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Category Archives: From The Field

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 […]

JLL writes on Tantra over at metahistory

JLL Full-body Kundalini I will begin by saying that I consider the Tantra of my predilection to be integral with Gaian shamanism. This is the telestic shamanism of the Mysteries, aimed at direct communication with Gaia, whose body is the planet earth. Gaia-Sophia, to give her full name, is the matrix of supersensory emotive intelligence […]

NYTimes covers “New Survivalism” in “Fashion & Style” section?

media trying to induce some kind of panic?  Steve Quayle on  CoastToCoastAm radio is in extreme panic mode….The more Gloom & Doom is promoted the more unlikely it can ever happen. Predicting the future has a dismal success record!  April 6, 2008 Duck and Cover: It’s the New Survivalism By ALEX WILLIAMS   THE traditional face of […]

IRC interview with Douglas Rushkoff, Tuesday, April 15th, 8PM ET

media maven out of NYC  Join us tomorrow at 8PM Eastern as we hold a live discussion with author, teacher, and documentarian Douglas Rushkoff in the #boingboing IRC channel, to talk about some of the work he’s doing to move his studies in a “‘new’ direction,” to focus less on the tech/media sphere and towards the nature of […]

Squares & Cubicles (Guest Post By Amber)

http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&q=squares http://images.google.com/images?q=cubicles see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Establishment http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conformity

Six Degrees of Separation/Connection may be in trouble. Why can’t 6/degrees find Osama bin laden?

Six Degrees has problems ScienceFriday.com’s version Chances are you’ve heard of the ‘small world’ idea of six degrees of separation. But is it correct? The idea traces back to an experiment begun in 1967 by Stanley Milgram, in which he tried to trace how many acquaintances it would take to pass a letter between two […]

Long Dark night by John Fogerty

jF George is in the jungle knockin’ on the door come to get your children wants to have a war Long Dark Night Lyrics

latest ” ‘Net Neutrality” outrage by Tel-Co’s: How Comcast blocks your Internet traffic

from http://machinist.salon.com/ How Comcast blocks your Internet traffic The broadband company’s audacious scheme to interrupt your data proves why network neutrality rules are crucial. By Farhad Manjoo Oct. 19, 2007 | Bless the Associated Press for unearthing, through careful and diligent investigation, Comcast’s shameful, hidden Internet traffic-management scheme. Comcast, the AP determined, actively manages data […]

Haber-Bosch process has often been called the most important invention of the 20th century

this ties in with the earlier post on Peak Phosphorus from Juergen Schmidhuber’s site Since age 15 or so Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber’s main scientific ambition has been to build an optimal scientist, then retire. In 2028 they will force him to retire anyway. By then he shall be able to buy hardware providing more raw […]

Iran labels CIA ‘terrorist organization’ by Ali Akbar Dareini.

this is priceless! tit for tat? equal treatment under the Law? How will Americans like it now when Iran or other countries treats us like we treat them? When Americans are held with suspended Human Rights?! Look out! don’t notice these double -standards! Really one good Bateson binding Bonds! Is this the begining of Fair […]

Burning Men, Part 2: the Order of Things by Erik Davis of techgnosis

How does Erik think this stuff UP^! too much and very nice. R eally gettin’ a Clue! The Perp! above ^ eDavis: So when Burners invoked specifically legalistic categories like “arson” and “reckless endangerment”—and I did it too at times—they were not just rationally debating Addis’ fate. They were actively deflating the productive legal ambiguity […]

book: Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses (Digital Formations) by Jussi Parikka

by image x. Joseph Nechvatal Mid-September 2007, Marrakech http://www.nechvatal.net from http://transition.turbulence.org/blog/2007/09/28/review-of-digital-contagions/trackback/ Though no J. G. Ballard or William S. Burroughs, Jussi Parikka nevertheless sucks us into a fantastic black tour-de-force narrative of virulence and the cultural history of computer viruses (*), followed by innumerable inquisitive innuendoes We may wish to recall here that for Deleuze […]

Node magazine started based on William Gibson’s new novel, Spook Country!

Listen to latest Gibson audio interview here William Gibson Listen to William Gibson Part one (runs 13:16) | Part two (runs 17:03) CBC Radio One site and info  September 19, 2007   William Gibson Bookclub This week on the podcast a special audio bookclub with award-winning author William Gibson. fromhttp://www.nodemagazine.com/ WGibson August 5, 2007 by […]

Turning Ahmadinejad into public enemy No. 17 by Juan Cole on Salon.com

from Salon.com Turning Ahmadinejad into public enemy No. 1 Demonizing the Iranian president and making his visit to New York seem controversial are all part of the neoconservative push for yet another war. By Juan Cole Sep. 24, 2007 | Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s visit to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly […]