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Rupert 'fields all the way down' Sheldrake clearly enjoys this: in 2016, materialism is no longer a sacred scientific doctrine. Some of the most hard-nosed materialists, like Thomas Nagel and Christof Koch are jumping ship. Sheldrake on materialism is fun, like hearing Alan Watts ridiculing protestantism. Full version of his talk over here.
Retro synth ads are a goldmine for students of the history of gearlust. Carefully worded vintage ads praise the quality, playability, versatility, desirability and sexuality of music gear. Some ads even sell dreams of total control, like this Casio CZ-3000 brochure, which also has a weird take on the famous infinite possibilities cliché.
Ultramarine is a deep blue color, made by grinding Lapis Lazuli into a powder. During the 14th and 15th centuries, it was worth more than gold and yet it and symbolized humility and holiness. The Limbourgh Brothers, three famous painters from Nijmegen, really loved the stuff. International Klein Blue also relies heavily on ultramarine.
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