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Background: Voyager’s Interstellar record is a disk with encoded information that was attached to two space probes currently making their way beyond our solar system. The purpose of the Golden Disk was to be two-fold; on the one hand it was meant to communicate our existence to...
 
Products will almost always come with instruction manuals on how to use the item properly, and...
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There are many posts on the SpaceCollective site that should be of interest to the subject of this course. It might be a good idea to take inventory and share what you find. To begin with, here are two threads about pets and trans-humanism. Don't forget to check out the comments and the links.
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Biocultural evolution is a means of describing the influence of both biological makeup and cultural...
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Japanese artist Hiromix, in her book 'Hiromix' by Steidl Press writes: "Youth reflects...
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"Are we alone in the universe? Do aliens exist? Or are we, ourselves, the strangers in our own worlds?" This is the theme of the museum show "Life on Mars" in Pittsburgh, featuring many great artists. Like Branding the Species, the exhibit is at least partially inspired by the same Golden Disk that informs this project. You can read more about it here.
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The myth of normal: the media imposes an invisible set of rules and conventions through which...
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For some reason my research brought my thoughts back to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In Highschool, we focused on how the creature yearns for Frankenstein's affection, for he is the creature's "father". Frankenstein denies his paternal duties because he cannot find those affectionate feelings in such a horrid beast. Creature gets no TLC,...
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Here is an excerpt from a cultural athropology book defining high and low touch culture. Read here
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Our Parenting Choices by Pam Leo "Everyday, every parent makes major and minor, conscious and unconscious decisions about how to interact with their children. We may be pushed by the traditions of culture, or the approval or disapproval of family members, but in the end, all parents decide for themselves how to treat their...
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The universal power of touch Eva Scherer is frustrated that people in her adoptive country are afraid of touch. She says New Zealand is a "low touch" culture and she believes that many of the health and social problems experienced by children may stem from an aversion to touching. Ms Scherer moved to New Zealand from Poland five...
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Yoko Ono THE TOUCH For months my hand was sealed off in a tin box. Nothing was there but the subway railings. Perhaps it is bruised, I thought, and that is why they have locked it up. You could tell time by this, I thought, like a clock, by its five knuckles and the thin underground veins. It lay there like an unconscious...
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Here are a few videos that document human touch in its different forms.
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Humans, at the core, are perceptive and emotional. Offering affection, or any other type of intimate behavior with one's hand showcases the transcendence between one's emotional intentions and use of hands. However, holding hands only suggests intimacy in its every form, and nothing but. Thus, to perceive the notion of an intimate feeling, one...
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What is unique to humans: we can express our feelings (or affect) through our hands. Two or more people voluntarily hold hands for one of the following reasons and purposes: in various rituals: handshake in certain religious services, to pray in various occult rituals to express friendship or love to enjoy physical intimacy (not...
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The following are clips of my research for Branding the Species. You can see the first trains of thought here: DMA Brand Lab II Blog How am I going to do this? I have no idea. For those unfamiliar, I study both Design and Linguistics. I love languages, and the idea of languages, and the idea that languages are...
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