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Pinocchio: An Alternative Origin Story Exploring the Grandest Questions of Existence

Pinocchio: An Alternative Origin Story Exploring the Grandest Questions of Existence | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
“Myths are made for the imagination to breathe life into them,” Albert Camus wrote. Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, observed a century earlier as she contemplated the nature of the imagination and its three core faculties: “Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently… that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us.”

This “discovering faculty” of the imagination, which breathes life into both the most captivating myths and the deepest layers of reality, is what animated Italian artist Alessandro Sanna one winter afternoon when he glimpsed a most unusual tree branch from the window of a moving train — a branch that looked like a sensitive human silhouette, mid-fall or mid-embrace.

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Lots of New Tech for the VR Gaming Space

Lots of New Tech for the VR Gaming Space | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
Electronic Entertainment Expo 2015 (E3) has taken over the scene with all new and amazing advancements in virtual reality gaming. Located in Los Angeles, they have brought a conglomeration of gaming generations to their event.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, June 19, 2015 5:43 PM

Two new technology applications for the VR Gaming Space noted here (more on the actual page):

  1. Nod Backspin is the first multiplatform hand-held gaming controller released at E3 Conference this week. The design is top of the line; fitting perfectly in your hand.  Nod Backspin is created for VR gaming with low latency, sub-millimeter accuracy hand tracking, and traditional joystick and analog controls. They have raised the bar on what future immersive controllers must feel like to the user, seamless. It is available for sale at $149.
  2. Oculus Touch is a head held controller that is designed alongside Facebook and Windows 10. It is compatible with the frontier of Virtual Reality headsets, Oculus Rift. Together they combined into an immersive gaming experience. Oculus Touch recognizes normal hand gestures, like waving and thumbs up, from both hands. Any gesture made by your real body will be mimicked into the VR digital avatar.
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The Red Book of C. G. Jung: Jung on Self and God

The Red Book of C. G. Jung: Jung on Self and God | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it

Few of Jung’s ideas have enlisted as much interest and controversy both within and beyond psychology as Jung’s equation of the God archetype with the Self. Especially in his later works, Jung is careful to point out that this equation is purely psychological in nature and he means to imply nothing about the nature of an actual metaphysical deity, the existence of which, Jung says, is beyond the scope of his purely empirical inquiry.

 

Such disclaimers, however, have not deterred others from reading between the lines and deriving from Jung the view that in our own time the transcendent God has died and divinity has been reborn in mankind (Altizer), that Jung adopted an almost solipsistic Gnosticism in which God is discovered through an immersion in the self rather than through an “I-thou” encounter with others (Buber), or even that Jung created an oral tradition, parallel to his writings, that set himself up as a spiritual prophet .. (Click title for more)


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THE WOUNDED HEALER

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One of the deeper, underlying archetypal patterns which is being constellated in the human psyche that is playing itself out collectively on the world stage is the archetype of the “wounded healer.” To quote Kerenyi, a colleague of Jung who elucidated this archetype, the wounded healer refers psychologically to the capacity “to be at home in the darkness of suffering and there to find germs of light and recovery with which, as though by enchantment, to bring forth Asclepius, the sunlike healer.”

 

The archetype of the wounded healer reveals to us that it is only by being willing to face, consciously experience and go through our wound do we receive its blessing. To go through our wound is to embrace, assent, and say “yes” to the mysteriously painful new place in ourselves where the wound is leading us. Going through our wound, we can allow ourselves to be re-created by the wound.

 

Our wound is not a static entity, but rather a continually unfolding dynamic process that manifests, reveals and incarnates itself through us, which is to say that our wound is teaching us something about ourselves. Going through our wound means realizing we will never again be the same when we get to the other side of ... Click title for more


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Looking to the placement  of Chiron in the astrological chart, offers both clues and keys to healing inner Chiron , the wounded healer in us all.

