Friday, December 06, 2019
I tire of keeping up with news rather rigorously, but it’s necessary for the projects that are served (still offline).
And so many notes to organize, week to week. (I make notes every day, sometimes every few minutes: in the middle of doing something else; or in a little notebook that’s always with me when I walk the streets.) I can’t give lots of time to updating gedavis.com (though there’s a decent update this week).
The bibliography ahead of me has been years in distillation from hundreds of “primary” books among thousands in storage. So, there’s
a mere tens of them “now” (for upcoming seasons).
New “primary” books emerge in the market inevitably (though few become part of the “tens”)
Maybe my ordered sequencing (schedule for textual intimacy) makes some kind of odd verse:
-- gary e. davis --- 10:38 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
We humans can be such strange beings. It’s almost chilling to realize that the following was inconceivable, the middle of the last century:
Neuroscientists have recently employed the biotechnology of turning mature human cells back to stem cells (skin-to-stem, in the case at hand), in order to grow new brain cells in lab dishes to become self-replicating human brain cell groups; and the fresh cell groups eventually evince neural fields. The groups grow, the neural fields strengthen. Researchers gain large enough instances of neural-fielding brain tissue that they can simulate Alzheimer’s, then test it with potential medicines. Or hook neural groups to a robot that moves in accord with the neural waves of cell groups.
One researcher has sent a box of the beings into space (via the International Space Station) to observe (with little cameras in the box) the effect of zero gravity on neural group reproduction—testing epigenesis in weightlessness.
-- gary e. davis --- 1:13 AM