Posts Tagged ‘future’

Drugs: the highs and lows

Drugs: the highs and lows
Natural or synthetic, legal or illegal, people have been taking drugs for thousands of years. High Society, a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, explores the culture of getting out of it By the end of planning her new exhibition, Caroline Fisher had come to an interesting conclusion. “It’s...
December 14th, 2010 | Arts | Read More

The Symphpony of Science

The Symphpony of Science
The Symphony of Science is a musical project headed by John Boswell, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form. What do you think? THE CASE FOR MARS THE POETRY OF REALITY WE ARE ALL CONNECTED
August 25th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

Drugs That Shape Men’s Minds

Drugs That Shape Men’s Minds
Aldous Huxley’s acclaimed essay about man’s inclination towards intoxication and the potential for good and evil that drugs represent In the course of history many more people have died for their drink and their dope than have died for their religion or their country. The craving for ethyl...
August 4th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Wiping Minds

Wiping Minds
It is quite common, in these neurocentric days, to find statements from those who eagerly anticipate the final abolition of minds, with no thought to the consequences. One recent example was from archaeologist Peter Watson in the New Scientist, (quoted in Beauregard & O’Leary, 2007); “The...
August 3rd, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More

A Brainwaving Computer

A Brainwaving Computer
Tan Le’s astonishing new computer interface reads its user’s brainwaves, making it possible to control virtual objects, and even physical electronics, with mere thoughts (and a little concentration). She demos the headset, and talks about its far-reaching applications. Tan Le is the head...
July 28th, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More

Genetically Modified Animals

Genetically Modified Animals
UNLESS you live in Europe, your last meal probably contained genetically modified ingredients – 80 per cent of soya grown worldwide is now genetically engineered, for instance. Yet while modified plants are rapidly taking over the planet’s farms, the same cannot be said for GM animals. There’s...
July 28th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

Psychedelic Technologies

Psychedelic Technologies
Imagine… you are strolling along the Esplanade at Burning Man, and something catches your eye. Bands of lights are rapidly moving up and down a 30 foot high pyramid, from Red at the bottom, through Orange, Green, Turquoise, Indigo, Violet, and finally White light at the top. Nothing too unusual,...
July 26th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

Shocking Ideas That Could Change the World

Shocking Ideas That Could Change the World
Warning: The ideas expressed here may be dangerous. For this year’s list, we walked right past the usual suspects and went looking for trouble. We wanted radicals, heretics, agitators—big thinkers with controversial, game-changing propositions. We found a prison reformer who wants to empty jails,...
July 13th, 2010 | Big Ideas | Read More

A Ladies’ Man and Shameless

A Ladies’ Man and Shameless
Das ewig weibliche zieht uns hinan. The eternally feminine leads us forward. – Goethe He who binds himself to a joy does the winged life destroy, But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity’s sunrise. – William Blake Only connect. – E. M. Forster I‘m finally...
July 13th, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More

BIG BANG BIG BOOM

BIG BANG BIG BOOM
BLU’s new wall painted animation is an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life … and how it could probably end. direction and animation by BLU blublu.org production and distribution by ARTSH.it artsh.it sountrack by ANDREA MARTIGNONI BIG BAG BIG BOOM – the...
July 6th, 2010 | Evolution | Read More