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Josh Pangell (M, 42)
Los Angeles, US
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We are on a spaceship; a beautiful one. It took billions of years to develop. We’re not going to get another. Now, how do we make this spaceship work?
— Buckminster Fuller
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    The human species is rapidly and indisputably moving towards the technological singularity. The cadence of the flow of information and innovation in...

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    What happened to nature?
    How to stay in touch with our biological origins in a world devoid of nature? The majestic nature that once inspired poets, painters and...
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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    There are only interfering and noninterfering patterns operative in pure principle, and principles are eternal. Principles never contradict principles... The synergetic integral of the totality of principles is God, whose sum-total behavior in pure principle is beyond our comprehension and is utterly mysterious to us, because as humans — in pure principle — we do not and never will know all the principles.

    ~Buckminster Fuller
    Critical Path (1981)
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    Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth creates breathtaking multidimensional spaces with zoom and navigation features that outstrip all expectation. Its architect, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, shows it off in this standing-ovation demo. Curious about that speck in corner? Dive into a freefall and watch as the speck becomes a gargoyle. With an unpleasant grimace. And an ant-sized chip in its lower left molar. "Perhaps the most amazing demo I've seen this year," wrote Ethan Zuckerman, after TED2007. Indeed, Photosynth might utterly transform the way we manipulate and experience digital images.

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    just the other day i was having a conversation with rene about the usefulness of data visualization. we both agreed that for arts sake, this is a perfectly nice thing to look at, however rene felt was not very useful beyond that most of the time.

    i disagreed, however had difficulty coming up with examples of why i felt this was true. thanks to seed magazine for creating this well visualized (yet badly narrated) video called Science in Silico.

    this video shows some very stunning data visualizations of what viruses look like when they mutate, what solar systems look like when they collide and even proves Einstein's theory of gravitational waves.

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    Categories: Data visualization
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    spectacular feats of body conditioning. its amazing to think that this is even possible

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    I've been doing a lot of talking lately about LSD. Its been a while since i have done it and i am ready for it again.

    perhaps there was a big bust which, consequently, has all but dried up the LSD supply for all of the us.

    the government should open LSD up for research again. i think some very, very interesting studies could come of it in an actual lab environment, rather than carelessly testing on soldiers.

    Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

    or are we still afraid of that?
    Thu, May 3, 2007  Permanent link

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    Unrelated to the image above, but interesting none the less. Use google maps as your personal sun dial with daylight map.

    Or just pretend you are a vampire and let it be dark all the time.
    Download earth's city lights from NASA.

    What would we do without google?
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    this is a pretty eye

    There are times when we share with others a special, fully interconnected consciousness. When great music thrills us, or we are mutually inspired by an awesome sunset, or when we fall in love, we are transported temporarily into a shared world which is remarkable. This state of true intermingling is rare, for most of us, but it is experiential, and that means we know it for what it is; we feel it immediately as real and filled with meaning. When such an experience is past and we return to our normal, separated perceptions, the experience becomes a vulnerable memory, and our educated personality may reject the consciousness that knew this deeper connection. Yet, the suspicion remains that there is something of mind that is not just inside our heads. We feel interconnected with each other and the world in a profound and important way. We know at some level that we are not isolated, but interdependent, so that a subtle energy of mine can reach out and mingle with yours, allowing us to share a moment that is important to both of us. If we think of this potential extending beyond the two of us to a world full of living beings, we have the foundation for a model for global consciousness. Maybe, as Teilhard de Chardin believed, the world ultimately needs that shared consciousness and is actively growing toward it. [link]

    Much has been written about patterns within random numbers. I personally have had a certain fascination with random numbers since i was a child. At 19 I first saw the movie Pi and was instantly captivated by order in chaos, patterns in nature and collective consciousness.

    The Global Consciousness Project aka the EGG Project has found a way to combine randomness with collective consciousness. They have placed random number generators around the globe. These little boxes harvest white noise from various physical sources — heat coming from a resistor, the time intervals between particles arising from radioactive material, or electrical fluctuations in analog components — and a very weak, fluctuating electrical current results. If this current is above the threshold value, the result is 1, below, the result is 0. A few minutes later, the data pours back to the main servers at Princeton University.

    The resulting set of data has been very interesting. September 11, 2001 the results slightly before and slightly afterward were at such variants, it is hard not to see the potentials of this project.

    Superfamous' post on computational designs in art is very similar to what many people are now doing with processing. It would be very interesting and exciting to see the types of generative art that could be creating using the datasheets from the GCP output logs.

    brain power is real power

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    Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing

    Make your very own Scissor Sisters music video.
    Buy the album from Amazon.
    Or get a nice P2P software and download the album for free.

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