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History of Rock Music
History of Pop Music
History of Jazz
History of Country
History of Soul
History of Musical
History of Film Music
History of Blues
New Age Music
History of cinema
Gallery of images
Wonders of the world
Hiking in California
Analyses by country
Timeline of the 20th Century
Visual history of computing
History of Knowledge
History of Silicon Valley
Slides of Lectures
History of poetry
Annotated bibliography on mind
Cognitive Science news
Timeline of modern science
My book on consciousness
My seminar on consciousness
Theory of Spacetime Ripples
Slides of Lectures
Art/Science Evenings (LASERs)
A Visual History of the Visual Arts - Part 1: From Impressionism to Surrealism
A Visual History of the Visual Arts - Part 2: From Abstract Art to Conceptual Art
A Visual History of the Visual Arts - Part 3: The Age of Globalization
History of painting
Museums of the world
Pictures of museums and artists
Timeline of the 20th century
Art/Science Evenings (LASERs)
Technology: Google Glass and the business of monetizing other people's lives
Art: San Francisco Artmrkt 2013
Politics: What to do in Syria: ask the Muslims of the world
Music: Bios of Haxan Cloak, Squadra Omega, King Tears Bat Trip, Zammuno, etc
Poetry: Octavio Paz's "Epitaph for no Stone"
Cognitive Science: An introduction to Philosophy of Mind
Music: Bios of David Peel, Built to Spill, Pantha DuPrince, Nice Face, Grouper, Grails, Monument of Urns, Van Morrison
Book review: Gopnik's "The Philosophical Baby"
Politics: What Germany forgot
Essay: The Medium is the Story
History of Knowledge: The Victorian Age
Presentation: An Introduction to Language
Music: Bios of Michael Jacaszek, Demdike Stare, Sun Araw, Krallice, Tycho, Grouper, Grails, Necro Deathmort, etc
Event: Panel on "Language" with linguist Lera Boroditsky, filmmaker Jeanne Finley, musician Amy Neuburg and chemical engineer Curtis Frank
Music: Bios of Third Ear Band, Type O Negative, Terry Riley, Red House Painters
Art: Olaf Hajek
Event: Light sculptor Jesse Houlding, NASA scientist Chris McKay on the Curiosity Mars Mission, Vijaya Nagarajan (USF) on the mathematics of India's kolams, etc
Rock music: Album reviews: Animal Collective, Beach House, Demdike Stare, Godspeed You Black Emperor, My Bloody Valentine, etc
Politics: The real face of an Afghani terrorist
Essay: Rules Save Lives but not Brains
Book review: Koch's "Consciousness"
Politics: Ten years later in Iraq
Essay: The Paradox of Parenting
Book review: Nagel's "Mind and Cosmos"
Essay: The Age of Experience
History: "A New History of Prehistory" revised and expanded
Event: Kinetic artist Terry Berlier, Curt Frank (Stanford Univ) on the material of painting, Stanford biologist Deborah Gordon on ant societies, choreographer Katharine Hawthorne
Essay: The Religion of the Future
Politics: The War on Drugs: What's the Point?
Essay: Youth Suprematism
Politics: The value of technology: The USA will not decline any time soon
Technology: Five new chapters of "Why the Singularity is not Coming"
Rock Music: Bios of Pop Group, Faust, Neu, Soft Machine
Essay: The Cognitive Development of Pretty Girls
Politics: Paralysis in the USA and in Italy
Essay: The Next Stage in Evolution: The World of Objects
Politics: If France does it...
Essay: Life is Overrated
Politics: North Korea is ready to make a deal
Event: Luke Muehlhauser on the "Singularity", shadow artist Christine Marie, visual artist Carina Earl, Helene Mialet on Stephen Hawking and cyborgs
Neuroscience: A Timeline of Neuroscience
Event: Panel on "Body" with robot scientist Oussama Khatib, multimedia artist Ken Goldberg, Indian classical dancer Antara Bhardwaj and contemporary music performer Sarah Cahill - plus Art Exhibit on "Body"
Hiking: California Coast
Event: Computer graphics scientist Alvy Ray Smith Meredith Tromble (San Francisco Art Institute), Alison Gopnik (UC Berkeley) on children's minds, cultural historian Piero Scaruffi on "The Age of the Brain"
Neuroscience: Roger Sperry and the Age of the Brain
Technology: Inventions that We Need and Inventions we don't Need
History & Science: A Brief Interdisciplinary History of Body (for the forthcoming SMMMASH at Stanford)
Facebook: Year-end posts
January birthdays: A secular calendar of saints
Politics: Arming teachers
Stills: Several new film stills
Behavioral Science: The Genetics and Neuroscience of Torture
Classical Music: The Essentials
Photo: The Thinkers
Poetry/Meditation: Half Moon Epigram
Politics: Congratulations NRA for another successful massacre!
