Archive for July, 2004

Jul 28 2004

Futurology - the video(game)

Published by Brian under film, music

Back in 2002, our good friend and collaborator, Dave Logan, took on the challenge of creating a video for Futurology, our history of sci-fi literature meets radio drama epic masterpiece. It was a long time coming, but eventually Dave showed up with an incredible music video. Animation gives way to video game, so be ready to blast some asteroids.

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Jul 23 2004

The Privileged Planet

Published by Brian under religion, science, human_rights, reviews

review by Brian Charles Clark

The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery
by Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards
Publisher: Regnery, 2004

In 1899, Rudyard Kipling, the great apologist of British imperialism, wrote:

Take up the White Man’s burden —
Send forth the best ye breed —
Go, bind your sons to exile
To serve your captives’ need;
To wait, in heavy harness,
On fluttered folk and wild —
Your new-caught sullen peoples,
Half devil and half child.

This poem is often cited as the link between racism and imperialism, but without ever defining either term. We typically define racism as prejudice based on race, color, creed or religion. The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, for example, defines racism as “Any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment, or exercise, on equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, or any other field of public life.” Dr. Helan Enoch Page, a noted anthropologist of race, writes that “Racism is an ideological, structural and historic stratification process…used for enforcing differential resource allocation decisions that contribute to decisive changes in relative racial standing in ways most favoring the populations designated as ‘white.’” Continue Reading »

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Jul 04 2004

DJ Funken Wagnalls Track on India Club and Lounge

Published by Brian under mp3, music

India Club and Lounge CD by Atman has remix by DJ Funken WagnallsThe DJ’s professional discography consists, so far, of a remix-mashup of two songs by the Brazilian-Indian band, Atman (which is really a solo project of Victor Ruiz). The song is called “Luminous Bliss” and is on Atman’s remix album, India Club & Lounge, which was released in late 2004. Emusic has just ripped the CD, so you can download just my song or the entire 2-CD album quite inexpensively.

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