‘America’s involvement with China goes back to the late 18th century, when Yankee ships began to trade fur pelts and wheat (and later opium) for tea, silks and dishware. As early as 1845-1847, Boston presented the “Great Chinese Museum.”
Harvard University trained and underwrote many early explorers of China’s cultural and archaeological heritage. The 19th century scholar Ernest Fenollosa traveled to the East, converted to Buddhism, oversaw the Oriental section at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and wrote an essay on the Chinese written character which inspired Ezra Pound’s translations.–http://hamptonroads.com/2015/03/plunder-or-preservation-how-asian-art-came-us
This drummer first met Bruce at the Presidio in San Francisco at the PLANETWORKERS Conference, 2000 A.D. On that occasion he freestyled a presentation which featured the recent breaking news of the fire at Los Alamos.
I find Bruce to be a top (2015) contender for communicating the tale of the tribe, the complexities of all-around-the-world humanity, the technological and the cognitive revolutionary potentials, the pitfalls. And lots of razor sharp wit, brave new insights and killa’ satire. And that’s not touching upon his worlds and worlds of fictional writings. Like Robert Anton Wilson, Bruce Sterling keep a healthy balance ‘a new synthesis’ between so called ‘fiction’ and ‘non-fiction. Where the lower lights dance.
–Steve Fly (Agaric 23)
Bruce Sterling Closing Remarks (Full Session) | Interactive 2014 | SXSW
The Next Billion Seconds
What happens after we’re all connected?–Mark Pesce
HYPEREDUCATION at Columbia College
Mark Pesce on “HYPERCIVILITY” at Civic Hall
2020 Foresight” at Future of Insurance 2015
Robert Anton Wilson’s Pulp Illuminations
A talk at the Esoteric Book Conference, September 2014
By Erik Davis
Here is a talk I gave at last year’s wonderful Esoteric Book Conference about Illuminatus!, the occult, and the tension between high and low magic in the 1970s.
I highly recommend the EBC: the perfect (for me) Venn Diagram between esoteric scholarship and practicing occultism, the overlap being book nerdship, friendly enthusiasm, and good gender representation (key for occult conferences).
KEITH K. HOPEWELL – CHAOID SYSTEMS – LP
(containing CD & 8 page booklet with exclusive artwork and text)
Sounds Fly: Music Writing
by Steven James Pratt et al.
Mark Pesce edges into the future, while keeping humanitas and civility as a main focus point. The horrors of Genocide and perceived differences that lead to racism, fascism, gene-pool-chauvanism and the worst elements of our human species are explored and summed up by Mark. He gives hints at a possible solution-processes, and examples of such real-world solutions such as article 54 of the Rawadan’ constitution. Once again mark forces you to think outside of the box and takes the stakes to another level.
“Article 54 states that “political organizations are prohibited from basing themselves on race, ethnic group, tribe, clan, region, sex, religion or any other division which may give rise to discrimination”.–http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Rwanda