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u/kneeltothesun · 3 pointsr/TheOA

Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World
by George Gilder

The computer age is over.
After a cataclysmic global run of thirty years, it has given birth to the age of the telecosm -- the world enabled and defined by new communications technology. Chips and software will continue to make great contributions to our lives, but the action is elsewhere. To seek the key to great wealth and to understand the bewildering ways that high tech is restructuring our lives, look not to chip speed but to communication power, or bandwidth. Bandwidth is exploding, and its abundance is the most important social and economic fact of our time.

George Gilder is one of the great technological visionaries, and "the man who put the 's' in 'telecosm'" (Telephony magazine). He is equally famous for understanding and predicting the nuts and bolts of complex technologies, and for putting it all together in a soaring view of why things change, and what it means for our daily lives. His track record of futurist predictions is one of the best, often proving to be right even when initially opposed by mighty corporations and governments. He foresaw the power of fiber and wireless optics, the decline of the telephone regime, and the explosion of handheld computers, among many trends. His list of favored companies outpaced even the soaring Nasdaq in 1999 by more than double.

His long-awaited Telecosm is a bible of the new age of communications. Equal parts science story, business history, social analysis, and prediction, it is the one book you need to make sense of the titanic changes underway in our lives. Whether you surf the net constantly or not at all, whether you live on your cell phone or hate it for its invasion of private life, you need this book. It has been less than two decades since the introduction of the IBM personal computer, and yet the enormous changes wrought in our lives by the computer will pale beside the changes of the telecosm. Gilder explains why computers will "empty out," with their components migrating to the net; why hundreds of low-flying satellites will enable hand-held computers and communicators to become ubiquitous; why television will die; why newspapers and magazines will revive; why advertising will become less obnoxious; and why companies will never be able to waste your time again.

Along the way you will meet the movers and shakers who have made the telecosm possible. From Charles Townes and Gordon Gould, who invented the laser, to the story of JDS Uniphase, "the Intel of the Telecosm," to the birthing of fiberless optics pioneer TeraBeam, here are the inventors and entrepreneurs who will be hailed as the next Edison or Gates. From hardware to software to chips to storage, here are the technologies that will soon be as basic as the air we breathe.

Migration on Wings
Aerodynamics and Energetics
Authors: Kantha, Lakshmi

This book is an effort to explore the technical aspects associated with bird flight and migration on wings. After a short introduction on the birds migration, the book reviews the aerodynamics and Energetics of Flight and presents the calculation of the Migration Range. In addition, the authors explains aerodynamics of the formation flight and finally introduces great flight diagrams.

Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique
by Sophie Calle

The haunting story of Sophie Calle’s mother, told through diary excerpts and family photographs
“She was called successively Rachel, Monique, Szyndler, Calle, Pagliero, Gonthier, Sindler,” reads the first lines of Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique, embroidered on the cover. “My mother liked people to talk about her. Her life did not appear in my work, and that annoyed her. When I set up my camera at the bottom of the bed in which she lay dying―fearing that she would pass away in my absence, whereas I wanted to be present and hear her last words―she exclaimed, ‘Finally.’”
Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique tells the story of Monique Szyndler, Sophie Calle’s mother who died in 2007, through diary excerpts and photographs selected by the artist from family albums. Described as “haunting” and “a mystery novel that tirelessly searches for a missing person,” the Rachel Monique project honors a daughter’s complicated relationship with her mother and the artist’s deeply felt grief.
This volume, presenting Calle’s installation of Rachel Monique at the Palais de Tokyo, was designed in close collaboration with the artist. The cover text is embroidered to create a precious object, and all of the texts relating to the installation are beautifully embossed. Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique is a highly personal and moving book, intimate and universal in its expressions of mourning and memory.

Titles of unidentified books: "How to Love.." "Birds..."

Book about "Beatrix Potter" (haven't identified the particular publication)

Though Potter was typical of women of her generation in having limited opportunities for higher education, her study and watercolours of fungi led to her being widely respected in the field of mycology. In her thirties, Potter self-published the highly successful children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Following this, Potter began writing and illustrating children's books full-time.

Potter was also a prize-winning breeder of Herdwick sheep and a prosperous farmer keenly interested in land preservation. Beatrix and her brother were allowed great freedom in the country and both children became adept students of natural history. he Journal, decoded and transcribed by Leslie Linder in 1958, does not provide an intimate record of her personal life, but it is an invaluable source for understanding a vibrant part of British society in the late 19th century. It describes Potter's maturing artistic and intellectual interests, her often amusing insights on the places she visited, and her unusual ability to observe nature and to describe it. Started in 1881, her journal ends in 1897 when her artistic and intellectual energies were absorbed in scientific study and in efforts to publish her drawings.

