Tag: universe

Jean Baudrillard — “America”

Taking inventory of my summer reading. Here are some favorite passages from Jean Baudrillard‘s “America.” (Emphases mine.) Driving  This sort of travel creates its own peculiar type of even and innervation, so it also has its own special form of fatigue. Like a fibrillation of muscles, striated by the excess of heat and speed, by

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ALIENS Pam Weintraub: After centuries searching for extraterrestrial life, we might find that first contact is not with organic creatures at all When our first encounter or detection finally occurs, it could be a machine intelligence that appears in our sights. The idea is not truly new. Back in the 1940s, the mathematician John von

Twitter Highlight Reel 03-28-18

Tfw someone asks what your work is about and this is your answer pic.twitter.com/EenENW048b — [E]vie=[Y]v (@EvieYv) March 28, 2018 Scared of Russia, adore the CIA, absolutely revere the FBI, strict about adultery, dismissive of workers and the less educated, and obsessed with cleanliness and healthy eating. Dems are going to wake up soon and

Strange and Wonderful Things LINKS 03/02/18

ANIMALS A secret penguin supercolony in Antarctica  PYGOSCELIS ADELIAE IS COMMONLY KNOWN as the Adélie penguin, after the wife of French explorer Jules Dumont d’Urville, the man who first documented them in 1840. Though they are not especially uncommon, scientists have been concerned that their Antarctic population has been on a steady decline for the

What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 01/14/18

  AESTHETICS Photomontages that trace light through overgrown countrysides and abandoned interiors.   BIRDS Australia’s pyro-birds: …firehawk raptors congregate in hundreds along burning fire fronts, where they will fly into active fires to pick up smouldering sticks, transporting them up to a kilometre (0.6 miles) away to regions the flames have not yet scorched. “The