Safe Spaces As Shield, Safe Spaces As Sword

In short, I sup­port peo­ple cre­at­ing “safe spaces” as a shield by exer­cis­ing their free­dom of asso­ci­a­tion to orga­nize them­selves into mutu­al­ly sup­port­ing com­mu­ni­ties, run accord­ing to their own norms. But not every­one imag­ines “safe spaces” like that. Some use the con­cept of “safe spaces” as a sword, wield­ed to annex pub­lic spaces and demand that peo­ple with­in those spaces con­form to their pri­vate norms.

That Time When People Lived Alone in Caves for Science

When Josie Lau­res came out of her cave on March 12, 1965, she thought it was Feb­ru­ary 25. A few days before Antoine Sen­ni came out of his cave, on April 5 that same year, he thought it was Feb­ru­ary 4.

Spooning Is a Physical and Ideological Travesty. It Must End Now.

If the argu­ment against spoon­ing were only a phys­i­cal one, I would not feel so strong­ly. After all, many peo­ple are glut­tons for punishment—who am I to deny them their strange plea­sure? But there’s a deep­er issue here, a trou­bling aspect of spoon­ing that emerges in the dimen­sion of ide­ol­o­gy, of what it all means.

2001 A Space Odyssey: Unwrapping the Slit Scan sequences

The tech­nique used to unrav­el the sequences involved using an SGI’s real time video hard­ware, with a hacked ver­sion of ‘videoin.c’ (from the SGI exam­ple pro­grams) to accu­mu­late scan­lines from the DVD and con­cate­nate them back into the orig­i­nal art­work. So as the film played, the pro­gram ran, unrolling the scan­lines in real­time; it was real­ly fun to see the first results..!