MadSci Network - A collective cranium of
scientists providing answers to your questions.
Mars One - Private venture that proposes to take humanity to Mars in 2023 and to establish a permanent settlement
there. To accomplish this, Mars One has developed a plan based upon existing technologies. And, of course, it asks for your support, funding,
and willing astronauts.
MASSIVE (Math and Science Song Information Viewable Everywhere) - The MASSIVE database
contains information on over 1700 science and math songs. Some of these songs are suitable for 2nd graders; others might only appeal to tenured professors.
Some songs have been professionally recorded; others haven't. Some are quite silly; others are downright serious.
MetaReligion - Major religions and beliefs systems: christianism, buddhism, occultism,
gnosticism, theosophy, magick, esotericism, the paranormal, mysticism, wicca, paganism, philosophy and science.
Micah Wright - Micah Wright is an author who works in film, television, videogames
and comic books. His new book Back The Attack: Remixed War Propaganda is a complilation of 45 of his Propaganda Remix Project posters.
Microphones - Information on various historical microphone types used in broadcasting and recording.
Micropolitan Museum - Exhibits often overlooked 'works of art' only visible
with the aid of the microscope. Curator Wim van Egmond displays microscopic masterpieces produced by nature during eons of natural selection and
other life-sculpting mechanisms.
Military Order of the Carabao - One of the most unique organizations associated with our nation's
military history. It was founded in 1900 to counter and satirize the very pompous Order of the Dragon, which was founded by those who had
defeated the very short-lived Boxer uprising in China. This idea for a lampoon was conceived by several Army officers one night at the Army-Navy
Club in Manila during the Philippine Insurrection. As with most jests, it contained a serious ingredient which gradually surfaced to eclipse
the initial joke. While the original spoof was real enough, the Carabao Order came to epitomize the camaraderie that grows among members
of the armed forces who face the dangers and privations of extensive military service far from home.
Mind States - Since 1997, the Mind States conferences and seminars have brought
together renowned scientists, researchers, artists, and musicians from all over the world to present the latest findings in consciousness studies,
with a particular focus on altered states of consciousness. Also see Links page.
MIT Gallery of Hacks - The word hack at MIT usually refers to a clever, benign, and "ethical"
prank or practical joke, which is both challenging for the perpetrators and amusing to the MIT community. [Note: This has nothing to
do with computer or phone hacking.]
Moral Sense Test (MST) - The Moral Sense Test is a web-based study into the nature
of moral intuitions. How do humans, throughout the world, decide what is right and wrong? To answer this question, this site provides a series of
moral dilemmas designed to probe the psychological mechanisms underlying our ethical judgments.
NASA Multimedia - Features images from NASA's space missions past
and present, including Apollo missions, the International Space Station, Space Shuttle, The Hubble Telescope, plus other projects. You'll
find incredible Shuttle lift-offs, touch-downs, lunar landings, Hubble images of Mars, Mars Surveyor pictures
of Cydonia and the Face on Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, other planets, the moon, nebulae, star clusters, comets, views
of earth from outer space, and more.
NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics - Seeks breakthroughs in space transportation:
propulsion that requires no propellant mass, propulsion that attains the maximum transit speeds possible, and the breakthrough energy production
methods to power such devices. See Warp Drive- When? for an introduction
to the challenges of interstellar travel.
Naked States - A humorous and provocative examination of one artist's
(Spencer Tunick) dynamic work and its relevance within the cultural biography of America, documenting one man's journey as he traveled each
of the fifty states to ask Americans of all races, shapes and body sizes to take off their clothes and pose in public, before his camera for the
sake of art.
NYC Surveillance Camera Players - "Only someone completely distrustful of all government
would be opposed to what we are doing with surveillance cameras." - NYC Police Commissioner Howard Safir, 27 July 1999.
NYU Movement Lab - A motion capture studio and research group dedicated to the analysis and animation of
all forms of human movement. It is housed at NYU's ITP Tisch School of the Arts, and Courant
Institute'sVLG. Many projects are at the boundary between computer science, dance, performance
art, animation, medical research, and other uses of motion capture technology. It is mainly funded by grants from NYU, the National
Science Foundation, ONR, and Sloan Foundation.
Obscurantism - The practice of deliberately preventing the facts or full details
of something from becoming known. There are two common senses of this: (1) opposition to the spread of knowledge-a policy of withholding knowledge
from the general public; and (2) a style (as in literature or art) characterized by deliberate vagueness or abstruseness.
Old Hippies Groovy Site - Eclectic directory of links: art, music, literature,
science, politics, hippies, humor, entertainment, Best Of The Web, environment, food.
