WARREN ELLIS is a graphic novelist and author of the NYT best-selling novel GUN MACHINE. His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is being developed for television by Jerry Bruckheimer and FOX. He is the writer of the graphic novel RED, adapted into the film starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren. His next book is NORMAL from FSG.
Bookmarks for 2012-01-15
Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift | Video on TED.com "Paddy Ashdown claims that we are living in a moment in history where power is changing in ways it never has before. In a spellbinding talk at TEDxBrussels he outlines the three major global shifts that he sees coming." Also, a quote: "Mao described (WW1 and WW2) as 'the European Civil Wars.'" (tags:polwar )
Christoph Adami: Finding life we can’t imagine | Video on TED.com "How do we search for alien life if it's nothing like the life that we know? At TEDxUIUC Christoph Adami shows how he uses his research into artificial life — self-replicating computer programs — to find a signature, a 'biomarker,' that is free of our preconceptions of what life is." (tags:xeno )
Five-eyed intelligence « Ultraphyte "Is our binocular vision the reason we tend to divide the world into two parts, yes or no, on or off, right or wrong? Would a (five-eyed) alien life form, like an intelligent Opabinid, see the world as pentameral? What would it be like for us to attempt communication with a pentameral being?" (tags:bioxeno )
Fogou – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "A fogou or fougou (pronounced "foo-goo") is an underground, dry-stone structure found on Iron Age or Romano-British defended settlement sites in Cornwall." (Also ref. Cope's "The Modern Antiquarian" tv docu, available on YouTube) (I'm always forgetting this word.) (tags:historyarchitecture )