December 31, 2011

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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.

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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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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Beyond Transcendence: 8 Great Cautionary Tales of Man and Machine

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Pretty much since the birth of the concept of robotics, nearly a hundred years ago, minds both scientific and literary (or both) have imagined the possibilities of melding man and machine. From early science fiction pioneer Isaac Asimov, who popularized robotics in the 1940s, through hard-sci-fi descendants Michael Crichton (The Terminal Man, Prey), Vernor Vinge (True Names, Marooned in Realtime) and cyberpunk […]

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Charles Alexander (ed.): Talking the Boundless Book: Art, Language, & the Book Arts (1995)

Essays from Art & Language: Re-Reading the Boundless Book, a Minnesota Center for the Book Arts Symposium, 1994: Dick Higgins, Steven Clay, Johanna Drucker, Charles Bernstein, Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Susan Bee, Toshi Ishihara & Linda Reinfeld, Katherine Kuehn, Jo Anne Paschall, Colette Gaiter, Alison Knowles, Byron Clercx, Brad Freeman, Karen Wirth. Publisher Minnesota Center [...]

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Wolf Vostell, Dick Higgins (eds.): Fantastic Architecture (1971)

Published by Dick Higgins’ own seminal Something Else Press, Fantastic Architecture is an adaptation of the German book Pop Architektur (Droste Verlag, Düsseldorf, 1969) and features artists involved in Fluxus, pop and conceptual art movements addressing the field of architecture through collages, captions and mini-manifestos. With works by Gerhard Rühm, Claes Oldenburg, Raoul Hausmann, Kurt [...]

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Journal of Peer Production, No. 4: Value and Currency (2014)

“In the context of earlier understandings of peer production, the question of value and even more of currency has been rather marginal. This issue of the Journal of Peer Production (JoPP) demonstrates that theories and practices of value and currency are moving into the foreground. There has been a veritable explosion of experiments with currency [...]

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Le Corbusier: Complete Works in 8 Volumes (1930-70) [French/English/German]

Published between 1930 and 1970, in close collaboration with Le Corbusier himself the eight volumes comprise a comprehensive record of the buildings, projects, sketchbooks, manifestos, drawings, and texts of one of the 20th century’s most influential architect. Volumes 1-2, 4-7 edited by Willy Boesiger; Volume 1 co-edited by Oscar Stonorov, Volume 3 edited by Max [...]

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