Tarot readers, Yoga teachers, film stars and pimps.
7. Like, for
instance, the Christian Church, FIFA, Capitalism, Ryan Air and Hollywood.
8. Most often
masquerading as, i.e., playing the game of life coaches, healers or