Information Database If you read a Cyberpunk manifesto, by Christian Kirtchev, you probably noticed the intro and outro addressing a group, called "Electronid Minds". The intention was to bring forward a group by presenting its manifesto. By the time manifesto was published (1997) digital underground groups were ruling the Bulletin Board System (BBS) domains of data and information exchange. Electronic Minds however was never announced elsewhere as a group in digital underground quality or otherwise. Instead Electronic Minds was a borader concept, designed to stretch beyond social bonds of interaction.
Philip K. Dick Philip Kindred Dick (16 December 1928 – 2 March 1982) was an American science fiction writer. See also: The Last of the Masters (1954) Film adaptations: Blade Runner (1982) Introduction To The Great Books Of The Western World The best way to understand the world you live in now is to read the Western canon. By reading these classic books, you’ll develop a deep understanding of why our society is the way it is, why our government operates the way it does, and how the great ideas of history have come to shape our beliefs. You cannot truly think for yourself if you cannot recognize where your ideas and beliefs originate from. By studying the works of Western history, you’ll see that even the “modern” belief sets have been developing for hundreds of years.
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Greek and Latin Texts Part of the opening lines of Frontinus's book on the water supply of Rome (13th- or 14th- centurya manuscript: Codex Cassinensis 361) 50 Best Fiction Adventure Books Nothing speaks to the heart of man like a good tale of adventure. Whether in the form of a bedtime story read to young boys or a nail biting page turner that keeps you up at night, the adventure story is one genre of literature that stays with you for a lifetime. The very mention of such novels brings to mind images of buried treasure, hidden deep in the jungle of a deserted island, protected by dastardly pirates and the local cannibal population.
The Hugo Awards : Hugo Award FAQ What are the Hugo Awards? The Hugo Awards, to give them their full title, are awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They were first awarded in 1953, and have been awarded every year since 1955. The awards are run by and voted on by fans. When are the Hugo Awards presented? The Hugo Awards are awarded each year at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). American Teilhard Association / teilhards-quotes “Seeing. One could say that the whole of life lies in seeing — if not ultimately, at least essentially. To be more is to be more united — and this sums up and is the very conclusion of the work to follow. But unity grows, and we will affirm this again, only if it is supported by an increase of consciousness, of vision. The 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time In my younger days if I heard a book or movie was disturbing or hard to handle I generally took that as a challenge. Most books generally turned out to not be too bad, but occasionally I’d come across something that would leave me with a sick feeling in my stomach for weeks. I’ve largely outgrown this “genre” of late, but here are my picks for the ten most disturbing books of all time. Any one of these books is capable of leaving you feeling a little depressed at the least, and permanently scarred at the worst.
Bad Movies I have written up a page about movies I like, as a way to defend myself from people who think I hate movies because I come down rather hard on a lot of flicks. If you think I am some bitter, twisted science freak, then I hope this page changes your mind. If, after reading that page, you still think I am too picky, check out this guy. I rest my case. Of all the places where Bad Astronomy originates, it's safe to say that Hollywood has the biggest budget.
Works of Humanist Erasmus Ongoing exhibition, opened April 11, 2008. Throughout his life, Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) collected books across a vast spectrum of topics and languages. Jefferson followed a modified version of an organizational system created by British philosopher Francis Bacon (1561–1626) to arrange the books in his library, then the largest private book collection in North America. Divided into categories of Memory, Reason, and Imagination—which Jefferson translated to “History,” “Philosophy,” and “Fine Arts”—and further divided into forty-four “chapters,” the collection placed within Jefferson’s fingertips the span of his multifaceted interests. The books from Jefferson’s library are part of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress.