Techniques for Influencing Time

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6/24 Lec 11 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
6/25 Slavoj Žižek: "Is It Still Possible to be a Hegelian Today?"
6/25 Living in the End Times (According to Slavoj Zizek)
6/25 Max Stirner's Embodied Egoism: From Self-Empowerment to Neuro-Anarchism
[Tim Elmo Feiten]
6/25 Arthur Olson: Visualizing Molecular Recognition and Self-Assembly
6/26 Gaston Bachelard and the Hands of Albert Flocon, by Hans Jörg Rheinberger at Scas 2017 05 11
6/27 GMAT Combinations and Permutations Workshop
6/27 Stalin's Revolution: Stalin and the Revolution [Mark Albertson]
6/28 Lec 12 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
6/29 Some topics in self-assembling systems [James Gunton, Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos]
6/29 MIT 5.08J Biological Chemistry II 1. Introduction to Biological Chemistry II
7/1 The Decline of Feudalism and Rise of Capitalism: Part 1 [video essay by The Academic Agent]
7/1 MIT 5.08J Biological Chemistry II 2. Protein Synthesis 1
7/5 Principal Component Analysis (PCA) clearly explained (2015)
[StatQuest with Josh Starmer]
7/7 Upinder S. Bhalla - How to Self-Assemble a Functioning Dendrite from Molecules and Electricity
7/9 Jack El-Hai - "The General-Semantics Psychiatrist and the Nazi” [Institute of General Semantics]
7/10 Ed Tywoniak - "Teilhard de Chardin and the Symbolic Species” [Institute of General Semantics]
7/10 'Humanity's Phase Shift', Daniel Schmachtenberger
7/14 Classical sociological theory - Marx, Weber, Durkheim [Tom Rudel]
7/14 Lecture 04 - Principles of Systems Theory, Physiological and Psychological Stress [Dan Stokols, UCIrvine]
7/14 Lec 13 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
7/16 Lec 14 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
7/18 MIT 6.034 Artificial Intelligence Led 13. Learning: Genetic Algorithms
7/22 Daniel Arovas - Quantum Nucleation of Skyrmions [Stanford]
7/27 Karin B. Michels | Is Epigenetics Inherited? || Radcliffe Institute
8/6 Lec 15 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
8/8 Lec 16 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
8/9 Online Event: A World Awash in Debt [CSIS] [Matthew Goodman, Stephanie Segal, Maya MacGuineas]
8/11 Online Event: Understanding the Role of the United Nations in Venezuela [CSIS] [Moises Rendon, Miguel Pizarro, Tamara Taraciuk-Broner, Carrie Flipetti]
8/17 Online Event: A World Awash in Debt [CSIS] [Matthew Goodman, Stephanie Segal, Erik Schmidt]
8/17 Face detection, tracking, and redaction using deep neural networks - Kirkland ML Summit ’19 [Dr. Krishnan]
8/17 Etymology 101 (Lesson 1: Introduction to Language) -- Brett Robbins
8/18 Yanis Varoufakis in Conversation with Daniel Denvir
8/21 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 2. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Interactions; Lipids and Membranes
8/24 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 3. Structures of Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
8/24 Exploring The Secret Doctrine of H. P. Blavatsky [Pablo Sender, Philosophical Research Society]
8/29 Magic and the Occult in Islam: Ahmad al-Buni (622H/1225CE?) and his Shams Al-Ma'arif
[Warburg Institute, by Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad]
8/30 Distinguished Seminar: Kathleen Carley [Carnegie Melon, re: social cybersecurity]
8/31 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 4. Enzymes & Metabolism
9/9 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 5. Carbohydrates and Glycoproteins
9/10 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 6. Nucleic Acids
9/14 [BG] The End of a Physics Worldview: Heraclitus and the Watershed of Life [Stuart Kauffman, New England Complex Systems Institute]
9/14 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 7. Replication
9/15 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 8. Transcription
9/16 Gebser, Integral Consciousness and Being with this Moment: Rune Soup Roundtable [Barbara Karlsen, Jeremy Johnson, Brandt Stickley]
9/17 Online Event: Schieffer Series: U.S. Trade and Economic Leadership in the Next Decade
[CSIS, Nina Easton, William Brock, Charlene Barshefsky, Fred Smith]
9/21 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 10. Translation
9/22 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 9. Chromatin Remodeling and Splicing
9/25 Zizek: Lenin is in Warsaw
9/26 Gurdjieff Unveiled: An Introduction to Gurdjieff's Teaching - Week 1/8 - The Fourth Way
9/29 Gurdjieff Unveiled: An Introduction to Gurdjieff's Teaching - Week 2/8 - Centers & Self- Observation
 

