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InselWesen by Mila Teshaieva

<b>Posted:</b> August 28, 2016 | <b>Author:</b> christerek | <b>Filed under:</b> Photobooks, Photography | <b>Tags:</b> Föhr, InselWesen, insularity, Island, Mila Teshaieva, …

Déjà Vu

James Clar: Art Futures

I just came across <b>James Clar’</b>s work. After reading this Dubai-based American artist’s bio, it seems that I’m a bit late to the party with exhibits at …

Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience

The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become like gods,” Leach began. “Isn’t it about time that we understood our divinity? Science offers us total mastery over our environment and over our destiny, yet instead of rejoicing we feel …

Artificial Intelligence

The Hype—and Hope—of Artificial Intelligence

Earlier this month, on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver skewered media companies’ desperate search for clicks. Like many of his bits, it became a viral phenomenon, clocking in at nearly six million views on YouTube. At around the ten-minute mark, Oliver took his verbal bat to the knees …

Intelligence

Exposing dangerous truths is no longer considered patriotic

Are Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden <i>traitors</i>?<br>Are <i>all</i> whistleblowers who air their master’s dirty laundry to the public traitors?<p>Am I?<br>Are <i>you</i>?<p>Treason …

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Total State Or Total Freedom: The 8 Marks Of Fascist Policy

The most definitive study on fascism written in these years was <i>As We Go Marching</i> by John T. Flynn. Flynn was a journalist and scholar of a liberal …

Fascism

The War On Whistleblowers & Why America's Next President Will Kill Julian Assange

<b>I’m worried about Julian Assange.</b> This is not a maternal instinct, but rather, a pragmatic one. The increasingly hostile statements made by top state …

Conspiracies

10 Photo Optical Illusions Finally Explained

Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Thinking These Stationary Circles Are Moving

New brain-imaging research investigates the optical illusion.<p>The Pinna illusion is one of the best examples of why you should never fully trust your brain. It’s also the subject of two new studies that used brain scans to determine where in our heads reality breaks down and this illusion takes over.<p>…

Check Out the Best Illusion of the Year Contest Winners for 2016 !

First Place and an award of $3,000 USD went to “Motion integration unleashed” a motion perception illusion by Mathew T. Harrison and Gideon P. …

Illusion

WIKILEAKS ISSUES ‘TORRENT INSURANCE’ ENCRYPTED FILE WITH DEAD-MAN’S SWITCH

WikiLeaks has issued an encrypted file for download as a kind of “torrent insurance” ahead of its public release of potentially damning documents. As …

WikiLeaks

These Photo Fails Are Actually Perfect

"When everything is on autocorrect, there are no surprises on the journey, there's no leverage for a chance misadventure"<p>Erik Kessels lives a fairly unorthodox life. The founder of the 25-year-old advertising firm KesselsKramer, he works alongside 30 other creatives in a repurposed church in …

New York City

This Is How Much Lobby Cash Congress Has Recived From The Pharma Industry

But be careful what you wish for: what we may get could be worse than what we have.<p>by williambanzai7 - Aug 24, 2016 1:31 AM<p>Propaganda is their stock …

Government

Why There's A Media Blackout On The Native American Oil Pipeline Blockade

Building up a big pile of dry powder.<p>Of the supposed storage locations for US Treasury gold holdings, Denver is perhaps the Achilles' Heel in the …

Economics

The Earth Mover

Michael Heizer’s vast desert sculpture nearly killed him. Now it’s nearly complete.<p>1. Sleeping Beauty<p>“I’m trying to tell you the story of my strange life,” the artist Michael Heizer said to me. “I’m not sure how much I want everyone to know, but it’s all going to come out.” It was March in New …

Sculpture

NSA Hacker Chief Explains How to Keep Him Out of Your System

It was the talk most anticipated at this year’s inaugural Usenix Enigma security conference in San Francisco and one that even the other speakers …

Security

Of Course Everyone’s Already Using the Leaked NSA Exploits

Last week, an anonymous group calling itself the Shadow Brokers leaked a bunch of National Security Agency hacking tools. Whoever they are, the …

Security

The Collapse Of American Free Press: Martin Armstrong Rages "It's Just Over"

by williambanzai7 - Aug 22, 2016 9:43 AM<p>#WheresHillary<p>This radical move was expected as the European Central Bank began charging large corporates and …

Journalism

TIME Argues "Trolling" Demands Formal Policing Of The Internet

On the surface we can observe China has a vast interest in the SDR, but is the SDR a means or an end for China? What if China is simply using the SDR …

Internet

A History Of Manufactured Regime Change And Civil Unrest: Is America Next?

On the surface we can observe China has a vast interest in the SDR, but is the SDR a means or an end for China? What if China is simply using the SDR …

Political history

Exposure: Making Visible the Consequences of Chernobyl

<i>This haunting, conceptually powerful series was selected as a finalist in the Documentary category of the Magnum Photography Awards 2016.</i> <i>Discover more inspiring work from all 44 of the winners, finalists, jurors' picks and student spotlight award winners.</i><p>30 years have passed since world's worst …

Awards

Publisher wins rights to Voynich manuscript, a book no one can read

It’s one of the world’s most mysterious books, a centuries-old manuscript written in an unknown or coded language that no one has cracked.<p>Scholars have spent their lives puzzling over the Voynich manuscript, whose intriguing mix of elegant writing and drawings of strange plants and naked women has …

Mystery

Students Fight Back Against Political Correctness - The Rise Of "Cultural Libertarianism"

<i>HARITH ARMSTRONG:</i><p>In both the United States and the United Kingdom, <b>conservative and libertarian viewpoints have endured censorship</b> on the Internet and …

Political correctness

Bulky, heavy, pricey - yet flourishing. Art catalogs keep print alive in the digital era

As far as art books go, “Matisse in the Barnes Foundation,” published last year by Thames & Hudson, is pretty exquisite: Three hardback volumes, totaling 894 pages, that tell the story of the works that are a bedrock of the Barnes Foundation collection in Philadelphia.<p>The books come in a special …

Museums

“It’s Snowden Junior" - Former NSA Employees Say NSA Hack Is The Work Of A "Rogue Insider"

The last time the S&P 500, Dow Jones, and NASDAQ all hit record highs, the markets went into free fall.<p>Where are the markets heading? Read on to find …

Spying

The Right To Dissent

The irony is that these censors and would-be censors, such as the European Commission, the Dutch and Austrian courts, Facebook, Twitter are <b>using</b> …

Censorship

#GIF Funny... geometry was my least favorite #math subject in #school

Brought to Light: Edward Thompson’s The Unseen

Edward Thompson, The View from Rose Court, from The Village, 2010<p>The question of what we see – and how – is not a simple one. Visibility is as much …

Photography

Radicalia by Piero Martinello • • Tipi Photo Bookshop

Signed Copies available<p>‘Radical’ is something ‘acting in depth; concerning an issue beginning with its essential principles’, according to Salvatore …