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My good friend has just come back from the "Transforming Humanity: Fantasy? Dream?...
From michaelerule
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That night they did not go out to work at sea. While the men went to find out if anyone...
From syncopath
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The Diagonally Woven Single Joined Thread Klein Bottle is constructed with a diagonally woven...
From nagash
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* 01 December 2010 by David Shiga ABSOLUTE zero sounds like an unbreachable limit beyond which it is impossible to explore. In fact there is a weird realm of negative temperatures that not only exists in theory, but has also proved accessible in practice. An improved way of getting there, outlined last week, could reveal new states of...
From gamma
 
Here are some talented dancers. Please tell me your opinion about the choreography! The...
From gamma
One of the ideas which sprang from our discussions around the future of waste was that of "System Upcycling". System Upcyclers look at how existing infrastructures and technologies can be put to better use, they look to take the elements of our "legacy systems" which are broken, wasteful or social destructive and buy them up...
From jaycousins
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This future Architype from the Rubbish = Resource Event at ODC last week really resonates with me. I’m now pondering what the infrastructural needs would be for me to make the leap to a Surplus Sustained existence. The Surplus Sufficient sees waste as just excess resource, something which is Surplus to requirement. They use this waste to...
From jaycousins
 
The leading cause of death is birth, and the leading cause of piracy is copyrights and patents,...
From BenRayfield
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In "As We May Think", published in 1945, V. Bush describes a future world colored by technologies which aid man in compounding and extracting data for the growth of the species as an organism... the article is prolific, but at times laughably simplistic, as if Bush should not have been afraid to take his ideas in a more sci-fi direction...
From Olena
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Designers, [or any creatives] please read this. { Wonders Revealed } ‹— links directly to PDF. by Jessica Helfand and William Drenttel. { AIGA page }. Excerpts: Science is revolutionizing the world. From global warming to genetic cloning to persistent threats of bioterrorism, its impact upon our very sustainability is of...
From Olena
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The Total Library
 
i am desperate to find participants from the arts, design, architecture etc. communities....
From amzamz
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“The Orion Correlation Theory is a hypothesis in pyramidology. Its central claim is that there is...
From fmyles
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One describes a tale best by telling the tale. You see? The way one describes a story, to...
From syncopath
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http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/2010/M10-110.html MEDIA ADVISORY : M10-110 NASA to Hold News Conference on Astrobiology Discovery Science Journal Has Embargoed Details Until 11 a.m. PST On Dec. 2 MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. PST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding...
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We say the map is different from the territory. But what is the territory?...
From syncopath
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Polytopia
 
A short aesthetic exploration into longevity and its implications on our emotional lives- including...
From Wildcat
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The Total Library
 
(Below are some brief thoughts on the effects on creativity in the Information Age, taken from...
From Apollo
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Polytopia
 
Whats really happening overall? Details like disagreements between countries are not important...
From BenRayfield
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.net interview 1 interview 2 - - > "home"
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From reddit: Gossip about celebrities exists for the same reason religion exists - because it is a very powerful meme. Humans evolved to fit about 150 people into their sphere-of-people-they-care-about (or monkeysphere if you're familiar with that article), and by gossiping about those people with others the people in a community are able to...
From Olena
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All currently implemented approaches to the stimulation brain circuits suffer from a limitation...
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Cosmic rebirth Circular patterns in the universe's pervasive background radiation suggest the Big Bang was only the latest of many By Ron Cowen Web edition : Friday, November 26th, 2010 CIRCULAR REASONING Dark circles indicate regions in space where the cosmic microwave background has temperature variations that are lower than average. The...
From gamma
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A few stray hairs In mice, whisker recoil maps to sensory, not motor, part of brain By Laura Sanders Web edition : Thursday, November 25th, 2010 The part of the mouse brain devoted to sensory input is moonlighting as a whisker-flicker, scientists have found. The result may prompt researchers to rethink strict descriptions of certain brain...
From gamma
Context: just watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 Words are spells unto the mind (as opposed to the material world); NB and look up “incantation” The mind/intellect grasps/understands reality. Words can be and usually are involved in this process. Convincing a person that p is a unique task... one of the highest order, I...
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Kurzweil and his proponents seem to be unshakable in their belief that at some point, Advanced Artificial General Intelligence, Machine Sentience, or Human Built Consciousness, whatever you would like to call it, will happen. Much of this belief comes from the opinion that consciousness is an engineering problem, and that it will, at some point,...
From superconcepts
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Studies showing that people who talk about their goals tend not to complete them. ...
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When the power of tradition is broken, modern reason must create normative out of itself by...
From syncopath
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Chaos. Flashing lights. Sweat and fragrance. Anxious to indulge, he steps out onto the floor. He takes things slow at first, moving halfheartedly to the beat of the music. As he finds his comfort zone, he begins his long awaited escape; today's featured band providing him with the perfect medium to do so. A steady, consistent beat, yet loud...
From TheUndying
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They are becoming the same subject through unusual experiments. In recent years, some of the subjective experiences and things that were believed on faith are being scientifically proven. We now know that thinking certain things can directly cause other things to change from thousands of miles away. We're not sure why it happens, but we know it...
From BenRayfield
 
