New research published in the journal Science suggests it may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or hit a curve ball with little or no conscious effort. It’s the kind of thing seen in Hollywood’s “Matrix” franchise. Meer info
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If you’re having problems writing your manifesto, remember that a manifesto is a public declaration of principles and intentions (often political in nature). ‘Manifesto’ is derived from the Italian word manifesto, itself derived from the Latin manifestum (meaning ‘clear’ or ‘conspicuous’). Manifestos typically consist of a number of statements, which are numbered or in bullet points and which do not necessarily follow logically from one to the next:
A manifesto is a communication made to the whole world, whose only pretension is to the discovery of an instant cure for political, astronomical, artistic, parliamentary, agronomical and literary syphilis. It may be pleasant, and good-natured, it’s always right, it’s strong, vigorous and logical. Apropos of logic, I consider myself very likeable.
If you want to know more on what a manifesto exactly is, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_manifesto and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifesto
Also, check out these manifesto’s/websites for more inspiration:
– Bavo Research
– The Cheap Art Manifesto
– Manifesto Art not Art
– The clueatrain manifesto
– Realtime Art Manifesto
– A Hacker’s Manifesto by The Mentor
– Manifesto of Virtual Art
And if you’re wondering what your manifesto should look like, here are some interesting examples:
… voor het geval er écht vooruitstrevende ontwerpen gerealiseerd worden die vervolgens een niet te onderdrukken verlangen oproepen om ook een ‘amputee’ te zijn…
Desalnietemin, vanuit educatief oogpunt: better don’t try this at home 🙂
In February 2011, having progressively built up her tolerance to the foreign animal bodies, Marion Laval-Jeantet was injected with horse blood plasma containing the entire spectrum of foreign immunoglobulins, without falling into anaphylactic shock, an acute multi-system allergic reaction.
Horse immunoglobulins by-passed the defensive mechanisms of her own human immune system, entered her blood stream to bond with the proteins of her own body and, as a result of this synthesis, have an effect on all major body functions, impacting even the nervous system, so that the artist, during and in the weeks after the performance, experienced not only alterations in her physiological rhythm but also of her consciousness. "I had the feeling of being extra-human," explained the artist. "I was not in my usual body. I was hyper-powerful, hyper-sensitive, hyper-nervous and very diffident. The emotionalism of an herbivore. I could not sleep. I probably felt a bit like a horse.'
“Twenty years time will be the transition period when practices such as DNA sequencing begin to become more mainstream, and enter the public and private domain. From the insights I gathered, I wanted to make a critical analysis of the perceived power of Genetic Biology, and what it can and can’t actually do.”