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  1. Neal Stephenson, “Seveneves”

    Neil Stephenson’s novels, including The Baroque Trilogy and Reamde, are a dazzling blend of imagination and science, philosophy and history. His new novel, SEVENEVES, starts with the end of the world. This epic follows the descendants of the exiled Earthlings to their new outpost at the far reaches of the cosmos. The population grows, divides into seven races and ultimately returns to the long-abandoned home, which is unlike anything they have previously experienced.

    Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics & Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.’s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics & Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/

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  2. Lev Grossman: “The Magicians Trilogy” | Talks at Google

    Author Lev Grossman visited Google’s Cambridge, MA office to discuss the books in the bestselling "The Magicians Trilogy".

    “The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea… . Hogwarts was never like this.” — George R.R. Martin

    Quentin Coldwater is a high school senior, but he’s still secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read when he was little, about the adventures of five children in a magical land called Fillory. Compared to that, everything in his real life seems gray and colorless. That changes when Quentin finds himself admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the practice of modern sorcery.

    But magic doesn’t bring Quentin the happiness and adventure and meaning he thought it would—until he and his friends make a stunning discovery: Fillory is real. The Magicians reinterprets the grand tradition of C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling in novels for adults.

    An adaptation of the series will air on Syfy in 2016.

    Lev Grossman is book critic for Time Magazine and an NPR commentator. His work has appeared in the Believer, the Village Voice, the WSJ, the NYT, Salon, and Wired.

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  3. Vinay Gupta at Michel Bauwens & the Promise of the Blockchain

    ►Michel Bauwens & the Promise of the Blockchain ● Date: Thursday 25 February 2016 ● Location: Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam ►Vinay Gupta (UK) ● ‘Unrecognisable Capitalism’ In this talk Vinay Gupta explains how the blockchain has come about and puts the development of this new technology in perspective of the history of computing, databases and the internet. codedmatters.nl/artist/vinay-gupta/
    ►About FIBER and De Brakke Grond present ‘Michel Bauwens & The Promise of the Blockchain – Future applications of decentralized databases’. This event is part of ‘All Futures Memories’ (De Brakke Grond) and is FIBER’s 12th edition of their Coded Matter(s) event series. The rise of the infamous cryptocurrency Bitcoin has sparked interest in another revolutionary technology: the blockchain, which has been predicted to greatly alter the world we live in. FIBER and De Brakke Grond Centre for the Arts presents a night of discussions between Flemish cyber-philosopher Michel Bauwens and leading artists, designers, and researchers on the applications and implications of the blockchain. Camera: Tanja Busking, Kim Idsinga Edit: Jarno Burger, Tanja Busking Music: Vessels - 4AM (Falty DL Remix) Intro/outro video: Bitcoincloud, installation by Artistic Bokeh, 2012 Made possible with the generous support of Schuberg-P…

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  4. An Interview with Samy Kamkar | The Amp Hour Electronics Podcast

    Samy Kamkar talks to Chris about all manner of hacking: hardware, software, drones, MITM, RF and even MySpace.

    http://www.theamphour.com/308-an-interview-with-samy-kamkar/

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  5. Michael Taft: “The Mindful Geek” | Talks at Google

    Description: The Mindful Geek tells you how to derive the real world benefits of hardcore mindfulness meditation without having to drink anyone’s metaphysical Kool-Aid. In the book, Michael Taft gives you step-by-step instructions in the powerful and reliable techniques of mindfulness meditation, and outlines the psychological and neuroscientific research underpinning these practices — all without you having to believe in reincarnation, karma, or other sacred cows.

    About Michael: Michael W. Taft is an author, editor, meditation teacher, and neuroscience junkie. He often teaches at Google and has worked on curriculum development for SIYLI.

    He is currently a meditation coach specializing in secular, science-based meditation training in corporate settings.

    Michael is the author of several books, including Nondualism: A Brief History of a Timeless Concept, and Ego (which he co-authored), as well as the editor of such books as Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson and the upcoming The Science of Enlightenment by Shinzen Young.

    Michael is also an official advisor to the Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab.