Onion, The - America's finest news source [for satire].
On Truth and Reality - The site contains roughly 300 webpages on the subjects of Metaphysics,
Philosophy (Ancient Greek, Indian & Western Philosophy), Physics (Einstein's Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Cosmology), Theology &
Morality, Evolution, Human Sexuality, Health, Politics, and Education. The work is founded on the ideas of many wonderful minds from human history,
and there are thousands of quotes from many hundreds of famous philosophers and scientists. The aim is to show how the Wave Structure of Matter explains
and solves many problems of human knowledge caused by the incomplete 'Particle' and 'Field' conception of matter in 'Space-Time'.
Opte Project - This project was created to make a visual representation of a space that is very
much one-dimensional, a metaphysical universe. The data represented and collected here serves a multitude of purposes: Modeling the Internet, analyzing
wasted IP space, IP space distribution, detecting the result of natural disasters, weather, war, and esthetics/art.
Order of Skull and Bones - The story begins at Yale,
where three threads of American social history - espionage, drug smuggling and secret societies - intertwine into one. Is Skull and Bones the
American branch of the Illuminati? Are national and global events manipulated as part of a grand Hegellian equation, thesis and anti-thesis
yielding a New World Order synthesis? The evidence and events surrounding the Order of Skull and Bones will shock you. - by Kris Millegan
ORLAN - Orlan is a performance artist who uses her own body and the procedures of plastic surgery
to make "carnal art". She is transforming her face, but her aim is not to attain a commonly held standard of beauty. Orlan is the only artist
working so radically with her own body, asking questions about the status of the body in society. Also see Wikipedia article.
Paris: Invisible City - Paris, the City of Light, so
open to the gaze of artists and tourists, so often photographed, has been the subject of so many glossy books, that we tend to forget the problems
of thousands of engineers, technicians, civil servants, inhabitants and shopkeepers in making it visible. The aim of this sociological opera is to
wander through the city, in texts and images, exploring some of the reasons why it cannot be captured at a glance. This work tries to show that real
cities have a lot in common with Italo Calvino's "invisible cities".
Personal Defense Network - Articles and videos on personal defense including defensive firearm
training, handguns, health and fitness, legal issues, non-firearm defensive tools, and tactics.
Peter Vronski - Canadian writer, filmmaker, artist, investigative researcher, videographer,
film and video editor, internet broadband video streaming content specialist, webmaster, historian. Various projects include: Lee Harvey Oswald
in Russia, Montsegur and the Cathers, Ambrose Small: Case Closed, Crime and Punishment, Italian Products Onine, Express Gangland, Toronto Eng.
Pigasus - A 145-pound (66-kg) hog. On August 23, 1968, Pigasus was nominated for President of the United States as a theatrical gesture by the Youth International Party (Yippies), just before the opening of the Democratic National Convention. At a rally announcing his candidacy, Pigasus was seized by Chicago policemen and several of his Yippie backers were arrested for disorderly conduct. The trial was a sensation, covered by CBS, NBC, ABC, The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Chicago Sun Times, the AP and UPI wire services, and many other major U.S. news outlets.
Pirate TV - Techno dub, electro trip hop, abstract jungle, house garage. Pirate
TV, an online tv channel backed by members of Coldcut and their label Ninja Tune,
is busy pumping out new urban electronic music across the worldwide web.
PixelMutt - Mixes for the discriminating listener.
Poems-For-All - Small poems in small booklets half the size of a business card.
Political Graveyard - A database of political history and cemeteries, with brief biographical
entries for over 119,000 U.S. political figures, living and dead, from the 1700s to the present.
Political Compass - Take this test, a sophisticated measurement of attitudes and human
contradictions that attempts to provide a more integrated definition of where people and parties are really at on the on the "left-right"
Praba Pilar - Explores technology and community through site works, performances, street
theatre, writing and websites. Her wildly diverse work has been presented at museums, galleries, public streets, universities and all kinds of arterventionist/
performalogic spaces, and honored with multiple awards - from Creative Capital to the Hawaii Fluxus Award.
Primitivism - Primitivism is the pursuit of ways of life running counter to the development
of technology, its alienating antecedents, and the ensemble of changes wrought by both. This site is an exploration into primitivist theory, as well
as various works that contribute to an understanding of the tendency.
