You Are Registered As A Protester in A Mass Disturbance ….. (and your daughter is dead)

January 21, 2014

A few short years ago – when the FBI regularly tapped the phones of individuals they didn’t like (with or without a warrant), such as suspected criminals or alleged spies or other Un-Americans  – it was hard to foresee that harvesting millions of simultaneous conversations and activities worldwide would be possible. How could anyone manage the stuff? […]

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Life Through Rose-ish Colored Glasses

March 2, 2013

What do I see when I look through my Google designed eyeglasses? Whose version of reality? And, am I too distracted by what I am watching in my glasses to see through them? Meet Google Glass. That’s not her name. It’s that white thing covering her eyebrow and wrapping around half her head. The next […]

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When You Wish Upon A Star

February 7, 2013

The dung beetle wears a helmet (below) designed by scientists to make sure his (her?) eyes can’t see upward. It is a test of the latest theory about how dung beetles know where they are and where they are going. Turns out on moonlit nights – they orient by the light of the moon. But […]

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In The Gallery – or not

November 14, 2011

And then you get an artist says he doesn’t want to paint at all He takes an empty canvas and sticks it on the wall                                                             […]

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Oyez, Oyez, Oyez

November 10, 2011

The town criers of the middle ages were the mass communication devices of their day. They provided the only means for common folk to access official news and information. It worked like this.  An officer of the court walked through his medieval town, or stood on a castle watchtower, rang a bell, and bellowed Oyez (Hear Ye), Oyez, […]

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The Internet of Things

November 1, 2011

When the stream of media forming our consciousness is indistinguishable from the stream of consciousness forming our most enlightened media we will have arrived at a distinctly new place in human evolution.                                                 […]

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Potential of the Field

October 21, 2011

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls…                                                    … Paul Simon  –  The Sounds of Silence  The genius of synching the twin attributes of captive and bored […]

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Happy Anniversary!

October 7, 2011

Viewser has been published for one year now. The celebration was a bit subdued on my anniversary day. I was hacked. I know this could, and does happen to everyone. Even to those in super secure installations. Today it was reported that the US military’s fleet of top secret drone aircraft has been compromised and […]

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Hump Day

June 14, 2011

Yesterday, for the first time in almost 30 years — I bought a pack of cigarettes. Before those who know me choke on their bean sprouts… I still don’t smoke.  There are plenty of other things I do that could kill me.  But smoking just isn’t one of them. What prompted me to make this […]

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