Creative Commons Celebrates 10 Years of Opening Culture The future of the cultural commons looked dim in December 2002: Napster had been shuttered a year earlier, while record labels treaded warily into selling DRM-locked music online. The FCC dismantled regulations forestalling the consolidation of media ownership. And as the housing bubble inflated, privatization — of media, public space, scientific and technological research, even the military — became the watchword of the day. A decade later, the cultural commons remains threatened, but stands on somewhat firmer ground.
Brain Basics: Know Your Brain: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Introduction The brain is the most complex part of the human body. This three-pound organ is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behavior. L. Steven Sieden: When Politics Became Lethal "All politics are not only obsolete but lethal." - Buckminster Fuller Although Bucky Fuller was extremely optimistic about humankind's future, he was also certain that many of our cherished institutions no longer serve our global needs. Among his targets of obsolescence were politics, organized religion and the military, and he was quick to point out that our world had recently gone through a massive paradigm shift that he had predicted decades earlier. Bucky began taking an inventory all global resources in 1937, shortly after he had an intimate meeting with Albert Einstein. His inventory was conducted well before the advent of computers or even calculators. Still, he discovered that each time resources are recycled we add knowledge to them, thereby allowing us to do "more with less."
Eastern Voltage Research - Class-E Audio Modulated Tesla Coil Kit As one of our most popular products, this Class-E Tesla Coil was specifically designed to reproduce high quality audio through high voltage plasma modulation. In otherwords, the high voltage arcs from the Tesla Coil are modulated so that they create audio sound waves - the Tesla Coil becomes a plasma speaker. The Tesla Coil operates at 4MHz using a state-of-the-art Class-E switching topology that creates a virtually silent output arc that permits high quality audio reproduction. This Tesla Coil is one of our best demonstration pieces and its always fun to watch both children and adults jaws drop when they realize there are no speakers and that all the sound is eminating from the high voltage arc. For even more fun and better low frequency response, use two together as a stereo pair.
The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion The Three Brain Phases How Revivalist Preachers Work Voice Roll Technique Six Conversion Techniques 1. keeping agreements 2.physical and mental fatigue 3. increase the tension 4. Uncertainty. 5. Jargon 6. No humor Stockholm SyndromeDecognition Process Step One is ALERTNESS REDUCTION Step Two is PROGRAMED CONFUSION Step Three is THOUGHT STOPPINGTrue Believers & Mass Movements Persuasion Techniques YES SET TRUISMS SUGGESTION Imbedded Commands INTERSPERSAL TECHNIQUE Visualisation SHOCK AND CONFUSIONSubliminal Programming Mass Misuse Vibrato Extra Low Frequencies The Neurophone
Why Socialism? Albert Einstein is the world-famous physicist. This article was originally published in the first issue of Monthly Review (May 1949). It was subsequently published in May 1998 to commemorate the first issue of MR‘s fiftieth year. —The Editors Is it advisable for one who is not an expert on economic and social issues to express views on the subject of socialism? Amazing time-lapse video captures the night sky Temporal Distortion from Randy Halverson on Vimeo Think you've seen the night sky? Not like this. Photographer Randy Halverson took months (when the weather was clear) to shoot the stars overhead of the White River in central South Dakota, Arches National Park in Utah, Canyon of the Ancients area of Colorado, and Madison, Wisconsin. He put it all together in a time-lapse video set to music by the out-of-this-world composer Bear McCreary, who wrote the moody soundtracks to "Battlestar Galactica" and "The Walking Dead." Along with a star-filled sky, the photog caught the tail of a meteor and the northern lights.
Chris Mooney: Inside The Republican Brain and Climate Denialism April 17th, 2012 Posted by Alex Wise Podcast: Play in new window | Download If you’re listening to this show, chances are you believe that climate change is real, that it’s a problem, and that human actions have brought us to where we are today. Some Sea Change Radio listeners are Democrats, some are Republicans, and a large number may not identify with either party – but all are probably pretty concerned about responsible environmental stewardship, irrespective of their specific political party affiliation. If you found this post interesting, you might want to explore these topics also: alex wise, chris mooney, Climate Change, republicans, sea change radio
THE 10 INVENTIONS OF NIKOLA TESLA THAT CHANGED THE WORLD Nikola Tesla is finally beginning to attract real attention and encourage serious debate nearly 70 years after his death. Was he for real? A crackpot? Part of an early experiment in corporate-government control? We know that he was undoubtedly persecuted by the energy power brokers of his day — namely Thomas Edison, whom we are taught in school to revere as a genius.
Probabilities in the Game of Monopoly Probabilities in the Game of Monopoly® Table of Contents I recently saw an article in Scientific American (the April 1996 issue with additional information in the August 1996 and April 1997 issues) that discussed the probabilities of landing on the various squares in the game of Monopoly®. They used a simplified model of the game without considering the effects of the Chance and Community Chest cards or of the various ways of being sent to jail. I was intrigued enough with this problem that I started working on trying to find the probabilities for landing on the different squares with all of the rules taken into account. I ran into some interesting problems but finally came up with the right answers, which you will find here along with some other useful derived data.
Open Collaboration - The Next Economic Paradigm I’ve dedicated a lot of research over the last few years to understanding the deep trends that will define the next economy. As I’ve written elsewhere, the global economy goes through a creative-destructive cycle every 50 years. And now we’re in the midst of a collapsing paradigm that is soon to be replaced by something new. In this article, I will explain what the new paradigm is and how it will impact every sector of society — including business, government, education, and basic research. The old economic paradigm was a service economy built on the digital communications revolution that began in the early 1970′s. Waking Life Transcript - Chapter 3 (Philosophy professor Robert Solomon, at the University of Texas at Austin) The reason why I refuse to take existentialism as just another French fashion or historical curiosity is that I think it has something very important to offer us for the new century. I'm afraid we're losing the real virtues of living life passionately, sense of taking responsibility for who you are, the ability to make something of yourself and feeling good about life. Existentialism is often discussed as if it's a philosophy of despair. But I think the truth is just the opposite.
Thoughts on the inevitable transition period The financial crisis becoming known as the Great Recession is an interesting one for many reasons. One of its most compelling aspects is the tendency to highlight the absurdity of capitalist systems, or indeed, any monetary system. Things like bureaucracy, law, and money have usurped moral words that once had a great deal of spiritual meaning; words like freedom, liberty, justice, rights, and criminal. Criminals, for instance, are thought of as a very specific group of people who share the common characteristic of somehow betraying their community.