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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...

    The Voyager update project
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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.





















    Thu, May 29, 2008  Permanent link

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    Tue, May 13, 2008  Permanent link

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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 a representation of culture. However, a lot of what I know is purely academic and I'm struggling with a way to make languages interesting, or presentable/projectable, to everyone. Not just people, but also to other beings, terrestrial and not.

    I think that an inherent thought that all people have, regardless of their culture, is that they exist. Perhaps they don't really think about it too much, but it's the most fundamental concept to humans, I think: the conscious knowledge that in the spectra of things that exist, they (or their conscience, perhaps) exist.

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    I forgot to mention that I was heavily influenced by The Lighthouse Project and the entry on Esperanto from the Voyager Update project.
    Thu, Apr 24, 2008  Permanent link

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    on behalf of myself and my branding group, i present to the internet a collection of waters for different kinds of people:

    water for stamp collectors
    water for miniature train set conductors
    water for crossword puzzle solvers
    water for crossword puzzle solvers that defected to Sodoku
    water for nudists
    water for people who like Star Wars
    water for people who like Start Trek
    water for people who think Star Wars and Star Trek are the same thing
    water for car enthusiasts
    water for animal enthusiasts
    water for people who go to the gym a lot (to exercise)
    water for people who go to the gym a lot (to check out chicks)
    water for people who prefer tape over glue
    water for people who use paper towels as real towels
    water for people who take their shoes off when they are home
    water for people who make other people take their shoes off inside oftheir homes
    water for asians who only eat sticky rice
    water for people who always wear shorts
    water for people who always wear sandals
    water for people who read books inside Barnes and Noble
    water for people who only light their cigarettes with matches
    water for people who drive hybrids
    water for people who think the answer to stopping war is a t-shrit
    water for people from Berkeley
    water for people who believe in global warming
    water for people who think people who believe in global warming arehippies
    water for people who ride bikes or take the bus (by choice)
    water for people in approval of abortion
    water for people who think abortion is murder
    water for people who think illegal immigrants are taking their jobs and draining the economy
    water for people who employ illegal immigrants
    water for illegal immigrants
    water for legal immigrants
    water for hoes
    water for OGs
    water for pimps
    water for homies
    water for dudes
    water for chicks
    water for douches (the people)
    water for dawgs
    water for dogs
    water for boyz
    water for boys
    water for gurlz
    water for gurls
    water for girls
    water for USC fans who hate UCLA
    water for UCLA fans who hate USC
    water for Angels fans who hate the Dodgers
    water for Dodgers fans who hate the Angels
    water for Yankees fans who hate the Red Sox
    water for Red Sox fans who hate the Yankees
    water for Clippers fans who hate Kobe
    water for Lakers fans who think the Clippers don't deserve to play at the Staples Center
    water for Ducks fans who hate the Kings
    water for Kings fans who hate the ducks
    water for people who use butt plugs
    water for people who use dildos
    water for people who use booty beads
    water for people who use "the rabbit"
    water for people who use condoms
    water for people who don't use condoms
    water for people who think sex toys are "yucky"
    water for people who wear edible underwear
    water for people who eat edible underwear
    water for people who ate real underwear they thought was edible
    water for people who use vibrators
    water for people who use bananas (for girls)
    water for people who use banana peels (for boys)
    water for people who use lubrication
    water for people who think Jamie Kennedy is funny
    water for people who know Jamie Kennedy isn't funny
    water for people who listen to Dane Cook
    water for people who listened to Dane Cook before he was famous
    water for people who were sad when Heath Ledger died
    water for people who think Anna Nicole Smith married for love
    water for people who think Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston made a cuter couple
    water for people who with they were Hugh Hefner
    water for people who wish they were a playmate
    water for people who think Sean Connery was the best Bond
    water for people who like to talk like Sean Connery
    water for people who like other people of the same sex
    water for people who like other people of the opposite sex
    water for people who like other people with straight teeth
    water for people who like other people with love handles
    water for people who like other people who are hairy
    water for people who like other people who have great personalities
    water for people who like other people, personality optional
    water for people who like other people with tattoos
    water for people who like other people taller than themselves
    water for people who smoke ("Cool" brand only)
    water for people who like Eminem
    water for people who think they are the real "Slim Shady"
    water for people who like nude beaches
    water for people who like cage fighting
    water for people who like things that are fast
    water for people who like things that are on fire
    water for people who think bigger is better
    water for people who wear their hat sideways
    water for people who wear their pants below their waistline
    water for people who have an iPhone
    water for people who are on Trimspa
    water for people who are on Jenny Craig
    water for people who are on Nutrisystem
    water for people who are on Ephedra
    water for people who don't eat carbs
    water for people who are on Weight Watchers
    water for people who are on Lindora
    water for people who exercise and eat less
    water for grammar nazis
    water for neo-nazis
    water for white supremacists
    water for xenophobics
    water for people who think high schoolers shouldn't use facebook
    water for language purists
    water for people who are bad sports
    water for people who only appreciate radiohead
    water for perez hilton
    water for people who read celebrity gossip blogs
    water for people like maddox
    water for people like ann coulter
    water for people who post antagonistic comments on youtube
    water for people who write in caps
    water for nondrivers who command the car radio
    water for cockblockers
    water for people who use silverware from the inside out
    water for people who are always late
    water for people who chew with their mouths open
    water for people who invite themselves to parties
    water for people who covet their neighbors' wives (or husbands)
