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Presentation:
  • "Cosmology, Neuroscience, Rock Music"
    Teaching: Theories of Brain, Mind & Consciousness
    Event: San Jose: Finally found the time to reorganize the material about the two LAST festivals
    Essay: The Algorithmic Society and the Birth of Religion
    Videos: Recent art/science talks: Multimedia artist Meredith Tromble on " Dream Vortex" (Virtual-reality art), Choreographer Sasha Petrenko on "A World without Nature", Stanford scientist Charlotte Jacobs on "Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio", Poet and cognitive scientist Pireeni Sundaralingam on "Poetry & Memory", Kinetic and sound artist Laetitia Sonami on "Your presence is Required", Projection artist Amy Ho at a USF LASER, Berkeley computer scientist Carlo Sequin on "Hyperbolic Hexagon to Evolving Trefoil"
    Politics: World War IV
    Album reviews: Danny Brown, Caribou, Alvin Curran, Richard Dawson, Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura, Demdike Stare, Disclosure, Julia Holter, Los Random, Murmur, Pyrrhon, Qa'a, Run the Jewels, Andy Stott, Sun Kil Moon, Swans, Vampire Weekend, War On Drugs, etc
    New book: "Thinking about Thought" in 4 vols: Brain, Life, Matter, Consciousness

    Currents: The year 2014 in review
    Art: Storm Thorgerson, Kay Sage
    Politics: ISIS is right: give the Sunnis a state
    Book review: Katherine Hayles: "How We Became Post-Human" (1999)
    Politics: The Sony hack and the case against North Korea
    Presentation: "Five reasons why the Singularity is not coming any time soon"
    Art: Tetsuya Ishida
    Cinema: A Chronology of Science Fiction Cinema
    Cinema stills: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    Art: New edition of "A Visual History of the Visual Arts 1860-45"
    Hiking: Best of 2014 hikes
    Poetry/Meditation: Apophenia
    History: A summary of Hindu scriptures
    Politics: Of heroes and thugs: African-Americans and cops
    History: A timeline of the ancient Hebrews
    Art: Hannah Hoch
    Politics: The looming world crisis
    Politics: What Netanyahu and Putin have in common, part II
    Art: Scott Hess
    Book review: Nunez's "Brain, Mind, and the Structure of Reality"
    Videos of art/science evenings: Birgitta Whaley (Quantum Computation), Danielle Tullman-Ercek (Synthetic Biology), Amy Ho (Projection Artist) , Lia Cook (Visual Artist), Alan Rath (Digital Sculptor), Drue Kataoka (Visual artist) , Loren Frank (Neuroscience), etc
    Philosophy: My essays organized by topic
    Politics: Democracy in 2014
    Politics: Why oil is getting cheaper
    Event: Neuro, Space, Ebola, A.I., Nano
    Teaching: Slides of my Berkeley class
    Book review: Nick Bostrom's "Superintelligence"
    Politics: ISIS thanks Turkey and Israel
    Hiking: Hikes of 2014 so far
    Politics: China and the democracy virus
    Essay: The Cacophony of Life
    Art: Tomiyuki Sakuta
    History: A brief history of oil
    Art: Jim Denevan
    Travel: Beijing
    Art: Antony Gormley
    Lectures: Lecturing in China
    Presentation: My Chinese lectures on Silicon Valley
    Art: Mati Klarwein
    Politics: Domestic and foreign challenges for China
    Politics: Resist the blackmail
    Lots of essays: Caring for the Future , Death is not a Binary Value , You are a File , The Decline of the Visual Sense , The Artist as a Revolutionary and a Propagandist , The Deregulation of Sexuality , Nature is a Vast Cemetery , The Death of the Hero , You are an Abstraction , The Internet is an Excuse not to Admit that We are What we are , Children and the Elderly in the Secular Society , Abortion and Euthanasia , Society and Technology , The Cognitive Value of Videogames , Five Steps towards Physical and Existential Survival , Art since World War II , The Competition between News and Adverts
