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Michael Jackson: Posthuman

Michael Jackson: Posthuman

Mark Ryden’s art for Michael Jackson’s 1991 album Dangerous. Augusto Podrido/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND The album cover for Michael Jackson’s album Dangerous was painted by American pop-surrealist artist Mark Ryden. In it, he depicts a world in which the boundaries between human and animal, living and dead, whole and part, and celestial and terrestrial have been crossed and fused. Surrealist painters like Ryden often aim to...

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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 complete lack of rain since...

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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 my desk as if it was...

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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” to his body,...

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