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10/5 Lecture 8: What is the Connectome? [The Allen Institute, R. Clay Reid]
10/14 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 11. Cells, the Simplest Functional Units
10/14 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 12. Genetics 1 – Cell Division & Segregating Genetic Material
10/15 Stephen Plaza: A Connectome of the Fly Central Brain and Implications for Analysis
10/16 Lecture 2: From Soviet Communism to Russian Gangster Capitalism [Ian Shapiro, Yale]
10/17 Yanis Varoufakis: How Capitalism Works--and How It Fails [Seattle Town Hall]
10/19 America, Russia, and Vladimir Putin: Russian Opposition Perspectives [CSIS, Vladimir Kara-Murza, Andrei Kozyrev, Natalia Arno, Vitali Shkliarov]
10/21 The Life and Scientific Times of Cajal: A Talk with Larry W. Swanson PhD
10/22 Lecture 4: Fusing Capitalist Economics with Communist Politics: China and Vietnam
[Ian Shapiro, Yale]
10/23 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 13. Genetics 2 – Rules of Inheritance
10/24 Stalin at War - Stephen Kotkin [Institute for Advanced Study]
10/27 CAS DOT Lab -100- Memristor based neuromorphic computing [Texas Tech University, Vishnu Jujhala, Vinod Kumar]
10/27 Targeting Cancer Pathways: The Epigenetics Question [Science webinar series, Stephen B. Baylin, Charles Roberts, Ali Shilatifard]
10/28 Online Event: Innovation in the Intelligence Community [CSIS. Jim Hines]
10/29 Colloquium, February 16th, 2017 -- Geometry, Genetics, and Developmental Patterning [Rockefeller University,Eric Siggia]
10/29 Colloquium Sept 24, 2020 -- Machine Learning for the Physical Sciences [NYU Physics, Kyle Cranmer]
11/2 MIT 15.S08 FinTech: Shaping the Financial World, Spring 2020 Class 1: Intro and Key Technological Trends Affecting Financial Services
11/2 Arima-HiC: A simple and robust Hi-C workflow [Anthony Schmitt]
11/3 Introducing Glow: An Open-Source Toolkit for Large-Scale Genomic Analysis
11/5 Online Event: Russia's "Private" Military Companies: The Example of the Wagner Group [CSIS Kimberly Marten, Jeffrey Edmonds]
11/9 Deleuze for the Desperate - Becoming-animal
11/10 Early State Constitutions and Their Influence on the Legislative Branch [Laboratories of Democracy] [Lynn Uzzell, John Dinan, Mark Graber]
11/11 Infinite Fire Webinar III - Peter Forshaw on John Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica
11/12 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 14. Genetics 3 – Linkage, Crossing Over
11/12 Professor Deborah Harkness, 'The Renaissance library and the worldview of John Dee’ [Royal College of Physicians]
11/20 An Archaeological Road Trip with the Keck Telescopes - Evan Kirby - 02/19/2016 [CalTech]
11/21 Telescopes at the South Pole - Abby Crites - 04/15/2016 [CalTech]
11/24 Online Event: Maritime Security Dialogue - Information Warfare: From A Supporting Role To A Leading [CSIS, Brian Katz, Jeffrey Trussler]
11/25 The Evolution of U.S. Health Care Delivery Policy [East Carolina University, Robert Kulesher]
11/27 Regenerative Agriculture (presentation by author of Regenerative Agriculture) [Richard Perkins]
11/28 AI farming: 100x the yield with a data team of 1 | Bowery Farming [Sam Swift]
12/3 DiEM TV: Another Now with Yanis Varoufakis [from 11/30/20]
12/3 The molecular logic of synapse formation in the brain [Thomas Sudhof, NIH]
12/4 The Neurogenesis Diet | Dr. Brant Cortright | Talks at Google
12/4 Roy Casagranda on The Origins of the Syrian Crisis
12/5 AlphaFold: improved protein structure prediction using potentials from deep learning [Andrew Senior, Institute for Protean Design, University of Washington]
12/5 Syria's Tragedy, Our Lessons [David Miliband, CSIS]
12/8 Online Event: Doubling Down on China, Inc.: An Initial Analysis of China’s 14th Five- Year Plan [CSIS]
12/9 Richard Feynman - Law of Gravitation - An Example of Physical Law [Cornell?]
12/9 Simulating Black Holes - Maria Okounkova - 08/17/2018 [CalTech]
12/10 Lynn Margulis Interview [Jay Tischfield, Rutgers]
12/10 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 17. Genomes and DNA Sequencing
12/10 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 18. SNPs & Human genetics
12/10 The Neuroscience of Consciousness - Anil Seth [The Weekend University]
12/12 Professor Hugh Goddard - The ‘Abrahamic Religions’ Today [University of Edinburgh]
12/13 The Singular Origin of Complex Life [Nick Lane, Santa Fe Institute]
12/14 Broad@15 Talk Series: The Human Cell Atlas: “Google Maps” to navigate the human body [Aviv Regev]
12/15 Robert Spencer: The History of Jihad [Westminster University]


