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I knew there was something behind what Sofia Diaz told me.
She said the solar plexus contain photoreceptor cells. Apparently, in our prehistory, before clothing, we used our solar plexus to interpret information from light. I wonder what solar information our hearts could possibly find useful? That's when I realized -- the sun doesn't just emit visible light. The sun emits Chi.
I began studying the optics of our retinal system, our visual apparatus. Dr. Stuart Hameroff…Continue
I don't actually live in Baghdad, but was invited to dinner March 20th to celebrate the opening of a new cultural center in the main city. Musicians from all over the world are performing first in a low-key atmosphere of peacefulness and shared comfort. Among the groups playing short sets tonight that I recognize are the Armenian Navy Band, Sigur Ros, and John Zorn's International Circus. There are dervishes accompanied by spoken poetry of Rumi and Hafiz, with the cosmic rhythms of some of…Continue
Why so secret?
Consider Episode 3.
First words: "I need everyone in this room to promise to keep a very big secret."
dot dot dot.
I wondered at first if the 'threat' of Citizen X's kitsch network justified secrecy.
Debate that if you want to. For me, windmills for household use are a great idea. Tabloids are also interesting. "Rogue Squadron of Do-Gooders Invades Favela" -- whatEver! "Alchemy Nude!" -- Yeah, every time he takes a shower. Big Story,…Continue
I've been considering some local insights I've observed in application on the island of Kauai. I'm most fascinated by the local radio station KKCR and its ability to cultivate community. The radio station almost resembles an applied permaculture project. Simply put, I observe the ecosystem of local lives benefitting from community radio. And I see a few patterns capable of export.
First is the capacity of the radio station leadership to identify a "sane/relaxed" market -- to…Continue
Kauai is an island in the state of Hawaii susceptible to hurricanes and tidal waves. In 1992 before I arrived here there was a category 5 (really big) hurricane called Iniki that devastated the island with sustained 150 mile per hour winds for several days. The hurricane basically hovered over Kauai island for a long time. Crops were destroyed, chicken coops were upended, and homes were roofless. It took years to rebuild. There was some issue with food shortage in the aftermath of the…Continue
My older brother sent me an email about Zimbabwe's financial situation last year. I don't know the latest on this, but I saw a video that really affected me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ubJp6rmUYM
What our quest in areas of food shortage doesn't emphasize is the relationship between agriculture and economics in Zimbabwe.
Can you imagine spending ten hours a day with a hand-sized hoe or a small basket searching…Continue
I realized upon reading Mission 3 the tragedy of our windmill favela. What happened in 2016?
I'm quoting from Time magazine Friday October 2nd, 2009: "For the biggest athletic event of all, the Rio Olympic organizing committee has set its budget at $2.82 billion, with another $11.1 billion going to related expenses such as transport, power and security. ((Read more:…Continue
Four months ago my assumptions about the limits of pure scientific research were disintegrated. I watched Dr. Jason Chin's lecture at the Royal Society of London titled "Reprogramming the Code of Life." I think you need to see this, Alchemy. Indeed, the wh*** Evoke network might benefit from attention to Dr. Chin's description of the emergent field of Synthetic Biology.…Continue
Kevin DeVico's post on the water-scraper mentioned the notion of Arcology. http://www.urgentevoke.com/photo/waterskyscraper-1?xg_source=activity
Having visited Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti project in the Arizona high desert, Kevin's post got me thinking about old Paolo. At 91 years of age, Soleri is still attempting to deal with the world on his own terms. Paolo has met with Chinese civil engineers many…Continue
In November 2009 a Danish doctoral student published his work in the area of nanowire fabrication -- the basis of nanotechnology. Those of you with access to the journal Nano Letters can link to the scientific paper while the rest of us see a brief description of the process at the Copenhagen University website http://nano.ku.dk/english/news/krogstrup_301009/
The issue with solar cell technology is that the…Continue
It took me a day and a half, but I got my ACT1 Eureka! moment.
I was reading Jaron Lanier's brand new book You Are Not a Gadget. I jotted a quote from page 14 onto a used wax paper wrapper from the local bakery: "Put a happy philosophy of life in software, and it might very well come true!" Lanier provides a footnote defining the term "computer cloud", and that's when it hit me.
Lev Manovich is my Hero.
I first met Lev while I was a…Continue
In June 2006 I traveled from the campus of Arizona State University to the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, California for a conference on Integral Life Practice through Ken Wilber's Integral Institute. I wrote an essay and got a partial scholarship to attend, which made me very excited.
One of the women I met there named Sofia Diaz really shocked me with some amazing information. I haven't been able to investigate what she told me because I can't find any information…Continue
Exactly ten years from now, I invoke thee!
When Alchemy calls me in 2020 I'll wear a wry smile, remembering this moment -- right now.
I'll also be surprised that we haven't managed to prevent the disaster through collective play, from 2010 until that time.
In 2020 I'll be adumbrating various collaborative ways of spreading the word about what I feel to be a forthcoming human physiological revolution. By the way, 2010, if you haven't heard, the current state of…Continue
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