Bike Blessing

June 10, 2008 / 0 comments

(Posted about Bike Blessing on Drunk and In Charge of a Bicycle.)

Cyberactivism in South Korea

June 10, 2008 / 0 comments

From the New York Times article: Thousands of South Korean students, mainly networking through the Internet, immediately took to the streets, followed by a broader uproar. The uprisings and protest in South Korea are a great example of the power Cyberactivism to affect and infect people (who may or may not have access to technology)…

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Alice

May 31, 2008 / 0 comments

Apparently over 260,000 of you have seen this and I didn’t even know it was there. Into the remix rabbit hole:

Uncanny Valley: 30 Rock

May 31, 2008 / 0 comments

NYT reports on Buddha’s “arrival” in psychotherapy

May 27, 2008 / 0 comments

The NY Times has a silly article on Mindfulness Meditation, here’s the summary: “Many researchers now worry that the enthusiasm for Buddhist practice will run so far ahead of the science that this promising psychological tool could turn into another fad.” Yes, another 5,000 year old fad. Of course, western “psychotherapy” was around long before…

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Spiritual Robots

May 19, 2008 / 0 comments

Reading Spiritual robots: Religion and our scientific view of the natural world by Robert M. Geraci

Apocalyptic AI

May 19, 2008 / 0 comments

Reading Apocalyptic AI: Religion and the Promise of Artificial Intelligence by Robert M. Geraci

TechnoSocialize

May 19, 2008 / 0 comments

Reading Thoughts on the Status of the Cyborg: On Technological Socialization and Its Link to the Religious Function of Popular Culture by Brenda E. Brasher

Killing the art.

May 10, 2008 / 0 comments

MOMA kills a sculpture.

MOMA exhibit web interface

May 10, 2008 / 0 comments

This is one of the most responsive, interactive and informational web interfaces I’ve encountered: http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/2008/elasticmind/

Art at what cost?

April 22, 2008 / 0 comments

Discerning Brute blogs about Guillermo Vargas Habacuc’s plan to starve another dog as part of an exhibition. As artists and viewers of art, we must take a firm stand against this exhibition. Not a stand against any form of art, but a stand against cruelty and slavery, torture and murder. Discerning Brute is right on…

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Papal Pupa

April 16, 2008 / 0 comments

The pope’s vehicle is much stranger than I remember. He really looks like an artifact in a display case at a museum. An interesting blend of security and visibility.

cyberenviro.org

April 14, 2008 / 0 comments

Take a look at Gregory Donovan’s brilliant research blog – he’s re-launched. What a code master!

Euphemism for “Burnt Slave Bones in your Food”.

April 14, 2008 / 0 comments

“Natural Charcoal” I contributed a little story about a food producer and their sugar refinery to The Discerning Brute. You can read it here. I verified that the Domino refinery in question does not use cow bones. I read something recently that claimed it takes something like 7,800 cows to produce the ‘bone char’ for…

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Genetic Testing Goes Retail

April 14, 2008 / 0 comments

Genetic storefront opens in SoHo.