"When I get new evidence I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes
- Nelson Mandela
- Teaching Cartoon: Two On ‘Timing’ & a Tale
- THE VOID (trailer)
- Humberto Maturana & Heinz von Foerster: Meta-Science, Reflection
- Visual Experiment: On the Trail (ARK)
- Teaching Cartoons: Instrumentality 1 & 2
- Mandorla: Trailer
- A Hidden ‘Meta’
- Who Are Your Luminaries?
- Everyone is going one place or the other, ‘cept corporations
- Kippie’s Ekaya
- Free Play Softball League: Ludic Aspirations & the Blue Men Group
- Symmetry Visual Experiment
- Teaching cartoon: Preparation
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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
- In this knight's zany quest to save a princess, nothing is as it seems December 8, 2013Dreaming of fame and glory, the less than heroic knight in the short animated film 850 Meters embarks on a pretty typical quest: find a magic sword, slay a dragon, and rescue a princess locked in a tower. But as his adventure takes a series of bizarre turns, it becomes clear that there's more going on than he understands.Read more... […]
- Pin-up calendar features not-so-sexy monsters in sexy poses December 8, 2013Looking for something a pin-up calendar that's a little different? How about Nosferatu, Godzilla, and Slimer giving their best come hither looks in a series of prints that proves light-hearted seduction isn't just for conventionally attractive monsters.Read more...
- Scientists listened to the heartbeat of a prisoner as he was executed December 8, 2013Nothing like a big dose of the macabre for the weekend. In 1938, a scientist actually recorded a condemned prisoner's heartbeat as he was being executed by firing squad.Read more...
- Corsets meet Star Trek in these Victorian Starfleet uniform dresses December 8, 2013For those times when you're flung unexpectedly back in time—or if you just don't want to change clothes between work and your favorite holonovel—cosplayer Genovefa has dreamed up these Starfleet-themed dresses with long skirts and a bit of Victorian-inspired corsetry.Read more...
- Why Smaug Still Matters December 8, 2013This week, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters, introducing us to Peter Jackson's vision of J.R.R. Tolkien's most famous dragon. But in a media landscape overstuffed with dragons, why do we still care so much about Smaug?Read more...
- In this knight's zany quest to save a princess, nothing is as it seems December 8, 2013
- The Persistently Cool Blinky POV Kit December 7, 2013
- Creating Kimchi: There’s No Whey I Could Make This Up December 7, 2013
- This Arduino is No. 1 on my List December 7, 2013
- NYC Makers: Rube Goldberg Open Call December 7, 2013
- Maker’s Portfolio Video Becomes Touching Remembrance December 7, 2013