This project assumes that its authors know what it means to be human and that that definition of human can be applied to all members of the race currently existing on the planet. There are no specifications made about humans from the United States or humans from Guatemala; all are lumped together. In finding the alien in our own race to be a...
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
In Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Salim Ahmed Hamden, a Yemeni national being held in custody at a U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; filed for the right of habeas corpus based on the charge that the Executive order being used to hold him under the indictment of “conspiracy to commit… offenses triable by a military...
The lake is half frozen & the geese & swans can’t make up their minds.
Everything has gained a transitory aura & its tough to pin down exactly which habits should rise
from ancient genetic patterns until the beard-frost leaves the surface.
Their feet are leathery—
the cold does not phase them.
Drums started the boys west to this field from Washington.
War to them was a three-month enlistment,
a bright uniform & a chance to carry a musket.
Senators, Congressmen, their wives & children,
packed baskets with lunches & followed to watch the show.
Almost a century & a half has passed.
Somehow my visit seems forced,...
most are kids
can’t grow a mustache
where they’re going, bullets won’t care
jumpy ghosts who know nothing about conflict
except what a fist feels like after a school dance argument
ready to be heroes
boots, BDUs & guns
leaving gym bleachers like a slow parade
watch the families say good-bye with tearful
fuck yous &...
it looks great..
NODE08 - Forum for digital Arts
April 5th - 12th 2008
Velvet Club Frankfurt Germany
NODE08 is dedicated to the arts of digital media. Whether its about media art, controlling lighting systems, interactions with the real world, synaesthetic experiences or video projections into 3d spaces – either...
Sobre todas as coisas e sobre tudo no mundo
Um círculo começa onde terminou. Mas onde ele termina, então? Apenas transferimos o problema de um lugar indefinido pra outro lugar indefinido. Não. Se a pergunta for "Onde começa um círculo?" então está resolvido.
Tudo é referencial. Eu não sou metódico.
De qualquer forma,...
I'll start with a fractal I find fitting to this website. It is an image of infinitely many worlds.
I've always been fascinated with fractals. The chaos and complexity that can be found in just one hints at some answer to an unknown question. Relatively simple equations bring about infinite patterns and possibilities. And they look awesome...
"By and large, Kaccayana, this world is supported by a polarity, that of existence and non-existence. But when one sees the origination of the world as it actually is with right discernment, 'non-existence' with reference to the world does not occur to one. When one sees the cessation of the world as it actually is with right discernment,...
I’d like to write you a message
in hundred-foot high flaming letters.
It would tell you
you no longer needed glasses.
A passing spacecraft might mistake
my words for a signal
that the earth was running out of air
and, though we are very sorry,
there is no safe place for them to land.
If the words were bright enough
they may carry to...
Do not say “red”.
Avoid mention of Ares.
In fact, don’t wax classical
Keep it simple.
Don’t drink the water.
There isn’t any.
Say there is.
Exaggerate the prospects
Tell us the weather is nice.
Or, that it will be.
Wish we were there.
Tell us so.
Invent a new word
you were on a
man handled carriage
studded with glimmering gold
shining like a sun
solemn in peace as i become
filled with the rooting vegetation of any
of the men that stare at you, blinding me,
causing the eclipse, you force your eyes to me.
you are a decoration for the populace
like a toy that comes
I remember pacing around my room
interrogating you like a
suited lawyer interrogates a
guilty suspect sitting on that podium.
you converse with the guilty, who are like you -
I remember pontificating on the
stage of my room, on that
no longer am
i afraid of the...
my vision slowly faded into an
at the gates of heaven,
only the weak survive.
and i was never ready to die
God was standing in front of me
he was dressed in army garb
that had very obviously never been
he quickly apologized for everything -
i smiled and he looked relieved.
he said he
I came across this story by the late great Arthur C. Clarke. I'm not going to reproduce it here because it's probably copyrighted to his estate or something like that, but if you're interested in reading a very short story about the fictional fate of a certain species, which just might be applicable to our own, I suggest you do so by clicking the...
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, conn a ship, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an equation, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight...
Communication of (human like) experience became WiiWare group’s main guiding light in the attempt to update the Voyager Project. Before it morphed into the WiiWare, that guiding light had to be filtered through criteria of nature of human experience, human’s experience of experience, and the notion of “human suit”. In the end (which is...