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Marshall McLuhan has been mentioned in passing in various comments here on spacecollective,...
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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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While looking for our book club books at Counterpoint I came across Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur...
From matthewspencer
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A compelling, thought provoking and eloquently written science fiction novel written by Robert Silverberg. It is essentially a dystopian novel, following many of the main themes explored by "We" (by Yevgeny Zamyatin, 1921), "Brave New World" (by the great Aldous Huxley, 1932) and "A Modern Utopia" (by H.G....
From theministryoftruth
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We have constructed a ladder of how to think about – about what? Oh, yes, the pattern which...
From Spaceweaver
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A book that makes you think, laugh and continue reading.
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I've just discovered Twine.com, a socially semantic web organiser of data, in 'twines'. Apparently...
From meika
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Nine years ago scientists discovered the expansion of the universe is accelerating, and slowly...
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Readers: Do you think in hypertext? The era of the linear tome is dead, information is a web -...
From Rourke
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I havn't been fortunate enough to finish reading this book yet. Regardless, this book has provided...
From James Dunlop
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"Reality has no opposite. Reality IS. NIRVANA IS." (emphasis appears in original) This...
From greatgrey
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This is a short book. Sounds good when I put it like that, doesn't it? However, much as its plot...
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I made a short about a year ago that seems to be a fairly accurate metaphor for the Total...
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Western intellectual tradition looks at Body and Mind as separate things existing in different...
From rene
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I came across this story by the late great Arthur C. Clarke. I'm not going to reproduce it here because it's probably copyrighted to his estate or something like that, but if you're interested in reading a very short story about the fictional fate of a certain species, which just might be applicable to our own, I suggest you do so by clicking the...
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“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh....
From Wildcat
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The Library of Alexandria was an enormous repository of ancient wisdom situated in Egypt. Due to...
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Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness: expanding in five hundred...
From rene
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“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested:...
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It is possible that writing has an intrinsic relationship with lines of flight. To write is to trace lines of flight which are not imaginary, and which one is indeed forced to follow, because in reality writing involves us there, draws us in there. To write is to become, but has nothing to do with becoming a writer. That is to become something...
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This post is meant for those who are in the strange habit of finishing what they start. All others...
From alborz
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Nary a post goes by when I don't feel compelled to share a relevant book. I'd like to propose a collective recommended reading list, and in beginning this list I'll paraphrase the first page of my first recommendation. It's from a book called "The Black Swan" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Many people, when they see an immense...
From FrankLloydWrong
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Long ago... No one tore the ground with ploughshares or parcelled out the land or swept the sea...
From First Dark
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Documenting Graphic Language No.2 - Armin Hofmann "Critical thinking comes as a result of...
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