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The Four Universals

I was looking for stuff on the four universals of Moreno, but found this instead, bought it.

“Mind-bending. . . . [Greene] is both a gifted theoretical physicist and a graceful popularizer [with] virtuoso explanatory skills.” —The Oregonian “Brian Greene is the new Hawking, only better.” — The Times (London)

Greene, Brian. The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality . Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

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Art Journal

Zeitgeist – a swing to art, beauty & truth?

Zeitgeist. Time ghost. Spirit of the times. What is going on?

I was in tune with the Zeitgeist while going on marches in 1968-9. I was in tune with the Zeitgeist in 1969-70 when I was going into communal living and alternative schools. And again with personal growth all through the 80s. Psychodrama groups, and psychotherapy. And in the very early 90s setting up Psybernet as an online enterprise, I could see the dot.com era looming, (sadly I was out of sync with monetising my insight) I have loved being experientially involved in a world changing era.

I am curious about my current interested in art & creativity?

Am I sniffing something that is in the air?

I am curious… what do you think, is it time for a reaction against the pragmatic, quick, efficient, functional business like era we have been in? Is there a swing to art, beauty & truth?

They say that the … genius is always ahead of his time. True, but
only because he’s so thoroughly of his time.

Henry Miller, Preface to The Subterraneans,
by Jack kerouac, 1959

We don’t know who discovered water, but we know it wasn’t the fish.

The past went that-a-way. When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavor of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future.

The poet, the artist, the sleuth – whoever sharpens our perception tends to be anti-social; rarely “well-adjusted”, he cannot go along with currents and trends. A strange bond often exists among anti-social types in their power to see environments as they really are.

What we call art would seem to be specialist artifacts for enhancing human perception.

Marshall McLuhan

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Mark Stefik, The Internet Edge: Social, Legal, and Technological Challenges for a Networked World.

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Mark Stefik, The Internet Edge: Social, Legal, and Technological Challenges for a Networked World. Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England: MIT Press, 1999.

Reviewed by Arthur L. Morin [1]

“Mark Stefik works at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He is a “technologist” who creates “new kinds of things” (xvii). He recognizes that “[c]reative times brings many changes” (p. xi). He also recognizes that change in what he calls “Internet time” (ibid.) occurs more rapidly than during earlier times of change. His book, The Internet Edge: Social, Legal, and Technological Challenges for a Networked World, is “about some of the changes taking place in Internet time” (ibid.).”