"The big demonstrations in London and Washington against the US attack on Iraq a few years ago offer an exemplary case of this strange symbiotic relationship between power and resistance. Their paradoxical outcome was that both sides were satisfied. The protesters saved their beautiful souls: they made it clear that they donâ€™t agree with...
Due 9 January 2008
1. Find an image at the Space Collective that you find fascinating.
2. Search for and find an image within the context of the Space Collective that has not been posted.
Research both images and verbally present your findings in class on the 9th. When you get your Space Collective account, make this information your...
Since 11 Sept 2001 and the creation of the DHS which followed, some people (How many? I don't know) entering the US have been subjected to a variety of humiliations. Every Internet news savvy leftist and civil libertarian is familiar with stories of unwarranted detentions, deportations, odd "security" interrogations and so...
in the context of space collective:
The underlying spirit of Erwin Wurm's sculpture is described, in the online catalogue, as a "dynamic act" as opposed to a "static object." For the most part, I guess it is perhaps the evidence of a 'process' behind the car's obesity that gives this static piece its dynamism,...
From geson 21
Project: Emergence and Navigating Space
Skyscraper Airport of Tomorrow - via BoingBoing
.. a 200 story building capped by and...
FILL / SPACE
Develop a generative, emergent process to fill space (2D or 3D) using only black lines.
Modify a known process or invent your own.
Implement your process as object-oriented, full-screen software, in Processing.
You may work individually or with a partner.
There are five phases: research, concept, prototype, refine, document....
The first nCUBE machines to be released were the nCUBE 10 of late 1985. These were based on a set of custom chips, including a 32-bit ALU and a 64-bit IEEE 754 FPU with 128kB of RAM combined onto a board known as a module. Each module delivered 2 MIPS, 500 kiloflops (32-bit single precision), or 300 kiloflops (64-bit double...
Wrote this back in my sophomore year. In gym class, no less.
My rendition of what it feels like to find someone, then lose them.
I stared into the abyss of your eyes
Trying to see past the pretty face
Into a world where parallel lines
Intersected into infinity, where the
The impossible being me...
unfortunately i have not yet read â€śLove + Sex With Robotsâ€ť by David Levy however the issue strikes a very deep cord , a thread of sensation which i still have to think about and truth to tell come to terms with.
Yes I want the robots here, but love making?
here are some excerpts from an interview Levy gave to andiamnotlying.com
+ Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, & the Economic World by Kevin Kelly
+ Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams: Explorations in Massively Parallel Microworlds by Mitchel Resnick
+ Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software by Steven Johnson
+ The Computational Beauty of Nature:...