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Media Maven Robert Logan’s new $45 book out The Extended Mind!

Logan’s jammed web site for all the free stuff

old Media on Hofmann’s de-animation 1906-2008

this AM 30 Azid_Tao, 00,070 a.L. ( after LSDNATOM) . Saint Hofmann created LSD in Nov., 1938, so why not have this be the cusp of the change over of Epoch’s? The most recent 10,000 year era ends and the New Epoch we are in starts with 00,001 for 1939? FERMI does the first nuclear […]

Peak water developments….Our water footprints; see old Water Shed idea

How much Virtual Water is in your shirt? Virtual Water is a measure of all the water it takes to make the products you use. Waterfootprint.orgcalculates that a new cotton shirt uses 2,700 liters. That’s a tally of the water evaporated in irrigating and growing the cotton, and the water needed to wash away the fertilizers and […]

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 […]

Seminars About Long Term Thinking

I’ve mentioned this before, but these lectures are just SO GOOD I think it worth repeating. http://www.longnow.org/projects/seminars/ And check out what’s coming up. 02007 Dec. 14 (Friday) – Jon Ippolito & Joline Blais, “The Edge of Art” 02008 Jan. 11 (Friday) – Paul Saffo, “Embracing Uncertainty: the secret to effective forecasting” Feb. 4 (MONDAY) – […]

Q&A: Ridley Scott Has Finally Created the Blade Runner He Always Imagined

Fun Wired interview with Ridley Scott about the soon to be re-released Blade Runner. And here is  a Blade Runner fan site with up to the minute late breaking news.

A SHORT COURSE IN THINKING ABOUT THINKING

A “Master Class” By Danny Kahneman Danny Kahneman along with Amos Tversky won the 2002 Nobel Prize in economics for their discovery of behavioral economics. I learned about them through reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb‘s “Fooled By Randomness” and then Daniel Gilbert’s “Stumbling on Happiness” I’ve become very interested in cognitive biases– as I understand them, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Constitution Day Program — Interrogation and Intelligence Gathering What happened to the 5th. Amendment?

Seton Hall Law CONSTITUTION DAY September 17, 2007 Constitution Day will be held in the Law School Auditorium Press Release (September 7, 2007) Seton Hall School of Law on Second Life: Constitution Day Program on Interrogation and Intelligence Gathering to be Featured at Virtual Guantánamo Bay Detention Center [Read Press Release here] Seton Hall Law […]

‘In the Shadow of the Moon’ film opens; no stars in any film frames?

 How come no stars in the film/photos taken outside the atmosphere of the Earth? No views of the Star Fields on the 3 day trip to Moon. We went there 9 times?! No comments by any astronauts on the stars and how they do not twinkle in no air…and there would be plenty to see! […]