'Pataphysics is the study of imaginary solutions. Carrying out a 'pataphysical investigation involves assuming the reality of something that does not physically exist, an endeavor that we feel is ideally suited to solving software engineering problems.

Our Chief Philosopher, Darko Svitek, explains in this series of articles the ideas behind 'pataphysics, their application to programming problems, and lays out the foundations of patadata and pataobject protocols.

The Practice of 'Pataphysical Programming

An overview of 'pataphysics, pataobjects, and the problems they solve. [more]

The Patadata Manifesto

The goals of the Illposed Software collective laid out in manifesto form. [coming soon]