Computer Representation of Chemical Bonding

http://www.ccl.net/cca/documents/molecular-modeling/node3.html

I got really excited about this one. It has some diagrams that I really enjoy.

Deborah Stratman

Objects Designed for Failed or Failing Systems

http://www.pythagorasfilm.com/objectsdesigned.html

 

99 Concerns

http://www.ausgang.com/shelf/lists/concerns/99.html

 

Body Hacktivism

I just happened to see this article about cyborg artist Lukas Zpira,– I’m not totally sure how I feel about it yet, but I thought I’d share.

The manifesto of Body Hacktivism includes these ideas:

“Body hacktivists can only refute the validity of any patent, license or copyright relative to the body and its transformation.”

“Body hacktivism doesn’t include the need to be modified.”

“All modified persons are not necessarily considered as body hacktivists.”

“Body hacktivism is not a group and should foremost be perceived as a state of mind. . .”


Click here for the artist collective website.

Truth

“…truth isn’t outside power, or lacking in power:… truth isn’t the reward of free spirits, the child of protracted solitude, nor the privilege of those who have succeeded in liberating themselves. Truth is a thing of this world: it is produced only by virtue of multiple forms of constraint. And it induces regular effects of power. Each society has its regime of truth, its ‘general politics’ of truth: that is, the types of discourse which it accepts and makes function as true; the mechanisms and instances which enable one to distinguish true and false statements, the means by which each is sanctioned; the techniques and procedures accorded value in the acquisition of truth; the status of those who are charged with saying what counts as true.” (Foucault 131 “Truth & Power” from Power/Knowledge 1980)

 

I found this quote to be strangely relevant in creating the “system” for memory particularly because I am trying (and I believe we in this class are often trying) to pull pieces of “truth” out of a multiplicity of regimes and find how they might intersect.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about sets of micro/macro, digital/analogue, analytic/wholistic  systems of looking & trying to make truth out of our experiences of the world.

Mapping/Time

Regardless of content, a very interesting maping/temporal interface:

http://basetrack.org/

Forgetfulness – Billy Collins Animated Poetry

Patrick Project Questions

What is play?

Does the neosentient need pets?

What sexuality will neosentience have? what sociological effect will this have on the acceptance of LGBT?