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The Prisoner 001 (2018) | View Comic
Yes folks, it's a modern sequel/revival! (Although I think they have the chessboard in the wrong part of the Village, but perhaps they've relandscaped the lawn in the 52 years since we last saw it.) It's being released one episode per month, with #2 already available. Be seeing you.
tv  comic  privacy  sousveillance  surveillance  society  narrative  coolstuff  nerd  books  scifi  incrediblyobscurereference 
yesterday by gominokouhai
WHY I WANT TO FUCK RONALD REAGAN
J G Ballard's classic 1968 demolition of the media-friendly politician. What a world it must have been, when this was a novelty deserving of commentary.
writing  books  dystopia  americans  usa  politics  satire  deconstruction  zeitgeisty  literature 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
Amazon Buys ‘The Peripheral’ Drama | Deadline
Ooh, this could be interesting. Or terrible. Cautious optimism.
tv  books  WilliamGibson  news  media  sf 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
“Hardly the Center of the World”: Vancouver in William Gibson’s “The Winter Market” | Dr. Paul Delany, Simon Fraser University
What he's master of, really, is garbage, kipple, refuse, the sea of cast-off goods or century floats upon. Gomi no sensei. Master of junk.
literature  writing  books  WilliamGibson  sf  cyberpunk 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
'The Prisoner' Has Superbly Outlived Its Original Context | Pop Matters
"this heady concoction of existentialism, psychedelia, espionage, and British eccentricity"
tv  culture  writing  books  nerd  satire 
march 2018 by gominokouhai
How dropping acid saved my life | Guardian
Interesting piece on microdosing LSD for depression, with added boomer rage.
psych  books  depression  mentalhealth  science  drugs  writing  wellness 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
The Science of Pranayama
Here's a book by Sri Swami Sivananda (publication date 1935), citing the Bhagavad Gita (publication date unclear but c. 5th--2nd century BCE), expressing the same idea.
health  science  books  natureoftruth  wellness  woo 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
The Terrible, Mysterious Disease That Haunted the Age of Exploration
"...the way the disease colored the experience of exploration during the Age of Sail, shifting social relationships and affecting perceptions"
books  science  sailing  history  natureoftruth  health 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
In the Name of Humanity | Limn
Fascinating. "nothing in history has been able to destroy the idea of the universal library, open for all [...] For the better part of that history, the idea was simply impossible. Today it is simply illegal [...] the total archive is already here. Distributed among millions of hard drives, it already is a de facto common heritage. We are as gods, and might as well get good at it".
opendata  archaeology  information  livinginthefuture  books  piracy  history  zeitgeisty  I_would_have_got_away_with_it_too_if_it_weren't_for_you_meddling_millennials  copyfight 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera - Charlie's Diary
In which Charlie is being crunchy again. Let's all give him a hand.
sf  writing  books  spaaace 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Goblinbooks: Secret of the Rapture ¦ Paul Bibeau
"I am contacting you in this way to announce something about that Rapture. It was real. And now it’s over."
books  writing  religion  usa  story 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Relating to the most complex thing in the universe | @psychmag
Neuroscience for dummies. The snippet looks interesting. Curious about the rest of the book.
psych  psychology  books  science 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
A Box Full Of Ashes – The Trouble With Vampires | Notes From A Small Primate
In case that wasn't enough to convince you, here's an excerpt. Clever people discuss Houdini over macaroons, set against a background of asploding goths.
writing  coolstuff  books 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
A Box Full of Ashes – now available to buy at Amazon. | Notes From A Small Primate
Tired of vampires who sparkle and sigh dramatically about their inexplicable love for an animal further down the food chain? So is everyone else over the age of twelve. You need this in your life.
writing  coolstuff  books 
may 2015 by gominokouhai

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