December 31, 2011

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New Site: New Changes

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Greylodge Occult Review (GLOR) Archives

Back online, the archives of the legendary Greylodge Occult Review

The Alterati Archives

The gigantic podcast archives of Alterati. The Inside Scoop on the Outside Culture.

What is The Message?

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Reality Sandwich, a web magazine made popular by author Daniel Pinchbeck during the run up to 2012, has been publishing a series of curious posts regarding a sound experiment called The Message.  The most recent example begins with an enthusiastic statement about today’s “demon haunted world”: The Message, it could change your life ( Click Here for […]

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‘Let the Fire Burn’ movie review: Documentary revisits the MOVE bombing of 1985

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In the masterfully crafted “Let the Fire Burn,” viewers are thrown back into a time that seems both ancient and wrenchingly immediate, when mutual fear, suspicion and misunderstanding combusted in a grievous, literally fatal, explosion. On May 13, 1985, three city blocks in West Philadelphia were engulfed in flames after policebombed the residence of MOVE, […]

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René König, Miriam Rasch (eds.): Society of the Query Reader: Reflections on Web Search (2014)

Looking up something online is one of the most common applications of the web. Whether with a laptop or smartphone, we search the web from wherever we are, at any given moment. ‘Googling’ has become so entwined in our daily routines that we rarely question it. However, search engines such as Google or Bing determine [...]

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Reyner Banham: Theory and Design in the First Machine Age, 2nd ed. (1960/1967)

First published in 1960, Theory and Design in the First Machine Age has become required reading in numerous courses on the history of modern architecture and is widely regarded as one of the definitive books on the modern movement. It has influenced a generation of students and critics interested in the formation of attitudes, themes, [...]

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Bertrand Gille: Engineers of the Renaissance (1964/1966)

In his reconstruction of Renaissance technology informed by research into little-known manuscripts from libraries across Europe, Bertrand Gille emphasises the close continuity of technical invention from antiquity (in particular, the Alexandrian Greeks), through the mediaeval period (in particular, the Germans), to its brief but brilliant high flaring among the Italians of the fifteenth century. The [...]

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J. B. Harley, David Woodward (eds.): The History of Cartography (1987–)

The monumental History of Cartography is an unprecedented survey of the development of cartography both as a science and an art. This essential reference presents the enormous value of maps to societies worldwide and explores the many ways they have been used to depict the earth, sky, and cosmos from ancient times to the present. [...]

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Sentence includes reading Malcolm Gladwell?

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W.T.F.? A B.C. environmental activist who admitted taking part in firebombings has been sentenced to five years in prison. Rebecca Rubin, 40, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and arson charges in October. The sentence was the lowest Rubin could have received under federal sentencing guidelines. U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken said Monday in federal court […]

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Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens

Abstract Each of four theoretical traditions in the study of American politics – which can be characterized as theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy, Economic Elite Domination, and two types of interest group pluralism, Majoritarian Pluralism and Biased Pluralism – offers different predictions about which sets of actors have how much influence over public policy: average citizens; economic elites; and […]

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André Luiz Mesquita: Mapas dissidentes: proposições sobre um mundo em crise, 1960-2010 (2013) [Portuguese]

Esta tese é uma investigação sobre um conjunto de mapas e diagramas produzidos por artistas e ativistas entre as décadas de 1960 e 2010, a partir de diferentes contextos de transformação social, política e econômica em momentos de crise, de conflito e de formas potenciais de resistência. Através de documentos como catálogos, manifestos, artigos, fotografias, [...]

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Hermetes Reis de Araújo (ed.): Tecnociência e cultura: ensaios sobre o tempo presente (1998) [Portuguese]

Os textos aqui reunidos, contrapondo alguns dos principais pensadores da área da história das ciências e das técnicas bem como dos novos fenômenos tecnológicos e midiáticos, são em sua maior parte inéditos e representam uma contribuição importante para as ciências humanas em sua tarefa de tradução deste mundo moldado pela ciência, pela mídia, pela informática, [...]

