Links for 19th October 2009

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Deconstructing the Missing Weeks of a Teacher’s Life

    "On Aug. 28, a Thursday, a 23-year-old schoolteacher from Hamilton Heights named Hannah Emily Upp went for a jog along Riverside Drive. That jog is the last thing that Ms. Upp says she remembers before the deckhands rescued her from the waters of New York Harbor on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 16." Dissociative fugues… the human mind is a weird thing, and we don't really understand it.

    Tagged with: dissociative-fuguepsychologyamnesiamemoryidentitypersonality

  2. Corporate Supremacy and the Rape of a Human Girl

    "We are fast approaching the time of the next great battle over evolution. The Neo-creationists will be corporations, and they will argue that they could not possibly be descended from human beings." A bit hyperbolic, but the guy has a point.

    Tagged with: corporatismlawculpabilityhumanrightsnation-states

  3. Towards a Zero Energy Architecture – John Lobell

    "It can now be shown that the energy reaching the Earth from the Sun is actually acting as information . Information and energy are interchangeable in much the same way that energy and matter are interchangeable, and formulas similar to those for matter and energy (E=mc2) can be used to express this interchangeability. Energy is expressing itself as information when it acts in an anti-entropic manner, thereby reducing the randomness in a system or increasing its information. This understanding of information as an anti-entropic activity makes it possible to objectively measure many qualities important to our lives which were formerly measurable only by the crude means of the dollar economy, sentimental attachment, or aesthetic tastes." Via Warren Ellis.

    Tagged with: futurismenergyinformationculturesociety

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