Mark Pesce on Finnegans Wiki, and whatever happened to the book.

Please visit Mark’s website here:http://markpesce.com/  There are two other paths open for literature, nearlydiametrically opposed. The first was taken by JRR Tolkien inThe Lord of the Rings. Although hugely popular, the threebook series has never been described as a ‘page-turner’, beingtoo digressive and leisurely, yet, for all that, entirelycaptivating. Tolkien imagined a new universe – or rather,retrieved one from the […]

On VR and a 360 of ethics.

Immersive 360 VR opens a whole gas-mask of worms let’s hope the thrills and wows are delivered with attention to set and setting. –Steve Fly Take a look at this paper–“Real Virtuality: A Code of Ethical Conduct. Recommendations for Good Scientific Practice and the Consumers of VR-Technology” http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/frobt.2016.00003/abstract make nice things be nice speak with […]

The Search For Soma takes a left turn, upwards.

http://scfh.ru/en/news/we-drank-soma-we-became-immortal-/ (Hyperlinks to wikipedia by Steve Fly) “We drank Soma, we became immortal…” For over a hundred years now, scientists have been discussing what plant was used to prepare Soma (Haoma), a sacred drink of the ancient Indians and Iranians, which “inspired poets and seers, made warriors fearless.” The hypotheses were plenty: from ephedra, cannabis, […]

Dr John C. Lilly on human/dolphin communications.

OMNIYou’re probably best known as “Dr. John Lilly, the dolphin man.” What is the aim of your current dolphin research?  LillyAt Marine World, we’re working with computers to develop a human/dolphin code, analogous to the Morse code used in telegraphy. The project is called JANUS — for Joint Analog Numerical Understanding System. Like the Roman […]