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The Most Basic Form of Mind Control is Repetition

By Adam Cosco

The Most Basic form of Mind Control is Repetition on IMDB: imdb.com/title/tt1789950/

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1969 Alice in Wonderland by Salvador DalĂ­

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Frontispiece

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Down the Rabbit Hole

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The Pool of Tears

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A Caucus Race and a Long Tale

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The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill

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Advice From a Caterpillar

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Pig and Pepper

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Mad Tea Party

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The Queen’s Croquet Ground

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The Mock Turtle’s Story

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The Lobster’s Quadrille

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Who Stole the Tarts?

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Alice’s Evidence

The Lewis Carroll classic illustrated by Salvador Dalí 

Published by New York’s Maecenas Press-Random House in 1969 and distributed as their book of the month, the volume went on to become one of the most sought-after Dalí suites of all time. It contains 12 heliogravures, one for each chapter of the book, and one original signed etching in 4 colors as the frontpiece, all of which the fine folks at the William Bennett Gallery have kindly digitized for your gasping pleasure.

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I define the power elite as myself and my friends

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Coldcut’s tribute to Robert Anton Wilson. Part of the Royal Festival Hall’s Ether Festival (by Dancing Fish)

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Mottled blueblack sky.
A sudden moon — briefly! Then:
Blueblack mottled sky…

Robert Anton Wilson (born Robert Edward Wilson, January 18, 1932 January 11, 2007), the American author of 33 influential books, became, at various times, a novelist, philosopher, essayist, editor, playwright, futurist, libertarian and self-described agnostic mystic.

Wilson described his work as an “attempt to break down conditioned associations, to look at the world in a new way, with many models recognized as models or maps, and no one model elevated to the truth”. His goal being “to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone but agnosticism about everything.  Bob said Model Agnosticiam consists of never regarding any model or map of the universe with total 100% belief or total 100% denial. Bob’s Maybe Logic inspired the creation of the Maybe Logic Academy. Once when asked if he saw himself as a philosopher, he replied, “I am more of a speculator.”

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NEWWORDS

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Joseph Kolean and Chad Vickery had an idea in the Fall of 2007 to make up 26 new words, one for each letter of the English alphabet, and to make a short film for each of those words.

Completed in the Fall of 2010, this website chronicles that experience…

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Signals from the DEW Line: Art & Poetry in the Global Village

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Signals from the DEW Line: Art and Poetry in the Global Village

Dates: November 8-13, 2011
Location: 2nd Floor Gallery, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
Opening Reception & Poetry Performances: Tuesday November 8, 7-10pm
Admission: Free

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“Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen”. – Marshall McLuhan

Artists, as McLuhan described them, are the Distant Early Warning system of our culture. This exhibition and public performance explores the confluences between technology, poetry, artistic practice, and the influences of McLuhan’s vision in our time.

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On November 8th, as part of the McLuhan 100 conference and DEW Line Festival, join us for an evening of art, poetry and celebration of McLuhan’s vision 100 years later. From Facebook, to the city streets and imaginary glimpses at a new landscape after global warming, artists, poets and new media projects present cultural reflections on the state of the Global Village.

Signals from the DEW Line is a curatorial collaboration by Andrea Thompson and Britt Welter-Nolan.  http://tinyurl.com/6jdxvqx

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Babelcast: Critical Intelligence Gap

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The babelcast-mosaic is an algorithmic, computer-generated podcast series created from fragmented and distorted sounds of U.S. and World leaders. Juxtaposed and mixed with dynamic noise textures, the resulting ambient soundscape offers a unique musical perspective on mass media, language, and current events. This enhanced version adds algorithmically selected and manipulated still images. Each edition is built exclusively from sounds and images harvested within a defined period of days.

by Christopher Ariza 

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Critical Gap In In telligence:  

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Etemenanki (Sumerian: “temple of the foundation of heaven and earth”) was the name of a ziggurat dedicated to Marduk in the city of Babylon. It was famously rebuilt by the 6th century BC Neo-Babylonian dynasty rulers Nabopolassar and Nebuchadnezzar II. According to modern scholars such as Stephen L. Harris, the biblical story of the Tower of Babel was likely influenced by Etemenanki during the Babylonian captivity of the Hebrews.

Nebuchadnezzar wrote that the original tower had been built in antiquity: “A former king built the Temple of the Seven Lights of the Earth, but he did not complete its head. Since a remote time, people had abandoned it, without order expressing their words. Since that time earthquakes and lightning had dispersed its sun-dried clay; the bricks of the casing had split, and the earth of the interior had been scattered in heaps.”

The Greek historian Herodotus (440 BC) later wrote of this ziggurat, which he called the “Temple of Zeus Belus”, giving an account of its vast dimensions.

The already decayed Great Ziggurat of Babylon was finally destroyed by Alexander the Great in an attempt to rebuild it. He managed to move the tiles of the tower to another location, but his death stopped the reconstruction. Since then only the base remains, but it is visible from Google Earth, which places its location at 32.5362583°N 44.4208252°E just south of Baghdad.

 

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The Codex Seraphinianus

The disturbing implication of this last page, and of every page of the Codex Seraphinianus, is that the real as we see it cannot contain everything. 

Other possibilities are continually generated by the imagination , and generated above all in images. Perhaps it is not as important as we thought to determine whether the images generatedare those of the artist, the dreamer, the fantasist or the hallucinator; for these species belong to one genus.

Codex Seraphinianus:  Hallucinatory Encyclopedia” – Peter Schwenger  

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The Codex Seraphinianus was written and illustrated by Italian graphic designer and architect, Luigi Serafini during the late 1970’s.

The Codex is a lavishly produced book that purports to be an encyclopedia for an imaginary world in a parallel universe, with copious comments in an incomprehensible language. It is written in a florid script, entirely invented and completely illegible, and illustrated with watercolor paintings. The Codex is divided into a number of sections (each with its own table of contents, the page numbers are in base-21 or base-22!) on subjects such as plants, animals, inhabitants, machines, clothing, architecture, numbers, cards, chemical analyses, labyrinth, Babel, foods… There are panoramic scenes of incomprehensible festivals, and diagrams of plumbing.

The Codex is to that imaginary world what Diderot’s Encyclopedia is to ours. Obviously, Serafini was not just attempting to create a consistent alternate world. Rather, the Codex is sort of an elaborate parody of the real world.

The invented script of the book imitates the Western-style writing systems (left-to-right writing in rows; an alphabet with uppercase and lowercase; probably a separate set of symbols for writing numerals) but is much more curvilinear reminding some Semitic scripts. The writing seems to have been designed to appear, but not actually be, meaningful, like the Voynich Manuscript.

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Flickr:  Codex Seraphinianus photo set by Mavra Chang

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