(edit: And also, as a constraint and an exercise for attention span, every video was over 30 minutes, save for perhaps a mistake or two. Anything under that time, I wouldn;t bother adding to the list.)
 
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constant escape

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My approach has consisted of attempting to optimize the here-and-now, on-the-spot sensibility, usually not taking notes, trying to absorb as much as possible, integrate as much as possible into the holistic acumen/intuition. Naturally, much of this will not prove to have resonated properly, but will instead have sedimented down below the level of knowledge, into the level of... what? Preknowledge? Sometimes it needs to miss a few times for it to stick?
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
I thought I was posting all this in the Dissensus Dilletante Society thread. Guess not.

edit: Just got a bottle of Dubonnet, which I would heartily recommend.
 

linebaugh

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thats an impressive level of commitment.

What are your favorites?

And when they weren't on in the background, do you just sit there and listen intently like a real world lecture?
 

constant escape

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thats an impressive level of commitment.

What are your favorites?

And when they weren't on in the background, do you just sit there and listen intently like a real world lecture?
I can go through and select the ones that I felt were more formative.

And yeah, ideally I'd be watching the whole time intently, so its largely an exercising up to that. I would label [BG] if I thought the experience was focused enough, that is, if I was not primarily focused the lecture. It's been a great attention span builder, I'm just trying to figure out how it can all be marketed.
 

constant escape

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For a series, the Sapolsky "human behavioral biology" stanford course was actually riveting for me. I would anticipate watching those lectures as some would a favorite show.

CSIS is great in that has difference people hosting talks about a variety of important topics, with various experts and congresspeople. They seem to exemplify a beneficient globalist mentality, a think tank centered around such.

For physics, Feynman and Susskind have been instrumental, in conveying certain concepts with a certain gravitas and relatability. Plus, Feynman is also a great speaker and personality. Personally I;ve still such a piecemeal understanding of so much of this, that I can;t really lay out a proper roadmap.

Embassy of the Free Mind has had some great presentations about mystical figures and religious writers. A very scholarly approach, which is (fortunately or unfortunately) necessary these days for it to be taken seriously.

