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Quieting The Mind

BY TOM BARWOOD
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

While perusing the library one day Tom Barwood came upon an illustrated book that changed his way of thinking, and his life to boot! This simple, but beautifully drawn book was Matthew Johnstone's "Quiet the Mind", and here Tom speaks of all the ways stress, depression, and negative thoughts are impacting our psyche and physiology. He reminds us to find the fabulous things that calm us, and make us happy. 

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Talking to Yourself

BY RAY FENWICK
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 05, 2013

Artist-of-all-sorts Ray Fenwick speaks to a crowd and to you (if you listen) about talking to one's self. He points out the fact that our voice is a huge part of our identity, but in many cases we don't acknowledge that it is the embodiment of our thoughts while still remaining a function of our body. Because our voice is at the crossroads of our psychological and physiological being, it can be surreal and disconcerting to practice, but Ray encourages us all to see what comes out!

"Presentation of the Day" on January 30, 2014.

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Reproducing Spanish Royalty

BY MICHELLE VAUGHAN
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Artist Michelle Vaughan discusses copies, genetics, history, and portait paintings. She goes into depth on the portraits Diego Velazquez was commissioned to create of the family of Spanish King Philip IV -- a family notorious for in-breeding. Michelle has created digital works of art that tell stories about the nature of replication, family genetics, and painterly techniques.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 12, 2014. 

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The Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology

BY ALAN MACY
@ VOL 16 ON FEB 10, 2016

Alan Macy is currently the Research and Development Director, past President and a founder of BIOPAC Systems, Inc. He designs data collection and analysis systems, used by researchers in the life sciences, that help identify meaningful interpretations from signals produced by life processes. Trained in electrical engineering and physiology, with over 30 years of product development experience, he is currently focusing on psychophysiology, emotional and motivational state measurements, magnetic resonance imaging and augmented/virtual reality implementations. He presents in the areas of human-computer interfaces, electrophysiology, and telecommunications. His recent research and artistic efforts explore ideas of human nervous system extension and the associated impacts upon perception. As an applied science artist, he specializes in the creation of cybernated art, interactive sculpture and environments.

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Run, Run but You Cannot Hide

BY CHRISTOPHER LORTIE
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 18, 2016

Christopher Lortie summarizes the science associated with the benefits of regular running. A few case studies are also presented as a mechanism to emphasize critical analysis of scientific findings and the sometimes spurious nature of findings. Then, meta-analyses and systematic reviews will be used to summarize the research to date on running and key decisions that are made with respect to running will be answered (using these findings). A framework of the additional benefits of running that are more challenging to measure will be proposed. Running may not be for everyone but is certainly useful for many of us based on the evidence to date.
Chris is an integrative scientist with expertise in community theory, sociology, and quantitative methods. Collaboration and networks are central to his research both conceptually and internationally. As such, his empirical research involves biogeographical comparisons of many forms of community dynamics (plants, animals, & people). A significant component of his current environmental science research includes restoration & management. Chris actively pursues new challenges and creative opportunities in science. He has published over 200 scholarly products to date including 120 peer-reviewed publications, 51 datasets, 38 non-refereed conference proceedings, 6 book chapters, and numerous open-science products such as slide decks, figures, videos, and blog commentaries. Chris has also been a distinguished visiting professor in Japan, France, Spain, and South America. Publicly, he has spoken at GLIMPSES and other conferences associated with open science, synthesis, big data, and the value of putting ecology (and humanity) into the work we do in other human pursuits outside science. He is an Associate Professor at York University in Canada and a Research Associate at NCEAS. He is the Editor in Chief for Oikos for all formal synthesis papers, and an editor for PLOSONE, PeerJ, Gigascience, and Nature Scientific Data.

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If You Are Breathing You Are High

BY LUKE ARCHER
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

Your body's regulatory system is called the Endocannabinoid System ("ES") The ES regulates pain, appetite, mood, memory, the immune system, and aids in human development. Desperate diseases are caused by a breakdown in your bodies' ability to make cannabinoids internally. This breakdown of the ES can happen as the result of result of stress, poor nutrition, and lack of sleep. Ingesting Phytocannabinoids and Terpenes results in an entourage effect and exciting new field of nutritional science which has the potential to restore human health with getting High.

Luke Archer is a local entrepreneur, content producer, technology, music, video, and science geek. Luke is the owner of the Santa Barbara-based Cool Hand Look Agency and the co-founder of Grass Roots Supplements.