Wednesday, May 19, 2004

This blog has moved to this server: http://www.redtv.org/blog/samrose/

Saturday, January 31, 2004

Apparently, the IRS has been harrassing media writer Douglas
with forty audits since 1994.

Rushkoff says that he comes out ahead each time. Still, the IRS is relentless and audits him again.

In the comments section of his blog, Rushkoff writes "Honestly, it's not fear of being caught doing something wrong that had me so upset. It was a feeling of persecution, really, exacerbated by the tone and language of the letter from the IRS. They sent one to my wife, as well, basically offering her amnesty if she turned me in. We've only been married a year - it was our first tax return together, and this is her introdution to the marital financial partnership. Welcome to the machine. "

Saturday, December 13, 2003

I've started to read William Benzon's book "Beethoven's Anvil".

Howard Rheingold provides an enticing synopsis of the book in his review on

"It took a cognitive scientist who is also a musician to notice an obvious but scientifically ignored linkage: making music together is something that enables humans to improvise cooperation on the fly. Benzon uses his own experiences as a musician to tie the extensive citations in biology, psychology, sociology, and economics into a sense-making narrative. Benzon believes that when people make music together they create a kind of shared brain-state that exists in no single head, but emerges from the synchronized communications of a group. and uses an impressive body of knowledge to back up his case. Benzon might be proved right and he might be proved wrong, but he uses solid science and creative conjecture to make a highly readable as well as reasonable case."

Friday, November 21, 2003

Hip Bone Analytics

Charles Cameron is working on using a variation of Hermen Hesse's Glass Bead Game for conflict resolution, "the exploration and explanation of complicated problems", and for analyzing "Multi-Perspective" symmetries in human thinking. Make sure to check out the Hip Bone Games as well.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Using Garssotte Larosse's Web Desk Software I've made a usefull webdesk covering the subject of Media Ecology. You can view it here.

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