Up for auction on eBay is an original copy of the charter and by-laws for Timothy Leary's League of Spiritual Discovery, founded in Millbrook, New York in 1966. With four days left in the auction, the current bid is $250. From the auction listing:
Here, Leary and his cohort outline the structure of a new religious association that identifies LSD, peyote and psilocybin as The Sacraments used to commune with, "evolutionary wisdoms preserved in cellular and molecular structures", and to facilitate the ritual, "to go out of the mind and to come to the senses". Five - 8 1/2" X 11" pages total, with the first four pages stapled top-left, page 5 having come loose about 20 years ago....
I've had this piece since the very early 70's when I bought it from a friend who had just purchased a number of things, here in Berkeley, from Timothy Leary's wife at the time, Rosemary Woodruff, who was raising money for Leary's legal defense fund and support as a fugitive.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its first generation predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. What’s so cool about it? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing a statoc 2D image.
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