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That spider robot has some serious dance moves. :)
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Back in the 1950s, when we were first discovering the basic fundamental principles of how the nervous system deals with signals from the outside world, philosopher and anthropologist Gregory Bateson began to think about what the implications are for the idea of “self.”

Bateson came to the startling conclusion that we are wrong to think that our self stops at the edge of our bodies at all. He found himself reasoning this way: When we use our arm to touch a wall, we think of the wall as something “outside” and our arm as part of our “self.” But the neurons in the arm are merely transmitting a signal to our brain.

If a blind man uses a stick to feel the sidewalk in front of him, that stick is serving exactly the same purpose as the neuron in your arm. So Bateson asks, “Where does the blindman’s self begin? At the tip of the stick? At the handle of the stick? Or at some point half way up the stick? These questions are nonsense.”

For Bateson, our feeling of a boundary between self and “other” is arbitrary, or at least an illusion that is created by whatever we are paying attention to. When you use your hand to feel the floor, you feel like your self stops at your skin. But when you use the floor to feel the traffic outside, your self becomes much larger.
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I have a newfound respect for the octopus, especially the pregnant ones. Hardcore.
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I think cough mobbing is my favorite. Great way to clear a room. :)
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I don't think I can get enough of Bane Cat!
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Well, this is AWESOME. Gotta catch 'em ALL!
 
Omg go to Google maps of your phone, click on Search and press Start. I take back hating April Fools haha!
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The man who introduced me to the world of magical realism. RIP Gabo. 
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Love seeing the #youtubenation  team dancing at the end! Dance crew in the making. :)
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Okay, had to do it. I got Deanna Troi. Makes perfect sense to me. I'll take it! #startrek    
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Kenny is Wesley... he's too nice and we all know he's got super powers. +Steve Woolf, my vote for you was Picard or Chakotay but +Earnest Pettie refuses to allow anyone to be Chakotay, so now I have to grapple with whether I want to separate you and +Zadi Diaz by three quadrants or if I should overrule Earnest's hatred for the Maquis. This isn't as easy as Buzzfeed would lead you to believe. 
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  • YouTube Nation
    Executive Producer, 2013 - present
  • Disney Interactive Entertainment
    Head of Content Development, 2011 - 2013
  • Smashface Productions
    Co-founder / Executive Producer, 2001 - 2011
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