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23 April 2009 @ 03:40 pm
links that came up in my "Weird Science" class today:  
Richard Stillman is coming to talk on our campus

Tuskegee experiment - details on national health conspiracies that were ... well... real

The etymology of conspiracy : conspire
c.1300, from O.Fr. conspirer, from L. conspirare "to agree, unite, plot," lit. "to breathe together," from com- "together" + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit). Conspiracy is from 1386; conspiracy theory is from 1909.

An article on Artificial intelligence from Wired (we were trying to define AI)

Khronos video projection (an organic interface to the digital world that plays with ideas of space and time)
- images and video page

A kid's toy that possibly reads electrical impulses in your brain (a la the force!)

San Francisco Exploratorium (mecca of weird science)

Zebra Imaging - company that does imaging (though not often for art purposes)

Rabbit Holes Graphics - company that does 3d imaging / visual effects FOR art!

Tinmith Augmented Reality Project - a man who wants to take the visuals he's created and put them in the world

Dr. Adder by KW Jeter (and also, look up his book Noir)
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Hepcat: heartshaped box of springs and wirenwhepcat on April 23rd, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
I have written catalog copy for that Force toy! (I feel so cutting edge.)
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on April 23rd, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
that's awesome! you ARE so cutting edge! :D

(i really wonder how it works though, and if it could be hacked to control other things.... mmmmm)
capybaroncapybaron on April 24th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
and now the Gnus?
Given the web page that you are using, I am wondering if you meant to write "Richard Stallman" (a fellow who shows up at the local scifi cons and has, at one time or another, been the housemate of a surprising number of my acquaintances). While I am very grateful for the existence of gcc and the Free Software Foundation's role in standardizing the C programming language, Stallman is a rather curious character.

Out of curiosity, have you read Jeter's "The Glass Hammer"?
Also, in a letter concerning his book "Morlock Night", Jeter is (possibly) the first person to have used the term "steampunk". While I like some of Jeter's writings, I cannot recommend "Morlock Night" except the most diehard Jeter fan (and even then I have some reservations).
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on April 24th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Re: and now the Gnus?
whoops, I did indeed! and I have definitely heard stories about him as a person (and am sad I missed the talk).

Actually, The Glass Hammer is my favorite of Jeter's books. And we do have Morlock Night although I've never actually made my way through it - I think as a writer Jeter has flashes of brilliance but also... some turkies.