Tag: UFO

Dazzling FireBall: Space Junk, UFO or AI Swarm distribution coverup

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While we were in residence at Scientific Delirium Madness a large fireball was seen in the sky over Palo Alto. Actually it was seen from San Francisco down to Los Angeles at the same time and it made it to Nevada and Utah before breaking up. The standard news took a few days to debate what the slow, glowing, giant comet-mass was. Delta Aquarid Perseid Meteor Shower ice ball? Flaming commercial airliner death ball? Off track or off map space junk?

Two days afterwards, Jonathan McDowell, astronomer of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics tweeted, “Observation reports from Utah indicate the second stage from the first Chang Zheng 7 rocket, launched Jun 25, reentered at 0440 UTC.” So, officially we have an identified flying object, synopsis… Chinese space junk. It was 36 feet long, 10 cubic meters, about the size of a school bus. Yes it was a big mofo. It scared lots of folx into thinking it was armageddon, a missile attack or an alien invasion. Capt. Nick Mercurio from Joint Functional Component Command for Space at Vandenburg Air Force Base, said “Given the size of the rocket body, some pieces of it may have survived re-entry but it’s unlikely it posed any threat to people.”

I can tell you that there was some curious followings along the trajectory of our CZ-7 Rocket booster flame out. The skies had f-19s scrambling the first day and copters with surface to air missiles the second day. They seemed to be tracking the path of the Chinese space manufacturing drizzle. Perhaps looking for covert pico-cricket robot swarms, Zika glossolaia attenuators, silicon eating 味噌 tauco 豆醬 fungal strains or rapid prototyping AI bunker camoCNC Router malevolent machine superintelligence (see http://leonardo.info/blogs/djerassi-field-notes-asa-calow/ ).

Be aware that being from Woodstock NY allows for conspiracy theory to be wide and far fetched. When presented with a school bus sized surprise space junk sky show, it is not the worst independent maneuver to free associate worst case scenarios… international subversions, government cover-ups, even wildhair, keef brained kook theory. In my humble opinion 60% of X-files style panic nutball theory turns out to be closer to the actual than baseline liar-liar mass media CNNFOX whitewash.

Track yourself as space junk:

https://www.space-track.org/

centiSperm DIY Protocol: Centipede DNA Isolation

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Centipede DNA Isolation

A – Kill Centipede
B – Mash with mortar and pestle

This was no easy feat. The night I scanned the centipede the other residents named him Keith! And Keith nearly escaped. I fed and housed him, changed her stream water and caught it bugs. I even found that he preferred raw meat but not fat. With a name and care, Keith felt more like a pet. Also, the skittering, curious and loungy attitude of Keith suggested a fine sentient personality. The antennas poking and wriggling in unison and independently spoke tomes. Even the fear of a venomous organism showing signs of extremely honed escape tactics gave me vast respect to the centipedes of this world.

There is no respectful death possible for an organism to be used for bioart. Still, a good death was considered. There is little written about insect euthanasia. We considered drug overdose but it was unknown if insects responded to diazepam derivatives. I was of the notion that fast, near instantaneous destruction was the best method. Its just a bit of that ultraviolence, smash and grind will do the trick. But, we did try out cryanesthesia (freezing) in the hopes that Keith would be numb. As usual with these death rituals, it is not easy.

Comix Version:  Matteo Farinella of http://www.neurocomic.org/

Comix Version:
Matteo Farinella of http://matteofarinella.com/

Ooops, lame research revealed belatedly:

“The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) Terrestrial Invertebrate Working Group (TIWG) reports on a survey conducted by Mark Bushell of BIAZA institutions. He found that refrigeration and freezing were the most common methods “of euthanasia of invertebrates although research has suggested that this is probably one of the least ethical options.” That said, freezing is a worst-case method if chemical or instantaneous physical destruction is not possible.”
- Sarah Pellett; Romain Pizzi; Steven Trim; Mark Bushell; Dave Clarke; Jamie Wood (Jun 2015). BIAZA Recommendations for Ethical Euthanasia of Invertebrates (2.6 ed.). British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Keith began to wake from his semi-frozen slumber as the brass mortar came down on her in the porcelain pestle. Keith was mashed in seconds and the interior looked a lot like blended shrimp meat and the only recognizable remnants were some legs that stuck to the side of the pestle and a long sheath of segmented centipedal chiton all covered in goo.