    water for americans who don't make an effort to learn the language of the land when travelling
    water for people who use both armrests in movie theaters
    water for people who spam their friends
    water for people who talk really loudly in elevators
    water for people who need to turn every statement into a sexual innuendo
    water for people who eat the last cookie/slice of cheese/foodstuff on the plate
    water for people who smile at babies
    water for people who say thank you
    water for people who have firm handshakes
    water for people who look at you when they talk to you
    water for people who look like their smiling even when they're not (not in a creepy way)
    water for people who hold the door open for you
    water for people who will back you up if you're in a jam
    water for people who are honest because they know it's in your best interest
    water for people who embrace their personality quirks
    water for people who are NICE
    water for people who can stay up all night talking with their friends
    water for people who respect your privacy and space
    water for people who can take a joke
    water for people who procrastinate
    water for people who can't stand up for themselves
    water for people who are WAY too emotionally invested in sports
    water for people who are easily distracted
    water for people who are flaky
    water for pushovers
    water for people who are addicted to reality television
    water for people who keep eating even if they're full
    water for people who keep drinking even if they're drunk
    water for people who pick their noses
    water for people who bite their nails
    water for people who are married to their job
    water for people who curse in regular speech
    water for people who make others nervous by being fidgety
    water for Christians
    water for Catholics
    water for Mormons
    water for Muslims
    water for Jews
    water for Buddhists
    water for Jehovah's Witnesses
    water for Agnostics
    water for Atheists
    water for Spiritualists
    water for Hindus
    water for Protestants
    water for Shintos
    water for people who make under $30,000
    water for people who make $30,000 to $45,000
    water for people who make $45,000 to $60,000
    water for people who make $60,000 to $75,000
    water for people who make $75,000 to $100,000
    water for people who make $100,000 to $150,000
    water for people who make $150,000 to $250,000
    water for people who make more than $250,000
    water for people who have no income
    water for Latinos
    water for Blacks
    water for Caucasians
    water for Asians
    water for Pacific Islanders
    water for East Indians
    water for Middle Easterners
    water for Native Americans
    water for mixed Ethnicities
    water for people who are attracted to Latinos
    water for people who are attracted to Blacks
    water for people who are attracted to Caucasians
    water for people who are attracted to Asians
    water for people who are attracted to Pacific Islanders
    water for people who are attracted to East Indians
    water for people who are attracted to Middle Easterners
    water for people who are attracted to Native Americans
    water for people who are attracted to mixed Ethnicities
    water for people who are straight
    water for people who are gay
    water for people who are lesbian
    water for people who are bisexual
    water for people who are Asexual
    water for Transexuals
    water for Transgenders
    water for Transvestites
    water for Pansexuals
    water for people who are unsure of their sexuality
    water for people who refuse to state their sexual orientation
    water for Capricorns
    water for Aquarius'
    water for Pisces'
    water for Aires'
    water for Taurus'
    water for Geminis
    water for Cancers
    water for Leos
    water for Virgos
    water for Libras
    water for Scorpios
    water for Sags
    water for people who are mentally healthy
    water for people who are depressed
    water for people who are bi-polar
    water for people who have A.D.D.
    water for people who are paranoid
    water for people who are O.C.D.
    water for people who are schizophrenic
    water for people who have anxiety
    water for people who are angry
    water for people who are happy
    water for people who are un-happy
    water for people who are passive-aggressive
    water for people who are single
    water for people who are in a relationship
    water for people who are in an open-relationship
    water for people who are engaged
    water for people who are married
    water for people who are divorced
    water for people who are swingers
    water for people who are widowed
    water for people who are separated
    water for people who are in a three-way relationship
    water for the slave class
    water for the lower middle class
    water for the upper middle class
    water for the upper class
    water for the destitute
    water for the bourgeoise
    water for the classless
    water for people born in the year of the rat
    water for people born in the year of the ox
    water for people born in the year of the tiger
    water for people born in the year of the rabbit
    water for people born in the year of the dragon
    water for people born in the year of the snake
    water for people born in the year of the horse
    water for people born in the year of the sheep
    water for people born in the year of the monkey
    water for people born in the year of the rooster
    water for people born in the year of the dog
    water for people born in the year of the pig
    water for people who believe in life after death
    water for people who believe in nothing after death
    water for people who believe in reincarntion
    water for people who believe in souls roaming the earth after death
    water for people who believe they rejoin their ancestors after death
    water for people who believe in heaven after death
    water for people who believe in hell after death
    water for people who believe in purgatory after death
    water for people who idolize death
    water for people who are terrified of death
    water for people who accept death as being the next phase
    water for people who honor the dead
    water for people who celebrate the dead
    water for people who see ghosts
    water for people who have had a near-death experience
    water for people who have tried to contact the dead
    water for people who have no idea what happens after death
    water for people who are pro-choice
    water for people who are pro animal rights
    water for people who want universal healthcare
    water for people who want to preserve the environment
    water for people who are against gay marriage
    water for people who want creationism in schools
    water for people who are pro-choice
    water for people who are anti stem cell research
    water for people who are pro net neutrality
    water for people who want to legalize marijuana
    water for people who want to save the polar bears
    water for people who are against drilling for oil in alaska
    water for people who are dutch
    water for people who are french with a bit of german
    water for people who are english, scottish, and native american
    water for people who are chinese and japanese
    water for people who are spanish and norwegian
    water for people who are iranian and american
