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Monday, April 24, 2006 - 02:24 PM
JOIN IN THE... FREE & OPEN SOURCING OF 2ND LIFE ROADMAPS
The Open Source Metaverse Project provides an open source metaverse engine
as an alternative to the commercial metaverse engines (Second Life, There and Active Worlds..).
UNTIL THEN, HERE WE ARE...
Creative Commons in 2ndLife... What's next? Open Source Webmap APIs?
Lawrence Lessig, analog in the digital.
Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 01:33 AM
"LED Throwies II..."
The Graffiti Research Lab is dedicated to outfitting
graffiti writers, artist and protestors with
open source technologies for urban communication......
110-All you see is...crime in the source code-10111110
01101010101211WHAT IS THIS010100010000010
Monday, March 13, 2006 - 08:40 PM
"an outdoor hacker conference/event took place on a large event-campground. New communities bordering common themes which loosely defined as 'hacker issues.' "We feel it is very important for people from different fields dealing with one or more of these issues to meet at larger events. We would also like to introduce new topics and forge new links between various communities. We haven't even kept count of the interesting things that happened, both on- andoffline, simply because the right people met at one of these events.
* government transparency
* computer insecurity
* open software, open standards & software patents
* community networking
Lat 51Â¬âˆž33.270858 / Lon 5Â¬âˆž20.620584 / July 28-31 2005
Liempde, near Den Bosch, The Netherlands
And oh yeah: it is a lot of fun too!"
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 04:19 PM
July 9-14, 2006 @ Sonoma State University. The 50th anniversary conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences offers an opportunity to celebrate and reinvigorate a half-century of interdisciplinary collaboration and synthesis.
• Complex Systems and the Roots of Systems Thinking
What can the sciences of complexity teach us about social justice and sustainability?
• Self-Organization and Living Systems
What is the nature of the relationship between information and consciousness?
• Ecological Systems and Sustainability
How do we manage information in a way that fosters effective decision-making processes?
• Social Systems Design and Practice
How do we nurture organizational structures that serve human needs while also protecting our resources for future generations?
Monday, February 06, 2006 - 01:35 PM
"Every cluster of galaxies, every star, every atom... had a beginning, but the Universe, itself, did not" - Sir Frederick Hoyle, Plumian Professor of Astonomy, Cambridge University
photo c/o Hubble Telescope Website Gallery, NASA public domain
"The novel idea that there are an infinite number of time dimensions in the Universe revolutionizes gravitational theory and much of modern science with it."
- Alexander Franklin Mayer, MIT Alumni
Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 02:18 PM
"The Map Is Not The Territory," 2002-2006
Metamedia, Mesh-Mashup, Meta-Identifiers(?), MetaSystems(?), Network Media
New Media, Multimedia, Intermedia, Telematic, General Semantics, Conceptual, Abstract...
"We say the map is different from the territory.
But what is the territory?
Operationally, somebody went out with a retina or a measuring stick
and made representations which were then put on paper.
What is on the paper map is a representation of what was in
the retinal representation of the man who made the map;
and as you push the question back,
what you find is an infinite regress, an infinite series of maps.
The territory never gets in at all. […]
Always, the process of representation will filter it out so that
the mental world is only maps of maps, ad infinitum."
- Gregory Bateson (1904-1980), Anthropologist, Cyberneticist, Linguist, & Social Scientist
Inspired by Integral Theorists :
Ralph Abraham • Tom Atlee • Kenny Ausubel • Mary Catherine Bateson • Nora Bateson
Michel Bauwens • Joseph Campbell • Fritjof Capra • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin • Anne Dosher
Marcel Duchamp • Jim Fournier • Marija Gimbutas • Stanislav Grof • Francis Heylighen
Jean Houston • Aldous Huxley • Alfred Korzybski • Ervin & Alexander Laszlo • Lawrence Lessig
Humberto Maturana • Margaret Mead • Thomas J. McFarlane • Michael Murphy
Jackson Pollack • Richard Stallman • Rudolph Steiner • Elizabeth Thompson
William Irwin Thompson • Paul Trevithick • David Ulansey
D.Beck, A.Cohen & K.Wilber • Francesco Varela and many others...
"Dialectic Process vs. Dialogic Process"
...more to come...
Friday, December 02, 2005 - 02:25 PM
Grassroots Organization and Connection | comments
"Magnifying the Imagination: Imaginify has created a model, shown above, that is also inspired by complexity theory, to help grassroots creative organizations (charities, artists, Open Source practitioners etc.) connect, share knowledge and ideas, and collaborate."
- Dave Pollard, blogs.salon.com, 11/26/2005
Friday, October 28, 2005 - 03:31 PM
From Imaginify, Social Software Applications (SSA) are web applications that enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through a computer network or networks. Like photo games, an online "MadLibs." Take a story/poem/quote and swap in flickr images for words, letters...
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Friday, October 07, 2005 - 08:25 PM
"The free flow of code is an increasingly important social and artistic force." - Spot Draves, PhD. When computers "sleep", a screen saver comes on... Electric Sheep is a free and open source distributed screen-saver that harnesses idle computers with the purpose of evolving and morphing fractal animations known as "sheep". They are modeled in a 26- to 65-dimensional space and executed by the collective power of connected Unix machines.
Friday, October 07, 2005 - 03:19 AM
Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin has used fMRI and electroencephalography (EEG) to image the brains of six Buddhist monks, during and outside of meditation. When Davidson asked the monks to induce a state of compassion in themselves, they showed a much greater shift toward left frontal brain activity than subjects untrained in meditation. A new project, OpenEEG helps to give resources to create low cost EEG devices and free software (GPL licensed) to go with it.