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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Immortality, Life Extension, Life_X, anti-aging, ongoing conference UCLA

Check out some of these topics and links to more clues. Immortality, Neurologic, Space Migration emerged in the early 1970’s and morphed into  Life Extension ( life_X) , intelligence increase, and local Space Stations. We still need back-up mini biospheres of the biosphere! Gaia! Gaea! Later these morphed into SMI2LE.  Early Bible stories of  communicating […]

Freeman Dyson on Carbon and Global Warming

Freeman Dyson says When we put together the evidence from the wiggles and the distribution of vegetation over the earth, it turns out that about 8 percent of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is absorbed by vegetation and returned to the atmosphere every year. This means that the average lifetime of a molecule of […]

George Lakoff: neuroscience of politics

From BoingBoing.net Original Post by David Pescovitz, June 23, 2008 11:03 AM George Lakoff is well known as a cognitive linguist who looks at how language affects culture, specifically how much the metaphors we use impact the way we think. During the last presidential election, he grabbed a lot of attention with his book Don’t […]

Psychological Psychedelia by Delphi from downunder and the antipodes of S. Africa

from Along with a host of other literary, artistic and scientific luminaries of the period, novelist Anais Nin was one of the new wonder- drug’s early guinea-pigs. At the dawn of the psychedelic sixties, she saw herself as part of a larger social organism that was liquefying; opening like a sea-anenemone to countless imaginary worlds […]

Energy Export Database

very cool online database A databrowser for exploring: Where are oil & gas produced? Where are oil & gas consumed? How has this changed? http://mazamascience.com/OilExport/index.html http://mazamascience.com/OilExport/index.html

ReInventing the sacred, again! Stuart Kauffman speaks 7PM, 26 June, Thur., 2008

from Skeptics Society Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason & Religion SPECIAL Event Date: Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 7:00 pm Location: Baxter Lecture Hall Speaker: Dr. Stuart Kauffman Tickets: First come first served at the door. Sorry, no advance ticket sales for this lecture. Seating is limited. $8 Skeptics Society members […]

Arts, Inc: how the DMCA, Clear Channel and copyright extension are killing culture

From BoingBoing.net “My new book, Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights, is just out (May 10). The idea for Arts, Inc. hit me when I was chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, during Bill Clinton’s administration. I became convinced that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, copyright extension, and […]

Media Ecology Convention at Santa Clara, CA, 19-22 June, 2008

Amazing!  Walter Ong surfaces!  One of McLuhan’s major Mentors! The Ninth Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association 2008 Call for Awards Nominations  Communication, Technology and the Sacred Santa Clara, California June 19-22, 2008 Convention Coordinators: Paul Soukup, S.J. (Psoukup at scu.edu) Santa Clara University Anne Pym, Ph.D. (anne.pym at csueastbay.edu) Cal state University East […]