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Entries from March 2008

Ullage Group Flickr Page

March 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Here is a link to our new flickr page with 3D photos from our first event, “Five Sides of a Machine.” The photos can be viewed with standard red and cyan 3D glasses. Stereoscopic photography by Mick Andreano. (Posted by Anthony Matt)

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Tags: Clubs and Associations · Dead Media · Stereoscopy

Horoscopes

March 12th, 2008 · 4 Comments

I have little interest in astrology.  I doubt that my character is determined by the fact that some groups of stars look like animals, sort of; on the other hand, I feel no itch to denounce it as a pseudo-science, as the pseudo-skeptics do.  As an old-school skeptic, I accept that my human faculties are inadequate […]

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Tags: Belief Systems · Diversions

The Anatomy of a Circle

March 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

The circle is a rich and potent symbol: of knowledge (Charles Fort’s “One measures a circle, beginning anywhere”), of divinity (the proverbial “God is a circle whose center is everywhere, and whose circumference is nowhere”), and of futility (those “vicious circles”), to name a few.  I know of only one passage, however, that literally dissects the circle, […]

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Tags: Literature · Symbols