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This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Pandora's box. Image Source: Waging Nonviolence.

Merry Christmas! See some of the entries in the festival of lights in the French town of Lyon:
The Festival of Lights in Lyon, France (or Fête des Lumières) kicked off on December 6th [2013] bringing with it dazzling light displays by artists from around the world. “Every year we ask the artists to propose their concepts based on locations,” explained Jean-François Zurawik, General coordinator of the festival to Euronews. “We ask them to use the city as a huge backdrop, and to make proposals for parks, buildings, theaters, town hall, etc,” he said.

By the end of it, between three and four million visitors are expected to have walked around the French city to see the highly impressive light installations, which this year include 80 works by 120 designers ... . They include a forest filled with swarm of red lanterns and a lake sprinkled with lit lotus blossoms, both by Chinese artist Li Ll.
Source for images below: My Modern Met.

Swarm of Red Lanterns in a Forest.

Overflowing Bed of CDs.

Bright Lotus Blossoms Floating Down a Lake.

Surreal Video Projection in a Tunnel.

Surrounding Buildings Projected Onto Magic Square.
Bed of Colorful Roses.
Jungle of Strings Representing Different Seasons.

Below the jump, see some Millennial animated yule logs ("Re-imagined by artists around the world, this is not your parent's Yule Log"), and for even more interesting ones, go here.

History of the Yule Log in 30 seconds from Yule Log 2.0 on Vimeo.

Captain's Log: Meriwether and his Navajojojo from Yule Log 2.0 on Vimeo.

Yule Bonfire & Forest Friends from Yule Log 2.0 on Vimeo.

The Cabin and The Woods from Yule Log 2.0 on Vimeo.