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The Nomadic Diary of Onyx Ashanti Part #5: Boogie Up, Boogie Down, in Oaktown

The Nomadic Diary of Onyx Ashanti Part #5: Boogie Up, Boogie Down, in Oaktown

It hasn’t rained once in the 2 months ive been here. I hear that there is a drought. I had forgotten what endless summer is like. well, hmmm…it s more like endless “spring” mornings, “summer” afternoons, and “autumn” evenings in the Bay area. this region has a very strange micro climate that is unique but you get used to it. I used to be…but I find myself consistently surprised by the complet...

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The Forever and Ever-New Melodies of  R. Michael Perry

The Forever and Ever-New Melodies of R. Michael Perry

R. Michael Perry is more than a PhD, the Care Services Manager at Alcor Life Extension Foundation, an author (Forever for All: Moral Philosophy, Cryonics and the Scientific Prospects for Immortality) and a universal thinker. He is a composer. He composed “Opus 1” in 2013. After purchasing his CD at a life- extension conference recently, I didn’t open it to play for a week or two. It merely sat on ...

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STELARC Performance – Outside of Your Skin

STELARC Performance – Outside of Your Skin

I recently had the pleasure of videoing Stelarc’s performance at West Space in Melbourne Australia – the performance was a fusion of virtual reality and meat space – it was a feast for the senses. I have embedded the video of the performance below. Stelarc has been extending his body through performances since the late 1960s. His performances include attaching a “Third Hand...

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Janelle Monae for Humanoid Equality

Janelle Monae for Humanoid Equality

Following her EP: metropolis Janelle Monae has used the analogy of synthetic intelligence to argue topics like civil and gender rights along with giving a new meaning to the ideal of LGBTQA ...perhaps the 'T' can stand for Transhuman or the 'A' for anything. In the five suite chronology of her 3 albums Monae has painted a picture of pop, rock, rap, jazz, blues, R&B, funk, and even folk to keep ou...

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