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Wet Streets Cause Rain: Michael Crichton on the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect

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Wet Streets Cause Rain: Michael Crichton on the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect

Have you ever read an article about a topic you know well, and found that the writer got everything wrong? Not just little things, but basic things, like the decade that Kate Bush released her first album, or the sport that Joe Montana played professionally. And did you then turn to another section and read about something you don't know well, such as foreign policy or the economy or domestic politics, and take that story more or less at face value? If you have, then you've experienced the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect. The term was coined by Michael Crighton in his 2005...

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Call for Submissions: Deep Dreams of Electric Sheep

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Call for Submissions: Deep Dreams of Electric Sheep

Right now I'm working on a zine about deep dream technology, and how artists can use this technology in mixed media projects, photography, videos, music, collage, and any other artistic medium you can think of. I'd like to get in touch with any artists who use deep dream processing methods in their art. Anyone who has used deep dream in an artistic project, e.g. a collage, a video, an audio track, or just creating an image with deepdream for their computer wallpaper, is welcome to submit their work. Essays are also welcome (1500 words max). If you want to write a...

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Onmoku #1 Now Available for Preorder

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The first issue of Onmoku is now available for preorder here. This zine includes: An interview with Haidt-Ashbury Reviews of albums by The Maudettes, The Subjective Agency, The Magical Schoolgirls and many more Ghost stories Six Ways to Please Your Man Order today and you'll get the zine as soon as we have it back from the printers. If you'd prefer to get the digital edition, you can sign up for our newsletter to find out when it's ready. Newsletter subscribers also get exclusive access to free items and discounts on the store.

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Xerox Art

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"Xerox art," a.k.a. copy art or xerography, involves using a photocopier to create new artwork. There are several ways to turn a copy into an original: Creating a "double/multiple exposure," i.e. running the same paper through the copier multiple times to superimpose multiple images on the same page; Copying things not often copied on a machine, such as human hands or faces, clothing, feathers, hair, cardboard, dolls, etc.;  Using a copier, along with other printmaking technologies, to transfer an image to a block of wood, a canvas, a cloth or another surface; Incorporating photocopied images into collages or multimedia artworks; ...

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