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Original Essays | July 24, 2014 1 comment
It is arguably the worst and best time to be a feminist. In the years since I first wrote Full Frontal Feminism, we've seen a huge cultural shift in... Continue »
Guy OgilvyDescribe your latest project.
The Alchemist's Kitchen is an alchemical recipe book. It begins with an explanation of the philosophy behind the ancient art of alchemy and a brief overview of the alchemical tradition over the last two millenia, before rolling up its sleeves and getting stuck into some serious potions. These are all medicinal, since the highest aim of alchemy is to produce the ultimate all-perfecting, death-transcending elixir commonly known, in one of its forms, as the Philosopher's Stone. The focus is on processes, rather than ingredients, as the various potions are defined by processes that can be applied to a wide range of (mostly herbal) substances. There are extensive appendices chock full of recipes for all manner of useful things like glue, perfumes, soap, pigments, gunpowder and alcohol, and tables of alchemical correspondences, together with instructions for choosing the perfect moment to begin a potion.
What inspires you to sit down and write?
Describe your favorite childhood teacher and how that teacher influenced you.
Have you ever taken the Geek Test? How did you rate?
Chess or video games?
What do you do for relaxation?
What's your favorite blog right now?
Circumnavelgazing the Whole Existentialada of Lumin Development, with Mental Gymgnostics, Verticalisthenics, Dilettantric Yoga, Stand-up Cosmology, Extreme Seeking, High Energy Karmanihilation & Egobliteration, Slack Retrieval, Applied Non-Doing, Inward Mobility, Orthodox Hoodooism, Seventh Day Adventurism, Jehovial Witticisms, Christian Seance Monitoring, and Buddhaflaw Correcting.Not for everyone, perhaps.
What new technology do you think may actually have the potential for making people's lives better?
If you could be reincarnated for one day to live the life of any scientist or writer, who would you choose and why?
What was your best subject in high school? Your worst?
What are some of the things you'd like your computer to do that it cannot now do?
Describe the best museum of science and/or industry you've ever visited and what made it great.
By the end of your life, where do you think humankind will be in terms of new science and technological advancement?
Which country do you believe currently leads the world in science and technology? In ten years?