Musashi Mix Inq

one year after…

Posted on March 11, 2012

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なむ あみだ ぶつ…

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FYI - my actual blood

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Palliativity 143: The Socially Inclined

Posted on March 8, 2012

I think Snow Crash, Neuromancer and other cyberpunk pieces have touched on most of the socio-economic dangers and implications of social networking. I don't' mind that Google thinks it knows me better than my friends and family. I don't care if Apple traces my every step.

Social networking simply reenforces the old concept: it's who you know and trust that matters most in business. Friending and subscribing is the new handshake; the new meet-n-greet. Corporations are still running to catch-up to the little guys and the Federal Government is still grabbing at Anonymous straws.

I recently got a call from the Chicago Trib offering a free weekly delivery of just the coupon portion of the newspaper. As we've all known for a long time, news isn't worth the paper it's printed on. Television isn't worth the price of broadcasting. Movies are not worth the milk-duds, popcorn and large soda.

What this all comes down to is an expression of self. You are auditioning for the role of being the most awesome/ popular/ fashionable/ geeky/ artistic/ hipster individual, EVERY DAY. When you Tweet your breakfast cereal or Pinterest a new crochet pattern, you are telling the world that your 4G-LTE broadband connection makes you worth something.

I'm still waiting to see my stock options…

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Mercy

Posted on March 5, 2012

Mercy, ©MMXII

"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word:

Freedom, Justice, Honor, Duty, Mercy, Hope."

Winston Churchill


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Palliativity 142: Memoir of the Nuclear Age

Posted on March 1, 2012

"Nuclear Energy" - Henry Moore, 1967

History has a way of creeping up on you.

We are steadily approaching the 70th anniversary of The Manhattan Project's fateful success.

Below the Atomic Skull of UofC stood the world's first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile 1.

On December 2, 1942, Fermi and his team harnessed the power of uncreating matter; alchemy at its inevitable conclusion.

On that day, some of the world's greatest minds stood side-by-side in the warm glow of a dawning age…

 

Who Watches the Watchmen?

Chicago Pile 1: Back row - Norman Hilberry, Samuel Allison, Thomas Brill, Robert G. Nobles, Warren Nyer, and Marvin Wilkening. Middle row - Harold Agnew, William Sturm, Harold Lichtenberger, Leona W. Marshall, and Leo Szilard. Front row - Enrico Fermi, Walter H. Zinn, Albert Wattenberg, and Herbert L. Anderson.

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