Thursday, November 22, 2012

Austin Peralta 1990-2012

It's hard to wrap my head around the idea that this incredible young man, so filled with charm, curiosity, passion, and an astonishing musical talent, is gone. Farewell Austin. You will be missed.

A rational argument for consciousness as a non-reducible phenomenon in the universe

Monday, November 12, 2012

"Death and Life"

death and life
-- Charles Carroll Bombaugh, Gleanings for the Curious from the Harvest-Fields of Literature, 1890

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lana Wachowski receives the HRC Visibility Award

Lana Wachowski is best known for her collaboration with her brother, Andy Wachowski, together as the Wachowski Starship, formerly the Wachowski Brothers.  They made their directorial debut in 1996 with BOUND, reaching fame with their second film, THE MATRIX in 1999.  They wrote and directed the both sequels as well as writing and producing the 2006 film, V IS FOR VENDETTA.  Their latest film was recently released on October 26th, 2012, based on the novel of the same name, COULD ATLAS, starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry.

Lana Wachowski's story is particularly interesting for what has been less on the professional front and more on a personal level, watch this video where she tells her intimate, humorous, and moving story while receiving the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award.