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Barry Kort
Attended Stanford University (MSEE, Ph.D)
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The Snot Hurled 'Round the World

I'm currently in the process of writing up a story about an unsettling experience in the nearby town of Lexington, where the American Revolutionary War started at the site of the Lexington Battle Green.

The story is a bit long and a bit technical, with a subtle take-away.
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There is a gentleman named Robert Levine who has written a book entitled "The Pace of Life." Philip Zimbardo talks about how we perceive time in this fabulous RSA animation of his talk on the subject.
Different Time Zones. Past-positive: focus is on the “good old days”, past successes, nostalgia, etc. Past-negative: focus on regret, failure, all the things that went wrong. Present-hedonistic: living in the moment for pleasure and avoiding pain, seek novelty and sensation.
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Mimetic recursion, ad infinitum
Signals addictive behavior, ad bait 'em

My recommendation:
Don't join 'em, don't fight 'em

Lampoon them with poetry
That's atrocious, ad litem.
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And now for something completely tasteless ...

Title: Springtime for Donald and RNC
Artist: Donald Trump and the RNC Chorus
Composer: Mel Brooks and Barsoom Tork Associates
Stage Play: The Bamboozlers
YouTube: Springtime for Hitler and Germany ~ The Producers
https://youtu.be/kHmYIo7bcUw

America was having trouble
What a sad, sad story
Needed a new leader to restore
Its former glory

Where, oh, where was he?
Where could that man be?
We looked around and then we found
The man for you and me

And now it's...
Springtime for Donald and RNC
Cleveland is happy and gay!
We're cheering at a manic pace
Look out, here comes a panic chase!

Springtime for Donald and RNC
Winter for Hillary's slim chance
Springtime for Donald and RNC!
Come on, Americans
Go into a trance!

Donald Trump Jr: I was born with silver spoon and that is why I'm such a goon.

Tiffany Trump: Don't be stupid, be a smarty, come and join my Daddy's party!

Springtime for Donald and RNC
Mob rule for Christy: Hooray!

Balloon's floating up to skies again
America is on the rise again

Springtime for Donald and RNC
Watch out, Hillary
We're going on tour!

Springtime for Donald and RNC...
Look, it's springtime
America's a great land once more!
Springtime for Donald and RNC!

Springtime! Springtime!
Springtime! Springtime!
Springtime! Springtime!
Springtime! Springtime!

CopyClef 2016 Mel Brooks and Barsoom Tork Associates.
North American Bupkis. No song refused.

"At North American Bupkis, we wallow in bad taste."
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Speaking of sleepless nights and jarring dreams, here is one that haunts me to this day.

Larry Lessig is invited to attend the President's Prayer Breakfast. Much to everyone's astonishment, God shows up and offers to answer two questions.

The President rises and asks, "Will Republicans and Democrats ever learn to work together in the public interest?"

God answers, "Yes, but not in your lifetime." The President weeps and glumly sits back down.

Then Larry Lessig rises and asks, "Will there ever be an end to corruption in government?"

God answers, "Yes, but not in my lifetime."

God then weeps softly, gives Lessig a gentle hug, and ever so slowly vanishes from the scene.
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I've begun talking with a select few misfits and heretics, about a support network.
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Speaking of sleepless nights and jarring dreams, here is one that haunts me to this day.

Larry Lessig is invited to attend the President's Prayer Breakfast. Much to everyone's astonishment, God shows up and offers to answer two questions.

The President rises and asks, "Will Republicans and Democrats ever learn to work together in the public interest?"

God answers, "Yes, but not in your lifetime." The President weeps and glumly sits back down.

Then Larry Lessig rises and asks, "Will there ever be an end to corruption in government?"

God answers, "Yes, but not in my lifetime." God then weeps softly, gives Lessig a gentle hug, and every so slowly vanishes from the scene.
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In my judgment the US DoJ was far far worse than the Bell System.
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One by one, the venerated hosts of public radio have been writing their personal memoirs.

Today, Krista Tippett turns the mic around as Pico Iyer becomes the guest host of "On Being" to interview Ms. Tippett on her newly published and revealing memoir, "Becoming Wise."

