“If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
- Samuel Adams -
I have been thinking about the goals of this website.
Are we trying to create a heaven in space? This would seem to me to be a worthy goal, although we as a species have made a pretty miserable job of making any sort of heaven on earth. This seems to be the achievement of certain individuals, some of whom we may have met or read about and...
Are we Cultural Creatives? Not to generalize, but I do get that feeling around here. It's a good feeling. Cultural Creative. I like the sound of it!
I first encountered this term when I took one of those online quizzes that my friends were all taking (we are so interested in forming our identities from other people's ideas), What Is Your World...
The following is a journal type entry so please excuse the poor writing.
there is so much complexness in every detail about everyday it is funny to try to recall and focus on every aspect. there is enough to keep the outer layer of the mind and thought processes occupied. I have been realizing lately that it is possible to employ inner layers...
Dave Eggers wrote this piece for Esquire Magazine after being named one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century.
THE FUTURE OF WORDS
Author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers is one of the most ambitious and activist literary figures of his generation. We asked him if reading has a future.
We looked through the door and saw composers writing music, musicians rehearsing, and for some reason there was a banker(?) in the room. Now, since composers like John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Karlheinz Stockhausen, etc, the doors have been thrown wide open. We walked into the room apprehensively though. We watched (and perhaps talked) to the...
The Polytopia project is now open, and the flow purports worthy and interesting happenings.
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