Three Gems of Metahistorical Science Fiction

It is rather hard to believe, but by pure chance the last three novels I read in sequence were all Metahistorical narratives–not in the sense of Hayden White or Gaian ecology…  What I am referring to in the case of these three books is a Metahistory as a condition, or perhaps even a technique, for […]

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The Situationist International redux

Here is a short documentary on the Situationists movement (in three parts) related to a show: “On the passage of a few people through a brief moment in time. The Situationist International (1957-1972),” which was exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (October 20, 1989-January 7, 1990).  Thanks to Tosh Berman (publisher of […]

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Encapsulated Man

“Behold the astronaut, fully equipped for duty: a scaly creature, more like an oversized ant than a primate — certainly not a naked god.  To survive on the moon he must be encased in an even more heavily insulated garment, and become a kind of faceless ambulatory mummy.  While he is hurtling through space the […]

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Charles Moore – The Right Stuff

Born in Alabama, the photographer Charles Moore closely followed the civil rights movement with his camera and an open mind.    It’s been said that the photos taken by this former Marine helped shaped the public consciousness of the civil rights movement.   With a keen sense of dramatic moments loaded with iconic significance, Moore laid […]

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“Can Do” Dangle goes live!

Missed the premiere broadcast of Lloyd Dangle’s live streaming video feed last week, but somehow managed to tune in to the wrap up of this week’s “Big Ass Sarah Palin Episode.”    And well worth it!

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Ten Years Until My New Brain

How is it that my brother, Po, marooned out in the wilds of the high desert at Canyon Blanco is first one to tell me about the synthetic brain news?    Here I am, wired up to the ears with wireless routers zapping me and servers buzzing underfoot…only a beer cap toss from a major data […]

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