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 money and corporatism
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George is in the jungle
knockin’ on the door
come to get your children
wants to have a war
Long Dark Night Lyrics
Listen to latest Gibson audio interview here
September 19, 2007
William Gibson Bookclub
This week on the podcast a special audio bookclub with award-winning author William Gibson.
August 5, 2007 by admin.
“Someone’s already named a Web site after NODE, the nonexistent magazine in “˜Spook Country,’ “ [Gibson] said. “It’s sort of scary.” – Chris Watson, Bookends: William Gibson explores the science fiction of the here-and-now in his new novel [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
“ “Someone has a website going where every single thing mentioned in Spook Country has a blog entry and usually an illustration so, every reference, someone has taken it, researched it and written a sort of little Wikipedia entry for it and all in the format of a website that pretends to be from a magazine called Node,
W. Gibson shows up in Second Life!
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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! Duh?! and what gives…I ‘ve never seen a star in any photo by NASA taken by a film camera by a person outside the atmosphere since NASA started…
Astronauts Live ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’
Film Records Deepest Thoughts of Men Who Went to the Moon
By NED POTTER
Sept. 7, 2007 –
In all of time, only 24 human beings have flown to or around the moon, looked back, and seen Earth as a small blue sphere in the blackness of space.
Their numbers are dwindling. Of the 12 who walked on the moon’s surface, only nine are alive today, and the youngest is 71.
So British director David Sington and his crew set out to seize the moment — now, before the opportunity passes, to bring the Apollo astronauts together in one film, and ask them how the experience affected them.
“I think these guys are very sane individuals. They are very down to earth, because, in some sense, they really know what Earth is,” says Sington. “There are 7 billion of us on the planet, and nine of those 7 billion have stood on another heavenly body.”
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v1 – Jul 18, 2007
sample from Jon Ott-
Jonathan described himself as “not a prophet”, but someone who has been interested in the question of energy and the petroleum-based political and economic infrastructure of the industrialized world since the 1970s. He’s surprised that the infrastructure has held itself together as long as it has.
Most known organisms derive their energy from the sun, which was properly regarded by many religious cultures as the origin of life.
Since 1979 the amount of energy per capita has decreased, and more people have no access to energy and water every year. We’re starting over the hill and soon it will be a cliff. This is important because energy equals life, in a literal and direct equation. What Hubbard pointed out was the disparity between the natural ecology of energy and the economic system of the world.
So we start looking to alternatives to oil, coal, natural gas, and wood. Take nuclear energy ï¿½ it is highly efficient in generating electrical power, but it requires a huge investment of energy to operate. Nuclear power plants must have their own power plant to run, and it may be the case that nuclear power does not even generate net energy.
Fusion reactors are too little, too late. A best-case scenario is production of fusion power in 2050, and that’s way too late.
There are currently four countries that have not yet reached their peak. Jonathan predicts that within 30 years the wheels will come off the global economy. Perhaps as soon as 20, but definitely by 30.
Jonathan’s response to this situation has been to create a self-sufficient solar and water power supply that powers his lights, a short-range electric car, and his basic needs. He’s beginning to generate all of his own food in a sustainable little farm as well, and his hope is to live to see the day when everything comes unglued so he can see what happens.
Ott is one of my favourite writers and theoreticians.
Author of (Books)
This is a mind-blowing book, especially the Angel’s Dictionary!
This book is pretty amazing…the transition from Torture on the Cross to Yab-Yum Yummy yum yum maithuna tantric copulation. quite an extreme cultural reversal!
sample chapter here from publishers site
“Darwin, Tantric sex, cold war physics, psychedelic drugs, golf, and, of course, religion all come into play in a book that can only be described as monumental. Esalen is a prehistory of our nation’s current fascination with Eastern religions, our steadily growing acceptance of the supernatural in everyday life–and a surprising page-turner.”
FINDING MY RELIGION
Author Jeffrey J. Kripal talks about “Esalen, America and the Religion of No Religion”
David Ian Miller
Monday, May 21, 2007
Esalen is a place “where miracles not only happen but where they happen all the time” — at least according to the Esalen Institute’s Web site, which also describes the institute as home to a 40-year Olympiad of body, mind and spirit.
Sans the superlatives, the Esalen Institute, founded by Michael Murphy and Dick Price in 1962, is a world-renowned retreat and learning center on the beautiful Big Sur coast. It’s been portrayed as the birthplace of the human potential movement, and it is a place where people come together to raise their spiritual awareness, expand their minds and get in touch with their bodies.
This is a supposedly “circuit bent” S n S
Just to say that B and I were a part of http://www.santamonicacriticalmass.org/ Friday night. I have to tell you it’s really some of the most FUN I’ve had in a LONG time. I mean, I’ve always loved bicycles and that’s a big part of it, but something about 300 of us cruising through the night under a full moon… exhilarating. If there isn’t a group near you http://www.critical-mass.org/ maybe you can start one. If you’re near Santa Monica or Venice, please join us the first Friday of each month.