panpsychism

“Ontology is the philosophical study of existence. Object-oriented ontology (“OOO” for short) puts things at the center of this study. Its proponents contend that nothing has special status, but that everything exists equally –plumbers, cotton, bonobos, DVD players, and sandstone, for example.”
Ian Bogost. December 8, 2009

“I am growing increasingly convinced that people who believe we have an absolute moral duty to see to the well-being of all other human beings, to install water-purifying equipment in villages on the other side of the world, etc., and who, at the same time, happily contribute to the ongoing mass slaughter of animals, are really just picking and choosing their causes. There simply is no compelling reason why I, or anyone, should suppose that all and only human beings are the worthy targets of moral concern.”

“Ant Ballet is a six-year research project into control systems, paranoia and dancing insects. The project is separated into four phases”

Exo

“Exo is a visualization tool for exploring the nearly 2,300 exoplanet candidates that have been so far identified by NASA’s Kepler mission.”