Processed World - Processed World magazine was founded in 1981 by a small group
of dissidents, mostly in their twenties, who were then working in San Francisco's financial district. The magazine's creators found themselves using
their only marketable skill after years of university education: "handling information." In spite of being employed in offices as
"temps," few really thought of themselves as "office workers." More common was the hopeful assertion that they were photographers, writers, artists,
dancers, historians or philosophers. The idea for a new magazine struck one of these people, Chris Carlsson, while he was on vacation in
the summer of 1980. The sources of this brainstorm were simultaneously a certain socio-economic layer of late twentieth century U.S. society, a group
of friends, and certain obscure artistic and political tendencies comprising both post-New Left, post-situationist libertarian radicalism and the
dissident cultural movement whose most public expression was punk and new wave music.
Project Glass - A research and development program by Google to develop an augmented
reality head-mounted display (HMD). Project Glass products would display
information in smartphone-like format hands-free and could interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. The operating system software
used in the glasses will be Google's Android.
Project MKULTRA (also known as MK-ULTRA) - The code name for a CIA mind-control
research program that began in the 1950s. There is much published evidence that the project involved not only the use of drugs to manipulate persons,
but also the use of electronic signals to alter brain functioning.
Prosthetic Knowledge - Information that a person does not know, but can access as needed
Public Domain Review - Dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available online.
Public Netbase Media~Space - Founded by Konrad Becker and Francisco
de Sousa Webber in the Vienna MuseumsQuartier in 1995 as a non-profit internet provider and a platform for the participatory use
of information and communication technology.
Pulp-O-Mizer - The customizable pulp magazzine
Quora - Ask any question, get real answers from people with first hand experience, and blog about what you
know. Read amazing questions, answers and blogs.
Quotes from W.C. Fields - Fields' stature as a
humorist must be seen in his complete work -on stage, screen, and radio. Fields' humor was a humor "in context" - not always easily pulled out of
that context. His comments about society came from how he reacted to others in films: in his devastating comments or reactions to bankers, children,
wives, and the like.
Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit - A common British superstition which states that a person should say or repeat the word "rabbit" or "rabbits", or "white rabbits", or some combination of these elements, out loud upon waking (or first moment) on the first day of the month, because doing so will ensure good luck for the duration of that month.
Reality Sandwich - Web magazine whose subjects run the gamut from sustainability to
shamanism, alternate realities to alternative energy, remixing media to re-imagining community, holistic healing techniques to the promise and perils
of new technologies.
Retronaut - Videos, pictures, music and text from public and private archives: enlightenment, wonder and
the pleasure of weirdness. Retronaut plays with our understanding of historical documents, encounters, and time itself. Maintained by Chris
Rex Research - Information about unconventional, suppressed, and dormant technologies, inventions,
theories and therapies.
Ricanstruction - An (un)ARMed anarcho Albizu apostle anti-army of unruly under-ground
under-dog slum souljahs and genre-cidal ghetto girillas who stand akcuzed (and akcept the charge) of making soundz that you can break down and de-stroy
and over-throw and build and plant to.
Roadside Peek - Take ya roadside journey in time. Visit old motels, bowling alleys, drive-in
theatres, neon signs, petrol pumps, googie sites, tiki villages, and more.
rotten dot com - The soft white underbelly of the net, eviscerated for all to see: Rotten
dot com collects images and information from many sources to present the viewer with a truly unpleasant experience.
Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) - At the heart of the RSA's contemporary mission and public debates about the future prospects for the human race is the question: 'Can we go on like this?' Will the ideas and values which transformed our world in the last two centuries be sufficient to find solutions to the challenges we now face or do we need new ways of thinking? Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong fellowship, it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today's reality and people's hopes for a better world.
RTMark: Your Corporate Future Home Page - ®TMark receives project ideas from internet
users, then lists them. Each listed project has its own discussion list. When a project requires a bit of funding to be accomplished, investors may
offer their help. More often, people will offer non-financial help or feedback.
Sacred Rose Tattoo (Berkeley,
CA) - Home of award winning artists with a dedication to tattooing as an art form and customer service. Many have professional art degrees
and formal training in the fine arts.
Secret Histories Project, The - The Secret Historian is an academic (although
not actually a historian) who lives and works in Oxford. She likes coffee, chocolate, swing dancing and deconstructing hegemonic narratives.
Secular Web - Devoted to the defense of metaphysical naturalism, the view that our natural
world is all that there is, a closed system in no need of an explanation and sufficient unto itself. Includes the world's largest library of secularist
literature online, links to other sites and organizations, and useful resources for freethinkers.
SETI@home - A scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search
for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.
Shaman's Drum - Magazine on experiential shamanism invits you to explore with the extraordinary
worlds of shamanic healing, entheogenic sacraments, and ecstatic spirituality.
