Deserts In The Blind Spot

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Driving through Nevada on vacation a week or so back, I had this epiphany about deserts:In the presence of green and wet, we become blind to deserts, in the same way sociopaths are blind to the existence and reality of other people.On the desert highways of Nevada, you'll occasionally see an oasis off in the distance, a green, lush place — maybe a hay farm, or a little spring-fed resort — and you'll think "Wow, that's beautiful." Your eye is drawn to green, and in that drawing, it looks a … [Read more...]

Beta Culture: Videoactive! Eschaton 2012 in Ottawa

I got invited to Eschaton 2012 in Ottawa last year, and the video of my talk — on Beta Culture and the "end of the world" — has just been released.Be gentle. It was my first time before an audience since the early 1990s, and I was a bit nervous.  … [Read more...]


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