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One More Mighty Leap

FX Media Phierce Media from animal self to Gutenberg self to modern & postmodern & metamodern self … now the time has come for one more mighty leap … Aesthetico #117 modernism Postmodernism Metamodernism Read more on


LEAH MCINNIS All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone. — Pascal Aesthetico #117 Pascal humanity Read more on

After You've Gone

The North Sea, Corey Arnold So much of what we cherish and hold dear in our lives depends on the future survival of humanity into the future … but what if there is no future? The immanent disappearance of human life would exert a generally...Show More Summary

The New Artist

Scientists at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon have created The New Artist, an autonomous robot that creates art for other machines. With the creation of an aesthetic outside human cognition, The New Artist claims for itself the powers of perception, fruition and interpretation. Leah McInnis Aesthetico #117 robotics art Read more on

Will Lawmakers Respond to Alarms About Surveillance Powers in Next Congress?

Amash tried to kill provision of intelligence bill that he says would allow White House to spy on any U.S. citizen without judicial permission.

Rolling Stone requests independent review of its University of Virginia rape story

The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism will conduct a review into the magazine's editorial process

What the New York Times misses about rape: Campus assault isn’t a distraction — it’s part of a larger conversation

The problem isn’t that we’re talking too much about college campuses. It's that we aren't talking enough about rape

CIA’s tortured accountability: Why it gets away with pretty much everything

NY Times wants torturers to be prosecuted, but normal standards for accountability just don't apply to the CIA

From the Emma Stone lip-sync to “House of Cue Cards”: The year in Jimmy Fallon

In 2014, the "Tonight Show" taught us that Daniel Radcliffe is a rap god and Kevin Hart hates roller coasters

South Carolina stays No. 1 in AP women’s poll

South Carolina is No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s poll for the fifth straight week while Stanford has its lowest ranking in nearly nine years. The Gamecocks had a busy week, sweeping Hampton, Central Michigan and Liberty by an average of 32 points. Connecticut and Texas stay second and third in Monday’s Top 25. [...]

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