The Scientific Indian

Archives for July, 2007

Humans evolved over millions of years. It wasn’t inevitabe, it wasn’t predictable, it wasn’t random either. It just was. It has taken incomprehensible amount of time to evolve the complexity needed in our neural clumps to hold reasoned representations of the world. Considering this biological history, it is safe to say that it will take…

Interactive Cellphone Art

Art could be passive and contemplative, like gawking at a Dali painting and letting it drug you into a state of inexplicable weirdness. Art could also be active and participatory, like the thousands of nude cyclicts in Amsterdam. How about Art with a cellphone and the cellular infrastructure? How about that in the beloved and…

Not politics, not war, but sports

The Hindu on the Asian cup win of Iraqi team. “In 90 minutes, 11 men on a soccer pitch thousands of miles away have made millions of Iraqis happy while 250 MPs, our government, the mullahs, imams and warlords can’t provide us with a single smile. I hope this is a turning point for our…

Great Erections

Naughty Sooty

42 baby guinea pigs from his two nights of passion. link

Hop over and drink scifi till you hallucinate about strange horizons. via bb

The Tempest, Act 4, Scene 1 Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Ye all which it inherit,…

A geyser in the car

Yesterday afternoon, I took the car out and after driving a few minutes noticed the air over the bonnet shimmering and undulating like in a mirage. I have seen this before and it’s not good news. The last time I saw this sign, the car burst into flames, the birds flew away, the sky clouded…

An English Experience: B&B in Whitby

A new essay has surfaced at TheScian.com. It has got pictures and you can click and hear me mumble and pretend to read it. Whitby, a seaside town in North Yorkshire, is home to Dracula’s cave, gothic gulls, and a B&B establishment that charms its guests with a roaring toilet the size of a matchbox,…

More OLPC

A good overview of the hardware, software and the vision that powers the OLPC Laptop named XO. As the author says, XO pushes laptop technology to a higher level of harware and software excellence. …development tools bundled with Sugar include the simple Scratch environment all the way to Python. Or that the music creation tools…