Archive for the 'Science' Category

666 is 42 in drag

Yes, two famous numbers are really the same. We have uncovered a stunning numerological proof, and ye shall be the first to know. Firstly, 666 = 6 * 111 (six multiplied by one hundred eleven). Yes. And 111 in binary is 7: 4 + 2 + 1. Are you still with us? Therefore, 666 ≍ […]

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SOC Sex/Romance

Romance operates over long distances, like gravity. Romance and gravity ignore intervening obstacles: sex and electromagnetism may be baffled by them.

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Enewetak Atoll

Craters on Enewetak (formerly Eniwetok) Atoll, in the Marshall Islands (11°33’11.22″N, 162°20’52.71″E). Lacrosse Crater and Runit Dome: features are approx. 400 feet in diameter. Lacrosse (18:25 4 May 1956 GMT) had a 40 kT yield. Cactus (18:15 5 May 1958 GMT), at 18kT, left a crater that was used for dumping waste and then covered […]

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Age and Consequence

You were born old and famous and you will die young and unknown. Trace the edge between age and consequence.

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The Sokal Hoax Revisited

Alan Sokal’s notorious hoax gets re-examined, some 15 years later, by Michael Bérubé in “The Science Wars Redux” [Democracy, Issue #19, Winter 2011]. At 3QuarksDaily Dave Maier reviews Bérubé’s essay, in “Another Round with Michael Bérubé.” It’s interesting that the waters are still roiling after all these years, but more to the point is that […]

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Skin of the Mind

Suppose meaning arises not from linguistic “deep structure” nor yet from the construction of the world-as-language but from corporeality: the perpetual intercalation of body and world and language. Meaning obtains not from resemblance, nor representation, nor signification, but from the shimmering of language over the surface of the world (skin of the mind) when it […]

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Measuring Piece

Measuring Piece Measure a cord into a number of equal units derived from the human body. Extend the cord over the ground. Record the positions of the cord. Gather the cord together. Paul Hertz, 1976. My exposure to Fluxus through my ethnomusicology teacher Fred Lieberman was undoubtedly instrumental in the creation of this piece. First […]

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Ad astra

As a child, I dreamt of traveling out to the stars. Later, I discovered that the stars had traveled in to me.

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Algorists 2009

Opening at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Algorists 2009: Images, Drawings, Processes, Origami. Includes works by David Em, Jean-Pierre Hébert, Paul Hertz, and Robert J. Lang. The show opens Wednesday, November 18, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Kohn Hall on the UCSB campus. Works will be […]

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The Three IgnoQuestions

What is who? How is where? Why is when?

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