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The Myth of Perception as it relates to ISIS

Myth #3: ISIS is part of al-Qaeda (exceprt from a Cardstack by Zack Beauchamp) Post by Taelyr Roberts | The Myth of Perception | Geographic Location: Iraq The key thing to understand about ISIS and al-Qaeda is that they are competitors, not … Continue reading

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Cyber Secrecy: Cicada 3301

Terrence Shu Secrecy Real-world example: Cicada 3301 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicada_3301 Where/when: 2012-2014, over the Internet Sub-concepts: anonymity, Alternate Reality Game, cyber intelligence Cicada 3301 refers to a set of clues that have appeared on the internet, posed a challenge to cryptanalysts, data … Continue reading

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Transformed to Killing Machines

Bennett Deady Region/ Concepts: Chicago Sub-concepts: Destruction, transformation Description: Whether kidnapped, recruited after witnessing the murdering of their own family or choosing to join as one last hope for survival, warlords are continuously creating young killing machines in war-torn nations … Continue reading

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Depictions of hell

Name: Vladimir Ullmann-Hamon Subconcepts: Cruelty, Torture, Religion, Disfigurement Polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński tried to depict visions of hell through painting. The particularity of this painter is that he has no formal artistic education or religious upbringing. His paintings have been … Continue reading

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Group Suicide

Name: Vladimir Ullmann-Hamon Concept: Cruelty Sub-concepts: Mind control, Indoctrination, Suicide   On November 1978 in Jonestown, Guyana the mass suicide of the followers of cult People’s temple took place. The People’s temple was a new religious movement that had its … Continue reading

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The Killdozer

Name: Vladimir Ullmann-Hamon Sub-concepts: Madness, Societal pressure, Vengeance   On June 4th 2004 Marvin Heemeyer, a citizen of Granby Colorado, went on a rampage and with a machine of his own making (a “killdozer”) destroyed 13 buildings worth a collective … Continue reading

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Afraid to be alone?

Bennett Deady Region/ Concepts: Iraq, Fear Sub-concepts: Madness, Solitude Description: Few years ago, Sarah Shroud and two friends were hiking the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan when they were captured by Iranian troops and accused of being spies. Each of them … Continue reading

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Affects of Superstition

Name: Elijah Arnold Region/Concept: Japan/Emotion-Mood Sub-concepts: Restriction, superstition, fear Description: In olden times, Japan has had a wide spread superstition of the zashiki-warashi which is translated into the “parlor-child”. This is a child that if “found” to occupy your home will bring … Continue reading

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Week 6 Magzhan Kenesbai / Nightmares

Week 6 Name: Magzhan Kenesbai Region/Concept: Study by the University of Copenhagen / Nightmares & madness Situation: A recent study by the University of Copenhagen and Glostrup Hospital have discovered that individuals who are born blind experience 25% more nightmares … Continue reading

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Good vs. Evil

Name: Tom Gallagher Concept: Transgression Sub-Concepts: Memory/Forgetting, Reality/Illusion Description: There is a website blog written by Dr. Cliff Pickover titled “The Scales of Good and Evil”, that in the early 2000s endeavored to document the rankings of the top ten … Continue reading

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