"When I get new evidence I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes
- Fun By Design
- The Strong Voice
- Intersubjective Stars
- Master and Emissary
- Teaching Cartoon: On Planning
- The Time of the Cats
- Nye(t) to the Single Observation of Any Type
- Being Unreasonable About Reasoning
- The Other English Revolution
- Time Requires Time
- Careful About the Exploding Fizz
- The Avalanche That Hasn’t Happened Yet
- Symmetry Series – God of the Navy
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- "It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious." - Alfred North Whitehead
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- If, during the long course of ages and under varying conditions of life, organic beings vary at all in the several parts of their organization, and I think this cannot be disputed; if there be, owing to the high geometric powers of increase of each species, at some age, season or year, a severe struggle for life, and this certainly cannot be disputed; then, considering the infinite complexity of the relations of all organic beings to each other and to their conditions of existence, causing an infinite variety in structure, constitution, and habits, to be advantageous to them, I think it would be a most extraordinary fact if no variation ever had occurred useful to each being’s own welfare, in the same way as so many variations have occurred useful to man. But if variations useful to any organic being do occur, assuredly individuals thus characterized will have the best chance of being preserved in the struggle for life; and from the strong principle of inheritance they will tend to produce offspring similarly characterized. This principle of preservation, I have called, for the sake of brevity, Natural Selection. [Charles Darwin (1859) On the Origin of Species]
- “It is essential to such a government, that it be derived from the great body of the society, not from an inconsiderable proportion, or a favored class of it; otherwise a handful of tyrannical nobles, exercising their oppressions by a delegation of their powers, might aspire to the rank of republicans, and claim for their government the honorable title of republic.” James Madison
- All the property that is necessary to a Man, for the Conservation of the Individual and the Propagation of the Species, is his natural Right, which none can justly deprive him of: But all Property superfluous to such purposes is the Property of the Publick, who, by their Laws, have created it, and who may therefore by other laws dispose of it, whenever the Welfare of the Publick shall demand such Disposition. He that does not like civil Society on these Terms, let him retire and live among Savages. He can have no right to the benefits of Society, who will not pay his Club towards the Support of it. -Benjamin Franklin
Thinking Outside the Agora
- Space Girls Just Want To Have Fun, In Beach Babes From Beyond April 23, 2014You haven't heard cheesy science-fiction dialogue delivered with total aplomb until you've watched this snippet of Beach Babes From Beyond, in which the eponymous Beach Babes steal their daddy's Space T-Bird and fly to the forbidden planet... Earth. Read more...
- What If Harry Potter Was A Cyberpunk, 1980′s Anime? April 23, 2014It would look A LOT like this. Read more...
- At Last, We Know What Those Mysterious, Undersea "Bio-Duck" Noises Are April 23, 2014The "bio-duck" noise is a mysterious sound that submarine operators and scientists have been hearing in Antarctic waters since the 1960s. Nobody was sure what generated the repeated, quack-like pulsing sound — until now.Read more...
- Finally, Someone's Getting Shit Done On The Tomorrow People April 23, 2014As frustrating as The Tomorrow People can get, and as dim as the Tomorrow People often are, at least this show offers a few reasons to cheer sometimes. Like the scene immortalized in this GIF. Spoilers ahead...Read more...
- Brace Yourself: Madeline Ashby Is Writing About The Singularity! April 23, 2014We're shaken up from the weirdness in vN, Madeline Ashby's novel about artificial consciousness and self-replicating machines. And now, she's written a novel about The Singularity, when artificial intelligence surpasses our own and everything changes. We've got a cover reveal, and some details, below.Read more...
- Space Girls Just Want To Have Fun, In Beach Babes From Beyond April 23, 2014
- New Project: Piezo Contact Mic April 22, 2014
- DiResta: Shop Stools for Bulleit Bourbon April 22, 2014
- Where DIY Electronic Music Goes to Party April 22, 2014
- Paper-Thin Arduino Enables DIY Dirigible April 22, 2014
- Extreme Fashion and Dancing Robots at Maker Faire Shenzen April 22, 2014
Daily Archives: September 9, 2008
Jamie Cohen, musician, actor, writer, producer, artist, and was also a filmmaker our senior year, in 1971-72. We partnered to make a movie for our Cinema class project. It’s intent was to load up so much obscure symbolism that the unsuspecting might take the whole 8 minute flick seriously. For example it started with a roll of toilet paper unwinding itself and bouncing into a house while leaving a trail of itself, only to discover. . . Although it was by far the most well done project, the teacher came to figure out the joke was on him and his pretentious ass. No room for Dada.
In any case, jamie has remained my soul brother no. 1 for 38 years and counting. He gives me reports about his creative efforts. Here are the two parts of a recent collaboration.