Fierce OS

October 22, 2010 / 0 comments

The interpretation of symbolic structures is forced into an infinity of symbolic contextual meanings. M. M. Bakhtin Historically, Lions have been symbols of power from the Persian to the British Empires, from Hinduism (Narasimha)┬áto Judaism, Islam and Christianity (see Kings, Judges, Proverbs, Samuel, Isaiah, Daniel, Numbers, Revelations, etc. and of course┬áThe Lion, the Witch and…

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“The Swastika in America”

June 7, 2009 / 0 comments

dotshell.net posts about what happened when he tried to put up a Jain poster with a swastika on it.

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.

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?

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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