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The Cosmic Trigger Play

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Cosmic Trigger Play is the background story to Illuminatus! featuring the extraordinary life and times of its co-author, Robert Anton Wilson, the unstoppable fnord that was Ken Campbell, and some key scenes from 1976 stage production of Illuminatus!. It is a fresh new script by Daisy Eris Campbell (Ken’s daughter) based on Wilson’s book Cosmic […]

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Media Burn by Ant Farm, 1975 edit

Original version of Ant Farm’s classic video art piece examining and satirizing the media, particularly the impact of television. On July 4, Independence Day, 1975, what a TV newscaster described as a “media circus” assembles at San Francisco’s Cow Palace Stadium. A pyramid of television sets are stacked, doused with kerosene, and set ablaze. Then […]

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Dogma Daze — Christopher Hyatt, PhD.

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Fight back against dogma! Free yourself from all unwanted experiences! Learn to protect yourself from friends, relatives and strangers, while having a great time! Dogma Daze is written by an ex-professional psychologist, educator and writer, in strict association with a slightly crazed professional artist. So when you buy this Gem you know you are in […]

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Kumaré

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American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi made up a guru character and a phony religion, then filmed a documentary as he developed a following. The result raises questions about belief and self Website Torrent

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Amy E. Wendling: Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation (2009)

In Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation, Amy Wendling draws on lesser known archival materials, including Marx’s notebooks on women and patriarchy and technology to offer a new interpretation of Marx’s concept of alienation as it develops throughout his works. For Marx, technology exemplifies the interaction between human beings and nature. Marx’s description of this [...]

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Siegfried Giedion: Mechanization Takes Command (1948)

First published in 1948, Mechanization Takes Command is an examination of mechanization and its effects on everyday life. A monumental figure in the field of architectural history, Siegfried Giedion traces the evolution and resulting philosophical implications of such disparate innovations as the slaughterhouse, the Yale lock, the assembly line, tractors, ovens, and “comfort” as defined [...]

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To Lie Is Human – Christopher S. Hyatt

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From the moment you were born, the lies you have been told by parents, teachers and authority figures – of all kinds – and, worse, the lies you have told yourself – have kept you neatly and blindly confined in a prison that society does not want you to even see. In his inimitable style, […]

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The Man Behind The Mountain, A Short Film About Salvation Mountain Artist Leonard Knight

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“The Man Behind The Mountain” is a mini documentary about American folk artist Leonard Knight, who created and maintained the massive and colorful outdoor art installation Salvation Mountain in California until his death earlier this year. The film includes interviews with Knight and some of his many supporters. “The Man Behind The Mountain” was created by filmmakers Ben […]

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Artaud, Antonin-To Have Done with the Judgement of God

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!!!!!Historical Recording!!!!! Antonin Artaud Pour en finir avec le jugement de Dieu To Have Done with the Judgement of God, a radio play by Antonin Artaud recorded between November 22 and November 29, 1947. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonin_Artaud This work was shelved by  the director of the French Radio, the day before its scheduled airing on February 2, […]

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Liminal Analytics – Case Studies Vol. 1 (Limited Time Offer)

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We’re test driving a new format for some of our collected works. To celebrate we’re offering a FREE PDF of the Liminal Analytics - Case Studies Vol. 1 with all downloads of The Message- Images of Streetlight and Stars. This Case Studies Collection features a fine selection of exciting curated content from the case files of the Liminal Analytics: Applied […]

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Quantum Experiment Shows How Time ‘Emerges’ from Entanglement

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Time is an emergent phenomenon that is a side effect of quantum entanglement, say physicists. And they have the first experimental results to prove it When the new ideas of quantum mechanics spread through science like wildfire in the first half of the 20th century, one of the first things physicists did was to apply […]

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 87

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” enchanted millions of readers around the world and popularized the emerging Latin American literary genre known as magic realism, has died. He was 87. Garcia Marquez died Thursday at his home in Mexico City, Mexican media reported. A cause of death was […]

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William S. Burroughs – On Coincidence

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Certain pragmatic observations are useful for travellers in the magical universe. One law, or rather expectation, is that lightning usually strikes more than once in the same place. Here’s a big fire in a Kentucky night club, over a hundred dead. Heroic busboy announced the fire and calmed the guests, or the casualties would have […]

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Trafficking with Elementals: Kenneth Grant and Arthur Machen – Christopher Josiffe

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    Kenneth Grant, born in 1924, is widely regarded as the ‘grand old man’ of British post-war occult scene. Grant is unique in that he is almost certainly the only person still alive to haveknown all three of the most influential figures in the twentieth century occult world, havinghad close personal relationships with both […]

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