The Mechanistic Worldview and the Dehumanisation of Risk

The Mechanistic Worldview and the Dehumanisation of Risk It should be no great surprise to anyone that a huge number of trade-offs have been made by accepting the mechanistic worldview of risk. The narrative in risk over recent history has shifted away from humanising people to that of dehumanising them. The champions of dehumanisation have …

I’m Not Playing Any More

I’m Not Playing Any More By Hayden Collins – First published here Have you ever felt that somebody is manipulating you for their own gain? That your vulnerabilities are being exploited, leaving you helpless? We have all been targets to this kind of behaviour, and I’m sure many of us have inflicted it upon others. …

Please Don’t Try to Fix Me – I’m Not a Machine

Please Don’t Try to Fix Me - I’m Not a Machine My good friend Brian is a ‘tinkerer’, a very good one. If there’s work to be done on a machine Brian is your ‘go to man’. He can analyse, adjust, maintain or fix most things mechanical. For example, I recently bought a second hand …

Safety-as-Persona

Safety-as-Persona A persona is a ‘face’ or ‘mask’ one puts on as an actor to take on an identity of what one is not, but for all intents and purposes looks genuine. A persona is a character type that looks real, but hides real intent, motive and purpose. Brilliant actors and actresses are clever at …

How Semiotics Affects The Return To Work Process

How Semiotics Affects The Return To Work Process A brilliant essay submitted as part of his study for the Graduate Diploma in the Psychology of Risk – by Hayden Collins – http://riskintelligent.com.au/ The Essay Question: What is the semiotics of the return to work industry? DOWNLOAD THE ESSAY: Semiotics and RTW Extract: The current approach …