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What I wake up to every morning

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.”

~Franklin P. Jones

wake_up

"eeegaa!"

And then she starts pulling my hair… and I start to tickle her. And I’m awake.

Posted: March 20th, 2013
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Because Awesome

lest we forget.

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Posted: November 9th, 2012
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Meanwhile, the Occupation spreads

“first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
- Ghandi

“And furthermore, I think The Financial System should be destroyed”
- free after Cato the Elder

As I still am a professional VJ I used my gig at Korsakoff, last VJ cafe as an chance to present my new set ‘#occupy Chaos’, of which I will dump some Livemixes on Youtube (or somewhere … ). Still need to figure out some music, I’m thinking about ‘fight the power’ or ‘get up stand up’, still not sure.

But I must admit that I’ve never received so many hugs, ‘boxes’ and handshakes then I did when I premiered that set last tuesday.

Meanwhile the ‘metamovement‘ is gathering some serious pace the last days, and it looks like important parts of the world are joining the occupation this Saturday (15 okt). Will this finally amount to anything? I don’t know, but we need to try. Now. Get over to http://www.occupytogether.org/ for more info and of course the inevitable http://www.occupyamsterdam.nl/

Note to self; need to update the homepage too. Need to get moar out there…

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The old man spoke out about OccupyBoston, his home town

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Moar on this on the interwubs:

Be sure to check the 4 part edition of “MELTDOWN” at AlJazeera at http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/meltdown/

And Russia Today has an exellent coverage over at http://rt.com/search/?q=occupy&filter=all

Complexity – Secret Life of Chaos

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

- Douglas Adams, the restaurant at the end of the universe

This is worth an hour of your time:

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#UPDATE, BBC has removed this video, so I’m switching to the Chinese video sites;

try: http://www.56.com/u18/v_NTY0ODgxNzU.html
or : http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/_VwaafYgKoY

Here is the chatlog on this one; includes tags and videos:

* FatChat
<00:16> Complexity_-_secret_life_of_chaos_-_bbc_2010
<00:25> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF7gdlTrCQY
<00:55> carbon, water, air ...
<02:34> okee, klinkt vet :)
<02:38> ORDER and CHAOS
<02:54> vette visual
<04:11> /wiki alan_turing
<04:36> http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing
<04:50> enigma ?
<05:39> mathematical equation for human intelligence
<06:56> morfogeism ?
<07:34> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morphogenesis
<07:39> self-organisation
<08:29> citaion needed
<10:04> citation needed
<10:08> vette pic!
<12:48> fucking matrix
<14:18> female hormone injections ?
<14:24> what hormonens?
<14:55> xlife
<15:31> vette visual
<16:20> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Pavlovich_Belousov i think
<16:21> pic seems ligit :p
<17:39> ?!
<17:55> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belousov-Zhabotinsky_reaction
<17:56> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Belousov-Zhabotinsky_Reaction.gif :D
<21:47> nice industrial visuals
<24:01> on newtonian physics
<24:06> wiki\
<24:26> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton
<25:09> zou het klokken kunnen syncen op 2 verschillende plaatsen ?
<25:09> = note, dan ebberts; after effects expressions
<26:24> nice visual
<26:34> CHAOS!
<26:36> KAOSSSss
<27:10> lol juressic park reference!
<27:47> Lorenz
<28:14> http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendrik_Lorentz
<28:49> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Norton_Lorenz
<28:51> last one is the right one
<29:32> butterfly tornado guy
<29:50> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect
<30:51> quote: end of the newtonian dream
<33:41> spontaneos pattern emergence?
<35:05> coupling or feedback
<35:40> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_Theory
<35:43> whahahaha
<35:49> video feedback :)
<36:16> bwahahahahahaha
<36:23> vette installatie met de lucifer
<37:03> spooky bit
<38:24> diffusion ?
<38:31> quote pattern is waiting to happen
<39:06> mandelbrot
<39:19> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandelbrot
<39:28> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beno%C3%AEt_Mandelbrot
<41:52> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self_similarity
<42:05> boom van pascal
<43:02> fractal
<43:12> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal
<44:08> lol
<44:11> thumbprint of god
<44:52> z=z^2 + c
<47:42> wow
<48:34> far fetched :p
<49:19> evolution
<49:29> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution
<51:19> the Computer
<52:08> wie is dit ?
<52:15> follsom ?
<52:27> folsen ?
<54:07> wow ?!
<55:14> self organisation
<57:37> and god said the word, and the word was god
<57:50> johannes ?
<58:54> BBC4
<58:54> subs

