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History of Rock Music
History of Pop Music
Database of musicians
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 Timeline of Neuroscience
A Timeline of Artificial Intelligence
Machine Intelligence and Singularity
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)
Travel: Tajikstan, India, Beijing
Art: Nek Chand's Rock Garden
Events: Berkeley: Marcy Darnovsky (Center for Genetics and Society), David Salesin (Adobe), Chris McKay (NASA), Javier Ideami (Filmmaker) ; and Stanford: 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
Event: USF: Paul Skokowski (Stanford Philosopher), Tania Lombrozo (UC Berkeley Psychologist), Sita Bhaumik (Visual Artist)
Art: Daniel Arsham
History: "A Timeline of Iran"
Event: CODAME festival: Bad Unkl Sista, Kinetech, DDT, Cyriac, etc
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
Music: Tributes to modern composers
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
Politics: Obama's dilemma: To govern or not to govern
Art: Ron Mueck
Politics: Israel vs Iran
Events: Santa Cruz: Ken Goldberg, Jennifer Gonzales, Gail Wight, Gregory Laughlin, Piero Scaruffi, Berkeley: Zann Gill, Jennifer Parker, Cheryl Leonard, Wayne Vitale , and Stanford: Kate Nichols, Taraneh Hemami, Katharine Hawthorne, Sasha Leitman, followed by CCRMA's outdoor concert
Cognitive Science: Seminar on Theories of Mind
Art: "Inverted Reality"
New book: Demystifying Machine Intelligence
Photo: The Thinkers
Event: USF: computational mathematician Margot Gerritsen, visual artist Allison Holt, anthropologist Helene Mialet, interactive kinetic artist Bernie Lubell
Art: Toko Shinoda
Travel: Arizona and Utah
Art: Tamara De Lempicka
Cinema stills: Hitchcock, Aldrich, Polanski...
Event: San Francisco: Art and Design
Art: Tatiana Plakhova
Essay: A Defense of Inequality (The Age of Social Justice; the Generation of the Rule Enforcers)
Events: Stanford: Niki Ulehla (Puppet Maker), David Israel (SRI International) on "Random Thoughts on Random Natural Language Processing Research", Jeanne Finley (Filmmaker), Tony Pratkanis (Stanford) on "An Autonomous Coffee Run with a Mobile Robot" ; and Berkeley: Mark Wagner (Street painter), Melanie Swan on "Natural Aesthetics: GenArt, BioArt, Biomimicry, SynBio, CrowdArt", Robert Rich (Composer), Kal Spelletich (Kinetic Artist)
Rock music: Best albums of 2012
Book review: Steven Solomon's "Water"
Politics: Egypt: An Unholy Anti-Islamic Alliance
Rock: Bios of John Fahey, Robbie Basho, Talking Heads
Event: USF: shadow artist Christine Marie, pianist Sarah Cahill, astrobiologist Dave Deamer and Adrian David Cheok, director of Singapore's Mixed Reality Lab
History of Knowledge: The early 20th Century
History: "A Timeline of Cars"
Book: New edition of History of Silicon Valley
Politics: What to do in Syria Part 2
Poetry/Meditation: Death Valley poem
Event: Stanford: Walter Kitundu (Sound artist), Sean Gourley (Quid) on "Augmented Intelligence", Melanie Swan on "GenArt, BioArt, Biomimicry, SynBio, CrowdArt", Jeremy Mende (Designer)
Event: UC Berkeley: Jennifer Dionne on Nanotechnology, Robert Buelteman on Cameraless Photography, Vijaya Nagarajan (USF) on the mathematics of India's kolams, and Indre Viskontas on "Music and the Brain"
Essay: The Two Cultures of the Smartphone Age
Hiking: Death Valley
Book review: What not to do in Iran
Politics: Turkey vs Iran
Technology: Google Glass and how to monetize other people's lives
Art: San Francisco Artmrkt 2013
Music: Bios of Na Hag, Abu Lahab, 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, Joni Mitchell, 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
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"
Neuroscience: Roger Sperry and the Age of the Brain
Facebook: Year-end posts
January birthdays: A secular calendar of saints
Politics: Arming teachers
Behavioral Science: The Genetics and Neuroscience of Torture
Classical Music: The Essentials
Politics: Congratulations NRA for another successful massacre!
Book review: Derek Parfit's Reasons and Persons
Art: Barry McGee
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: 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
History: A Timeline of Cyberculture
Hiking: Best hikes of 2012
History: A New History of Prehistory
Art: A compilation of stencil art
Politics: Islam and Modernity
Essay: Big Data and the Death of Theory
Book review: Deutsch's "The Beginning of Infinity"
Science: A timeline of modern science and technology
Book review: "The Rise of Asia in IT"
Presentation: Machine Intelligence and Human Stupidity
Event: An Evening on BioArt
Politics: Democracy vs Confucius
Travel: South America, Pacific Islands, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea
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