Monday, October 21, 2013

The Proposed End of Sex and Intimacy

here is a look of possible intimacy paradigms in the 2030's, especially if we follow the road of 20 yrs of economic stagnation as Japan and if we have to endure a megathrust earthquake. Fascinating article here

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Torches n' Pitchforks...on the rise

Here is the issue of t n' p from last Spring. Soon I will be accepting submissions for our December Teacher Edition. The artwork is already stellar.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Nicky Romero & NERVO - Like Home (Official Music Video)

I kept hearing this song all summer as I was having my creative breakthrough with my character Romero and what he will receive when love finally finds, pushing research aside for a moment and swooning back into the soul of Romero's mythic question....

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Brain Trauma and Our Duality as Human Beings

This is brilliant....and since my character Romero is recovering from a TBI in Act Three of my first ballade, will be equally informative. I think it can also be informative to the design structure I have for the novel....the big Google Earth picture of my structure is based on the Tai Chi Tu Tarot spread, a conscious meditation on our duality. The structure is in two 'hemispheres' grappling between the tension of the major arcanas of Temperance (care, nurture, medication, [and twisted into colonization]) and Strength (our potence, evolution, new abilities [and distorted into our abuse of power]) I am fascinated by this...and how it can add a new layer to the narrative, as Romero tries to reclaim his humanity while at the same time dealing with his new trauma and abilities. Here is the link to the TED talk by Dr. Jill Bolt Taylor titled "La Puissante Introspection" Many thanks to artist Nitro Fireguard via Paris for the link.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Bryn Oh: New terms of service aka kiss me you giant bomb

Bryn Oh: New terms of service aka kiss me you giant bomb:  There has been quite a bit of discussion within the community about the wording of the new terms of service that we each had to accept in ...
A new article on dealing with traumatic brain injury, and the personality changes that result here

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Cartographers of the Brain

An NPR radio broadcast today about neurosurgeons 'hacking' the brain for medical treatment/wellness. It almost harkens back to the days of 'shock therapy' but much more sophisticated and fine-tuned, and with surprising results. Listen HERE