Keith, mortal, pestle Photo credit: David Bowen

Keith, mortal, pestle
Photo credit: David Bowen

centiMash Photo credit: David Bowen

centiMash
Photo credit: David Bowen

C – Mix mashed centipede with distilled water, salt and a tiny drop of soap
D – let centipede mash sit in hot water bath for 5-10 minutes

I had earlier determined that hypodermic syringes do melt in boiling water. So, I mixed the centipede mash in a tube that had contained a really nice SF styled joint with some remnant cannabis in the bottom.

 

 

Actually, the Cannabis Indica genome was isolated with the centipede genome and they both live on in the centiSperm to some extent.

 

 

 

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I will resist calling this project centi-midnightToker-Sperm for lack of text space on the interwebs. I did make a tube floatation device for the hot water bath. I used plastic netting and corks. There are many corks at the Djerassi Residency, many!
E – Spin to make pellet
F – This time keep the supernatant and throw away the pellet
G – Move liquid to new tube
H – Mix 50/50 with high proof vodka or Everclear
I – Spin at high speed for 10+ minutes
J – Pour off the vodka super natant
K – let the pellet dry aerating until there is no alcohol left
L – Resuspend in 100 microliters of distilled water by pipetting up and down over and over until the DNA pellet is mixed in with the water.

For this step I used my hand held 20-200 microliter pipette but I had not remembered to bring sterile pipette tips. Well I cut some myself from disposable pipettes. I know they are not calibrated but they sure work well and the proportions were right!

DIY Pipette Tips Photo Credit: David Bowen

DIY Pipette Tips
Photo Credit: David Bowen of http://www.dwbowen.com/

Ἑκατόγχειρες, the Hundred-handers

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Ἑκατόγχειρες, Hekatonkheires also called the Centimanes or the Hundred-handers
(Is Tartarus a castle analogy for Gaia’s womb?)

So this is strange happenstance, one hundred handed the centiHuman aesthetic has an old media contingent to go along with The Human Centipede torture porn movie aesthetic. It has to do with rejection of teratological children, repulsion and even gynophobia, in terms of mutation and xenophobia. Hesiod wrote about Kronos being angry, and teaming up with Gaia his mother to release some of his more mutated brothers from their imprisonment. Apparently the mother son team wanted to free a cylopic brother and the boychild titan of a hundred hands. The titanic kids were being kept under house-arrest by their father, Uranus. My theory is that Kronos’ little brothers were forced to stay inside due to their wild amorphous anatomy and the shame brought to father of monsterosity. Indeed, “ Soon after they were born, their father Uranus threw them into the depths of Tartarus because he saw them as hideous monsters. In some versions, Uranus saw how ugly the Hekatonkheires were at their birth and pushed them back into Gaia’s womb, upsetting Gaia greatly, causing her great pain and setting in motion the overthrow of Uranus by Cronus” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hekatonkheires

Is it possible that the amorphous and socially stigmatizing children were pushed into Gaia’s womb and plugged or somehow imprisoned there only to be freed by the actuated sympathetic magic of a father’s castration. This makes centiSperm a differently abled studies issue. Centipedes are Ἑκατόγχειρες, the patron titans of transgenic humans. It makes a new reading for feminist psychoanalytical studies due to the fact that castration anxiety can be seen as a subset of an accurate and deserving scything in direct response to womb blocking, child quashing, father denial of paternity, hysterical masculinity.

Contacting Corfu.