Exoanthropology

October 13, 2010 / 0 comments

Update (March 2018): In more recent work on the issue of studying extraterrestrial difference I write: Incorporating the recent inclusion of non-humans in anthropology, the study of ETI cultures in SETI could be considered scientific speculative ethnography, a practice we could call xenoanthropology (the study of extraterrestrial cultures). Xeno- (alien) communicates not just outside (exo-), but…

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Laughlin & Throop (on experience and reality)

October 10, 2009 / 0 comments

“The forms of knowledge that technologies mediate is integral to both a society’s cultural information pool, and to the extramental reality in which they live. Technology itself constitutes an alteration of that relationship — especially as it intervenes in the experiential aspects of that relationship . . . Technologies are in a sense ‘artifacts of…

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OGMA

May 31, 2009 / 0 comments

OGMA releases his his first album. His ecstatic music can be heard on myspace.

Pogo

May 31, 2009 / 0 comments

One year ago I blogged about Pogo’s youtube video “Alice” – here’s an insightful post about his music on Poemocracy thanks to Our Future Environment for sending this to me. You can download Pogo’s amazing creations on last.fm.

“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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Film – Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within

January 30, 2009 / 0 comments

Playing tonight, here: The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd St., New York, NY (Doors 7p, screening 8p sharp, $10)

Becoming Human

January 24, 2009 / 0 comments

via Elizabeth Housley Story from North America (FULL VERSION!) from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.

superhuman powers

January 22, 2009 / 0 comments

Via Discerning Brute, Erin Pavlina tells her story of running the vegan spirituality software: I grew up on burgers, fries and milkshakes. I ate the Standard American Diet my entire life. Around the time I started college, I told the spirits that I wanted to be a hero. I wanted to save the planet. And…

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“the strengths and weaknesses”

January 22, 2009 / 0 comments

I always expect scientists to be agnostic – but this is faith, this is a deep belief in evolution that rejects any possibility that another idea could take its place. But science is always overturning history and rewriting truth, so shouldn’t the argument still be “this is the best idea we have today”? “These weaknesses…

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