Hello… is anybody there… ? The UN says the world is in the midst of the greatest mass extinction since the big one – yep, Dinosoars – 65 million years ago. In 2007, one of the Earth’s oldest living species, the Baiji dolphin, was considered extinct and no longer to be found in it’s home, Read More
[audio:http://www.intothedialectic.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/wild_geese.mp3] Mary Oliver, Selected Poems
Obviously using food crops for fuel is a phenomenally stupid idea that could only be born of the rapacious corporate mind for profit before humanity. An effective solution to the issue of using vegetable oils for diesel fuel is exemplified in this eye opening video on prolific algae farmed fuel oil production (though of course Read More
An informative talk given by John Major Jenkins (sometime around 1999) describing the astronomical and mythological correlations of the Mayan calendar and the winter solstice end date of 21/12/2012. [audio:http://www.niksnexus.net/downloads/maya_cosmogenesis.mp3] or download
[Planet Waves] Bucky Fuller: This Is The Future Born Friday, July 12, 1895, which makes today his 113th birth anniversary. He shares a birth year with Dane Rudhyar, Rudolph Valentino, Jeddu Krishnamurti and Carl Orff … informative article on Bucky Fuller dymaxion design and astrological musings here
… the fire is coming up the slope towards our house. Flames are erupting immediately all around. Candles in the house are igniting spontaneously from the heat and gasses – there’s fire everywhere! I yell to Jessie call 911, call the neighbours, get help, we gotta run, but she’s just talking away to a girlfriend Read More
Pico Blanco from the top of Green Ridge, dusk on Thursday … and when the burn is over and the rains come and wash out our roads, and the wild flowers bloom in orgeastic splendor, in celebration of lifes relentless renewal, the cycle will begin again… more pictures below.
The sky is pressing broad and low over the oak green ridges to the East. An ominous cloud glowers bruisey yellow, diffuse morning light. Ash is falling like snow, gracefully, nonchalantly. And the sounds of bird song and the big low drone of choppers drift through the smoke filled valleys. Big Sur is burning and Read More
A Pattern Language is the seminal work of architect Christopher Alexander et al. describing a functional system to meet humanistic needs in the design of buildings, the urban environment and vital community. Pattern number 58 “Carnival” is a prescient and perfect description of what has organically arisen as the ephemeral Black Rock City – otherwise Read More
The Earth and all life functions as a fluid dynamic system that we barely begin to understand in it’s complexly interwoven entirety. Suck out the oil and burn it off in a fashion marginally more evolved than the discovery of fire itself – ie. the archaic combustion engine proliferating to this day by the obtuse Read More
You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Read More
From the Design like you give a damn series at TED
Returning from the EcoCity conference in SFO, flying the presentations in left brain** “technician” caffeine overdrive, certainly coming away with valuable tools and information, but what I really came away with, after some initial inner unhinging, was inspiration, motivation, wonder and ever renewed faith. Tadaaa! …
High tech, high profile design presentation at TED I’ve posted some commentary below from the TED post (linked above) on the flavour packed question that arises when discussing celebrity architects and architecture. I would add that building and design for the less priviledged is another arena addressed by different designers, technologies, organizations and plain old Read More
a stroke of insight – Jill Bolte Taylor’s presentation (TED Conference 2008) Blow your mind…
a short excerpt from the excellent wnyc.org radiolabs on the underground memory racket and how it may be affecting you! [audio:http://www.niksnexus.net/media/radiolab060807.mp3] You can listen to the complete show in context at the above link.
some excerpts from Paul Hawken’s percipient work on the “Largest Social Movement in History!” – Blessed Unrest Inspiration is not garnered from the recitation of what is flawed; it resides, rather, in humanity’s willingness to restore, redress, reform, rebuild, recover, reimagine, and reconsider. “Consider” (con sidere) means “with the stars”; reconsider means to rejoin the Read More
OK, so we know that Obama is perhaps a media darling, and may be somewhat of a whore to the whole military-industrial /corporate purse string complex like all the others (excluding Ron Paul and a few other unusual, unlikely suspects)- but we think at least he actually cares enough to attempt to initiate change for Read More
“… in the first decade of the new millennium, humanity has entered into a condition that is in some sense more globally united and interconnected, more sensitised to the experiences of suffering of others, in certain respects more spiritually awakened, more conscious of alternative future possibilities and ideals, more capable of collective healing and compassion Read More
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yes, “you suck at photoshop” tutorial 1 • tutorial 2 • tutorial 3
BBC’s Horizon documentary on the evolutionary use of psychedelic drugs in medicine can now be viewed courtesy of google video here, bless them. … talks to the new generation of researchers looking at compounds such as ayahuasca, ibogaine, ketamine and lsd. Interesting.
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pulling them like a river those who don’t drink dawn like a cup of spring water
click play button to hear this poem: as I begin to read your poems their power enters my body. Your faithful, deep feeling words slip through my unsuspecting skin. I feel them enter my bruisey heart as air enters my lungs. there is an affinity. I dive into the pool. it takes me a dreamworld Read More
“Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as though nothing happened” ~ Winston Churchill Paranoid of conspiracy theories? Can’t see the wood for the trees? Try this perspective out for size, never underestimating the power of denial and the investment in ones belief system… The Read More