Krista Tippett's book, "Becoming Wise," chronicles what she’s learned through her conversations with the most extraordinary voices across time and generations, across disciplines and denominations. An illuminating conversation on the mystery and art of living.
This episode, a “theft of the dial.” Writer and traveler Pico Iyer turns the tables on our host Krista Tippett by asking her the questions. An illuminating conversation on the mystery and art of living.
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I like the idea of taking live content from the social networks and adapting it into a fluid narrative or dramatic presentation.
Knowledge Expeditions are an immersive collaborative sensemaking experience, happening in an online environment, using a shared story with an unknown outcome to co-create a dynamic learning, meeting and creative space.
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"The team of imaginers," said Ron, "was gathered in the comfortable common area of the Feynman Airstream transliminal transport vehicle, soaring above the terrain of the metaphorical landscape they had just created."

“Today’s word is: Scenius,” said Barry, “coined by Brian Eno.”

Ron felt the quantum-drive engines of the Feynman rumbling soothingly.

Auroras of color shifted in the holotank image on the large video screen, responding to the tenor of expression of each speaker.

Barry called up the on-screen text of Kevin Kelly’s Technium blog, describing the scenius of a group of climbers who set up a squatter’s camp on the north side of Yosemite Valley in 1941, where “They hacked together amazingly innovative equipment, techniques, and ethics.” And “Camp 4 became school, club, and summer home for many climbers, not a few who became well-known.“

Of the Feynman team’s own scenius, Barry said, “It is illustrated by converting our conversation into an equivalent narrative format.”

“Almost as it is happening” said Ron. “I am not sure whether we will become well-known, but we can be innovators and have fun while we are at it.”

"We might become well-known, or even downright notorious," said Barry. "Audiences can be inscrutably fickle. But what do we care what our critics think?"
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Mimetic recursion, ad infinitum
Signals addictive behavior, ad bait 'em

My recommendation:
Don't join 'em, don't fight 'em

Lampoon them with poetry
That's atrocious, ad litem.
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Jubilation ad libidum. 
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Here is a fabulous set of videos on Chaos Theory.
It is a film about dynamical systems, the butterfly effect and chaos theory, intended for a wide audience. From Jos Leys, Étienne Ghys and Aurélien Alvarez, the makers of Dimensions, comes CHAOS, a math movie with nine 13-minute chapters. Watch all nine parts of the film by playing the videos ...
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Hahahah i love this heart and brain comic always .. 
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The Story of Zero
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Cool, nice storytelling :)
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Work
Occupation
Cognitive Science Research
Skills
Science Education, Model-Based Reasoning, Diagnostic Reasoning
Employment
  • Cognitive Science Research, present
  • MIT Media Lab
    Visiting Scientist, 1999 - 2009
  • Bell Telephone Laboratories
    Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, 1968 - 1987
  • MITRE Corporation
    Lead Engineer, 1987 - 1990
  • BBN Systems and Technologies
    Visiting Scientist, 1990 - 2000
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Currently
Boston MA
Previously
Omaha Nebraska - Omaha Nebraska - Lincoln Nebraska - New Orleans Louisiana - Mountain View California - Monmouth County New Jersey - Boston Massachusetts
Story
Tagline
You see a slow moving red-headed scientist wearing a wrinkled lab coat over a Science Museum Polo Shirt.
Introduction
I am a retired Visiting Scientist in the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab.

I am also a now-retired volunteer with the Boston Museum of Science.

You can find a longer biography of me here.
Bragging rights
Winner of the 1996 NII Award for pioneering innovations in children's education via the Internet. Winner of the Nelson and Small Prize at the University of Southern Maine for pioneering contributions to the establishment of innovative engineering programs in the EE Department.
Education
  • Stanford University (MSEE, Ph.D)
    Electrical Engineering, Engineering-Economic Systems, Operations Research, and Systems Theory, 1968 - 1975
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (BSEE)
    Electrical Engineering, 1963 - 1968
  • Omaha Central High School
    College Prep, 1960 - 1963
  • Omaha Benson High School
    College Prep, 1959 - 1960
  • Omaha Benson Junior High School
    Junior High, 1957 - 1959
  • Omaha Benson West Elementary School
    Grammar School, 1950 - 1957
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Male
Other names
Moulton the schmeggegy scientist from MicroMuse