Singularity University - The concept of the Singularity University was proposed by Dr.
Peter Diamandis to Dr. Ray Kurzweil and his colleagues Drs. Robert D. Richards and Michael Simpson in mid-2007. Diamandis was
inspired to apply the interdisciplinary, international and intercultural principles originally pioneered by the International
Space University. The idea for SU came to Diamandis while reading Kurzweil's The Singularity
is Near while trekking in Chile in January 2007. Singularity University aims to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders
who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies.
Situationist International - Texts by and pertaining to the Situationist International.
Links to other Situationist and prositu websites.
Six String Nation - The Six String Nation guitar and related projects were
conceived in 1995 by Peabody Award winning writer and broadcaster Jowi Taylor, inspired by the looming Quebec Referendum of that
year and by the commitment of luthier George Rizsanyi to the value of Canadian woods over the usually preferred exotics. After years of
community dialogue, research and fundraising, the guitar made its official debut at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in the
hands of Stephen Fearing, Colin James, Michel Pagliaro, Stars, Aselin Debison, Kyle Riabko, Jean-Francois Breau and others on July 1st, 2006. Since
then, it's travelled many thousands of kilometers across Canada, been played by hundreds of different musicians and been held by thousands of Canadians
- players and non-players alike - at festivals, schools, concerts and community events in a growing number of places around the country.
Skeptic - Dedicated to the promotion of science and critical thinking, and to the investigation
of extraordinary claims and revolutionary ideas. Also publisher of Skeptic Magazine.
Smoking Gun - Material obtained from government and law enforcement sources, via Freedom
of Information requests, and from court files.
Snoedel - THe microscopic and the macroscopic view.
Society for Human Sexuality - A social and educational organization whose purpose is to promote
understanding and appreciation for the many forms of adult intimate relationships and consensual sexual expression.
Sound Photosynthesis - Features unique videotapes, audiotapes and publications spanning
decades of explorations in science, astronomy, physics, culture, music, society, psychedelics, brain/mind studies, shamanism, interspecies communication,
Spin - A special point of view, emphasis, or interpretation. Jeff Ubois, spreading memes.
Spunk Library - Collects and distributes literature in electronic format, with an emphasis on
anarchism and related issues.
Spy Exchange and Security Center - Spy shop on the net featuring hundreds of
products including countermeasures, surveillance video cameras, night vision, lie detection, investigative and security software, hundreds of books.
Stonehenge - A prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire,
about 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding
a circular setting of large standing stones. Archaeologists believe the standing stones were erected around 3200 BC and the surrounding circular
earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. Stonehenge and related-sacred site links
Swingin' Chicks of the Sixties - From Marilyn to "Batgirl," Twiggy to "Jeannie," Annette
"99," the Swingin' Sixties' swinginest chicks unite for a kooky (but respectful) celebration of swingin' style.
SWIPE Tookit - This calculator allows you to determine what
your data bits are worth on the open market so you can request proper compensation when it is asked from you. For instance, a typical cellular phone
company will ask for your address, date of birth, phone number, Social Security number and driver's license to open a new account. Consult the data
calculator and that will be $13.75 please.
Taner Edis - Fascinated by the plethora of supernatural and fringe science beliefs around him, and concerned about the rise of Islamist politics back in Turkey, Edis first got involved with skeptical inquiry into religious and paranormal claims during his graduate studies. He has since written and spoken extensively on such subjects, particularly on the topic of anti-evolutionary thought.
Temporary Services - Champions public projects that are temporary, ephemeral, or that
operate outside of conventional or officially sanctioned categories of public expression.
Textfiles - A wonderful thing happened in the 1980s: Life started to go online. And as the
world continues this trend, everyone finding themselves drawn online should know what happened before, to see where it all really started to come
together and to know what went on, before it's forgotten. What this site offers is a glimpse into the history of writers and artists bound by the
128 characters that the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) allowed them. The focus is on mid-1980's textfiles and
the world as it was then, but even these files are sometime retooled 1960s and 1970s works, and offshoots of this culture exist to this day. A history
section is for people who lived through the "Golden Age" of BBSes to write about their experience. They can write about it from
the point of view of someone looking back, or they can try to recreate the feelings they had when they went through it in childhood (or early adulthood).
Adventure - Walkthroughs and Hints for Text Adventures
Viruses - Computer Viruses, Trojan Horses, and Worms
Theatre of Dolls - A creative partnership of visual artists Frida Alvinzi and Raisa Veikkola.