Beatrix Potter was interested in every branch of natural science save astronomy. By the 1890s her scientific interests centered on mycology.

Walk Through Walls: A Memoir
by Marina Abramovic

“I had experienced absolute freedom—I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didn’t matter, that nothing mattered at all—and it intoxicated me.”

In 2010, more than 750,000 people stood in line at Marina Abramović’s MoMA retrospective for the chance to sit across from her and communicate with her nonverbally in an unprecedented durational performance that lasted more than 700 hours. This celebration of nearly fifty years of groundbreaking performance art demonstrated once again that Marina Abramović is truly a force of nature.

The child of Communist war-hero parents under Tito’s regime in postwar Yugoslavia, she was raised with a relentless work ethic. Even as she was beginning to build an international artistic career, Marina lived at home under her mother’s abusive control, strictly obeying a 10 p.m. curfew. But nothing could quell her insatiable curiosity, her desire to connect with people, or her distinctly Balkan sense of humor—all of which informs her art and her life. The beating heart of Walk Through Walls is an operatic love story—a twelve-year collaboration with fellow performance artist Ulay, much of which was spent penniless in a van traveling across Europe—a relationship that began to unravel and came to a dramatic end atop the Great Wall of China.

Marina’s story, by turns moving, epic, and dryly funny, informs an incomparable artistic career that involves pushing her body past the limits of fear, pain, exhaustion, and danger in an uncompromising quest for emotional and spiritual transformation. A remarkable work of performance in its own right, Walk Through Walls is a vivid and powerful rendering of the unparalleled life of an extraordinary artist.

u/Enyse · 4 pointsr/TheOA

\>>> I tried to compile the rest of the books.


But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz

by Geoff Dyer

(can't find the same edition)

"May be the best book ever written about jazz."—David Thomson, Los Angeles Times

In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important, the way he hears the music, Dyer imaginatively reconstructs scenes from the embattled lives of some of the greats: Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonious Monk creating his own private language on the piano. However, music is the driving force of But Beautiful, and wildly metaphoric prose that mirrors the quirks, eccentricity, and brilliance of each musician's style.


The Tide: The Science and Stories Behind the Greatest Force on Earth

by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Half of the world’s population today lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. But the tide rises and falls according to rules that are a mystery to almost all of us. In The Tide, celebrated science writer Hugh Aldersey-Williams weaves together centuries of scientific thinking with the literature and folklore the tide has inspired to explain the power and workings of this most remarkable force.

Here is the epic story of the long search to understand the tide from Aristotle, to Galileo and Newton, to classic literary portrayals of the tide from Shakespeare to Dickens, Melville to Jules Verne.


Return of the Sea Otter

by Todd McLeish

A science journalist's journey along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters--the appealing species unique to this coastline that was hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries. These adorable, furry marine mammals--often seen floating on their backs holding hands--reveal the health of the coastal ecosystem along the Pacific Ocean. Once hunted for their prized fur during the 1700s and 1800s, these animals nearly went extinct. Only now, nearly a century after hunting ceased, are populations showing stable growth in some places. Sea otters are a keystone species in coastal areas, feeding on sea urchins, clams, crab, and other crustaceans. When they are present, kelp beds are thick and healthy, providing homes for an array of sealife. When otters disappear, sea urchins take over, and the kelp disappears along with all of the creatures that live in the beds. Now, thanks to their protected status, sea otters are floating around in coves in California, Washington, and Alaska.


Why Women Will Save the Planet

by Friends Of The Earth, Jenny Hawley (Editor)

Women's empowerment is critical to environmental sustainability, isn't it? When Friends of the Earth asked this question on Facebook half of respondents said yes and half said no, with women as likely to say no as men. This collection of articles and interviews, from some of the leading lights of the environmental and feminist movements, demonstrates that achieving gender equality is vital if we are to protect the environment upon which we all depend. It is a rallying call to environmental campaigning groups and other environmentalists who have, on the whole, neglected women's empowerment in their work.


Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea and Human Life

by George Monbiot

This book explodes with wonder and delight. Making use of remarkable scientific discoveries that transform our understanding of how natural systems work, George Monbiot explores a new, positive environmentalism that shows how damaged ecosystems on land and at sea can be restored, and how this restoration can revitalize and enrich our lives. Challenging what he calls his “ecological boredom,” Monbiot weaves together a beautiful and riveting tale of wild places, wildlife, and wild people. Roaming the hills of Britain and the forests of Europe, kayaking off the coast of Wales with dolphins and seabirds, he seeks out the places that still possess something of the untamed spirit he would like to resurrect.

He meets people trying to restore lost forests and bring back missing species—such as wolves, lynx, wolverines, wild boar, and gray whales—and explores astonishing evidence that certain species, not just humans, have the power to shape the physical landscape.