 

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The Fermi Paradox: Where the Hell Are the Other Earths? - Gizmodo

The Fermi Paradox: Where the Hell Are the Other Earths? - Gizmodo | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
A civilization 1 million years ahead of us might be as incomprehensible to us as human culture is to chimpanzees. ....
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Mindfulness: New Treatment for Opioid Abuse

Mindfulness: New Treatment for Opioid Abuse | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
Prescription drug addiction is a nationwide problem. Could mindfulness be the key to avoiding opioid addiction, when a doctor prescribes opiate painkillers?

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Learn more about Online Mindfulness Therapy for the treatment of Anxiety and Depression and Addiction: http://www.counselingtherapyonline.com.Visit my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/pdmstrong.
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Is Miley Cyrus challenging our ideas of pop culture? - Reverb

Is Miley Cyrus challenging our ideas of pop culture? - Reverb | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
A few weeks after the MTV Video Music Awards — where Miley Cyrus offended and twerked her way into the next six months of pop-culture conversation — the superstar singer took the writer of her Rolling Stone cover story ...
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IAFT – The Reality of Reality | CHUD.com

IAFT – The Reality of Reality | CHUD.com | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
Reality TV reigns—with almost every channel offering programming that follows real people in real situations. But how real is it—since participants are coached on how to behave in manufactured storylines?
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Come fly with us: Early aviation in Israel – The Tel Aviv Review

Come fly with us: Early aviation in Israel – The Tel Aviv Review | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
This week we explore the history of aviation in pre-state Israel with Danny Shalom, director of the Israeli Air & Space Museum in Rishon Letzion.
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Publish Your Magazine To The Apple Newsstand and To All Tablets and Phone Devices

Publish Your Magazine To The Apple Newsstand and To All Tablets and Phone Devices | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it

Robin Good: TapEdition is a new service which allows physical, print magazine publishers to create highly-visual and interactive edition of their publication, accessible by all types of computers, tablets and mobile devices.

 

Adding interactive features to your publication is as easy as defining the "hotspots" and then uploading the content.

 

Key features include:

Embeddedable Video & AudioPhoto Gallery Show. Choose between scroll view, overlay view, grid view or a list view photo gallery.RSS feeds integration.Text content integration.Tap-to-call and Tap-to-email functionalities.Publish directly to the Apple NewsstandCharge for subscriptions Display your own advertising Final output as Apple Newsstand App and also as an HTML5 app

All features: http://www.TapEdition.com/features.php ;

 

A free edition allows you to publish one magazine issue per year at no cost whatsoever. A $29/mo plan allows 12 issues per year and the $299/mo up to 52/year. 

 

Pricing info: http://www.TapEdition.com/pricing.php ;


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Listen To Any Article or RSS Feed On The Go with SoundGecko

Listen To Any Article or RSS Feed On The Go with SoundGecko | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Soundgecko is a new web service which allows you to convert any RSS feed or web article into a MP3 audio file that can be downloaded and listened to on your iPhone (Android and Windows Phone versions coming soon).

 

From the official site: "SoundGecko is a text-to-audio transcribing service that lets you enjoy written content from around the web"

 

"With a SoundGecko subscription, stay up-to-date with the latest articles from you favorite blogs and websites RSS feeds by listening to them. Also send your PDF documents and more."

 

"Connect your Google Drive or Dropbox account and get MP3 audio files sent straight to your cloud drive so you can listen at home."

 

The free service account allows for 30 articles per month and one RSS feed, with no PDF support. The Plus plan at $4.95 offers a max of 100 articles read per month, 6 RSS feeds and PDF support.

A Pro account costs $7.95/month and it offers conversion of 300 articles, 30 RSS feeds and full support for PDF and DOC documents.

See this page here for more details: http://i.imgur.com/HVCIE.jpg

 

FAQ: http://soundgecko.com/help

 

Try it out now: http://soundgecko.com/

 

 

 


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Simulate an iPad in Your Browser with the iPad2 Simulator

Simulate an iPad in Your Browser with the iPad2 Simulator | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
This is a jquery iPad2 simulator, this is only an experiment of what can be done with javascript in ast browsers

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Robin Good's curator insight, July 29, 2013 12:42 PM



Easy to use, free web "experimental" app, makes it easy to test how a web site would look on an iPad screen.


