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From birth, we've been inundated with one-sentence messages that are meant to be quick fixes for virtually any problem. You find them everywhere: songs, sitcoms, movies, novels. Pour enough beer into the biggest badass in the bar, and you'll find him hugging random strangers and spouting off generic "Be true to yourself" type advice and thinking he's a modern day Gandhi . That's not saying that the advice he's giving is necessarily wrong -- we've just been hammered with it for so long that we sort of just accept it as absolute gospel. The 6 Most Quoted Pieces of Advice (That Are Usually Wrong)
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A One Man Mobile Studio At Burning Man When acclaimed studio photographer Eric Schwabel goes to Burning Man he doesn’t leave his passion behind. In 2010 he took a clever hand built “light suit” to the massive festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and captured the plethora of beautiful, colorful revelers in engaging detail. Below we catch up with Schwabel for an exclusive interview about his experiences on the dusty playa. See Also SCOTT LONDON CAPTURES THE MAGIC OF BURNING MAN For more on the Burning Man festival see burningman.com (be sure to check out their Survival Guide ). See more of Eric Schwabel’s portraits, including many famous individuals, at schwabelstudio.com .
I started this project in 2007, my first goal when i started is to breack the usual rule of « dont speack to stranger, dont disturbe people in public space» So this is my approche at first: Questioning the modern world in which we are living and trying to break this individualism and the anonymity of the big city. By going into “Non-lieux” (no existing places) (subways, malls, and crowded streets at rush hours …;) and by talking to people to take photos, I break the usual way this modern world works for a few instants. I make real these “non-lieux” by creating an event that the stranger will remember. Stranger Project on the Behance Network
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Culture jamming Culture jamming (name coined in 1984 [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] ) is a tactic used by many anti-consumerist social movements [ 4 ] to disrupt or subvert media culture and its mainstream cultural institutions, including corporate advertising. It purports to "expose the methods of domination" of mass society to foster progressive change. [ 5 ] Culture jamming is a form of subvertising . [ 6 ] Many culture jams are intended to expose apparently questionable political assumptions behind commercial culture. Common tactics include re-figuring logos, fashion statements, and product images as a means to challenge the idea of "what's cool" along with assumptions about the personal freedoms of consumption. [ 7 ]
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Olmec jadeite mask 1000–600 BCE The Olmec were the first major civilization in Mexico . They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the modern-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco . Olmec
Doctor (Doctor Who) The Doctor is a title character and the protagonist of the long-running BBC television science fiction series Doctor Who , and has also featured in two cinema feature films and one made-for-television movie, as well as a vast range of spin-off novels, audio dramas and comic strips connected to the series. To date, eleven actors have played the role in the television series, with continuity being maintained by the ability of the character's species to regenerate . Several other actors have played the character on stage and film, in audio dramas, and in occasional special episodes of the series.
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Get anyone to like you - Instantly - Guaranteed If you want people to like you, make them feel good about themselves. This golden rule of friendship works every time - guaranteed! The principle is straightforward. If I meet you and make you feel good about yourself, you will like me and seek every opportunity to see me again to reconstitute the same good feeling you felt the first time we met.
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Go ( Chinese : 圍棋 wéiqí , Japanese : 囲碁 igo , [ nb 2 ] Korean : 바둑 baduk , Vietnamese : 碁圍 cờ vây , common meaning: "encircling game") is a board game for two players that originated in China more than 2,500 years ago. The game is noted for being rich in strategy despite its relatively simple rules . According to chess master Emanuel Lasker : "The rules of Go are so elegant, organic, and rigorously logical that if intelligent life forms exist elsewhere in the universe, they almost certainly play Go." [ 2 ]
How did life originate? Living things (even ancient organisms like bacteria) are enormously complex. However, all this complexity did not leap fully-formed from the primordial soup. Instead life almost certainly originated in a series of small steps, each building upon the complexity that evolved previously: Simple organic molecules were formed.
Jesus Christ in comparative mythology The study of Jesus Christ in comparative mythology is the examination of the narrative of the life of Jesus in the Christian gospels , traditions and theology , as it relates to Christian mythology and other religions. For over a century, various authors have drawn a number of parallels between the Christian views of Jesus and other religious or mythical domains. [ 1 ] These include Greco-Roman mysteries , ancient Egyptian myths , and more general analogies involving cross-cultural patterns of dying and rising gods in the context of Jesus myth theory . [ 2 ] While some scholars continue to support these analogies, others contend that the perceived similarities are often without historical basis, that first century monotheistic Galilean Jews would not have been open to pagan myths, and that the analogies are usually based on parallelomania , exaggerating the importance of trifling resemblances. [ 3 ] [ 1 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ edit ] Comparative mythology [ edit ] Overview
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Propaganda and Disinformation: Videotapes in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley Documentaries About Propaganda Are We Winning, Mommy? An examination of the historical roots of the Cold War and its effects on American life.
For the Win, by Cory Doctorow Cory Doctorow email@example.com Last updated Nov 20, 2012 This book is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license. That means: You are free:
Technolog from msnbc.com - 10 dangerous ways to amuse yourself Nicole Wakelin , Nerd Approved – 750 days Nerd Approved When I was a kid, nobody wore bike helmets, you could still buy lawn darts and everyone had toy guns that looked real.
This is a timeline of events in the history of file sharing . [ edit ] Before 1970s [ edit ] 1970s 8-inch floppy disk drive compared in size to 3.5" floppy disk of 1984 1971 – The 8-inch floppy disk , the first removable magnetic medium and the first removable media , is developed by an IBM team led by David Noble. [ 2 ] It allows for manual file transfer . Removable media would become a target of media industry efforts against the sharing of intellectual property. [ 3 ] Predecessor of CD-ROMs and flash media . 1977 – Xmodem a point-to-point binary transfer protocol by Ward Christensen . Timeline of file sharing
Artificial intelligence in fiction Artificial intelligence (AI) is a common topic of science fiction , whether it is of literature, theatre, cinema, or television. Science fiction sometimes emphasizes on the dangers of artificial intelligence , and sometimes its positive potential. [ edit ] Myths There are apparently some early references to the term "artificial intelligence" in European literature, notably in Comte Auguste Villiers 18th Century novel Le' Eve Futur. [ 1 ] It was popularized in the English language during 1956, by John McCarthy . [ 2 ]
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The true story of the fellow who lived in his wife's tomb