Lately I've been watching from a playlist of public lectures from Caltech's astronomy department. Often young, passionate students sharing their impressive findings on this or that topic, and then joining small panels of kindred souls for a Q&A session.

The "Life and Times of Cajal" neuroscience presentation was great. Really painted a fascinating picture about this figure. And fascination is fuel in these denser areas, no?

edit: Oh, and the "deleuze for the desperate" videos I have found to be very relaxing, as well as very efficient in their teachings.
 
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And a lot of the time, the background stimulus is just a podcast, along the lines of Hermitix. Sometimes Rune Soup. But that is a different list.
 

luka

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Staff member
6/24 Lec 11 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
6/25 Slavoj Žižek: "Is It Still Possible to be a Hegelian Today?"
6/25 Living in the End Times (According to Slavoj Zizek)
6/25 Max Stirner's Embodied Egoism: From Self-Empowerment to Neuro-Anarchism
[Tim Elmo Feiten]
6/25 Arthur Olson: Visualizing Molecular Recognition and Self-Assembly
6/26 Gaston Bachelard and the Hands of Albert Flocon, by Hans Jörg Rheinberger at Scas 2017 05 11
6/27 GMAT Combinations and Permutations Workshop
6/27 Stalin's Revolution: Stalin and the Revolution [Mark Albertson]
6/28 Lec 12 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
6/29 Some topics in self-assembling systems [James Gunton, Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos]
6/29 MIT 5.08J Biological Chemistry II 1. Introduction to Biological Chemistry II
7/1 The Decline of Feudalism and Rise of Capitalism: Part 1 [video essay by The Academic Agent]
7/1 MIT 5.08J Biological Chemistry II 2. Protein Synthesis 1
7/5 Principal Component Analysis (PCA) clearly explained (2015)
[StatQuest with Josh Starmer]
7/7 Upinder S. Bhalla - How to Self-Assemble a Functioning Dendrite from Molecules and Electricity
7/9 Jack El-Hai - "The General-Semantics Psychiatrist and the Nazi” [Institute of General Semantics]
7/10 Ed Tywoniak - "Teilhard de Chardin and the Symbolic Species” [Institute of General Semantics]
7/10 'Humanity's Phase Shift', Daniel Schmachtenberger
7/14 Classical sociological theory - Marx, Weber, Durkheim [Tom Rudel]
7/14 Lecture 04 - Principles of Systems Theory, Physiological and Psychological Stress [Dan Stokols, UCIrvine]
7/14 Lec 13 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
7/16 Lec 14 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
7/18 MIT 6.034 Artificial Intelligence Led 13. Learning: Genetic Algorithms
7/22 Daniel Arovas - Quantum Nucleation of Skyrmions [Stanford]
7/27 Karin B. Michels | Is Epigenetics Inherited? || Radcliffe Institute
8/6 Lec 15 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
8/8 Lec 16 | MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007
8/9 Online Event: A World Awash in Debt [CSIS] [Matthew Goodman, Stephanie Segal, Maya MacGuineas]
8/11 Online Event: Understanding the Role of the United Nations in Venezuela [CSIS] [Moises Rendon, Miguel Pizarro, Tamara Taraciuk-Broner, Carrie Flipetti]
8/17 Online Event: A World Awash in Debt [CSIS] [Matthew Goodman, Stephanie Segal, Erik Schmidt]
8/17 Face detection, tracking, and redaction using deep neural networks - Kirkland ML Summit ’19 [Dr. Krishnan]
8/17 Etymology 101 (Lesson 1: Introduction to Language) -- Brett Robbins
8/18 Yanis Varoufakis in Conversation with Daniel Denvir
8/21 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 2. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Interactions; Lipids and Membranes
8/24 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 3. Structures of Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
8/24 Exploring The Secret Doctrine of H. P. Blavatsky [Pablo Sender, Philosophical Research Society]
8/29 Magic and the Occult in Islam: Ahmad al-Buni (622H/1225CE?) and his Shams Al-Ma'arif
[Warburg Institute, by Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad]
8/30 Distinguished Seminar: Kathleen Carley [Carnegie Melon, re: social cybersecurity]
8/31 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 4. Enzymes & Metabolism
9/9 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 5. Carbohydrates and Glycoproteins
9/10 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 6. Nucleic Acids
9/14 [BG] The End of a Physics Worldview: Heraclitus and the Watershed of Life [Stuart Kauffman, New England Complex Systems Institute]
9/14 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 7. Replication
9/15 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 8. Transcription
9/16 Gebser, Integral Consciousness and Being with this Moment: Rune Soup Roundtable [Barbara Karlsen, Jeremy Johnson, Brandt Stickley]
9/17 Online Event: Schieffer Series: U.S. Trade and Economic Leadership in the Next Decade
[CSIS, Nina Easton, William Brock, Charlene Barshefsky, Fred Smith]
9/21 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 10. Translation
9/22 MIT 7.016 Introductory Biology - 9. Chromatin Remodeling and Splicing
9/25 Zizek: Lenin is in Warsaw
9/26 Gurdjieff Unveiled: An Introduction to Gurdjieff's Teaching - Week 1/8 - The Fourth Way
9/29 Gurdjieff Unveiled: An Introduction to Gurdjieff's Teaching - Week 2/8 - Centers & Self- Observation

