Mechanical Bride: Folklore of Industrial Man by Marshall McLuhan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Move over Mad Men, this is the basis of so much of your script - especially the early episodes. Actually seeing McLuhan's early work in pop culture and communications makes this book a fantastic trip through memory lane. Mechanical Bride…

Media and Consciousness

I just set up an account at academia.edu that includes downloads to some of the articles I've written in the past, and I'll be adding to it. The article James K-M and I wrote years ago for Leonardo Magazine (the MIT press journal) is only available through them, so I'll be digging in my archives to…

Learning Life Lessons from the Labyrinth

While in Calgary visiting my mum in hospital, I discovered a finger labyrinth in the Foothills Hospital chapel. It was really a lesson in life to make use of this incredible meditation tool. Their version was in wood, and I could stand and trace the pathways with my finger. Don't go too fast or you…

Fooling around

My name from Spell with Flickr - try it yourself! Okay, this worked fine when I first did it, but checking back on it I see it now reads SCAROL ILL, rather than the simple Carol Sill I had intended. Well, it was scary, when my mum was ill, and this little flickr polterguest has…

Under New Management

A friend once described the changes she had gone through as being "under new management" - just like the restaurant that closes for a few days, then re-opens with new red checked tablecloths and a different menu. Well, it now happened to me. I'm under new management, partly due to being away for a time.…

Love that Experimental Micro-Psychokinesis

In the last edition of the Wholphin DVD series, there was a Select Your Intention experiment using random event generation. Data collected went to Psyleron.com - and what a world this is, one which sets out to prove that our intention does actually affect events. PEAR research, experimental micro-psychokinesis, find out more at the Psyleron…