Time and Pace Preface A rare astronomical configuration occurred about sixty-five...
From johnrod
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On 11-11, 2010, one million people across the globe will mentally project a unified vision of a new paradigm for our species... a new reality. The very real physics that connects human consciousness with molecular structure will be harnessed en-masse during the largest simultaneous manifestation transmission in recorded history.New Reality...
From Infinitas
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Some friends coded this wicked 3D mandelbox fractal music visualization (& wrote the music!): Anandamide - 7.65 Megaelectronvolts from Anandamide Logistics on Vimeo. The renders are done in realtime within milkdrop, which comes with winamp if you happen to use that to listen to your music. Latest version can be downloaded here if you...
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Polytopia
 
We behold an increase of attention to two very interesting concepts: plasticity and collective....
From starwalker
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Polytopia
(this is my final paper for cybernetics class and for graduate school. it is a theoretical metalogue between myself and gregory bateson. many of his phrases and passages are pulled directly from the book Steps To An Ecology of Mind) vm: i want to understand the ecology of mind, how it works. I want to understand how technology is...
From Venessa
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Moving a movement: What could replace a system that bankrolls corporatist atrocity? #thrivable...
From CoCreatr
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A few months ago, I went to Cyborg Camp in my hometown of Portland, Oregon. Cyborg Camp is an...
From Claire L. Evans
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[Cross-posted from Humanity + Magazine.] Emergent technologies often inspire great excitement...
From chris arkenberg
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TeslaTouch The Future of Feel More info: Technology Technical Paper TeslaTouch infuses...
From fmyles
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From NYTIMES November 15, 2010 When Robert A. Lue considers the “Star Wars” Death Star, his...
From fmyles
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The laws of thermodynamics contradict themselves unless dualism is true, some kind of dualism...
From BenRayfield
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more here As you know, depending on their style, most churches have domes on top of them, but...
From fmyles
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From ABC Science November 17, 2010 Physicists have succeeded for the first time in trapping...
From fmyles
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"Because species diversity was created prior to humanity, and because we evolved within it, we have never fathomed its limits... The living world is the natural domain of the more restless and paradoxical part of human spirit. Our sense of wondering grows exponentially; the greater the knowledge, the deeper the mystery and the more we seek...
From duly
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Geneva, 17 November 2011. The ALPHA experiment at CERN1 has taken an important step forward in developing techniques to understand one of the Universe’s open questions: is there a difference between matter and antimatter? In a paper published in Nature today, the collaboration shows that it has successfully produced and trapped atoms of...
From chris_mackintosh
How often is it that you watch a movie, read a book or have a conversation with a friend and think; "Wow. That just blew my mind." Your brain instantly flies off on the wings of imagination, deductive reasoning and or awe-inspired stupor. You have original thought, you want to write it down, tell everyone, or crawl up in a ball and...
From dragon
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Polytopia
 
Preface The creative process emerged with the writing of Montevideo, here on Space...
From Xaos
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