“Science advances one funeral at a time.” – Max Planck

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“Hillary Institute confirms Tim Jackson as its 2016 Laureate”

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Hillary Institute of International Leadership

“Ecological Economist & Playwright” Tim Jackson is the 2016 Hillary Laureate for exceptional mid-career Leadership in “Capital for Change”. Jackson, director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity at the University of Surrey (UK), is the Institute’s 7th annual, global Laureate since 2009.

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“Pale Blue Dot monologue” – Carl Sagan

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Carl Sagan’s iconic Pale Blue Dot monologue is based on the seminal photograph of Earth taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft in 1990:

“Live long and prosper” – R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy (March 26 1931 – February 27 2015)

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The Big Bang Theory

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From the Open Culture post: How Did Everything Begin?: Animations on the Origins of the Universe Narrated by X-Files Star Gillian Anderson

“Sad Robots Goes Funny” – Z-Machines

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Robot band Z-Machines presents the opportunity to explore the compositional possibilities of a guitarist with 78 fingers and a drummer with 22 arms.

 

“All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace” – Richard Brautigan

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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace by Richard Brautigan

I like to think
(right now, please!)
of a cybernetic forest
filled with pines and electronics
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