Considering human imagination the last piece of wilderness….
“…And this is the essence of transcendence. If we have limitless potential then what is there to transcend? …what is the purpose of the imagination at all? Music has the ability to touch the celestial sphere with the tips of its fingers and the awe…
On Tuning Forks
On our altar sits the usual accoutrements – a bell, likenesses of Ganesh, incense, a water bowl, flowers, a candle – but there’s also an oddball tool that sticks out – a tuning fork. Turns out we’re not alone in our love of tuning forks….
Babelcarp | Deconstructing Tea Terms
This nifty website allows you to enter transliterated Chinese terms, English words, and Chinese characters to help deconstruct those confounding tea titles – Wu Yi Rou Gui Oolong? Cinnamon Oolong, which is a tea that’s partially oxidized before drying! Fenglin Tea Factory? – a Kunming…
Making (and touching, toying, tinkering with) Robots
At the Japan House, visitors can pick up and inspect 3D printed prototypes of lifelike robotic creatures that look like insects, lizards, and otherworldly animals. Many of the robots are outfitted with motors and they move in lifelike ways. Showing through October 10.
In Rethinking the Gaia Hypothesis, Bruno Latour ventures to Massachusetts to consult John Lovelock himself, who finds —”Gaia has nothing to do with any New Age idea of the Earth in a millennial balance, but rather emerges from a very specific industrial and technological situation…taking…