Aleph Null 3.0

Aleph Null - a labour of love—is an online, interactive, generative art engine and a tool for creating images and animations that have a unique, can't-get-it-anywhere-else look. Watch some of the below videos to get a sense of the sorts of visuals Aleph Null produces. The writing below the videos contains video tutorials that will get your freak on using/playing with Aleph Null. Using it should be an explorative adventure. It's software as art. In VR, you navigate 3D spaces. In Aleph Null, you navigate innovative art creation and appreciation space. If you like the look of things you've never seen before, look on. It's important that there be ambitious works of net art that people around the world can access. Exciting interactive net art is one of the best things about the Internet. It boldly goes where no gink has gone. It carries the banners of imagination, innovation, activism, communication, international community, knowledge, art, beauty and truth. The Internet will be exciting only so long as it remains inspiring to artists—as an artistic medium. If that light goes out, the forces of dullness will have secured the entire thing as a department store, surveillance device and peep show. Aleph Null is for viewing and creating the dreams of art. As the philosopher Plato said about 2,400 years ago, art is a dream for awakened minds. Aleph Null is for the dreamers and creators of the world.

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America and Britain are Textbook Examples of a New, Gruesome Phenomeon: Rich Nations Self-Destructing Into Poor Failed States

Michael Orr, palingEnesia

Michael Orr's palingEnesia escapes easy definitions. ARe these works blueprints for 'pataphysical machines? Innovations in rubber stamp art? Secretive messages in a new visual language? They are all that and much more. palingEnesia represents a new kind of synthesis betwen visual poetry, abstract comics and collage art. Completely analog in origin, palingEnesia interrogates the boundaries berween the literary and visual arts in a unique and deeply personal way.

Dr. Tim Heard, through his research and documentation efforts over the years, is determined to increase public awareness about the truly unique sugarbag honeybee.

Throughout the past several years, call-outs publicizing abuse in the music industries have reverberated far and wide. Activists of all stripes, inspired in part by the #MeToo movement, are broadcasting behavior by eminent artists ranging from the deeply unsavory to the gravely criminal. When put forward, these claims (some contritely acknowledged, others vehemently denied) often confirm the rumors and whisper campaigns that long lingered around the accused: from the respective "kings" of pop and R&B, to demigod conductors of Western art music, and from jazz's modern heroes, to idols of niche rock circles, such as Ryan Adams, Michael Gira of Swans, Ethan Kath of Crystal Castles, Jesse Lacey of Brand New, Twiggy Ramirez of Marilyn Manson, and Mark E. Smith of the Fall.

The former presidential candidate dropped in on an exhibition of the emails that fed a controversy which dogged her 2016 campaign.

The mayor of this Atlanta suburb said he wants the possession of less than 1 ounce of pot to be treated like a traffic ticket.


I don't smoke the weeds anymore, but I'm proud to call this town my home.
By the time the painting was finished two weeks ago, it stretched across more than 50 buildings, making it the largest public work of art here anyone can recall. The mural, a circle of orange, white and blue in Arabic calligraphy, quotes a third-century Coptic Christian bishop who said, “If one wants to see the light of the sun, he must wipe his eyes.”
Capsula Mundi
Capsula Mundi is a cultural and broad-based project, which envisions a different approach to the way we think about death. It's an egg-shaped pod, an ancient and perfect form, made of biodegradable material, where our departed loved ones are placed for burial. Ashes will be held in small Capsulas while bodies will be laid down in a fetal position in larger pods. The pod will then be buried as a seed in the earth. A tree, chosen in life by the deceased, will be planted on top of it and serve as a memorial for the departed and as a legacy for posterity and the future of our planet. Family and friends will continue to care for the tree as it grows. Cemeteries will acquire a new look and, instead of the cold grey landscape we see today, they will grow into vibrant woodlands. The project is still in a start-up phase, but encouraged by worldwide enthusiasm for our concept, we are working to make it become a reality.
Musician argues on Twitter that while some may be put off by the term ‘flat Earth’, ‘there’s no way u can see all the evidence and not know’
WIU's 2016 Prediction

Western Illinois University, the only entity that’s predicted every single presidential election with 100 percent accuracy since 1975, just announced that its mock election sent Sen. Sanders and Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) to the White House in 2016 as President and Vice President, respectively.