    More info: http://themindfulgeek.net/

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  6. The Liminalist # 73: Stumbling into the Hard Problem (with Peter Watts) - AUTICULTURE

    http://media.blubrry.com/liminalist/p/auticulture.com/podcasts/PeterWatts3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:05:37 — 60.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

    Part one of a return conversation with sci-fi author Peter Watts, on UFOs, being abducted, Michael Persinger’s helmet, magnetic fields, sleep paralysis, Prisoner of Infinity, abduction narratives and sexual abuse, Hynek and close encounters, a third party entity, creating a new religion, space culture, MKULTRA, screen memories, psychic fragmentations, brain and body sense, the sensed presence, multiple personality disorder, the parliament of voices, shattering I into we, ritual abuse and False Memory Syndrome’s disinformation campaign, suppressed memory, somatic memories and bodily symptoms, Whitley Strieber & the Nazi-US alliance, Operation Paperclip, Ewen Cameron and McGill, Elizabeth Loftus, false memories vs. objective reality, using satanic elements as cover to invalidate memories of abuse, organized pedophilia in the British aristocracy, the sunflower model of conspiracy, maximization of benefits, Plato & social engineering, cultural indoctrination, beyond conspiracy, investing in a UFO scam, space colonization & Star Wars, Stephen Hawkings, William Sims Bainbridge, Transhumanist beliefs, Ray Kurtzweil’s cherry-picking, stumbling into the hard problem, questions of consciousness, the need for a new physics, Kurtzweil’s security blanket, experiencing what’s unconscious, experience & affect, intelligence without consciousness, being aware of being aware.

    Peter Watt’s site.

    Prisoner of Infinity blog series.

    Songs:  “The Kommema and his Religion” by SunWalker; “Luvin Time” by The Every Thing.

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    http://auticulture.com/the-liminalist-73/

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  7. Open Source Intelligence

    Social media provides a wealth of information for researchers, investigators, activists, and journalists, but identifying relevant information and organizing that information can be a daunting task.

    For this episode, Justin Seitz, a leading OSINT practitioner joins Intelligence. Unclassified. to explore the opportunities and challenges of working with social media.

    http://njohsp.podomatic.com/entry/2016-07-18T05_56_05-07_00

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  8. Technology and the Occult | Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know: Podcasts

    http://www.stufftheydontwantyoutoknow.com/podcasts/technology-and-the-occult/

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  9. Research Lecture Audio: “Moral, Legal, & Social Implications of… Machine Intelligences.” | A Future Worth Thinking About

    http://www.afutureworththinkingabout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/OtMLaSiotRaDoNMiBrown-Bag-03.17.162.mp3[UPDATED 03/28/16: Post has been updated with a far higher quality of audio, thanks to the work of Chris Novus.]

    So, if you follow the newsletter, then you know that I was asked to give the March lecture for my department’s 3rd Thursday Brown Bag Lecture Series. I presented my preliminary research for the paper which I’ll be giving in Vancouver, about two months from now, “On the Moral, Legal, and Social Implications of the Rearing and Development of Nascent Machine Intelligences” (EDIT: My rundown of IEEE Ethics 2016 is here and here).

    It touches on thoughts about everything from automation and a post-work(er) economy, to discussions of what it would mean to put dolphins on trial for murder.

    About the dolphin thing, for instance: If we recognise Dolphins and other cetaceans as nonhuman persons, as India has done, then that would mean we would have to start reassessing how nonhuman personhood intersects with human personhood, including in regards to rights and responsibilities as protected by law. Is it meaningful to expect a dolphin to understand “wrongful death?” Our current definition of murder is predicated on a literal understanding of “homicide” as “death of a human,” but, at present, we only define other humans as capable of and culpable for homicide. What weight would the intentional and malicious deaths of nonhuman persons carry?

    All of this would have to change.

    Anyway, this audio is a little choppy and sketchy, for a number of reasons, and I while I tried to clean it up as much as I could, some of the questions the audience asked aren’t decipherable, except in the context of my answers. All that being said, this was an informal lecture version of an in-process paper, of which there’ll be a much better version, soon, but the content of the piece is… timely, I felt. So I hope you enjoy it.

    Until Next Time.

    http://www.afutureworththinkingabout.com/?p=5015

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  10. How Apple obsessive John Gruber built Daring Fireball, the world’s most powerful one-man media company - Recode

    Since 2002, Gruber has owned a chunk of the conversation about Apple — and he does it all solo.

    http://www.recode.net/2016/6/30/12053348/john-gruber-daring-fireball-apple-podcast-recode-media

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