 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
From the lectures, it was primarily filling in the technical blanks. The higher order glue is the stuff I'm always ranting about on here: the tendency for physical systems to accelerate the development and advancement of such systems; patterns that recur on multiple orders of physical magnitude; trying to reconcile the vast information reserves of science with certain magical sensibilities; trying to make maps that allow us to process all known orders of physical organization integrally; communicating across ideological lines; etc.

The educational material here allows for intensive advancement, but the extensive advancement, the connecting of various remote systems of thought, that wasn;t touched on too much across all these lectures.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
You can sense it in the demeanor and implicit positions of many of these experts and professors. Like for some of them its a passion, but for many its a job. A job they return home from. And even the passionate among them don't seem concerned enough with cultivating their internal forces to the degrees necessary to keep increasing their intellectual capacities.

Its like almost all of them hit the wall of "its all far too complex to understand, so each of us should just pick a topic and become familiar with that topic" and are quite understandably demotivated by the sheer complexity. And those who persist past this wall still often seem to abide by implicit and unaddressed dogmas, the addressing of which I believe amounts to a constant auditing and troubleshooting of ones belief system.

That said, I do think there is stuff to learn from everyone, especially those who dedicate their own lives to learning and professing.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
More broadly than the consumption of lectures, I think the major lessons I've learned are the ones I'm always posting about.
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
Just stumbled across a livestream of some bloke spending seven days in a room with no clocks or windows,


What is this? Jak is spending 1 week in a room without windows or clocks. He has no sense of time

Why is he doing this?
-1: "I want to change my relationship to time, create an interesting documentary & write as much as I can"
-2: To raise money for an Arizona based non-profit to help victims of abuse (Disrupt LLC. will match up to $700 USD)

What does he have in the room with him?
-7 Days of food (Chicken, Vegetables, Beans, Lettuce, Fruits, Candy)
-An .mp3 player with podcasts, music & audiobooks (not connected to wifi) with the digital clock taped over
-A laptop for writing (not connected to wifi) with the digital clock taped over
-Books: Atlas Shrugged, Ringworld, The Bible
-Boardgames/Puzzles: Bananagrams, Rush Hour, Kanoodle, Jigsaw puzzle
-Fitness: Resistance Bands & Stationary Bike
-Sketchpads & Guitar

Why is he using the computer?
-He has to ensure the livestream stays online - he has ductape over the clock & time elapsed portions of the screen.
He can only see the camera angles & whether the stream is offline/online. (As an extra precaution, the PC time has been changed to a random timezone)

When did he enter?
-At exactly 12:00AM January 1st, 2021

When will he know to leave?
-He has programmed the grey, bed-side lamp to turn on at exactly 12:00AM January 8th, 2021
 
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