    water for people who are canadian, phillipino, chinese and thai
    water for people who are icelandic and mexican
    water for people who are pakistani
    water for people who are korean, italian, and a bit vietnamese
    water for people who are swedish and irish
    water for people who are australian and turkish
    water for people convicted of aggravated assault
    water for people convicted of embezzlement
    water for people convicted of espionage
    water for people convicted of boating under the influence
    water for people convicted of treason
    water for people convicted of battery
    water for people convicted of indecent exposure
    water for people convicted of credit card fraud
    water for people with no convictions
    water for people convicted of DUI
    water for people convicted of tax evasion
    water for people convicted of drug possession
    water for people who are allergic to peanuts
    water for people who are allergic wool
    water for people who are allergic bee stings
    water for people who are allergic pollen
    water for people who are allergic chocolate
    water for people who are allergic strawberries
    water for people who are allergic gluten
    water for people who are allergic penocillin
    water for people who are allergic latex
    water for people who are allergic cats
    water for people who are allergic soy
    water for people who aren't allergic to anything
    water for people with a degree in english
    water for people with a degree in medieval literature
    water for people with a degree in education
    water for people with a degree in statistics
    water for people with a degree in astrophysics
    water for people with a degree in geography
    water for people with a degree in political science
    water for people with a degree in linguistics
    water for people with a degree in economics
    water for people with a degree in psychology
    water for people with a degree in applied mathematics
    water for people with no degree
    water for people who jet ski
    water for people who go scuba diving
    water for people who surf
    water for people who swim
    water for people who water ski
    water for people who play water polo
    water for people who go kayaking
    water for people who are into synchronized swimming
    water for people who wind surf
    water for people who go water rafting
    water for people who are into offshore powerboat racing
    water for people who row
    water for people who ski
    water for people who ice skate
    water for people who like to go sledding
    water for people who are into speed skating
    water for people who go ice fishing
    water for people who like a good snow ball fight
    water for people who dabble in curling
    water for people who play ice hockey
    water for people who race dogsleds
    water for people who cross country ski
    water for people who snowboard
    water for people who go ice swimming
    water for people who are bipolar
    water for people who have Boanthropy
    water for people who do not have a mental disorder
    water for people who are schizophrenic
    water for people who have avoidant personality disorder
    water for people who have narcolepsy
    water for people who have narcissistic personality disorder
    water for people who are a kleptomaniac
    water for people who have seasonal affective disorder
    water for people who have dissocial personality disorder
    water for people who have borderline personality disorder
    water for people who are pyromaniacs
    water for people who are acrophobic(heights)
    water for people who are claustrophobic(squeezy spots)
    water for people who are Achluophobic (darkness)
    water for people who are Dendrophobic (trees)
    water for people who are Heliophobic (sun)
    water for people who are Genuphobic (knees)
    water for people who are Elurophobic (cats)
    water for people who are Coulrophobic (clowns)
    water for people who are Barophobic (gravity)
    water for people who are Atelophobic (imperfection)
    water for people who are Tachophobic (speed)
    water for people who are Porphyrophobic (purple)
    water people who (can) program in Java
    water people who (can) program in C++
    water people who (can) program in Perl
    water people who (can) program in Fortran
    water people who (can) program in Python
    water people who (can) program in Lisp
    water people who (can) program in Ruby
    water people who (can) program in PHP
    water people who (can) program in JavaScript
    water people who (can) program in Actionscript
    water people who (can) program in APEX
    water people who (can) program in HTML
    water for people who are in kindergarten
    water for people who are in elementary school
    water for people who are in middle school
    water for people who are in high school
    water for people who are in military school
    water for people who are in boarding school
    water for people who are in liberal arts college
    water for people who are in university
    water for people who are in graduate school
    water for people who are in medical school
    water for people who are high school dropouts
    water for people who are technical school
    water for people who are bookaholic
    water for people who are chocoholic
    water for people who are workaholic
    water for people who are shopaholic
    water for people who are danceaholic
    water for people who are listaholic
    water for people who are shoeaholic
    water for people who are foodaholic
    water for people who are pokemonaholic
    water for people who are musicaholic
    water for people who are movieaholic
    water for people who are hataholic
    water people who live in a house
    water people who live in a condo
    water people who live in a apartment
    water people who live in a duplex
    water people who live in a mansion
    water people who live in a loft
    water people who live in a town house
    water people who live in a boat
    water people who live in a trailer
    water people who live in a submarine
    water people who live in a log cabin
    water people who live in a cardboard box
    water for people who like action
    water for people who like animation
    water for people who like comedy
    water for people who like documentary
    water for people who like drama
    water for people who like family
    water for people who like horror
    water for people who like martial arts
    water for people who like musical
    water for people who like science fiction
    water for people who like westerns
    water for people who like war
    water for people who is serve in kenyan crisis
    water for people who is serve in ogaden
    water for people who is serve in mexican drug war
    water for people who is serve in war in chad
    water for people who is serve in afganistan
    water for people who is serve in iraq rwar
    water for people who is serve in darfur conflict
    water for people who is serve in sri lankan civil war
    water for people who is serve in burma
    water for people who is serve in colombian armed confict
    water for people who is serve in israeli-palestian conflict
    water for people who is serve in ugandan civil war
    water for people who is serve in somali civil war
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    hello world, this is the fifteen-billionth (give or take) blog that i've set up in my lifetime, maybe three to four of which i hope to remain active in.

