From the page: "Post-traumatic Growth"
From the page: "Post-traumatic Growth"
From the page: " Alex Deforce presents : portraits "
From the page: "how coffee and a technology that burns manure can help change the world"
From the page: "A history of television, the technology that seduced the world 窶" and me
Andrew Anthony reflects on the small box that made a big impact, and asks where TV is taking us next"
This page gives me a real sense of an artist at work,
a sense of works in progress now, plus I like some of his stuff.
From the page: "outsider art"
From the page: "The Birth of the Metaspace Economy
by Edie Weiner
June 1, 2013, 5:00 AM
We were in the agricultural era for tens of thousands of years. We were in the industrial for two hundred. We were in the post-industrial for forty-five. In 1992, we moved into yet another phase, which we called the emotile. And we are now moving into another economy, which we call the metaspace economy. The real story here is that each time these fundamental transformations took place they were resolved in disruptive technologies that, not by themselves but in combination with other disruptive technologies, combined to change the way work was getting done, to create efficiencies, throw people out of work, but then went on to create whole other businesses.
So basically, the industrial age that was ushered in to create efficiencies in agriculture, through the steam engine bringing food to market, the machines that were the tractors, and so on. They went on to become industries in clothes washers and dryers, and hair dryers. That had nothing to do with efficiencies in agriculture, they just built whole other industries out of that. And the same thing with the post-industrial era, disruptive technologies came along in telephony and computing, and created efficiencies and robotics and automation, and we didn窶t need all of those people on the factory floor. But whole other new businesses grew up around computing and telephony and so on.
The real key as we head into the future is that here窶s an economy that lasted tens of thousands of years, then the disruptive technologies. Here窶s another one that lasted for less than two hundred years, then the disruptive technologies. Here窶s another one, the post-industrial, forty-five years, then disruptive technologies in 1992. And then we knew that we had till 2005 before we saw the new disruptive technologies take place. So in our business that was easily seeable to us; we weren窶t surprised. So are you always surprised by disruptive technologies? No, but by a specific disruptive technology, possibly, but not the fact that they will happen and that they will combine to change the entire economy as we know it.
So as we head out into the future we know that we can predict certain kinds of disruptive technologies. We know that, for example, brain imaging will be a major disruptive technology in terms of the advancements that will be made there and how that will affect everything from marketing to education to even criminal justice. We know that the ability to harness nanotechnology窶"nano means billionths of窶"so in nanoseconds a billionth of a meter; a nanometer is a billionth窶"a nanosecond is a billionth of a second; a nanometer is a billionth of a meter. Harnessing things that fast and that small will be totally disruptive.
We have something coming along now, 3D Printing. So imagine your laser jet printer being able to make, you know, any article that you might have to go to a store for; and then also, to be able to make food. 3D Printers are now actually printing food. So that窶s disruptive. Then if you take a look at what we call something that eyes glaze over when we say this, but we call it BAANGFUEL窶"B-A-A-N-G-F-U-E-L. And what that stands for is bits, atoms, antimatter, neurons, genes, frequencies and vibrations, and ultra and intraspectral energy, and light. What that really is talking about is the fact that we窶re going to be combining organic and inorganic materials. We窶re going to be creating things from the molecular level on up.
We窶re going to be able to discover things in the light spectrum, frequencies and vibrations, that we have not harnessed before, and in combinations and in recombinations. These disruptive technologies in and of themselves will create even more massive disruptions as they combine, and the numbers of combinations there will be infinite. We know that we窶re looking at disruptive technologies on so many fronts. So it窶s not always easy to know or to name any one, but we know that in all of these tracks the disruptive technologies will be there.
In Their Own Words is recorded in Big Think's studio."
From the page: "Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare"
From the page: "I was at a seminar in Oxford last week where these questions were discussed and the most interesting intervention was made by the philosopher Ralph Walker, who argued that the claim that logical consistency is merely a cognitive trick must ultimately be self-defeating, since you can't coherently make the argument that logic is only a cognitive trick without relying on logical arguments, which in turn robs your argument of all its force."
From the page: "So when "Oscar", the tiny star of a major new film about chimpanzees, was orphaned two years into a three-year shoot in an African rainforest, dismayed film-makers feared that he faced certain death. Then in stepped "Freddy", the group's dominant male, with a display of tenderness never before captured on camera, astonishing the leading scientists and the largely British film crew making a Disney film to be released in the UK on 3 May."
From the page: "Islamic calligraphy,"
From the page: "James Skelly & The Intenders"
This incredible photo marks the end of Matador Torero Alvaro Muneraâs career. He collapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. Even grievously wounded by picadors, he did not attack this man.
Torrero Munera is quoted as saying of this moment: âoeAnd suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had this innocence that all animals have in their eyes, and he looked at me with this pleading. It was like a cry for justice, deep down inside of me. I describe it as being like a prayer - because if one confesses, it is hoped, that one is forgiven. I felt like the worst shit on earth.â
From the page: "
Cecil CollinsThe Artist and his Wife 1939"
From the page: "Jamie T."
From the page: "http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Francisco_de_Goya_y_Lucientes_-_Duel_with_Cudgels_-_WGA10102.jpg
v. to strike with a cudgel"
"Any thought or opinion we hold dear can be ripe for examination. It reminds me of some wise words in the movie Fight Club:
You are not your job. You are not how much you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You are not the contents of your wallet. You are not your khakis. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
We could add plenty of other common false identities:
You are not your health problems.
You are not your political affiliation.
You are not your prejudiced viewpoints.
You are not your religious beliefs.
You are not your mistakes.
You are not your successes.
You are not your depression/anxiety/fear.
You are not your hobbies.
You are not your lack of hobbies.
You are not your nationality/culture/race/gender.
You are not the television shows that you watch.
You are not your sense of victimhood.
You are not the ideology you think you believe in.
You are not the diet that you follow.
You are not your face/body in the mirror.
You are not the success/failure of your children.
You are not the experiences of your childhood.
You are not your family's history.
You are not your opinions.
You are not your perceptions.
You are not your feelings."
From the page: "chaos (n.) Look up chaos at Dictionary.com
mid-15c., "gaping void," from L. chaos, from Gk. khaos "abyss, that which gapes wide open, is vast and empty," from *khnwos, from PIE root *gheu-, *gh(e)i- "to gape" (cf. Gk khaino "I yawn," O.E. ginian, O.N. ginnunga-gap; see yawn).
Meaning "utter confusion" (c.1600) is extended from theological use of chaos for "the void at the beginning of creation" in Vulgate version of Genesis. The Greek for "disorder" was tarakhe, however the use of chaos here was rooted in Hesiod ("Theogony"), who describes khaos as the primeval emptiness of the Universe, begetter of Erebus and Nyx ("Night"), and in Ovid ("Metamorphoses"), who opposes Khaos to Kosmos, "the ordered Universe." Chaos theory in the modern mathematical sense is attested from c.1977."
This is not about Christianity. The definitive opposite in fact
11 Things that make us a One off.
From New Scientist.