The Mashup of Mashups

Produced by artistic (collective?) zzthex … this is a visual and aural treat. Imagine all the care and time in assembling, selecting, and stringing together. One minute and fifty-five seconds.

good morning
good evening
i’d like to welcome all of you here today

allright, so the beginning of all this was 1997
the early universe was almost all hydrogen and helium
in this roaring extend feathered wing to feathered wing
the universe is beginning to clump up and build galaxies from scratch
like an ocean of solutions, you dive in there, and these solutions come
this was the period in which you assembled the mass into galaxies
streets, subways, window ledges
in fact the stars only account for 1/2 a percent

gods and stars and stars or totems are not game animals
incidentally i’ve kind of switched on you

we don’t know when it hits us, but we become seekers, we start asking questions, we start getting curious
what next, you know
you can choose where to work, you can choose to buy television sets, you can choose to travel

this all turns out to be wrong
it’s very very unusual to want it if you don’t like it

so you see the galaxy in the center there, that doesn’t look like a spiral or an elliptical, it’s kind of chaotic
what you’re seeing is two phases of forms of social integration
finally you see constitutional law evolving in response to political, social, and constitutional pressure
the same people who had been unproductive you know, for 100 years plus, suddenly became very productive and very dynamic
ahh, the people, the people, merely they are flesh of my flesh

but I think it’s a question with more than one context

what would you do if all the lovers of your years passed by at midnight, dressed in the flesh that they wore when you last loved them
you’d be able to see the charactaristic size of these waves in an otherwise chaotic ocean
that’s, that’s actually kind of profound

A mash up of lectures given at UC Berkeley. Music is Grace by Bobby McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma.

* Advancing Integrative Psychological Research on Adaptive and Healthy Aging – Session 3: Decision Making in Aging – May 21, 2009
* David Lynch: Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain – November 6, 2005
* Memristor and Memristive Systems Symposium – November 21, 2008
* 2009 Frickey Symposium – Plenaary Session 1 – April 24, 2009
* The Dawn of Creation: The First Two Billion Years – Steven Beckwith – April 23, 2008
* Lunch Poems – Robin Blaser
* Conversations with History – The rise of Asia and the Decline of the West – Kishore Mahbubani

And so for day 2740

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