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THE VOID

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An audiovisual installation by TUNDRA in St. Petersburg.

Void is an attempt to visualize the idea of emptiness. Emptiness here is regarded not as an absence of everything, but as an initial state when anything can appear. To see how dark room turns into the Big Bang epicenter a visitor should become “empty”. Every move and sound captured by sensitive equipment stops the 360 degrees audiovisual flow around. “Void” is a social experiment to see how long today people can stay totally calm.

Man would I love to see this in person.

Impermanence Trajectory: The Limbic Nest

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A short film about pancomputationalism by AUJIK.

Pancomputationalism derives from the idea of a computational universe, which means that the whole universe and all of its elementary particles are a network of a computational system and process.

You can read the rest of the interview from which I pulled the above quote at the vimeo page for Impermanence Trajectory: The Limbic Nest

This is Water

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In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn’t become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we’ve ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education.

I’d read part of this speech. Really different to hear him actually delivering it. Gone way too soon.

Click and Drag

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Randall Munroe is a God. Damned. National. Treasure.

This is a screenshot, you need to click through to actually experience it.

XKCD 1110

Existential Star Wars

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Just great.

Blogging on telephone poles

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Alex Bogusky on public dialogue.

[Dear Neighbor](http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/alexbogusky/vM8CwN4BaDkwnfGjBsjcl4YPBLCht5Eew6HuvOiFA7j2f9YhJfCJR16hg7Ow/DearNeighbor1.jpg.scaled.1000.jpg)

Lost Generation

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A video made for the AARP’s “u @ 50” contest.

America: Too Stupid To Cook

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In which you can find The World’s Most Difficult Roasted Chicken Recipe:

Turn your oven on high (450 if you have ventilation, 425 if not). Coat a 3- or 4-pound chicken with coarse kosher salt so that you have an appealing crust of salt (a tablespoon or so). Put the chicken in a pan, stick a lemon or some onion or any fruit or vegetable you have on hand into the cavity. Put the chicken in the oven. Go away for an hour. Watch some TV, play with the kids, read, have a cocktail, have sex. When an hour has passed, take the chicken out of the oven and put it on the stove top or on a trivet for 15 more minutes. Finito.

An amusing and pointed piece by the author of Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking

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Thoreau

/via a little ship of dreams

How to Live Well in 2010

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I don’t generally like lists, but this is a good one.

  1. Go on retreat. To take time out, away from the world, is an old religious practice. The pace of life is slower. It creates time for reflection. It should be easy to do, but actually it’s slightly frightening, for fear of what might emerge. Which is what Onescritus discovered. He went to India, and sat with the sages. He came back a changed man.

That’s #1 on my list.