Bizarre Fiction

It was then she replied with that whimsical arc, "I suppose, to beat death at its own game", as if it were possible to corner inevitability and beat it over the head with the most ordinary of household implements. Suddenly I notice—in that vast interstitial space situated above and…

Awoken on Heathrow Airport

In passing time's indissoluble flood It was but a drop of an afternoon Some skirmish seeking material means Met with an ebbing soul's ghastly loom With not a sketch of a smile the young thing No older than the one shadowing me (named brother by ovarian lottery) Intones with empty…

The Fountain in the Coffee Bean, and Other Infinities

Most stories construct a space the size of your average European toilette, but this peculiarity unleashed a monstrous manifold of infinite dimension. The two of them happen to cook together one afternoon (Salmon steak and Asparagus) before consuming that most potent of the psychedelics known to man-kind: the coffee bean…

Recent Fictions

Up to the middle of June. 17-06-2014 We sit smiling at the mirrored pond Every implement abandoned save faith The water's second smile sighing While we wait time into a corner Beat it with our hate Wrest another smile from its folded undulating face So we wait While mirrored water…

On Story Telling

Here I've collected a series of short texts that I frequently find myself rereading. They loosely bear the theme of story telling. Index Nabokov on Time Calvino on Rhyme Beckett on Words Feynman's 1966 NSTA Address Stockholm Syndrome Nabokov I confess I do not believe in time. I like to…

A Reading List

Here is a collection of writings I admire. The criterion for a title to appear is significant long-lasting emotional and intellectual impact. The presented order is insignificant. Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov An autobiographical account uniquely positioned as a pseudo-fictional recount of Nabokov's life, while simultaneously presenting a tour de force…

Elements of Algebraic Geometry

Note: this post is a work in progress. Our goal is to investigate the fundamental relationship between two seemingly disparate worlds that are united in the mathematical field of Algebraic Geometry. In order to do so, we'll take a look at a beautiful proof of the mathematical Theorem known as…

Raeez Lorgat

I'm interested in Algebraic Geometry and Computational Complexity, along with their unification in the nacent Geometric Complexity Theory program. Otherwise I program, photograph, read, swim, surf, play Sabar with MIT's Senegalese drum ensemble and dabble in cinematography. I'm @raeez on Twitter, post on Github, Instagram and Vimeo and occasionally lurk…