    here are the reasons why i abandon old blogs and start new ones:

    – i don't like the way it looks (and usually i will look for a different blog provider)
    – i want to start in a "new direction" and write some kind of themed blogs (these usually don't last very long)
    – i want to "grow up" (i moved from livejournal after matriculating to ucla, because i thought it was "so high school." currently i write on a blogspot but considering moving to wordpress. isn't that funny)

    but mostly it's this, or rather, this is the main change that causes all of the above:

    – i write pretty consistently for about a month or two, and then i just find that i don't have time, or don't want to make time, to continue. and when i have that time again (usually during summer or winter break) and so much time has passed that i'm embarrassed of the chronological gap in entries.

    so right now i have bits of myself scattered all over the internet. not just chance mentions of me or my name (like from my high school or college), or brief opinions on random subjects (comments to other blogs, etc.), but first-hand, raw (ish) thoughts, written by me, about me. i kind of pretend that the other ones don't exist, and yet i sometimes don't take the time to delete my entries in the hopes that (maybe?) someone, or myself, will come up it again and care about what i had to say.

    so being invited to, and active in, sc to me is another way for me to just ... spread myself over. i wish that there were some sort of way that i could link all of my previous online-journal endeavors together; that the internet had a way of "tagging" individual entities on the web. does google count?

    my brain hasn't been working lately. i am equally uninspired in both of my design classes, and one of my two other classes is extremely boring / lacking in structure, which for me highly discourages putting in effort. the only class i'm really interested in right now is my historical linguistics class, where i'm learning a lot.

    that is all (for now).
    Mon, Feb 4, 2008  Permanent link
    Categories: random
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