Videos: Jennifer Parker (OpenLab), Jennifer Dionne (Stanford Nanotechnology), Mark Wagner (Street Painter) and Audrey Shafer (Stanford Medical Humanities)
Book review: Derek Parfit's Reasons and Persons
Art: Barry McGee
Technology: On Replacing Humans with Intelligent Machines
Classical Music: The Greatest Symphonies
Book review: The Master Switch - The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
History: A Timeline of Computing
Art: Makoto Aida
Poetry/Meditation: Half Moon Epigram: The Twins
Politics: Why i still don't believe in the Islamic world
Politics: China is a colony of the USA
Computer Science: A Timeline of Artificial Intelligence
Politics: Israel, Hamas and human sacrifice
Essay: We are building a weaker and weaker species while creating a more and more dangerous world
Peter Bergen's "Manhunt"
Free eBook: A Visual History of the Visual Arts
Essays: For a Theory of Creativity
Travel: Ireland, Belgium, Germany, France
Presentation: Space: An introduction
Event: SMMMASH: Chris McKay (NASA), Anne Fougeron (Architect), George Legrady (Multimedia Art)
Science: The Fittest Species: Who is Winning the War for Survival
Videos: Jacobson on Sustainable Energy, Berlier on junk sculpture, Leonard on Antartica sounds, etc
Bailenson, Jeremy & Jim Blascovich: "Infinite Reality" (William Morrow, 2011)
Travel: A guide to Britain and Ireland
Science: The Biggest Problem of All: The End of the World is Coming
History: A Timeline of Cyberculture
Hiking: Best hikes of 2012
History: A New History of Prehistory
Art: A compilation of stencil art
Interviews: Digital artist George Legrady, green architect Anne Fougeron, planetary scientist Chris McKay
Politics: Islam and Modernity
Essay: Big Data and the Death of Theory
Politics: Why not Iran
Science: Artificial Omnipotency
Politics: A referendum on Ayn Rand
Art: Carina Earl
Book review: Deutsch's "The Beginning of Infinity"
Science: A timeline of modern science and technology
Book review: "The Artificial Ape"
Politics: Democracy and marketing
Book review: "The Rise of Asia in IT"
Politics: Why Iran should worry
Book review: Kurzweil's "The Singularity"
Presentation: Machine Intelligence and Human Stupidity
Event: An Evening on BioArt
Politics: Do not get over it
Literature: Updated the ancient and Asian timelines
Poetry/Meditation: Half Moon Epigrams
Politics: Democracy vs Confucius
Event: Cataloged videos & slides of LASERs
Video: Mark Jacobson on Alternative Energy
Video: Christina Smolke on Synthetic Biology
Music: Solstice concert 2012
Politics: A new kind of smearing campaign
History: Silicon Valley at a glance
Book review: Peter Norvig
Event: Leonardo Art Science Evening
Politics: No winners in Afghanistan
Event: SMMMASH on "Mind"
Politics: Many winners and one loser in Iraq
History: A timeline of Latin America
Interview: About Cognitive Science
Politics: How not to solve a problem
Presentation: A Brief History of God
Book review: Deacon's "Incomplete Nature"
Event: C.Smolke on Synthetic Biology, M.Jacobson on Alternative Energies, etc
Interview: About Silicon Valley
Travel: Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon
Politics: The logic of Russia's isolation
Essay: The Origin of Empathy
Book review: Wilson's "The Social Conquest of Earth"
Videos: Several new videos (amateurish)
Essay: The Nonlinear Origins of Free Will
Travel: Bangladesh, Maldives, Brunei
Politics: Wikipedia as a force for evil
History: A timeline of the Arabs
Politics: If Turkey falls...
Travel: Argentina, Brazil and Peru
Essay: Art in the Age of Irregularity
History: A timeline of the Turks
Politics: India: another great illusion?
Hiking: Best hiking of 2011
Book review: "Inside the Neolithic Mind"
Essay: Digital Interactive Art
Event: Creators Project 2012
Politics: Why a US soldier killed 16 Afghan civilians
Video: Kurt Schwitter's "Ursonate"
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