The Emergence of Noopolitik: Toward An American Information Strategy Strategy, at its best, knits together ends and means, no matter how various and disparate, into a cohesive pattern. In the case of a U.S. information strategy, this requires balancing the need to guard and secure access to many informational capabilities and resources, with the opportunity to achieve national aims by fostering as much openness as practicable. The authors' term to represent such strategic balancing is guarded openness. This report is part of the RAND Corporation monograph report series. The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.
The Diagrammatic Writings of an Asylum Patient (1870) These two images are from the book On the Writing of the Insane (1870) by G. Mackenzie Bacon, medical superintendant at an asylum (now Fulbourn Hospital) located near Cambridge, England. The pictures are the product of a “respectable artisan of considerable intelligence [who] was sent to the Cambridgeshire Asylum after being nearly three years in a melancholy mood”. Bacon goes on to explain that the man, after leaving the asylum, went “to work at his trade, and, by steady application, succeeded in arriving at a certain degree of prosperity, but some two or three years later he began to write very strangely again, and had some of his odd productions printed ; yet all this time he kept at work, earned plenty of money, conducted his business very sensibly, and would converse reasonably.” After a visit from a medical man who tried to dissuade him from writing this way the man wrote the following letter: Dear Doctor, To write or not to write, that is the question.
Radical New Thinking for a Changing World Are Our Brains Really Just Computers? Take a look at the image above. Do you see a duck or a rabbit? Similarly, do you see the brain as being structured like a computer or the infinitely complex cosmos? Questions of perception are fundamental to how we investigate the world around us. Like the question of whether you see the duck and the rabbit, different people have different ideas of what the brain is and how it works—and certain ideas are more fashionable at one time or another. "That could be cosmologists and astrophysicists, but it may very well be artists, as well" In other words, if one idea of the brain, championed by a particular field of study, guides research down one path instead of another, will we lose out on what everybody else has to offer? Listen to Motherboard's podcast about brains: “It is like, I speak French and you speak Chinese,” Quirion told me at the IX Symposium in Montreal, before he participated in a panel discussion on interdisciplinary studies.
L’implication noétique Implication noétique et flash existentiel René Barbier Professeur de Science de l’Education à l’Université de Paris 8 Vincennes à Saint Denis, René Barbier est directeur du Centre de Recherches sur l’Imaginaire en Sciences de l’Education et du LAMCEEP. Idée : il y a une corrélation étroite entre le flash existentiel qui transforme une vie en l’espace d’une seconde et l’implication noétique qui va acheminer cette transformation dans la vie de tous les jours, c’est – dire dans la durée. Le flash existentiel ouvre une porte mais la personne doit ensuite cheminer sur la nouvelle route. Cette implication noétique joue un rôle considérable en éducation par sa référence à l’instant vécu dans une structuration historique,à la symbolique de l’existence, à la transmission d’une médiation/défi entre savoirs pluriels et connaissance de soi, à l’éthique de la responsabilité. Polysémie du terme "implication " " Cette notion " reste encore à définir sur le plan des sciences sociales.
Three Books Of Occult Philosophy Book One: A Modern Translation | BooksOnTheMove Three Books Of Occult Philosophy Book One: A Modern Translation Authors Cornelius Agrippa Availablity Usually ships in 24 hours Three Books of Occult Philosophy by Cornelius Agrippa is a key work of Western esotericism.
Moosphere The Strange Life of Simon Magus, Christian, Pagan, Magician, and Sorcerer Simon the Magician, otherwise known as Simon Magus, comes down through history predominately from the New Testament account, Acts of the Apostles 8:9-24, with all other ancient sources pertaining to him written after his death. Simon is discussed in a variety of different lights, most notably "as a Christian, a Jew, a pagan and the founder of a new religion; a magician, a sorcerer, a religious philosopher and an arch-heretic; a pseudo-apostle, a pseudo-Messiah and a pretended incarnation of God; and the 'father of all heresies.'" It is with this widespread influence in mind that Simon Magus' teachings have survived as long and as intact as they have. Simon is thought to have been a Samaritan by birth, coming from Gitta and traveling to Rome around the time of Emperor Claudius (reign from 41 AD to 54 AD), enacting all sorts of magical acts upon the way. Peter, Paul, Simon Magus and Nero. Peter's conflict with Simon Magus by Avanzino Nucci, 1620. Fall of Simon Magus by Leonaert Bramer.
Planetary Collegium The Planetary Collegium is an international research platform that promotes the integration of art, science, technology, and consciousness research. It is based in Plymouth University, with nodes in Kefalonia, Lucerne, Trento, and Zurich. Its president is Roy Ascott. Planetary Collegium logo History The Planetary Collegium was founded in 1994 at what is now the University of Wales, Newport as the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA) by Roy Ascott. Three years later, Ascott established STAR (Science Technology and Art Research) in the School of Computing, University of Plymouth. In 2003, Ascott relocated the platform to Plymouth University, renaming it the Planetary Collegium. Since 1997, the Collegium has given over fifty conferences and symposia in Europe, North and South America, Japan, China and Australia. Aims Structure Awards The Collegium was awarded The World Universities Forum Award for Best Practice in Higher Education 2011. 1998.
Hallucinating children I’ve got an article in The Observer about childhood hallucinations which are much more common than we previously imagined. You tend to get one of two reactions when you discuss children hallucination: that’s obvious – children live in a fantasy world, or that’s horrendous – there must be something very wrong with them. The answer is that neither response is particularly accurate. Children’s fantasies are not the same as hallucinations but neither are they normally a sign of something ‘going wrong’ – although certain forms of hallucinations can suggest a more serious problem. Hallucinations often reflect a bizarre, blurry version of our realities and because play is an everyday reality for children, the content can seem similar. There’s more on these fascinating experiences in the full article linked below. Link to ‘Childhood hallucinations are surprisingly common – but why?’
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