A built-in Safari app lets you test how browsing any web site would work.

Free to use.


Try it out now: http://alexw.me/ipad2/



Similar tools: iPhone4Simulator and TestiPhone.com.


Source: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ipad-simulator-onlin/




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20 Stars Of ‘Doctor Who’ On Twitter

20 Stars Of ‘Doctor Who’ On Twitter | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
Twitter is a wonder of modern communication, of this we can be in no doubt. How else could you possibly […]
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The Private Person and the Public Persona: Borges on the Divided Self

The Private Person and the Public Persona: Borges on the Divided Self | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
A timeless parable of the self-defeating quest for integration.

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Soul-Making and Spiritual Cliche' Busting: James Hillman: Postmodern Romantic Reductionist, and Trickster

Soul-Making and Spiritual Cliche' Busting: James Hillman: Postmodern Romantic Reductionist, and Trickster | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it

  For more than a decade James Hillman has been my favorite writer and most influential teacher. I discovered him in 1996 when The Soul's Code was published, which I devoured, or perhaps more rightly stated, which devoured me. My ideational world was turned inside out. From The Soul's Code I went on to read Hillman's opus,Re-Visioning Psychology.

 

It is no exaggeration to say that the Ideas from this Pulitzer Prize nominated book changed practically everything about the way I viewed psyche, religion, myself, others and the larger world--specifically through the four main chapters titled Personifying, Pathologizing, Psychologizing, and Dehumanizing, which the author describes as "four ideas necessary for the soul-making process" (ix).

 

His view ofpathologizing was especially revolutionary, helping me to make room for emotional suffering and psychic fragmentation in a culture obsessed with chronic emotional well being and wholeness. ... Click title for more


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Lessons of Jung's Encounter with Native Americans

Lessons of Jung's Encounter with Native Americans | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it

In Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1973) Jung described his encounter with Native Americans he met in New Mexico in 1925.  This event, though brief, had a profound effect on Jung, and he referred to it many times in his writings. He commented that his experience in New Mexico made him aware of his imprisonment "in the cultural consciousness of the white man" (Jung, 1973, p. 247).

 

At the Taos pueblo, Jung spoke for the first time with a non-white, a Hopi elder named Antonio Mirabal (also known as Ochwiay Biano and Mountain Lake), who said that whites were always uneasy and restless: "We do not understand them. We think that they are mad" (Jung, 1973, p. 248). Jung asked him why he thought the whites were mad, and the reply was " 'They say that they think with their heads . . . . We think here,' he said, indicating his heart" (p. 248).

 

Impressed, Jung said he realized that Mountain Lake had unveiled a significant truth about whites. To Jung the Indians he met appeared to be tranquil and dignified, which Jung attributed to their belief that (as Mountain Lake explained) through their religious practice, they helped the sun cross the sky every day. Jung believed this belief and practice served the function of making the Indians' ... (Click title for more)


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inside outside — futureagesage: New Neural Net, Soul Matrix...

inside outside — futureagesage: New Neural Net, Soul Matrix... | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
futureagesage: “ New Neural Net, Soul Matrix Consciousness Continuum, 5D Bio-circuitry ” (Фото: futureagesage: New Neural Net, Soul Matrix Consciousness Continuum, 5D Bio-circuitry http://t.co/04GCyIuKFj)...

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An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mythic Monsters, from Gremlins to Zombies to the Kraken

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mythic Monsters, from Gremlins to Zombies to the Kraken | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
A vibrant dance across the global spectrum of the popular imagination.

"Legendary lands … have only one characteristic in common: wheth

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Whatever You Can Imagine Already Exists: Infinite Number of ...

Whatever You Can Imagine Already Exists: Infinite Number of ... | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
If you can imagine a future event in your life based on any one of your personal desires, that reality already exists as a possibility in the quantum field, waiting to be observed by you. This means that the ...
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Iron Man In Virtual Reality! (Oculus Rift)

IRON MAN is a boss! Watch me become Iron Man in Virtual reality using the Oculus Rift! ☞Click To Subscribe And Become A Sic!☞ http://bit.ly/BecomeASic Next V...
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The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
"That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes."

