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Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas and Inventions

Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas and Inventions
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Black Rock City, Nevada 89412 - Google Maps!!! Did you know that Black Rock City actually has a post office? Burning Man IS a real city, not an Utopian place, and its zip code is 89412!!! If you look for it on Google Maps, you can even spot Black Rock City's location, but you have to zoom in and look very carefully to spot it. This is how the Playa looks like from above with Google Maps, and a decent zoom - it was not easy to spot the exact location in the area, I had to beat the map almost inch by inch to find Black Rock City!!! Then you give the zoom a last click, et voila' - ladies and gentlemen, geniouses and weirdos, here is Black Rock City in all its airview splendor! You actually get two Black Rock Cities in one shot - the South-western one is the previous location of Black Rock City, up to Burning Man 2004. You can zoom in a lot, and explore Black Rock City - this one below is a nice view from above centered at Center Camp, with the Esplanade and all. Now you can ask Google Maps driving directions straight to Center Camp!

Son enseignement | ETW France – Amma «Dans le monde d’aujourd’hui, il existe deux sortes de pauvreté : la pauvreté engendrée par le manque de nourriture, de vêtements et d’abri, et la pauvreté engendrée par le manque d’amour et de compassion. Des deux, c’est de la seconde qu’il faut se préoccuper en premier, parce que si notre cœur est plein d’amour et de compassion, nous pourrons servir pleinement ceux qui souffrent par manque de nourriture, de vetements et d’abri. » « Amma ne dit pas que vous devez croire en elle ou en un Dieu trônant dans les cieux. Il suffit que vous ayez foi en vous-même. Amma ne se réclame d’aucune religion et les considère avec un égal respect. Amma ne se contente pas de discours, il est saisissant de voir à quel point elle met ses paroles en pratique. Il s’agit également de développer des qualités telles que le détachement, le bon sens, le contentement, la patience, l’innocence, la compassion, la vigilance et la faculté de s’en remettre à Dieu.

English 50 Exercises for Story Writers English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers Basic Theory: What is a short story? As soon as someone delivers a definition, some good writer will write a story that proves the theory wrong. About the only thing we can say for sure is that short stories are short and that they are written in what we call prose. Some attributes, however, seem to show up more often than not. Short stories have a narrator; that is, someone tells the story; have at least one character in them; have some action occur (or perhaps fails to occur); take place somewhere; that is, there is a setting for the action; and someone either learns something or fails to learn something (theme).With these five characteristics in mind, we can create an almost endless supply of exercises to help sharpen our techniques of story telling. Narrative Voice Twenty or so years ago, voice was the "rite of passage" into a successful writing career. If you've written a story in third person, try it in first.

Preparation Driving to Burning Man from the Wormy Apple... Travel Advice from taraball(at)earthlink(dot)net 2 girls alone on the highway, quenching of the unsatiated desire for fire Driving to Burning Man from the East Coast is a spiritual journey that I have participated in, with Samantha the Pantha, for the last two years. Leave NYC late at night, not in the day. Make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape. Don't run out of gas. We drove like hell all day to make good time. We generally stopped well after dark at campsites or RV lots. The best thing to do is watch your map and stop when it seems good, or when you are exhausted and the highway becomes a dull video game. I can't really say, “this was the greatest” about anything. Our favorite state was Wyoming. We had a couple of scares. We both like to drive like nut jobs, but remain within speed limits to a certain degree. As you get closer to Black Rock, you will see people on highway who are going to Burning Man as well. Observe all sunsets.

Sa biographie | ETW France – Amma Amma est née en 1953 dans une famille pauvre de pêcheurs du Kérala, dans le sud de l’Inde. Sudhamani – c’est ainsi qu’Amma s’appelait alors – se faisait remarquer lorsqu’elle était une petite fille. Quand les autres enfants jouaient, elle méditait pendant des heures sans que personne ne le lui ait appris. Dans les chansons qu’elle créait, elle exprimait son amour pour Dieu. En Inde, la vénération du divin par la musique fait partie de la tradition. Quand sa mère tombe malade, à l’âge de neuf ans, Amma doit quitter l’école pour s’occuper des tâches ménagères et de ses sept frères et sœurs. En Inde, la tradition veut qu’on adore en tant que manifestation du divin, une personne qui rayonne d’une faculté d’amour et d’une sagesse particulières. En effet, grâce aux dons et à l’aide d’un grand nombre de volontaires, Amma a fondé un des plus larges réseaux d’œuvres caritatives en Inde, qui a un statut d’ONG.

Color Psychology by David Johnson Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color. It is ubiquitous. Colors often have different meanings in various cultures. Black Black is the color of authority and power. White Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. Red The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. The most romantic color, pink, is more tranquilizing. Blue The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. Green Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. Yellow Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. Purple The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. Brown Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Colors of the Flag In the U.S. flag, white stands for purity and innocence. Food for Thought While blue is one of the most popular colors it is one of the least appetizing. Green, brown, and red are the most popular food colors.

