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Birthers and the Democratization of Media

In the 90s, the advent of the Internet age, many people, including myself, thought the Internet’s democratization of media would be vehicle for social progress. R. U. Sirius was correct that “consensus reality” would be demolished. But instead of a new enlightenment, we have a new dark age in which disinformation flows at will and even educated people can’t be bothered to check Snopes before hitting forward on the latest right wing chain e-mail.

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New Fletcher Hanks Collection: ‘You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation!’

A new collection of the haunting, nightmare inducing work of Fletcher Hanks (the artist R. Crumb calls “one twisted dude”) is now available.

You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation! is the companion to the Eisner Award winning, I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets!. Together the two books comprise The Complete Works of Fletcher Hanks, the Super Wizard of the Inkwell who worked for three years in the earliest days of the comic book industry, created 51 stories and then disappeared.

“Volume I includes a 15 page comics story by Paul Karasik explaining Hanks’ haunted past.

“Volume II includes a prose introduction putting the work in historical context.”

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Official Brion Gysin Website

The estate of Brion Gysin has created an official Brion Gysin web site with a bio, online gallery, quotes, and other info.

“I Am the Artist when I Am Open. When I am closed I am Brion Gysin.”

“Writing is fifty years behind painting. I propose to apply the painters’ techniques to writing; things as simple as immediate as collage or montage.” (‘Cut-Ups Self-Explained’ in Brion Gysin Let the Mice In)

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EsoZone Portland 2009 Update

EsoZone announcement: Portland’s weirdest event just got weirder. This year’s EsoZone Portland is mutating into an “unconference” — an event in which the agenda and schedule are created at the event by its participants.

EsoZone returns to Watershed PDX October 9th and 10th for more stimulating discussions, participatory workshops, and engaging art activities – all using the “Open Space Technology” model.

Possible topics include: Outsider Art, Discordia, SubGenius, the Occult, Satanism, Conspiracy Analysis, Life Extension, Intelligence Enhancement, Space Migration, Psychedelic Futurism, Consciousness Expansion, R/evolutionary Living, Renegade Metaphysics, Radical Psychotherapy, Aliens, NeoShamanism, Temporary Autonomous Zones, Body Modification, Alternative Sexuality, Fringe Culture, Human-Dolphin Communication, DIY Media, Cybernetics and Systems Theory, Pranks, Atheism, Zen, Martial Arts, Recession Hacking

The agenda and schedule won’t be created until EsoZone weekend, but here are some sessions already in the works:

– Radical Therapy for Radical Minds (workshop and discussion lead by Jillian Schadenfreude)

-Motherfucker Tantra (workshop lead by Nick Pell)

–Counter Culture and Business: Selling Without Selling Out (Open Discussion)

&ndashMetavirus workshop/discussion (lead by deadletter b) (continued from last year!)

&ndashAnnual EsoZone comics jam!… Read the rest

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EsoZone Portland 2009 update

EsoZone announcement

Portland’s weirdest event just got weirder. This year’s EsoZone Portland is mutating into an “unconference” – an event in which the agenda and schedule are created at the event by its participants.

EsoZone returns to Watershed PDX October 9th and 10th for more stimulating discussions, participatory workshops, and engaging art activities – all using the “Open Space Technology” model.

Possible topics include: Outsider Art, Discordia, SubGenius, the Occult, Satanism, Conspiracy Analysis, Life Extension, Intelligence Enhancement, Space Migration, Psychedelic Futurism, Consciousness Expansion, R/evolutionary Living, Renegade Metaphysics, Radical Psychotherapy, Aliens, NeoShamanism, Temporary Autonomous Zones, Body Modification, Alternative Sexuality, Fringe Culture, Human-Dolphin Communication, DIY Media, Cybernetics and Systems Theory, Pranks, Atheism, Zen, Martial Arts, Recession Hacking

The agenda and schedule won’t be created until EsoZone weekend, but here are some sessions already in the works:

-Radical Therapy for Radical Minds (workshop and discussion lead by Jillian Schadenfreude)

-Motherfucker Tantra (workshop lead by Nick Pell)

-Counter Culture and Business: Selling Without Selling Out (Open Discussion)

-Metavirus workshop/discussion (lead by deadletter b) (continued from last year!)

-Annual EsoZone comics jam!… Read the rest

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EsoZone Portland 2009 update

Portland’s weirdest event just got weirder. In 2009, EsoZone Portland is mutating into an unconference” – an even in which the schedule and agenda are set by its participants (see: BarCamp, BIL, etc.).

EsoZone will return to Watershed October 9th and 10th for more fringe discussions, participatory workshops, and collaborative art activities, all using the “Open Space Technology” model.

Possible topics include: Outsider Art, Discordia, SubGenius, The Occult, Satanism, Conspiracy Analysis, Life Extension, Intelligence Enhancement, Space Migration, Psychedelic Futurism, Consciousness Expansion, R/evolutionary Living, Renegade Metaphysics, Radical Psychotherapy, Aliens, NeoShamanism, Temporary Autonomous Zones, Body Modification, Alternative Sexuality, Fringe Culture, Human-Dolphin Communication, DIY Media, Cybernetics and Systems Theory, Pranks, Atheism, Zen, Martial Arts, and Recession Hacking

Although the exact schedule and content won’t be determined until the actual event, here are some probable sessions:

-Radical Therapy for Radical Minds (workshop and discussion lead by Jillian Schadenfreude)

-Motherfucker Tantra (workshop lead by Nick Pell)

-Counter Culture and Business: Selling Without Selling Out (Open Discussion)

-Metavirus (workshop/discussion lead by deadletter b – continued from last year!)

-Annual EsoZone comics jam!… Read the rest

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