    Politics: What Netanyahu and Putin have in common
    Essay: Crime and State
    Politics: A Lesson from Serbia for Ukraine
    Essay: How Contemporary Morality is Created
    Travel: Iceland
    Politics: The unspoken truth about the eurocrisis
    Essay: Matter is as Inscrutable as Mind
    Presentation: "The Best Kept Secret of Silicon Valley" for the Alpbach Technology Forum
    Book review: Steven Pinker's "The Better Angels of our Nature" (2011)
    Interview: Bill Pentz
    Events: Berkeley: Philip Marcus, Marion O'Leary, Andrea Lingenfelter, Danielle Siembieda , Stanford: Lynn Rothschild, Stuart Kendall, Jonathon Keats, Indrani Baruah
    Lecture: Speaking at the Alpbach Technology Forun on August 23rd
    Cinema: Best films of the 2000s
    Cinema stills: Sion Sono, Tsui Hark, Kenji Mizoguchi, Paolo Sorrentino
    Politics: Shooting down civilian planes
    Essay: Tradition and Innovation
    Poetry/Meditation: Apophenia
    Book: A History of Silicon Valley - Almost a Third Edition
    Politics: The art of inventing inexistent wars
    Essay: Elitist Art, Unpopular Art and Popular Art
    Book review: Ramachandran's "The Tell-Tale Brain"
    Politics: How to discredit a revolution (Iraq)
    Essay: The Universal Law of Happenstance
    Politics: So you want to be a superpower? (China)
    Event: Photos and videos of the first LAST Festival
    Book review: Gilbert Ryle's "The Concept of Mind" (1949)
    Politics: The West and Russia
    Art: Chinese artists of the 2000s
    Music: Angry at serial plagiarists
    Events: Berkeley: Annapurna Pandey, Tania Lombrozo, Rachel Haurwitz, David Stork, Stanford: Stacey Bent, Soraya Murray, Danielle Tullman-Ercek, Kiri Rong
    Art: A Visual History of the Visual Arts - Part 3
    Travel: Madagascar
    Politics: The Ukrainian crisis is three crises in one
    Event: San Jose: The first LAST festival
    History: A timeline of the automobile
    Politics: Of museums and philanthropists
    Science: Revised version of Nature of Consciousness
    Music: 50,40,30,20,10 Years Ago in Music
    Essay: Literacy and Superstition in the Age of the Internet
    Poetry/Meditation: Apophenia
    Essay: The Origin of the Copyright
    Presentation: "Body: An Introduction" (California College of the Arts)
    Poetry/Meditation: Half Moon Epigrams
    Art video: "The Dancers at the Top"
    Essay: The Fear of Loneliness
    Presentation: Lecture on Silicon Valley and Creativity (UC Davis 2014)
    Essay: The Shallow Culture of Busy Lives
    LASER videos: Stanford physicist Patricia Burchat on "Dark Matter", Art curator Sharon Spain on art built from garbage, Kinetic artist Kal Spelletich, Ambient composer Robert Rich, Visual artist Shan Shan Sheng, Renetta Sitoy on Laetitia Sonami, Cognitive neuroscientist Lucia Jacobs on the evolution of the brain, Chaos scientist Jim Crutchfield
    Cognitive Science: All the slides of my class "Thinking about Thought"
    Politics: Job well done, Putin
    Cognitive Science: Slides of my class "Thinking about Thought" (free download)
    Essay: A Brief History of Loneliness
    Politics: Why Putin is right again, and why he might lose again
    Presentation: Class on Cognitive Science (Mind, Brain, A.I., etc)
    Art video: "The Dancer at the Beach"
    Essay: The Age of Marketing
    Teaching: "Thinking About Thought"
    Politics: The anti-immigration referendum in Switzerland
    Art: W Robert Moore's 1938 Kodachromes
    Music: Recommended classical recordings
    Essay: A Defense of Inequality (The Age of Social Justice; the Generation of the Rule Enforcers)
