"If the moon, in the act of completing its eternal way around the earth, were gifted with self consciousness, it would feel thoroughly convinced that it was traveling its way of its own accord...So would a Being, endowed with higher insight and more perfect intelligence, watching man and his doings, smile about man's illusion that he was acting to his own free will."

 

Theory Action Practice: Some Thoughts On the Struggle For Human Empathy Following the Verdict

theoryactionpractice:

Living in a society ruled by white privilege, institutional racism, economic exploitation, violent state repression, ideological illusions perpetuated by media, apathetic hate, the manifestations of oppression become almost too many to name.

Yet, we live these lives in this environment,…

arielnietzsche:

ecocides:

Mars images captured by Nasa’s rover Opportunity 

It could be the Sahara or Egypt’s Western Desert, but this sand-covered crater is the latest image from Mars.

The picture was taken from US space agency Nasa’s Mars exploration rover, Opportunity, close to where the robotic unit spent the winter analysing soil and air samples. The picture shows the explorer’s deck and solar panels, tracks it had previously made and a crater that was created by an impact billions of years ago.

Opportunity has now spent 3,000 Martian days on Mars (eight and a half Earth years), and Nasa has consistently had a robot there for 15 years. Mars Pathfinder landed on 4 July 1997; Nasa’s Mars Global Surveyor orbiter reached the planet while Pathfinder was still active; and Global Surveyor overlapped the active missions of the Mars Odyssey orbiter and Opportunity. The latter two are both still in service.

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YES!

M.I. Freeman: Capital Makes Automatons of Us All

thejazzwriter:

“I’m a good boss =D” translated:

“Oh god! If I don’t justify my parasitic position in this world of capitalist production to myself and others, the workers under me might recognize I am not necessary and draw more humanizing conclusions than my own flawed pedagogy by organizing into a truly…

M.I. Freeman: Political Theory With The Jazz Writer: The Basis of Belief and Self-Disgust Under Capitalism

thejazzwriter:

“Belief and disbelief are driven by parts of the brain to do with emotions, not reasoning. Belief activates the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, which processes reward, emotion, and taste, while disbelief is registered by the insula, which generates feelings of disgust.”

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Carl Jung (via elige)

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Space Oddity:
Geomagnetic Flying Machines (1988),by Lebbeus Woods, the Cooper Union professor of architecture and more, whose visionary fantastical futuristic Borgesian Piranesian early drawings are at Friedman Benda gallery in Chelsea. Catch the show before it closes Saturday. 
Courtesy Friedman Benda and the artist. 

letmypeopleshow:

Space Oddity:

Geomagnetic Flying Machines (1988),by Lebbeus Woods, the Cooper Union professor of architecture and more, whose visionary fantastical futuristic Borgesian Piranesian early drawings are at Friedman Benda gallery in Chelsea. Catch the show before it closes Saturday. 

Courtesy Friedman Benda and the artist. 

(Source: letmypeopleshow)

UC Berkeley scientists have developed a system to capture visual activity in human brains and reconstruct it as digital video clips. Eventually, this process will allow you to record and reconstruct your own dreams on a computer screen.

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