Frida Alvinzi was born in Stockholm, Sweden and Raisa Veikkola in Helsinki, Finland. Theatre of Dolls creates other-worldly visual experiences
and 4-dimensional art pieces, using puppets as storytellers and their own bodies as sculptural landscapes, creating the illusion that alternative
realities are alive. Using found objects from nature and charity shop treasures as materials, all puppets, costumes and sets are carefully handcrafted
by the artists.
theCounterpunch - Hubtivity: understanding finance, social issues, financial planning, physics.
Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn - A Spiritual Movement and Magickal Order with Seven Grades
of Initiation which are linked with the seven Chakras of Yoga, the seven traditional Planets of Astrology and the seven Metals of Alchemy.
Thing, The (Thing.net) - Provides Internet connections for dozens of New York artists and arts
organizations. It allows its clients to exhibit online works that other providers might immediately unplug. Founded by Wolfgang Staehle.
Transhumanity - Promotes engagement and activism in the transhumanist and life extension movements.
Three World Wars - "Over 11,000 thinking individuals, including a number of retired and
serving high-ranking military personnel, receive the free World War Three e-newsletter loaded with practical, sane and level-headed information
you can really use to prepare yourself for the Planned World War Three. All information is taken from the most reliable sources available
and can be verified with a little research. But you won't find any of this in your mainstream news sources. They are controlled, just as news broadcasts
during WW1 and WW2 were carefully controlled. It's called propaganda.Also see:
toxic pop - We toxic pop are small, but the toxic pop grows larger by the
day. Swallowing drugs not corporate cock since 1977.
Trevor Paglen - Trevor Paglen is an artist, writer, and experimental geographer working
out of the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley. His work involves deliberately blurring the lines between
social science, contemporary art, and a host of even more obscure disciplines in order to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways
to interpret the world around us. His most recent projects take up secret military bases, the California prison system, and the CIA's practice
of "extraordinary rendition."
United Kingdom's Honours System - The UK's honours
system has evolved over time, with many current awards having their origins in the Middle Ages (14th century). The awards are also used by
some other British Commonwealth countries. Awards in the United Kingdom are made within Orders of Knighthood.
Universal Leonardo - A program aimed at deepening understanding of Leonardo da Vinci through a series of European exhibitions (2006), scientific research and web-based resources.
Urban Explorers Network - Wherever you feel most at home, if you have the urge to see where
most are blind, this is a website for you. Features an index of information in various media - trip logs, photos, maps.
WELL, The - There is nothing quite like The WELL, and the secret has a lot to do with its evolution.
Stewart Brand and Larry Brilliant founded the Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link in 1985, starting with a dialog between the fiercely independent
writers and readers of the Whole Earth Review. This set the tone for the playful intellectual and social gathering that continues today. The
WELL social experience continues to evolve and surprise.
Whale - Vaccine, AIDs industry, psychiatry, cancer, mind control, state genocide, orgone theory, dope,
food, mafia, and the like, all covered in the most sensational, controversial, and conspiratorial manner you are ever likely to encounter.
What the Fuck have You Done? - Glen E. Friedman, considered one of the most important
photographers of his generation, became well known for working with such rebellious artists as Fugazi, Black Flag, Ice-T, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat,
Misfits, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C, KRS-1, and Public Enemy, as well as old school skateboarders like: Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Alan "Ollie" Gelfand,
Duane Peters, and Stacy Peralta. Many of his photographs are recognized as the subjects' definitive portraits. Most posts here will be stuff
I've found or friends have sent to me from around the internet that I find interesting in one way or another. It will be an outlet for my political
views, sense of humor, musical interests, etc., etc. - Glen E. Friedman
Whole Shebang, The - How to Build a World-view; an Epistemology; Some Idea of Where the Hell
We Might Be.
Witch/Pagan Resources - Where Hollywood and fantasy end and real religion and beliefs begin.
Witch and pagan resources, news, and commentaries.
World Database of Happiness - An ongoing register of scientific research on
the subjective enjoyment of life. It brings together findings that are scattered throughout many studies and provides a basis for synthetic work.
The Database consists of the following interrelated collections, the interconnections of which are visualized on a flow
WU MING - Autonomous political enterprise. Founders include Roberto
Bui, Giovanni Cattabriga, Luca Di Meo and Federico Guglielmi.
X-Project - Paranormal, UFO,
ghost news and discussion.
Yes Men, The - A genderless, loose-knit association of some three
hundred impostors worldwide using any means necessary to agree their way into the fortified compounds of commerce, ask questions, and then smuggle
out the stories of their undercover escapades to provide a public glimpse at the behind-the-scenes world of business.
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