Is It A Book? A small History of the Book, or, how its Past relates to the Topic at Hand Some thoughts on Nonlinearity in Literature An Analysis of narrative in Comix, and the work of Alan Moore [new section, July 2005] Nonlinearity as it relates to Form and Function in the Book Arts A discussion of Dreams, Memory, and the Cinema Several amusing Tricks and Games, which Employ various aspects of Nonlinearity A discussion of the Possibilities for the Future of the Book in the present Electronic Age A Bibliography, and list of Web Resources relating to Nonlinearity [updated July 2005] If you are Curious, please Consult our List of Seldom Asked Questions For those needing Aid in Navigation, and for those merely Curious about our Methods &/or Intentions, we have Provided an Assistance Page Please consult our Credits if you are Curiousabout the origins of this Page or how Properly to Cite our Work Return to Book Arts Web - Links i s i t a b o o k ? - Lewis Carroll, Alice in wonderland

Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death Learning Mind| A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe“ has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the NY Times, has no doubts that this is possible. Beyond time and space Lanza is an expert in regenerative medicine and scientific director of Advanced Cell Technology Company. But not so long ago, the scientist became involved with physics, quantum mechanics and astrophysics. Lanza points to the structure of the universe itself, and that the laws, forces, and constants of the universe appear to be fine-tuned for life, implying intelligence existed prior to matter. The theory implies that death of consciousness simply does not exist. Lanza also believes that multiple universes can exist simultaneously. Multiple worlds

25 Things You Should Know About Character Previous iterations of the “25 Things” series: 25 Things Every Writer Should Know 25 Things You Should Know About Storytelling And now… Here you’ll find the many things I believe — at this moment! — about characters: 1. Without character, you have nothing. 2. A great character can be the line between narrative life and story death. 3. Don’t believe that all those other aspects are separate from the character. 4. The audience will do anything to spend time with a great character. 5. It is critical to know what a character wants from the start. 6. It doesn’t matter if we “like” your character, or in the parlance of junior high whether we even “like-like” your character. 7. It is critical to smack the audience in the crotchal region with an undeniable reason to give a fuck. 8. You must prove this thesis: “This character is worth the audience’s time.” 9. Don’t let the character be a dingleberry stuck to the ass of a toad as he floats downriver on a bumpy log. 10. 11. 12. 13. The law of threes.

Is It A Book? | Literature | i s i t a b o o k ? In which it is our Pleasure to provide some examples of Nonlinearity in the field known as Literature. "Poetry is indispensable -- if only I knew what for." - Jean Cocteau Flashback . . . Flashback has been part of narrative technique at least since Homer composed the Odyssey three thousand years ago. Reversal of time . . . In Time's arrow by Martin Amis, every action is related in reverse, as in a movie being rewound. Branching paths . . . Stories written using this technique are dynamic, and change depending on what the reader chooses to read first. Shuffling the deck . . . Most so-called hypertext fiction fits into this category. Afternoon, a story, a hypertext written by Michael Joyce, has 950 links, none of which are visible. Delayed or interrupted narrative . . . We consider this more complex than most other nonlinear styles, because it depends for its effect on the interplay between the text on the page and the reader's concept of the story. Simultaneous writing . . .

Surveillez moi, oh oui, surveillez moi ! (on en parle, on en parle, on explique comment ça marche, et on a l’impression que tout le monde s’en fout (ou presque), mais fichtre diable, comment qu’il fonctionne et à quoi qu’il peut bien servir tout cet arsenal de surveillance, hein ? Parce que bon, Madame Michu, elle a rien à se reprocher, alors pourquoi qu’elle serait inquiète de la société de la surveillance généralisée, hein ?) — « Moi, Monsieur, je ne vois pas où est le problème, parce que je n’ai rien à me reprocher ! Mais si vous, vous êtes contre, c’est p’têtre bien que vous avez des choses à cacher, non ? Amesys et ses technologies de DPI : l’accomplissement d’une politique de contrôle social déjà ancienne Ne vous méprenez pas, vous qui maudissez le gouvernement actuel et pensez qu’il est le principal responsable de la société sécuritaire de surveillance qui se met en place : leurs potes de gauche ne sont pas en reste et ont été les premiers à en faire la promotion. Le contrôle social, mais pourquoi ? Plein de choses.

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do. Writing is a muscle. Smaller than a hamstring and slightly bigger than a bicep, and it needs to be exercised to get stronger. Think of your words as reps, your paragraphs as sets, your pages as daily workouts. Think of your laptop as a machine like the one at the gym where you open and close your inner thighs in front of everyone, exposing both your insecurities and your genitals. Because that is what writing is all about. Procrastination is an alluring siren taunting you to google the country where Balki from Perfect Strangers was from, and to arrange sticky notes on your dog in the shape of hilarious dog shorts. The blank white page. Mark Twain once said, “Show, don’t tell.” Finding a really good muse these days isn’t easy, so plan on going through quite a few before landing on a winner. There are two things more difficult than writing. It’s no secret that great writers are great readers, and that if you can’t read, your writing will often suffer.

Is It A Book? | Future | i s i t a b o o k ? In which the Future of the Printed Word is discussed, not without some temerity but Hopefully with a general sense of the Rational Order of Thought. "The original is unfaithful to the translation." - Jorge Luis Borges The electronic document has, in a sense, a life of its own -- it is dynamic and changes to it can easily be made at any point in its life span. These seem like new problems, brought on by new technology, but in reality they are forgotten ones. As we asked in our Foyer section, what is the psychological weight of text? William Gibson, who coined the term cyberspace, wrote an autobiographical story on disk called "Agrippa: a book of the dead." "Agrippa" is more insistently linear than any traditional book The biggest problem electronic texts have is their dependence on a mediating machine to be read (or translated). Medieval manuscript layout is echoed by modern hypertexts. -- written by Emily-Jane Dawson and Karen Drayne