The Historical Significance of the President's Stone Wall Mention

Matthew Breen of The Advocate and Stephanie react to the President mentioning Stone Wall during his inauguration address. Stephanie says, "the fact that this was on Martin Luther King Day, (The President) pulled gay people along to that historical arch." Breen says, "it's ok to geek out on these transformational moments." Stephanie says it's like "prom week for political nerds."


Tim Wise: Use of the N-Word

Tim Wise is a white anti-racist writer and activist in the U.S., who started giving lectures in 1995 at over 500 college campuses across the US. He has trained a multitude of teachers, corporate employees, non-profit organizations and law enforcement officers in methods for addressing and dismantling racism in their institutions.


Prophets of Science Fiction: Philip K Dick

Literary genius, celebrated visionary, paranoid outcast: writer Philip K. Dick lived a life of ever-shifting realities straight from the pages of his mind-bending sci-fi stories. Dick's iconoclastic work fuels blockbuster films like Minority Report and Blade Runner, and inspires ground breaking research in physics, roboticseven law enforcement.

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Dick pioneers the concept of virtual reality in his fiction. From this analog era, Philip K. Dick dreams into being a digital future now realized in everything from motion-sensing video games, to the revolutionary simulated environments of UC San Diego's fully immersive StarCAVE.

In the 1956 thriller The Minority Report, Dick envisions a reality where pre-crime police can peer into the future to stop crimes before they occur. Fifty years later, American police departments unveil the bleeding edge in real-world precognitive crime prevention technology.

Dick's landmark 1968 novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep known to a generation of moviegoers as Blade Runner posits a blurring of the line between man and machine. According to robot-engineers, we are now on the cusp of just such a world.

The brilliant author's work continues to resound with an always-expanding audience. Through a lifetime of surreal experience, Philip K. Dick confronts readers with a deceptively simple question: What is reality?


Time Lapse View of Earth from Space

Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera

by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from

August to October, 2011.

HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc.

Music: Jan Jelinek | Do Dekor, faitiche back2001

w+p by Jan Jelinek, published by Betke Edition

janjelinek.com | faitiche.de

Editing: Michael Knig | koenigm.com

Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,

NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

eol.jsc.nasa.gov

Shooting locations in order of appearance:

1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night

2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night

3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia

4. Aurora Australis south of Australia

5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night

6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean

7. Halfway around the World

8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East

9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East

10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night

11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay

12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night

13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam

14. Views of the Mideast at Night

15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea

16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night

17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean

18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night


Hunter S. Thompson Interviews Keith Richards: 1993

Gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, has an opportunity to interview Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. First he must track Keith down.
Their conversations are utterly and predictably incomprehensible.
Extremely amusing nonetheless!