To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface

by Olivia Laing

To the River is the story of the Ouse, the Sussex river in which Virginia Woolf drowned in 1941. One midsummer week over sixty years later, Olivia Laing walked Woolf's river from source to sea. The result is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love. Along the way, Laing explores the roles rivers play in human lives, tracing their intricate flow through literature and mythology alike. To the River excavates all sorts of stories from the Ouse's marshy banks, from the brutal Barons' War of the thirteenth century to the 'Dinosaur Hunters', the nineteenth-century amateur naturalists who first cracked the fossil code. Central among these ghosts is, of course, Virginia Woolf herself: her life, her writing and her watery death. Woolf is the most constant companion on Laing's journey, and To the River can be read in part as a biography of this extraordinary English writer, refracted back through the river she loved. But other writers float through these pages too - among them Iris Murdoch, Shakespeare, Homer and Kenneth Grahame, author of the riverside classic The Wind in the Willows.

u/Billith · 9 pointsr/TheOA

It is suspect that he, as supposedly not a field agent, shows up at their house. Although they made a point to show how bright Alfonso's phone light is, which could've attracted attention.

Either way, I'm glad you brought up Forking Paths, I figured more people would understand the significance.

I just finished reading Parallel Universes: The Search For Other Worlds by Alan Wolf. It's a great book if you have the time/interest. There is much talk of the idea that parallel universes are simply quantum separations that can overlap and coalesce just as they can split and diverge. Everything that could ever happen does happen, in some place. This all starts with a choice.

As Otto Hofmann said, "And once having said yes to the instant, the affirmation is contagious; it bursts into a chain of affirmations that knows no limit. To say yes to once instant, is to say yes to all of existence."

u/orpheu272 · 14 pointsr/TheOA

That's what I love most about this series! The speech of trees with OA has a scientific basis. The trees help each other, nourish each other, and maintain a system that resembles a huge living organism.

I suggest you watch this video:

And if you're interested, read this book, it's very enlightening:

u/FrancesABadger · 3 pointsr/TheOA

Sorry, I know that I should not read into this at all. But my first thought was.....

What are the names of those books!? Kind of like when Brit posts on IG with all the Book titles readable, which also happens in the OA at the bookstore in Grass Valley where you can see all the environmental books behind Karim, like the original, Silent Spring.

What I read here are yes, you guessed it, books on how to save the planet:

u/dreamt1000lives · 11 pointsr/TheOA

I got this, it’s a damn good (for the price!) stand in for the red dress! Ababalaya Women's 90s Retro... I got a sequin UFO patch too! The patch I got is bigger than hers, but I think that’s ok/kind of fun ;) but you can check measurements and find one smaller probably. I bought mine on eBay but there are some on amazon too!

u/Bedingfields · 2 pointsr/TheOA

I bought mine a couple months ago, and it's easily become one of my favorite buys on Amazon. It's a very nice hoodie.

u/ProbabilityMist · 1 pointr/TheOA

That post is ridiculous. It's stuff written out of thin air. There's a scientific basis and then there's a whole pile of crap made up all around it. This is exactly what Carl Sagan warned for in his book The Demon Haunted World. It is a must read if you love science:

And yes, of course it's possible that we're living in a simulation, but if this is a simulation and our world is being simulated in our heads (kind of like in The Matrix) then it is not logical for there to be any common things or backdoors we can use to get out of it or even prove we're in it.

If this is a simulation and all matter is being simulated, then it seems like we have actually evolved from the beginning of all of it in simulated matter, where time/entropy is a computer or a driving force, and where we're actually nothing but data, and it would make no sense at all to put a planet "in the middle of it all".

Btw there is actually very interesting movement going on scientifically and philosophically around finding the origins of our existence, things like quantum gravity, research of the role of entropy, stuff about the information universe (how we're all built up out of exactly the same atoms; only different is arrangement).

Planets or rings around planets however are no part of this all or any scientific theory. I recommend to read the Carl Sagan book, and to be and stay critical of everything.

u/TotalSerendipity · 5 pointsr/TheOA

I bought mine from That same brand has a bunch of other amazing animal hoodies as well, it turns out. :)

u/landrisf · 1 pointr/TheOA

The recently published book "The Gnostic New Age" is a good introduction:
It is written by one of the leading scholars in the field of biblical studies, and also has many references to gnostic themes in movies like The Matrix, The Truman Show and others.

u/katrina1215 · 3 pointsr/TheOA

There is a book by a slightly different name on this topic.

