Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

A musical investigation into the nature of atoms and subatomic particles, the jiggly things that make up everything we see. Featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close.

“The Quantum World” is the eleventh installment in the ongoing Symphony of Science music video series. Materials used in the creation of this video are from:

http://symphonyofscience.com for downloads & more videos!

Richard Feynman – Fun to Imagine

BBC Visions of the Future – the Quantum Revolution

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman

Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking

Brian Cox TED Talk

BBC What Time is it

BBC Wonders of the Universe

BBC Horizon – What Is Reality

via Symphony of Science – the Quantum World! – YouTube.

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In the fall of 2011 Peter Norvig taught a class with Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence at Stanford attended by 175 students in situ — and over 100,000 via an interactive webcast. He shares what he learned about teaching to a global classroom.

Peter Norvig is a leading American computer scientist, expert on artificial intelligence and the Director of Research at Google Inc.

John Boswell, of the “Symphony of Science,” came to TED2012 and made this remix of the speakers onstage (and on TED.com). To read more about every speaker in this video, visit the TED Blog at http://blog.ted.com

Great Fun + hope, with the “Symphony of Science”.

Mass Effect is epic. It’s the product of the best parts of Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and more with a protagonist who could be the love-child of Picard, Skywalker, and Starbuck. It’s one of the most important pieces of science fiction narrative of our generation. Mass Effect goes so far beyond other fictional universes in ways that you may not have yet realized. It is cosmic in scope and scale.

Well worth reading the full article, great writing from PopBioethics – by Kyle Munkittrick

H.P. Lovecraft, a man “against the world, against life,” refused to assume the universe was good. Out of that refusal crawled the sublime philosophy of Cosmicism – defined thusly:

“There is no recognizable divine presence, such as a god, in the universe, and humans are particularly insignificant in the larger scheme of intergalactic existence, and perhaps are just a small species projecting their own mental idolatries onto the vast cosmos, ever susceptible to being wiped from existence at any moment. This also suggests that the majority of undiscerning humanity are creatures with the same significance as insects in a much greater struggle between greater forces which, due to humanity’s small, visionless and unimportant nature, it does not recognize.”

Archetype by Aaron Sims

Posted: February 15, 2012 by Spaceweaver in AI, Ethics, Futuristic Art, Sci-Fi
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RL7 is an eight-foot tall combat robot that goes on the run after malfunctioning with vivid memories of once being human. As its creators and the military close in, RL7 battles its way to uncovering the shocking truth behind its mysterious visions and past.

the official page is here

Highly recommended

Stelarc on Art, Augmented Reality,Enhancement, Genetic Sculpting,Bodily Experimentation,Man-Machine Mergers,and the Future of Life

28-06-2011 – Interviewer / Film Guy / Editor – Adam A. Ford
for more about Stelarc
H/T to John Rodrigues

Stelarc:” STRETCHED BETWEEN WHAT IT NEVER WAS AND WHAT IT COULD NEVER BECOME; SUSPENDED BETWEEN THE INWARD PULL OF GRAVITY AND THE OUTWARD THRUST OF INFORMATION, THE BODY RETURNS TO THE TREE, ANXIOUS AND VULNERABLE AFFIRMING ITS PRIMAL ORIGINS, AMPLIFYING ITS OBSLESCENCE. TERMINAL TRAJECTORY IS PLOTTED, AN ELEGANT EXIT IS ASSURED. THE BEGINNING IS RE-ENACTED, THE END IS PROCLAIMED. THE BREEZE IS BLOWING OVER AERODYNAMIC STRETCHED SKIN, THE BODY IS ATTAINING PLANETARY ESCAPE VELOCITY. THE BRAIN IS BURSTING FROM ITS GENETIC CONFINEMENT, HOVERING BETWEEN GRAVITY AND FANTASY, INTUITIVELY.

“Prepared Tree Suspension: Event for Obsolete Body No. 6”, Black Mountain, Canberra 1982.

Via Scoop.itKnowmads, Infocology of the future

Digital books, streaming music, apps that allow people to compare prices at brick-and-mortar stores with the price on Amazon.com.  The more we talk about these things, the more I feel like we’re having the same conversation over and over again with a slightly new twist each time: how to think about the future and the co-evolution of society and technology in a time of rapid change. It’s not an easy conversation to have, and yet it’s really the foundation for everything from anti-piracy legislation like SOPA to understanding how the internet can have an impact on a musician’s paycheck.   Keep on reading
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