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    Branding the Species
    Background: Voyager’s Interstellar record is a disk with encoded information that was attached to two space probes currently making their...
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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.
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    refined

    stripped-into-nothing

    "you can never take yourself out of society"

    What of your possessions do you really possess when everything was given to you by either nature, the government, family,- and can be taken away in an instant? By nature, by the government, by people. Everything can be destroyed.
    These possessions can be material or intangible.
    We(many of us) strive so hard to have the best things in life- the best clothes, make-up, technology, houses, family, friends, food, etc- BUT what happens when all of these things are taken away and we are stripped of our identity- or what identifies us?

    various experiment/research:
    what happens when we are stripped of the human experience including...

    clothes?
    *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudity
    *nakedwalk.org

    make-up?


    money?


    food?


    showering?



    car?

    family?
    friends?
    church?
    school?
    communication?

    love?
    dignity?
    value?

    nothingness as a sense of torture.

    solitary confinement.

    What changes within oneself when various things are taken away from one's life? and when EVERYTHING is gone and a person is left with NOTHING.

    I guess the purpose of my human branding system will be to explore all areas of consumption in a human's life. The reasons for the consumption, and the means of consumption, etc. Branding a human with the idea that humans consume a plethora of different brands each day. When everything that we want to consume in our lives daily, is not available to us anymore, what happens? When we are subject to nothingness, what happens? A human cannot survive.

    more research
    http://www.inner-quest.org/Ranjit_Satsang.htm
    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?


    *SERGE RAYNAUD DE LA FERRIERE WAS INITIATIED BY SWAMI NAVARATMAN AND SWAMI SHRI YOGASWAMI OF SRI LANKA, INDIA, WHO ACKNOWLEDGED HIM AS PARAMAHANSA MAHATMA CHANDRA BALA.

    PARAMAHANSA MEANS THE WHITE SWAN, MAHATMA MEANS GREAT SOUL; THESE ARE STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS/SPIRITUALITY. CHANDRA BALA MEANS MOON SINCE HE SERGE RAYNAUD WAS AS PALE AS THE MOON

    SERGE THEN TOOK HIS VOW OF SANNYASSIN (A RENUNCIATE). DURING THIS TEMPORARY STAGE ONE OWNS NOTHING, NO HOME, NO CLOTHING, NO FAMILY, NO SEX, NO MONEY, NO BOOKS, IT IS QUITE A CHALLENGE...

    ashion ads (controversial):
    http://www.debonairmag.com/the_most_controversial_ads_in_fashion_history.htm
    American Apparel: 2003 to present


    The No-Contact Jacket is a wearable defensive jacket created to protect women from violence. When activated by the wearer, 80,000 volts of low amperage electric current pulses just below the surface of the jacket. This exo-electric armor prevents any would-be attacker from contact with the wearer's body. If an assailant were to grab hold of the wearer the high voltage exterior would cause disorientating pain. The pain is non-leathal but is enough to effectively and immediately deter contact with the body and provides a critical life saving option for escape. The goal of the No-Contact jacket is to call attention to violence against women and to offer an alternative response to the body's vulnerable spaces.

    environment
    Unravel:
    http://old.siggraph.org/s2006/unravel
    The ClickSneaks are a pair of sneakers that on each step emit the sound of high heels. Surface mount technology makes it possible to fit the necessary components in the sneakers: the original "click" sound is recorded on a voice chip, while a speaker, amplifier and an accelerometer acting as a "switch" transform these seemingly normal sneakers into a flighty performance. Batteries are rechargeable.


    class
    gender
    PETA

    culture
    Mecca Stars


    fashion fights poverty
    http://www.fashionfightspoverty.org/

    Panda Fashion Parades China's Social Issues
    http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSKIM71193620071107

    Unravel:
    No-Contact Jacket


    Adam Whiton (Industrial Designer and Artist)
    Yolita Nugent (Apparel Designer)

    change.

    social.cultural.political. issues in fashion.
    from-> stripped..consumerism..what we wear..what we buy to wear..where do I represent myself in this project? I love clothes. I am a consumer. I love fashion and I want to do what I love. I should represent myself as a human for this branding project.

    "In the increasingly mobile nature of contemporary life, it has become important to contemplate how the devices we carry and the garments we wear converge into a "secondary skin" which function as an extension of ourselves, in both ability and perception. By using fashion, a medium which has always been associated with self-expression and personal identity, these designers seek to demonstrate how the use (or misuse) of technology and its modes of production have the power to stimulate, delight, and inspire in ways as yet untapped in the fashion world."
    -http://old.siggraph.org/s2006/unravel/

    issues:
    weight:
    Isabelle Caro

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    controversial ads.



    what are they saying/selling?
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    2.
    nothing

    a little more research...

    http://madsenblog.dk/?p=315

    http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/top_10_weird_list-1.html

    Nothing- a philosophy within space

    While there are many weird things in space, one of the weirdest things is what isn't there — the nothingness of the great black void. But what may be most strange about this nothingness is the possibility that it is in fact not really nothing, but rather a whole lot of something we just can't see.

    "The nothingness of the vacuum has come under theoretical scrutiny the past century, and what appears most plausible, and most fantastic, is that space is filled with a seething froth of virtual particles," says James C. White II, executive director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. "And space itself? At the smallest scales we can consider, it may co mingle with time in a foam of space-time."

    White describes this"foam of space-time" as ubiquitous events, all defined by their positions in space and time. If empty space could be photographed, we'd see asea of virtual particles that spring into existence and disappear.

    This ultimate small world is thought to be composed of "particles that come into existence out of seemingly nothing, from the very energy of the vacuum itself, that exist for times so short that their being does not seem to violate the law that says you can't make something out of nothing," White says.

    Researchers are just beginning to knock on the door of this weird, small world."

     http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/nothingness/ 
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    april 10.
    nothingness/stripped

    http://spacecollective.org/wildcat/3391/Nothingness-Rules

    After everything is stripped from you-clothes, house, belonging, family, friends, acquaintances- what is left of you as a person?

    What does it mean to be a social being and to be part of a good community-a bad community?

    What does it mean to be an individual?

    I want to research the result of what happens when people are stripped of various things in life and try to recognize some sort of pattern.

    STRIPPED OF:
    -community(family, friends, acquaintances)
    -belongings

    Being put into:
    -solitary confinement
    -a place with many people
    -different social environments (church, school, home)

    "what is the experience of social beings"
    -what are the different experiences by these individuals in these different environments?
    -how does the social environments of individuals define who they are and what kind of person they are?

    When people are stripped from support systems, it leads to lonliness and because they have nothing to turn to and feel a void in themselves, do they turn to religion and spirituality to fill that void?
    -"replacing society with ideology"

    sites_solitary_confinement:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solitary_confinement
    http://www.sonic.net/~doretk/Issues/98-09%20FALL/solitary.html
    http://www.cnn.com/US/9801/09/solitary.confinement/
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/04/09/SC97335.DTL
    http://www.veradc.org/statements/grassian_stuart_long.pdf

    http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2006/5/16/73319.html
    http://photo.minghui.org/selected-En/u_persecution/2114102053181.htm

    Posted on April 10, 2008
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