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Futurist linguist, Heron Stone, and artificial life creator, Tom Barbalet, rap on a variety of topics. Regular discussions include futurism, the 1960s, Terence McKenna, politics, philosophy, linguistics, simulation, pianos, publishing and general degenerate humor.

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Stone Ape #90: San Jose Police and Invaded Nations: Happy July 4th [July 3, 2014]

Tom explains some DJ Master T science. [Editorial note: As with many things in the original edition of Cyberia the naming is incorrect. It is in fact 5-MeO not MAO something like Steve Jobbs (sic).] Heron provides some narration to the comic book project and his early experiences with computers. Tom hasn't alienated a group of listeners. Some experiences have impacted Tom's life. They discuss the monopoly of Amazon versus men getting together. Heron starts a topic on people who have problems dealing with stress. Tom explores death as a natural part of life. These dirty CEOs with throat cancer. Heron needs to fight for his ideas. Saying long numbers sucks. Facebook has been manipulating you, duh. Tom takes a different direction to his Australia departure to show the multiple dimensionality to the whole experience. They explore angry people and how they exist in the professional world. How about that different narrative of Fox News? They wander into adoption as a topic. They discuss moving frequently and consider Independence Day.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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Stone Ape #89: The Audience Voted and They've Picked a Winner [June 26, 2014]

Heron has ticked off a life goal thanks to some listener intervention. The best source for Terence McKenna is Lorenzo Hagerty's Psychedelic Salon (http://matrixmasters.net/salon/). How good is the primary access to experiences? Tom talks about the escape trajectory. How do we communicate? Tom explores Heron's uncharted life and talks about the Mushroom Boy now embodied in a project (http://github.com/barbalet/mushroom). They rap on divergent populations versus the media. Nutbush City Limits and Kate Smith roll on. Heron's favorite wine glass is no more. Spiritual Communities contained a little note. They talk about when people care and it involves geographic movement. Heron needs to create new rituals. Heron returns to his experience from the week following a discussion on the smell of old pipes. Heron identifies that Tom has alienated a number of listeners. From a brief spell on alcoholism they wander into DVDs. Russian Roulette is a good metaphor for living as an adult. YouTube is better than reading. Tom raps on ancestry as a gateway to the sublime nature of intelligibility. Are there common threads in Tom's work? Tom throws out a fan demonized topic. Going to the DMV is a good way to find language monkeys. You get Heron's eyes for five minutes at most. Heron has no words of wisdom.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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Stone Ape #88: They Can Do Me Right Next To You [June 13, 2014]

Heron wants to talk about cellular automata. Heron has nothing to say on the Turing test. Tom provides a blueprint for how to approach science journalists and talks about Heron's brother Oliver's Untold History of the United States. The Source Family is an ongoing topic. Driving video games are discussed. Heron talks about his stones. Heron has a new dog. What has Tom learnt from WWDC this year? Tom is retiring a story from his mis-spent youth featuring a cyber legend (http://barbalet.net/log/jul05.html#1040pm29). [Editorial note: Following intervention the WSJ modified their article to give a correct attribution to Inness' departure and removed the quote from him (http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB116863379291775523)]. Heron has another keyboard he wants to rap on. Is the app better than the book? Tom has been rationalizing his Facebook usage thanks to the movie, Her. Get yourself comfortable for this meandering wandering. Heron asks about blackberries. Motorcycle clubs are a surprise topic followed by meeting Hitler in Argentina. Tom has some sad news to share with the Stone Ape audience and Heron. Tom is a good faux lawyer (http://youtu.be/EpJtoK0DmY4). Tom and Heron wrap on listener submitted questions including a resource based economy, changing stories and scientific dogma. Don't contact Tom about funky fusion. [Editor's note: Tom's curtains feature briefly here (http://youtu.be/kYR6JqeSWSs)]. They rap on Tom and Heron's living conditions. Tom asks Heron about the US prior to the war on drugs and reflects on the honeymoon period of communes versus twenty years in. Heron likes Natural Born Killers. Tom recommends (again) VICE's coverage of the Ukraine. Tom explores the perils of grocery shopping in summer in California. Heron seems unimpressed with an anniversary. What has the cost of living got to do with your dreams? Heron provides some news from Marie and Justin.  [ MP3 ]

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   Tom Barbalet

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Stone Ape #87: If He'd Been an NYU Student [May 29, 2014]

Tom starts with an Elliot Rodger impersonation. Queue Heron's standard response. (Editorial Note: John Zawahri was the Santa Monica shooter from 2013.) Tom has been wandering strange universities. Smash the roof doors but not the attics. Tom asks if internal narratives (language machines) are generational. Tom has been working for Heron. How strange the world was in 600. What happened to Tom's invested but no longer delivered Kickstarters? Heron returns to the perennial topic of SkypeCast. How about that individualism? The conversation concludes on Tom at 13 doing some cultural art.  [ MP3 ]

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