Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bulletins & Other News: Feb. 12, 2008

Are We Alone? - Are We Alone? - Senses Census - new episode
Don't worry if you've lost your senses - we've found them. Find out why we've evolved taste, sight, hearing, touch, and smell the way we have, and why we don't sense our world through antennae or echolocation. Discover what part of the tongue recognizes anchovies and why cats can't taste candy. And, in need of some virtual surgery? Visit the robotics lab where computers are wired with the sense of touch. Also, release yourself from the limits of your biology: from bionic limbs to infrared vision; join humans of the future who are enhanced with super-senses. Now that you have a feel for the taste of this show by nosing about this blurb, you can see that it's worth a listen. Make sense? Guests:

  • Tom Finger - Cell and Developmental Biologist at University of Colorado Medical School and Co-Director of the Rocky Mountain Taste and Smell Center.
  • Ken Salisbury - Computer Scientist in the Bio-Robotics Laboratory, Stanford.
  • James Hughes - Sociologist and Bioethicist at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and Executive Director of the Institute of Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
  • Nina Jablonski - Anthropologist at Penn State University and author of Skin: A Natural History.
You can listen to the new episode at: http://radio.seti.org.

News worth reposting:
Michael G. Munz - ASITF soon available from Balderdash Books..
A Shadow in the Flames will soon be available for purchase at Balderdash Books at 8536 Greenwood Ave. N. in Seattle! (The book should be there in about a week, once the next shipment comes in.) It's a great place for local authors. Thanks to everyone for the good wishes regarding my entry in the 24-Hour Short Story Contest! (Two more weeks until they announce the results...) ~ Michael G. Munz / www.michaelgmunz.com

"Into The Basement, The Movie" - AUDITIONS ARE OPEN
Check this blog entry for details.

The World of Myth - New Issue of The World of Myth is HERE
The New Year issue of The World of Myth is here! Stop by and see what's New: http://www.theworldofmyth.com/


Willie Meikle - The Midnight Eye Files #2: The Sirens by William Meikle
"At first it's a simple lost son case, but for PI Derek Adams things turn quickly to the twilight zone. Soon he's on a remote island and up to his hips in mer-women, shape changers and ancient fisher cults. Running back to the city doesn't help; there's mayhem on the streets. An ancient god is waking up, and only blood will stop him." Read an extract at http://www.williammeikle.com/sirensadvert.html

Now available on advance order for $11.99 and free shipping from Black Death Books

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