The spirit molecule

u/shayoa · 7 pointsr/TheOA

Has anyone looked into this book

His badge says Lost Nation on it, could be a reference to this novel about a man who goes on a journey with a young girl he bought at a brothel in order to look for a second life. Very interesting, could have nothing to do with where they are but just referencing this story.

u/bobkatredkate · 2 pointsr/TheOA

I'm around 5ft 2in and I got the one seen here in a small... The Mountain Snow Plow Hsw Adult Hoodie, Blue, Small

u/eva_destruction_ · 1 pointr/TheOA

You can also get it from Amazon for 40$ (as of right now). Seriously considering buying it... >_<

u/neuromance_r · 7 pointsr/TheOA

> He also doesn't seem happy to see them bonding, but somehow troubled

[Ep 02] The very last scene before that is Abel teaching OA how to climb a tree, seemingly very bonding. In the scene when they arrive at their house (before the tree climbing), Abel is the one playing with OA and making jokes, making her laugh.

> What does the purple fluid do?

[Ep 02] The purple color appears in almost the entire episode. It's practically omnipresent, with the authors practically forcing the color into the viewer. Just let me remind you that the purple color, at least in movies, has very specific symbolism: death. And its use in the episode is very interesting.

It starts with Nina and her colleagues in the school playing with the snakes. They are all dressed in purple shirts. Her teacher is using a purple cardigan. Then she talks to her father in the phone. Later she receives the news that his father is dead. She then leaves the school in a purple coat. After a couple scenes, the Johnson couple arrives at Nina's aunt house, Nancy is wearing purple. Nancy then wanders the house and finds a purple russian doll. When Nancy finds Nina with the baby in the attic, Nina is wearing purple pants. A couple more scenes in, Nina arrives with the Johnson couple at their house and she's wearing a different purple coat. Couple scenes later, while Prairie is learning braille, Nancy is wearing a purple shirt, there are purple toys and there are even colored toys, two of the pieces nearer Prairie are red and blue, the two primary colors used to combine into purple. Then comes the enigmatic scene where Abel brings a purple colored fluid in a tray, and he looks very concerned. The next scene is Abel filming Prairie sleepwalking, there are very small details in purple around the room and no one is wearing purple. Next is the Johnson couple talking to the psychiatrist, and guess who's wearing purple this time: Abel. In this scene, nothing really notorious is purple besides Abel's clothes. Then we find out that Prairie is listening behind the door, wearing purple again. After that doctor visit, the Johnson couple decides to medicate Prairie, the first scene in which we see that is the next one, when Prairie is taking a bath and Nancy is helping her, when Prairie has a moment when she remembers the drowning incident and gets upset, Nancy gives her a pill. Nancy wears a purple-ish robe and with purple ribbon. That's when we learn about the effects of the medication on Prairie, she gets dull and numb, and in the next scene, where they are taking a picture together, the whole view is totally immersed in purple-ish tones. A couple scenes later, fast forwarded to Prairie's second premonition around her 21st birthday and still taking medicines, everything is still pretty much purple. Then we get to the present time, OA is explaining to the group the effects of the medicines and her premonitions still happening, we see BBA wearing a purple scarf. Then it cuts to Prairie in New York, disembarking the ferry and oh my god if I've ever seen so much people wearing purple in a single shot before (1, 2, 3, 4). Prairie leaves the statue and goes to the subway station, two females pass behind her in the shot, wearing purple coats. We're back to present, OA telling her story, everyone leaves, then it cuts to the Johnson couple in bed, talking, when Nancy stands up and goes to the window and sees OA coming back, there's a purple appliance (clock, maybe?) at the bed side. They meet at the kitchen and are discussing her walks, there are some "welcome back" presents on the table along with some balloons, the one that reads "home" is purple. Later, the kids listeners to OA's story are researching, checking facts on the internet, they find a photo of the bridge where she had the accident in Russia, and someone annotates "It's from 1995" in the picture file, using which color? Right, purple. The French reads the messages with the pictures in his phone and walks away, in the background, there's a lot of purple. The school's official colors seem to have purple in it, and there's a lot of it all around. A few scenes pass, OA's back telling how she met Hap. The very first glimpse we get of him, he's wearing purple a purple scarf. When we finally see his face, there's purple everywhere. The whole sequence when they are talking in the subway, it's screaming purple with people wearing purple pieces walking around them, purple lights in the background, purple painted walls, etc. When they are talking in the restaurant, and Hap gives Prairie the equipment to hear heartbeats, she identifies a boy by the heartbeat rate, the boy is wearing a purple tie.

After that, they travel by airplane and arrive at Hap's. Besides the purple clothing pieces in Prairie's shirt and Hap's scarf, we don't see purple anymore. His house is filled with a dark brown wood and dark decoration. The cellar is grayish but has the bright greens of the plants and white lights. We get a new glimpse of purple when Prairie is panicking after discovering she's trapped and we get a shot of her feet stumbling into the running water, she wears purple socks. But as soon as she is alone with him, traveling, then in his house, it's interesting the abrupt break of purple appearances, specially after being hammered with purple the whole episode.