    Videos: Mark Applebaum (Stanford CCRMA), Kim Anno (California College of the Arts), Eric Paulos (UC Berkeley), Katherine Sherwood (UC Berkeley), Bernie Lubell (Kinetic Artist), Dave Deamer (UC Santa Cruz/ Biomolecular Engineering), Curt Frank (Stanford Univ), John Cumbers (SynBioBeta & NASA), Paula Birnbaum (USF Art History), Danielle Siembieda (Visual Artist and Curator), Kiri Rong (Curator)
    Cinema stills: Ozu, Jean-Luc Godard and Glauber Rocha
    History: A history of sound technology
    Politics: Israel's promised land
    Events: Berkeley: Bernie Lubell, Katherine Sherwood, Curt Frank, Eric Paulos , Stanford: Dave Deamer, Mark Applebaum, Margot Gerritsen, Kim Anno
    Politics: Why Snowden and the Target hackers are important for society
    Technology: A brief history of bionic humans
    Essay: A Theory of the Evolution of Art from Prehistory to Abstraction
    Essay: The Mind's Immune System
    Rock music: Revised/expanded bios: DJ Hidden, Angelic Process, Sunroof, Burning Star Core, Daniel Higgs, Tarentel, Double Leopards, Daniel Higgs, Rosetta
    Essay: A Cosmic Battle: Technology for Liberation vs Technology for Control
    Rock music: Revised/expanded bios: Pelt, Wold , Venetian Snares , Make A Change Kill Yourself , White Hills, David Thomas Broughton, Half Makeshift, Shitmat, Baby Dee
    Essay: The Price of Free Services
    Politics: Saudi Arabia's dirty wars
    Currents: The year 2013 in review
    Politics: Iran's realists
    Rock music: Revised/expanded bios: Yakuza, Hella, Oxbow, Oren Ambarchi, Blitzen Trapper, Colleen, Boredoms, Nadja, Frog Eyes, Earthless, Castanets , Me'Shell NdegeOcello
    Poetry/Meditation: Towards a Theory of Ambiguity
    Essay: A Brief History of Morality in the Post-Industrial Age
    Art: Petre Velicu, Pavel Tchelitchew
    Politics: The age of inequality
    Essay: The Natural, the Unnatural and Life's Destiny
    Music: Best rock musicians of 2013
    Politics: The Coming World Order and the China-Saudi-Pakistan Alliance
    Essay: What Creates Reality
    Politics: Demystifying India
    Travel: India, China, Tajikstan
    Politics: The Chinese Dream
    Art: Nek Chand's Rock Garden
    Music: A selection of modern music
    Politics: The Silent Judicial Revolution
    Videos: Marcy Darnovsky (Center for Genetics and Society), David Salesin (Adobe), Chris McKay (NASA), Javier Ideami (Filmmaker) , Uwe Bergmann (Stanford Linear Accelerator), Ellen Fullman (Musician), Alison Gopnik (UC Berkeley Psychologist), David Stork (Rambus Labs)
    Art: Tim Noble and Sue Webster
    Essay: The End of Childhood
    Art: JR
    Videos: USF: Paul Skokowski (Stanford Philosopher), Tania Lombrozo (UC Berkeley Psychologist), Sita Bhaumik (Visual Artist)
    Art: Daniel Arsham
    History: "A Timeline of Iran"
    Art: Tomoko Konoike
    History: "A Timeline of the Turks"
    Art: Leonardo Ulian
    Essay: History of Advertising
    Rock: Best albums of 2012 (finally!)
    Essay: Post-neuroscience Religion
    Art: Gyorgy Kepes
    Book review: Roger Penrose's "The Road to Reality"
    Album reviews: Bob Ostertag, Pharmakon, Roly Porter, Rangda, Seirom, Shackleton, Slaves, etc
    Essay: The Psychology of Road Rage
    LASER videos: visual artist Allison Holt, anthropologist Helene Mialet, kinetic artist Jennifer Parker, antarctic composer Cheryl Leonard, gamelan composer Wayne Vitale, nano artist Kate Nichols, choreographer Katharine Hawthorne, interactive kinetic artist Bernie Lubell, computer musician Sasha Leitman
    Politics: Putin's Russia
    Poetry/Meditation: "Our nameless moon..."
    Politics: Has the Arab Spring failed?
    Essay: Race and Gender in Cyberspace
    Politics: Israel, Palestine and Truth
    Politics: 400 and counting
    History: "A Timeline of India/III"
    Science: "The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics"
    Hiking: Best hikes of 2013
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