6 02 2012

According to the theory portrayed in the recent film ‘Anonymous’, Shakespeare was essentially the 17th century’s Wikileaks. Great movie… but it is not the Shakespeare theory I contend to. There are many theories regarding who the original author of the Shakespearian works was. Anyone who actually cares enough to look into the matter agrees that it was certainly not the actor from Stratford-on-Avon, however, no consensus has been reached with regards to whom the actual author was, or ‘were’ as the case may be. But even though I do not hold the position put forth by this new Roland Emmerich film, I was still sincerely impressed by the script and performances.

IMDB: Anonymous


The First World [Electric Sheep Comix is back!]

27 01 2012

After a ten year hiatus, Electric Sheep Comix returns with a stunning new addition to the psychedelic web-strip Delta from artist Patrick Farley, this one portraying McKenna’s ‘stoned ape theory’.   [NSFW]
Get’s really exquisite about 2/3 into it:

Terence McKenna – Time Acceleration

14 11 2011

TM quote

12 10 2011

We are like coral animals embedded in a technological reef of extruded psychic objects.

-Terence McKenna


Bleeding Heart Libertarians

6 10 2011

One of the most elucidating introductions to the “intellectual traditions” of libertarianism I’ve ever heard.   Very thought-provoking and concise.   Highly recommended if you’re interested in politics or non-politics.

Interesting how the individual and the collective form a spectrum.  And that is where all form and pattern originates.  Between the particles and the waves. ~

Visual brain activity reconstructed using fMRI and Youtube

23 09 2011

This was the technology portrayed in the 6th season episode of House entitled Black Hole.

The potential of it is staggering.

From description:

The left clip is a segment of the movie that the subject viewed while in the magnet. The right clip shows the reconstruction of this movie from brain activity measured using fMRI. The reconstruction was obtained using only each subject’s brain activity and a library of 18 million seconds of random YouTube video. (In brief, the algorithm processes each of the 18 million clips through the brain model, and identifies the clips that would have produced brain activity as similar to the measured brain activity as possible. The clips used to fit the model, those used to test the model and those used to reconstruct the stimulus were entirely separate.) Brain activity was sampled every one second, and each one-second section of the viewed movie was reconstructed separately.
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18 09 2011

This is a clip from Duncan Trussell’s Comedy Central Pilot “Thunderbrain.”