Keynote by Ross Ashby, a pioneer in the fields of Cybernetics and Systems Theory.
I am new here at SC and I've been enjoying some timecapsules... You are all bright... and humans. And designers... There are so many designers around! To be a 'designer' is like to be a 'citizen', nowadays; it is not a choice... it is mandatory. I mean, every...
Thorium-232 is an isotope with a half-life of 14 billion years.
Unexpectedly, he fell in love once with Helium-5, whose half-life lasts around a hundred millionth of a trillionth of a second.
It may sound weird but it worked: Helium-5 loved Thorium-232, too. A lot. Well, they were not happily ever after but after all ...
Unbind your mind
There is no time
To lick your stamps
And paste them in
And we’ll begin
You’ll be absolutely free
Only if you want to be
~absolutely free~frank zappa~
" who are the brain police ? "
A lighttranscript from an innertangled conurbation in zeta sector, regarding the demands of the freshly minted 3Vx (the explorer series) from the original 3V (Intelligence founders series).
This transcript follows lightstamp guidance listen station contained but not restricted to Zeta, Partake and Colon3 sectors.
"STATIC ELECTRICITY" MISCONCEPTIONS - - - William J. Beaty
Some elementary science textbooks contain subtle errors which pose barriers to students' understanding. "Static Electricity" is one subject which is rife with errors. Since the errors in textbooks seem to act like "viruses" which can "infect"...
I am constantly in wonder of the idea of time. As a constructed measurement it is a human necessity. We must have a way to universally relate to our placement in everything that has been, is, and will be. But what strikes me most about our current understanding of the universe is that the notion and application of "time" is so...
Okay, let’s move a little. Let’s make some examples and explanation.
I’d like to take you deeper in my thoughts.
The framework we live in can be described as a relationship between us and place we occupy. We interact with it and its other elements. It is exactly what we are supposed to do; the only thing to do. We feel its atmosphere,...
“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
-Start biosemiotics simulscript-
KsTotar: How do you like my new body? Made just for you..
KsSandar: I don’t like it.
KsTotar: why is that? Am I not beautiful enough?
KsSandar: it’s not that,...
The flat earth and geocentric world are examples of wrong scientific beliefs that were held for long periods. Can you name your favorite example and for extra credit why it was believed to be true?
THALER'S QUESTION [11.23.10]
An Edge Special Event!
To selected Edge contributors:
I am doing research for a new book and would hope to...
Depleting a lert logic
my hypnogogic mind chatter
Sits flatter than the ancients pondered
The worlds shape.
I'm really ready
&escape into the inconclusive reality,
of unmateriality and void of consequence.
My brainsquirrel frequents regurgitated
Moments juxtaposed intense,
in a creative auto-pilot...
A brief overview of three techniques for honing your ability to see beyond the horizon.
1. Trend Analysis
In order to develop the capacity for imagining alternative futures and create design solutions accordingly, it is useful to be aware of the current driving forces and megatrends underway. The "STEEP" categories [Social,...