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Publish To All Tablets and Mobiles Worldwide: Google Currents Goes International

Publish To All Tablets and Mobiles Worldwide: Google Currents Goes International | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Finally Google Currents is available internationally allowing thousands of independent publishers outside of the US to tap into the simplicity and power of this mobile publishing system.

 

From the official Google Mobile blog: "After the U.S. launch, the top features readers requested were to make the app available internationally and to allow content to sync quickly.

 

We’ve heard you, and today we’re making Google Currents 1.1 available around the world.

 

Hundreds of U.S. editions are now readable in your preferred language with a new publisher-selected translation feature, and local publishers can begin adding their content to the catalog through Google Currents Producer.

 

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With this update, we’ve made Google Currents available globally, wherever apps are available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. International publishers, using Google Currents Producer, can now begin adding local content for an international audience, choosing where to make it available globally and whether to enable auto-translation. 

 

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Read in your favorite language

To help you enjoy content in your preferred language, we’ve integrated Google Translate into Google Currents. Just press the globe icon while reading an edition, and you can automatically translate that edition to one of 38 supported languages."

 

Check out my own magazine on Google Currents here: http://www.google.com/producer/editions/CAowt_4v/robin_good ;

 

More info: https://www.google.com/producer/editions/CAow_8k-/new_in_currents ;

 

Google Currents is now available for download on Google Play and in the Apple App Store, wherever apps are available. http://www.google.com/producer/currents ;


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Create Image and Video Portfolio Apps with Appafolio

Create Image and Video Portfolio Apps with Appafolio | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Appafolio is a web app which allows you to create image and video portfolio apps for iPhones, iPads and Android devices (soon).

 

The web-based app guides you through the creation of the individual app sections by allowing you to add images, slideshows, clips and video compilations as well as text-based content.

 

You can choose and personalize the look and feel, splash page, icons, and navigation of the final app.

 

The free account option allows anyone to create, edit and test a full portfolio app that will work on your device, and which you can use to showcase your work in person. 

 

If you want to have more than one portoflio and more than 5 screens, you will need to spend either 29.99/year (no public app) or $99/mo (iOS app included) to distribute your portfolio in the App Store. 

 

Tour: http://appafolio.com/tour ;

 

Pricing: http://appafolio.com/pricing ;

 

FAQ:  http://appafolio.com/static/faq ;

 

More info: http://appafolio.com/ ;


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Compose, Arrange and Publish Beautiful Visual Showcases with Stampsy for the iPad

Compose, Arrange and Publish Beautiful Visual Showcases with Stampsy for the iPad | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, April 12, 2013 7:54 AM



Stampy is a new, iPad-based web publishing platform, which allows to create simple and professionaly-looking multi-page web publications with maximum ease.


A Stamp is the unit of content you create on Stampsy and it is equivalent to a "page" or "screen". A Stamp can have up to 10 pages.

Embedded design intelligence: Inside a stamp you can freely place text and images leveraging an integrated background grid which helps you create always well-balanced designs. You can also change font style, colors, and the number of columns used in the page layout.


Fonts come in carefully selected pairs and in a range of sizes to make Stamps look "professional" no matter what you do with them.


Final "stamps" are published directly to the web, and can be immediately shared on Twitter and Facebook.


Ideal for art galleries, profiles, image portfolios and other visual-based short showcases.


Free to use.



Example: http://stampsy.com/1657

http://stampsy.com/1612


More info: http://stampsy.com/


App Store Download: http://appstore.com/stampsy





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Sex in the Virtual and Real Worlds - Computer Graphics World

Sex in the Virtual and Real Worlds - Computer Graphics World | CULTURE & REALITY | Scoop.it
Computer Graphics World Sex in the Virtual and Real Worlds Computer Graphics World A Stanford study shows that after women wear sexualized avatars in a virtual-reality world, they feel objectified and are more likely to accept rape myths in the...
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