May 25, 2005

Consciousness Replication.

life support systems approaches a "computerized longevity" by caputuring electrical signals in the vanda hybrida orchid, coding them into a language and behavioural model, and then running that in a hacked xbox for the orchids' "consciousness" to live on in.

i'm still ruminating on this one.

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May 19, 2005

Mudd Up!

been checking dj/ rupture's blog, Mudd Up!, it's intelligent, well informed, bleedingly current on the musics, and occasionally not-any-sense-making. plus, tasty mp3s from the future.

Now I'm all for civil disobedience, bruising knuckles on apparatus of state power and putting one's physical on the line for beliefs, but every Mayday for the past 20 years or so, these Berlin leftist-anarchist-nazi-police riots are expected, awaited, regularly scheduled like your favorite television program. (RIP Chappelle?) Ritualized, contained. Enemies and friends agree on a day and a place and they all go there to let off steam and everything returns to normal the next day.

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