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Jamreilly

Idiosyncratic stream of information from the web, gathered on the road towards collective amusement and understanding.
European Bramble from the Vienna Dioscurides, 6th-century C.E. - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
European Bramble
 
from the Vienna Dioscurides, 6th-century C.E.
Well, then, someone who thinks that he can set down an art in writing, and equally someone who accepts something from writing as though it were going to be clear and reliable, must be very simple-minded .. You know, Phaedrus, writing shares a strange feature with painting. The offspring of painting stand there as if they were alive, but if anyone... - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
From Fritz Der Wolkenfahrer  via 50Watts: Stopping Off Place - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
From Fritz Der Wolkenfahrer  
via 50Watts: Stopping Off Place
I hear new news every day, and those ordinary rumours of war, plagues, fires, inundations, thefts, murders, massacres, meteors, comets, spectrums, prodigies, apparitions, of towns taken, cities besieged in France, Germany, Turkey, Persia, Poland, &c., daily musters and preparations, and such like, which these tempestuous times afford, battles... - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
scan9 by Nicholas Ballesteros - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
scan9
 
by Nicholas Ballesteros
Would Truth dispense, we could be content, with Plato, that knowledge were but remembrance; that intellectual acquisition were but reminiscential evocation, and new Impressions but the colouring of old stamps which stood pale in the soul before. For what is worse, knowledge is made by oblivion, and to purchase a clear and warrantable body of... - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
The Cantino planisphere (or Cantino World Map) is the earliest surviving map showing Portuguese geographic discoveries in the east and west. It is named after Alberto Cantino, an agent for the Duke of Ferrara, who successfully smuggled it from Portugal to Italy in 1502. It is important in our days because it contains unique historical information... - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
The Cantino planisphere (or Cantino World Map) is the earliest surviving map showing Portuguese geographic discoveries in the east and west. It is named after Alberto Cantino, an agent for the Duke of Ferrara, who successfully smuggled it from Portugal to Italy in 1502. 
 
 It is important in our days because it contains unique historical information about the maritime exploration and the evolution of nautical cartography in a particularly interesting period. 
 
via wikiP
houghtonlib: Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. poster design for Firebird, 1915. MS Thr 414.4 (13) Harvard Theatre Collection, Harvard University - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
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Bakst, Léon, 1866-1924. poster design for Firebird, 1915.
 
MS Thr 414.4 (13)
 
Harvard Theatre Collection, Harvard University
A graphical representation of the expansion of the universe with the inflationary epoch represented as the dramatic expansion of the metric seen on the left. This diagram can be confusing because the expansion of space looks like it is happening into an empty “nothingness”. However, this is a choice made for convenience of visualization: it is not... - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
A graphical representation of the expansion of the universe with the inflationary epoch represented as the dramatic expansion of the metric seen on the left. This diagram can be confusing because the expansion of space looks like it is happening into an empty “nothingness”. However, this is a choice made for convenience of visualization: it is not a part of the physical models which describe the expansion.
 
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What kind of world does one see when one experiences it from the point of view of two and not one? What is the world like when it is experienced, developed and lived from the point of view of difference and not identity? That is what I believe love to be. - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
brightwalldarkroom: Akira Kurosawa on watching Solaris with Andrei Tarkovsky: "Tarkovsky was sitting in the corner of the screening room watching the film with me, but he got up as soon as the film was over, and looked at me with a shy smile. I said to him, “It’s very good. It’s a frightening movie.” He seemed embarrassed, but smiled happily. Then... - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
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Akira Kurosawa on watching Solaris with Andrei Tarkovsky:
  
"Tarkovsky was sitting in the corner of the screening room watching the film with me, but he got up as soon as the film was over, and looked at me with a shy smile. I said to him, “It’s very good. It’s a frightening movie.” He seemed embarrassed, but smiled happily.
 
Then the two of us went to a film union restaurant and toasted with vodka. Tarkovsky, who does not usually drink, got completely drunk and cut off the speakers at the restaurant, then began singing the theme of Seven Samurai at the top of his voice. I joined in, eager to keep up. 
 
At that moment I was very happy to be on Earth.”
For Aristotle all necessary reasoning is deductive and exclusively based on syllogism. Reasoning-he says-and I think this is a profound and true remark-cannot go on indefinitely. You cannot go on asking for reasons infinitely, nor can you reason about a subject which is not known to you. Reason must come to a stop. There must be first principles... - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
Oscar Alemán -  Bésame Mucho (1943)   - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
… Farewel happy Fields Where Joy for ever dwells: Hail horrours, hail Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell Receive thy new Possessor: One who brings A mind not to be chang’d by Place or Time. The mind is its own place, and in it self Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n. - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
We are living in a peculiar, strange, and uncanny age. The more frantically the volume of information increases, the more decisively the misunderstanding and blindness to the phenomena grows. Furthermore, the more excessive the information, the less we have the capacity for the following insight: Modern thought is increasingly blinded and becomes... - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
Gene-expression microarray printouts depict snapshots of activity across a genome. Red squares represent genes that are more active, green squares represent genes that are less active. “We typically think of stress as being a risk factor for disease,” said Cole. “And it is, somewhat. But if you actually measure stress, using our best available... - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
Gene-expression microarray printouts depict snapshots of activity across a genome. Red squares represent genes that are more active, green squares represent genes that are less active.
  
