This site's a compendium of people, places, ideas and things I love (at least noticed) and want to share. About Emily
I’ve been seduced by a terroirist network known as New Zealand Artisan Honey, made up of passionate beekeepers producing honeys in small, quality batches from specific varietal sources among some of New Zealand’s most spectactular locations.
A. Both are fictional. Or at least highly speculative. No. We’ve already established that. B. Both indicate danger, especially around bodies of water. Sure, but we’re looking for a more specific answer. C. How about tree-fitty. Exactly! Tree-fitty. What’s tree-fitty? Loch Ness Monster: $3.50 Global Climate Crisis: 350 is the red line for human beings, […]
The Neural Buddhists In unexpected ways, science and mysticism are joining hands and reinforcing each other. We’re in the middle of a scientific revolution. It’s going to have big cultural effects. (tags: consciousness buddhism science mind brain materialism spirituality)
Two great streaming media offerings exploring the nature of consciousness:
Oprah and Eckhart Tolle’s “New Earth”online event and Jill Taylor’s TED Talk.
Want to Save a Coral Reef? Bring Along Your Crochet Hook The Institute For Figuring‘s Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project embodies “conecptual enchantment,” the “beauty and creativity that comes out of scientific thinking.” As it turns out, the gorgeously crenellated and undulating corals, anemones, kelps, sponges, and slugs that live in the reef have what […]
Welcome to the National Bitter Melon Council! Love eating bitter gourd/ bitter melon in Bhutan and China… Looking forward to studying this beautiful reference to all things bitter melon and figuring out what to do with it at home. (tags: bittermelon food cooking) The Wild Side: When Life Goes Cloudy Olivia Judson asks what’s it […]
So looking forward to reading Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5 Billion Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin, after these two fascinating articles on it today: Hiccups are Your Inner Fish Breathing Consider hiccups. These spasms in our diaphragms are triggered by electric signals generated in the brain stem, which […]
Todays links are about freedom of communication across the globe — from kids posting video in Uruguay to people coming together to create free wifi networks in sydney, australia and wellington, new zealand. Valentines greetings from scientists. Robotic insects. Social networking’s ad revolution. Pixish, a new kind of marketplace for photography.
Adam Greenfield, author of Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing, Speedbird, Urban Computing and its Discontents, and the upcoming The City is Here for You to Use, moderated an excellent panel discussion that included Christian Nold (who we loved at Pop!Tech), Eric Rodenbeck of Stamen Design, and J. Meejin Yoon of MY Studio and Howeler + Yoon Architecture. Here are the notes I took during the talk.
Adrian Bowyer demonstrating RepRap version 1.0 “Darwin” at Pop!Tech 2007. Photo by Medea Material, some rights reserved. Adrian Bowyer presented RepRap, an erector set that will change the world, as part of the “Innovation from the Bottom Up” panel at Pop!Tech 2007. This open source, self-replicating rapid-prototyping machine uses a biodegradable material, polylactic acid, made […]
Recommended musical accompaniment: Joga (iTunes | Amazon) by Björk Stockport Emotion Map by Christian Nold, from presentation on “The Human Impact” at Pop!Tech 2007 conference. Christian Nold looks at cities… differently. Most people go around cities with their head down. 50% of people live in them, yet they are more a concept than anything else. […]
Recommended musical accompaniment: Deep Water (iTunes) by Seal Claire Nouvian sailing in Penobscot Bay for a session on “Oceans in Balance” at Pop!Tech, off the coast of Maine. (More photos from Pop!Tech 2007) Claire Nouvian, a documentary filmmaker, thinks really deep thoughts about the ocean and its inhabitants. She’s especially concerned about how we relate […]
Journey with Robert Thurman in Bhutan, a film that explores the inner science of Buddhism and Gross National Happiness, is now available for purchase as DVD and MP4 download (also on Amazon). Featuring at the International Buddhist Film Festival in Sri Lanka May 24-26, 2013