Moar:

The original FatChat(tm) on Marduq
A new interpreter for wiki using popcorn

Zeitgeist III – 15 Jan 2011

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January 15, 21 and 24th, 2011

ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, by director Peter Joseph, is a feature length documentary work which will present a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject matter will transcend the issues of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and move to relate the core, empirical “life ground” attributes of human and social survival, extrapolating those immutable natural laws into a new sustainable social paradigm called a “Resource-Based Economy.”

more at:
http://www.zeitgeistmovingforward.com/
non official long trailer:

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Here is what a winner looks like

Viva España !

Now, this is what a winners’ welcome looks like;

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Now stop whining about some sodding bastards that had to kick and scrape their second place together in the world cup. It’s a fucking disgrace.

Posted: July 13th, 2010
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Quotes on Cultural Industry in several languages

Ze noemen dit het ‘kapitalistische apparaat’. Vlaams auteur Gust de Meyer beschrijft de cultuurindustrie in zijn boek cultuur met een kleine c als volgt:

De visie van de Frankfurters is, schematisch , dat de massamaatschappij centraal en vanuit bovenuit wordt gedomineerd door een apparaat dat in de plaats komt van de onafhankelijke sociale groepen en instituties van weleer en dat de mensen passief, apathisch, amorf, ongeïnteresseerd en geatomiseerd maakt en daardoor rijp voor irrationele politieke bewegingen als het fascisme. De gecentraliseerde massamedia staan repressief ten dienste van het dominerende apparaat, oefenen macht en controle uit via de culturele superstructuur van de maatschappij, doen niets anders dan het bewustzijn van de mensen manipuleren via de ideologie van de cultuurindustrie, verstrekker van barbaarse onzin, van conformiteit bol staande boodschappen en van de mogelijkheden om uit de realiteit te ontsnappen.”’

Taken from “Creatie vs. Manipulatie”, in the process of Writing by Youp Kruijsdijk

Made me think of:

Aber bei synthetischen Computerbildern sieht man ganz klar, daß diese Bilder aus Kalkulationen entstehen, denn es werden Algorithmen in den Computer gefüttert, diese werden digital umcodiert, und diese umcodierten mathematischen Ausdrücke erscheinen dann als Bilder auf den Schirmen.

Infolgedessen bedeuten diese Bilder die Kalkulation und nicht mehr die Welt. Es sind keine Abbilder, sondern Projektionen aus Kalkulationen.

Das hat mich zu dem für mich sehr grundsätzlichen Satz geführt, daß wir dank dieser neuen Bilder nicht mehr Subjekte der Welt sind, sondern Projekte auf die Welt, daß wir nicht mehr subjektiv, sondern projektiv leben.<39>
- Friedrich Kittler in http://www.spinster.be/web-specific-art/index.html props to Spinster at V2


Posted: March 30th, 2010
Categories: Algemeen, media, philosophy, politics, propaganda, research, site, technology, work
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Fuck Babyboomers

they went “do you’re own thing” to “just say no” and they went from Cocaine to Rogaine
- George Carlin

About why I hate a welfare-state (at Frontaal Naakt)

come to think of it, fuck everybody.
or ask George

Posted: October 27th, 2009
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Note to Self

Do not make machines in the image of the mind!

- Butlerian Jihadist

Damnit, I really need to clean out this blog (sigh) — sometimes I think it takes more time to manage a blog then to actually write it. Meanwhile, here is something to amuse you all:

http://www.xangadix.net :)

Also… I need to update the smileys :/

Posted: August 6th, 2009
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All hail the bringer of beer

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

- Benjamin Franklin

Ah, I hate pictures of myself, but for once I found one that was to my liking; here it is:

bringer_of_beer

I am so proud here, I just brought in 20 beers for my fellow Tankers

Updates?

I’m working on two articles on Philomythos and on Conspiracy theories, but they aren’t even near finished. So be sure to turn on later, stay tuned and drop out!

Posted: April 3rd, 2008
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