Sunday, January 01, 2006

welcome, traveler

You've arrived here because you are interested in dreams and the shared imagery of the collective unconscious, or because you wandered here by accident. Each entry in this blog is an attempt to touch on one facet of an elusive whole. We are each on a journey, and may find inspiration and guidance from diverse sources. This site is an attempt to assemble many of these sources in one location.

Monday, December 20, 2004

to see a world in a grain of sand

I really liked this blogger's commentary on the Google announcement. It will be truly amazing to have the collections of the libraries at Oxford, the University of Michigan, Harvard, Stanford and the New York Public Library available online. I think this one of the most exciting additions to the internet since MIT OpenCourseWare.

featured speculations

We have to find a new view of the world that has to agree with everything that is known, but disagree in its predictions somewhere, otherwise it is not interesting.
~ Richard Feynman

Well, if you've waded thru all the old content on this site, you might think, what next? We will post interesting theories, raves, and rants about the past, present or future of humanity. Then we'll archive 'em.

Feel free to contribute a favorite or original passage.

Here is my personal favorite vision of the information architecture of the future...

Yaivkach: The City of Mind
~ from Always Coming Home by Ursula K. LeGuin

Ursula K. LeGuin's novel, Always Coming Home, is a "future history" of a people called the Kesh. These excerpts depict a utopian but plausible technological future for our planet.
Visit the author's website...

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the post-futurist neo-antiquarian art movement

postfuturist.com, our sister site, is also being resurrected.

What is Postfuturism?

The present. The ever-present present. The necessary response to every past, present and future art movement. The gut reaction to a futurism which has become retro, to an art which has become repellent. Postfuturism is art patiently waiting for her audience to return. Visit the site if you're curious.

Interested in contributing writing (especially manifestos) and artwork? email me

~postfuturist
SCU Editor-in-Chief

global dream repository

The global dream repository was originally intended to be an integral part of this site... for now it exists as a separate blog. When there is sufficient content, I will feed the content into the right hand column of this site. Yay PHP!

SCU topics

When I first launched SCU in 1996 I thought of it as a portal (but they didn't call it that back then) from which people could explore strange new paths in cyberspace... I have posted the original SCU topics again (in the right column - see TOC) as jumping off points for surfing or for discussion.

I had originally envisioned a Global Dream Repository as an inevitable use of the internet as the physical manifestation of the collective unconscious... I think I should set that up as a separate blog/site and link to it from here... Suggestions?

~postfuturist
SCU Editor-in-Chief

Sunday, December 19, 2004

back by popular demand

"Not all who wander are lost." ~ J.R.R.Tolkien

It took a while, but here we are, in our new PHP wrapper courtesy of blogger.com. I went back through the SCU archives and posted everything into the new blog format... It will be great to have all of this online again.

Enjoy!

~postfuturist
SCU Editor-in-Chief