“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,...
* 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
(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...