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From the Archives: Absolut Quartet Making-of Footage

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

i stumbled on this a couple days ago and thought it would be nice to share. Jeff and Dan working on quartet. These are some clips from 2007.10.26 to 2007.11.21. Click the times in the video description on youtube if you want to skip ahead. It’s about 8 minutes long with a several distinct sections.

The word God

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Main Entry: God
Pronunciation: \ˈgäd also ˈgȯd\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German got god
Date: before 12th century

1 capitalized : the supreme or ultimate reality: as a: the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe bChristian Science : the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit : infinite Mind 2: a being or object believed to have more than natural attributes and powers and to require human worship ; specifically : one controlling a particular aspect or part of reality3: a person or thing of supreme value 4: a powerful ruler

This NPR “This I Believe” entry is one of the first things I posted to my facebook page, an essay from Penn Gillette on being an atheist. I really enjoy this piece a lot, it struck me.
I posted it and several other atheist writings to my facebook page and got some interesting discussions with religious friends. It was the first time I really felt like facebook delivered something valuable to me. A truly different opinion than I was used to getting from people in cambridge or nyc…

But lately I would say I do believe in God. It’s not a statement I would have imagined myself making but it’s true, I do believe in a supreme or ultimate reality. A being or a principle seem to be the same thing to me in this area.

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Reductionism: Breaking it Down in the Name of Beauty

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Over the last few months, we at Plebian have been (as DP would say) drinking the Kool-Aid of science. In the process of discovering what science has to say about religious experience, we’ve found ourselves awash in the beauty of the physical universe as seen through science. You might say we are born-again scientists. It continues to be a trip.

Thinking explicitly about exactly where in the process this sense of beauty arises from, we realized that it is often in the aftermath of reduction; the piecing back together of parts to arrive back at the current complexity of things. It is the sheer magnitude of this scientific synthesis—in time, space, and multiplicity—that induces religious feelings. In our minds, we play out these kind of Yoko Ono like scientific instruction paintings and bask in their invisible canvases.

Reductionism has a bad rap and is in need of a public relations makeover. (more…)

Doodling or something like it

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

recursion

recursion

I have recently adopted doodling as my morning and evening meditation, something away from my computer. That said, I’m still typing this blog post at 2 AM. Computers and connectivity have their issues for sure. How do we balance focus this global connectivity with our local and physical environments?

I like exercise in the morning but this is Boston and the weather is still a barrier to entry for me. Looking forward to warmth. Speaking of which, I will someday put together a post about warmth.

some other doodles here.