“We typically think of stress as being a risk factor for disease,” said Cole. “And it is, somewhat. But if you actually measure stress, using our best available instruments, it can’t hold a candle to social isolation. Social isolation is the best-established, most robust social or psychological risk factor for disease out there. Nothing can compete.”
 
via David Dobbs: The Social Life Of Genes
i12bent: Three great classical pianists share this day as their birthday, so let’s have a pianopalooza! First: Alfred Brendel, b. Jan. 5, 1931… Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata) - Allegro ma non troppo (via imelectrofuse) - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
We think of our bodies as stable biological structures that live in the world but are fundamentally separate from it. That we are unitary organisms in the world but passing through it. But what we’re learning from the molecular processes that actually keep our bodies running is that we’re far more fluid than we realize, and the world passes... - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
houghtonlib: William Blake. The first book of Urizen, 1794. Typ 6500 42 Houghton Library, Harvard University - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
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William Blake. The first book of Urizen, 1794.
 
Typ 6500 42
 
Houghton Library, Harvard University
"Life appears: a complex dampness, destined to an intricate future and charged with secret virtues, capable of challenge and creation. A kind of precarious slime, of surface mildew, in which a ferment is already working. A turbulent, spasmodic sap, a presage and expectation of a new way of being, breaking with mineral perpetuity and boldly... - http://jamreilly.tumblr.com/post...
"Life appears: a complex dampness, destined to an intricate future and charged with secret virtues, capable of challenge and creation. A kind of precarious slime, of surface mildew, in which a ferment is already working. A turbulent, spasmodic sap, a presage and expectation of a new way of being, breaking with mineral perpetuity and boldly exchanging it for the doubtful privilege of being able to tremble, decay, and multiply."
 
from The Writing of Stones by Roger Caillois
 
via 50 Watts
Five-fold lifespan extension in C. Elegans by combining mutants | KurzweilAI - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – Knowmads, Infocology of the future New research published published online in Cell Reports on December 12, 2013 (open access) with the nematode C. elegans suggests that combining mutants can lead to radical lifespan extension. Scientists at the Buck Institute combined mutations in two pathways well known for lifespan extension and report […] - Jamreilly
Handheld Device TellSpec Can Detect Allergens, Chemicals, and Nutrients In Food - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – Knowmads, Infocology of the future A hand-held spectrometer pioneered by Toronto-based TellSpec that can determine exactly what is in the user’s food and display it on his or her smartphone. See on singularityhub.com - Jamreilly
Wildcat: Of course but Maybe a 2013 take in ten points - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – Cyborg Lives My end of 2013 post, fresh from the oven: Of course but Maybe, (a 2013 take in ten points) See on spacecollective.org - Jamreilly
A new — and reversible — cause of aging | KurzweilAI - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – Knowmads, Infocology of the future Researchers have discovered a cause of aging in mammals that may be reversible: a series of molecular events that enable communication inside cells between the nucleus and mitochondria. As communication breaks down, aging accelerates. By administering a molecule naturally produced by the human body, scientists restored […] - Jamreilly
Robo-Sperm Could Be the Drug Delivery Mechanism of the Future – D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – The future of medicine and health Researchers in Germany have hijacked a natural mini-motor to do their miniscule medical work: the sperm. - Building a motor small enough to move a single cell can be terribly tricky. That’s why researchers in Germany have decided to instead hijack a natural mini-motor: the […] - Jamreilly
Science Scorecard: Did 2013 Live Up to Expectations?: Scientific American - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – Knowmads, Infocology of the future The existence of the Higgs boson particle was confirmed, a strong case for human-caused climate change was released, and scientists analyzed the oldest-known human DNA - From the confirmation of long-sought elementary particles to the discovery of a lost lake on Mars, 2013 has been an […] - Jamreilly
Is God Dying?: Scientific American - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – Knowmads, Infocology of the future The decline of religion and the rise of the “nones - Since the early 20th century, with the rise of mass secular education and the diffusion of scientific knowledge through popular media, predictions of the deity’s demise have fallen short, and in some cases—such as in […] - Jamreilly
Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – Knowmads, Infocology of the future Wolfram gave me a glimpse under the hood in an hour-long conversation. And I have to say, what I saw was amazing. - Google wants to understand objects and things and their relationships so it can give answers, not just results. But Wolfram wants to make […] - Jamreilly
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