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‘Creative right brain’ myth debunked

March 7, 2012 by Amara D. Angelica

Brain

Yet another brain myth bites the dust, joining “we only use 10 percent of our brain,” and other pseudoscience nonsense that tries to cram people in nice neat boxes.

The left hemisphere of your brain, thought to be the logic and math portion, actually plays a critical role in creative thinking, University of Southern California (USC) researchers have found, at least for visual creative tasks… read more

Consciousness, the Beatles, and Zombie Blues

September 8, 2013 by Amara D. Angelica

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I’ve been to two of the amazing biennial Toward a Science of Consciousness events and enjoyed them immensely, but I think this one April 21–26 next year in Tuscon will be the best yet.

It features three of the most interesting characters in neuroscience — Karl Deisseroth, Cristof Koch, and Henry Markram — and a bevy of other compelling speakers.… read more

comic | What is the meaning of life?

April 15, 2011

cartoon meaning of life

comic | That only a nerd could love

March 31, 2010

nerd comic

Source: John Martz — June 15, 2009

COMIC | Spam filter

January 21, 2010

spam filter

Source: Dilbert — January 22, 2010

comic | Science Montage

February 23, 2010

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COMIC | Researcher Translation

January 23, 2010

Researcher Translation

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COMIC | Protesting Against New Technology: The Early Days

January 21, 2010

Protesting Against Technology

Source: INKCINCT — June 4, 2007

COMIC | New pet

January 21, 2010

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comic | Map of online communities

October 13, 2010

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COMIC | Extrapolating

January 21, 2010

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comic | Devotion to duty

February 23, 2010

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comic | And then nothing turned itself inside-out

October 31, 2010

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Source: Questionable Content — October 20, 2010

CNN Morgan Spurlock Inside Man episode ‘Futurism’ featuring Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, MD

May 1, 2014

CNN | CNN original series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, hosted and produced by the Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, launches its second season on CNN on April 13, 2014.

The second episode, “Futurism,” featuring Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, MD, will rebroadcast on the evening of May 2, 2014. It will air on Friday, May 2, at 11:00 pm ET and 8:00 pm PT. It will also air Friday, May… read more

classic film | The Age of Intelligent Machines

November 10, 2015

The Age of Intelligent Machines - film - A2

Dear readers,

From my archives, I wanted to share this classic documentary film and book from the late 1980s, almost 30 years ago. It’s an interesting restrospective of my early visions of the future of computing, along with commentary and insights from many industry experts.

I wrote and produced the film in 1987 to accompany the museum exhibit “Robots and Beyond.” The film became the basis for my… read more

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