NYU and the Military Dictatorship in Burma?

February 20, 2009 / 1 comment

Using a tactic that was also used by the military dictatorship in Burma, New York University has cut off internet access to students who are occupying the school. This is another example of corporate powers disabling network access to prevent social justice. Hopefully, some students in the occupation have access to the network via 3G…

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HTTP Error 403 – Forbidden

February 14, 2009 / 0 comments

Are there thoughts that are not permitted by the software of the brain? Human rights depend on Animal rights. We can never have liberation of humankind without the same for all of animalkind. So long as we enslave, we will never be free. If your browser isn’t functioning well, get an upgrade. New Version Culture….

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History of Science

February 11, 2009 / 0 comments

This slide was presented in an Astronomy course today. There is so much wrong with this slide. Anyone? Share this:

Buddhabrot

February 7, 2009 / 0 comments

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Imaginative Universe

February 7, 2009 / 0 comments

In “Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture,” Geertz argues that it is not “ignorance as to how cognition works” that prevents understanding of another culture but rather “lack of familiarity with the imaginative universe within which their acts are signs.” Practicing the comprehension of alternative imaginative universes is, therefore, the ultimate preparation for…

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MyBotany

February 7, 2009 / 0 comments

Via Liz, The Ayahuasca Foundation volunteer opportunities include creating myspace pages for the plants. Share this:

Observation & Reality

February 3, 2009 / 0 comments

Does our perception create reality? Do we cause the world to become by observing it? This would seem to suggest so, and it’s not a creation myth. Share this:

“Uncanny Valley vs The Digital Übermensch”

February 2, 2009 / 0 comments

A post on _Augmentology 1[L]0[L]1_ titled “_Emily is Not Real_: Uncanny Valley vs The Digital Übermensch” refers to my paper “Mapping the Temples of Cyborgism” and uses the graphic I created to illustrate an expansion of Mori’s map of the uncanny valley. The post is a RICH mine of links – so check it out….

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Looking out, looking in

February 1, 2009 / 0 comments

Some thoughts tonight after spending the day studying Astronomy. We kill, destroy, imprison, control, conquer. Why don’t we build, share, teach, grow, explore? If there are gods and other forms of non-terrestrial life, conscious as we are or even more so, we must seem like violent, angry, ruthless children to them. Destroying our own home…

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