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Why do we place so much value on reading, writing and arithmetic? We have polarized our...
From jaycousins
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People are fascinated by language. An enormous amount has been discovered about language in...
From Mariana Soffer
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The material and the spiritual are so closely entwined in the human mind that making meaning for...
From Mariana Soffer
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What is the meaning of meaning? We can view meaning at two levels. First, it is a cognitive...
From Mariana Soffer
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Proposal for a multimedia playground
 
With new technology comes new possibilities to execute technique. If we look to the trend of...
From Michael Gaio
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Philosophers have long wondered about the connection between metaphor and thought:: "We...
From Mariana Soffer
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Information overload It is great to have access to huge amounts of information, but since we are...
From Mariana Soffer
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I point at the small cardboard structure on the train's table. The guard stands blankly and...
From Robokku
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I added a comment to this post today, about photographs of libraries. I reproduce it here. I...
From Robokku
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Socrates said, "The misuse of language induces evil in the soul." He wasn’t talking about grammar. To misuse language is to use it the way politicians and advertisers do, for profit, without taking responsibility for what the words mean. Language used as a means to get power or make money goes wrong: it lies. Language used as an end in...
From unfolding
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As I'm sure many of you are aware, the COS (Church of Satan, not be confused with Cult of...
From dragon
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Every moment of awareness is a pile of interpretations all in superposition. A single state of...
From Mariana Soffer
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I am a bad reader. Slow, ill-disciplined, with a wandering mind. I will rarely manage a...
From Robokku
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I rarely share CNN stuff; they suck in journalism. But this little window into Shishmaref, Alaska...
From Xarene
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My Friend Pietro wrote me an e-mail this morning, just got the chance to read now: "Do...
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Via NewScientist.com 1. Farthest North - Steve Jones, geneticist 2. The Art of the Soluble -...
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http://www.home-2009.com/us/index.html IN A FEW SHORT DECADES, HUMANITY HAS UPSET THE BALANCE...
From alert
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A collection of essays by great thinkers and doers of the "third culture" in response to an annual question posed by Edge.
From Xarene
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"There are certain writers whose thought is so important that it doesn't matter whether you...
From Wildcat
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Grapholectic Thought and the Fallacy of Misplaced Concreteness --- published in full at...
From Rourke
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Norman Mailer and Marshall McLuhan expound on violence, alienation and the electronic envelope. The...
From Wildcat
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The text below is an image of a Discursive (Hyper)text... Please click it to read the full,...
From Rourke
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"There's more time between Gobekli Tepe and the Sumerian clay tablets [etched in 3300...
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Polytopia
 
Here is another beautiful animated visualization of a collaborative project on the...
From carel
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As much as I try to seduce my code I always just get an echo back. So blind Tiresias gave to...
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Paper Disorder is an interesting and experimental film by Marcus Tomlinson, made for an exhibition...
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When we think of minds we think of intentions. Intentions that lie behind acts, acts that unfold at the recourse of agents: agents with minds. In short, when we look out at the world we see objects that are acted upon and entities that do the acting. This clear cut distinction between the 'done upon' and the 'doer' appears stable, but it hides one...
From Rourke
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The great enhancement debate
 
Two realms of self-enhancement In three(ish) parts: Introduction The concrete realm The...
From Robokku
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Polytopia
 
City of Words by Vito Acconci, 1999
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http://www.beyondmedia.it/ The BEYOND MEDIA festival is one of the main events worldwide dedicated to the most current visions on contemporary architecture and on the outcomes of the intense relations which exist between architecture and the media.
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In homage to a thinker who's storytelling indeed creates realities. Excerpts from the short story...
From Fast T
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Polytopia
 
The Atlas of Cyberspace illustrates graphically, the shapes, structures and complex forms of the...
From Wildcat
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Prometheus Rising was my entry point into a new freedom. I found the book through some...
From monkee
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Sometimes the most fascinating books are the ones we cannot read. Here are two illustrated texts...
From First Dark
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Is language is a purely cultural phenomenon or not? Obviously it's the most successful...
From folkert
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Branding the Species
 
The following are thumbnail versions of my bound book since the full size would not fit and would...
From cyang
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In aggregation I left the islands of leaving with nothing to say. Had I stayed to learn what...
From meika
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From Holzmeister
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Human beings versus machines, or machines as instruments of human designs? The answers to these two questions would have been obvious years ago: Human beings, of course, machines are instruments of human design! But now days when we speak so much of progress, science and technology as if progress, science and technology were in themselves...
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Documenting Graphic Language I'm going to post on this space a series of graphic design work that I think is relevant to be documented. I started with Lou Dorfsman's work. The idea is post relevant images that exemplify how the terrestrials communicate apart from vocal language.
From Athila
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If you haven't read any Buckminster Fuller, you need to get on it. I don't think you...
From sjef
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Outstanding Reading Material I have carefully selected a few of the outmost important texts on...
From Wildcat
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Academia in the age of the search engine Historically, the world’s universities have been the...
From rene
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Project Proposal: There are hundreds of thousands of books published every year. Many are...
From Rourke
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"Sync" by Steven H. Strogatz Topic: coupled oscillators, applied math Tonight the Beijing Olympic games (um... 2008) have opened with a huge bass of square drums made of bronze and wood that covered the central stadium. Each drum would glow when hit by a dedicated person, a drummer, or artist standing next. The performance was...
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If ever there was a book I read that "Defined Reality", Then Brian Greene's The Fabric of...
From James Dunlop
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Marshall McLuhan has been mentioned in passing in various comments here on spacecollective,...
From sjef
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Your average 'alternative' 'underground' 'cult' summer booklist will name conservative corkers like William Gibson, Hunter S. Thompson, Ken Kesey, Aldous Huxley, Thomas Pynchon, Kathy Acker, Hubert S. Selby or Brett Easton Ellis. A 'real' underground list might add snotty punk-fashionistas like Stewart Home or Henry Rollins. But if you have read...
From wilfriedhoujebek
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“There was a time when it was not technology alone that bore the name techné... Once there was a...
From Rourke
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