Archive for April, 2005


Friday, April 29th, 2005


The Unobserved Loneliness of Abstracted Faces

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

The Unobserved Loneliness of Abstracted Faces
Originally uploaded by Dr. Smax.

intertheoretic relations cortical visual pathways


Saturday, April 23rd, 2005


I had this weird dream in which a mathematician told me to look up the word “liftftg” in the dictionary. The dictionary said that a liftftg is a thing that is not an argument but nonetheless has the force of an argument. I asked the mathematician if a poem could be a liftftg.

He said “yes.”

Blow up the ocean

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

Today is Earth Day. Earth Day is stupid.

Pave the world, I'm going to space.

Aerial Minirobots

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

Way cool

Yes, those are propellers.

Le robot OSCAR by Stéphane Viollet

Smax Attax Photo Contest

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

Smax Attax Photo Contest

Prize: one year flickr pro account

Winner: The photographer who posts their best photograph in a response to this post by May 1, 2005



  1. You must have a flickr free account
  2. You must be my LJ friend
  3. You must have taken the photograph yourself
  4. reserves the right to alter the rules at any time
  5. Questioning the rules or any of 's capricious alterations will automatically disqualify you
  6. Requests for clarification will count as instances of questioning and be treated accordingly

<lj user="spasmsproject"> suggested the name "Twyla"

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

Robot and photo by Pete Mandik

Statistically Improbable Phrases

Monday, April 18th, 2005's list of Statistically Improbable Phrases from Philosophy and the Neurosciences: A Reader:

narcissistic properties, representation producing processes, detection thesis, activation triplets, intertheoretic relations, explanatory pluralism, content bearers, messy properties, intrinsic representations, extrinsic representations, allocentric representations, intertheoretic reduction, reference fixers, route framework, sensory system functions, cortical visual pathways, egocentric representations, red experiences, neuron doctrine, prestriate cortex, pictorial perspective, perceptual symbols, middle temporal visual area, stimulus temperature, lesion research

In other news, Hebrew Neuron Parts:

West Side

Monday, April 18th, 2005

West Side
Originally uploaded by Dr. Smax.

Edmontosaurus' in the hizzouse.



Sunday, April 17th, 2005