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The Vancouver Courier, Mar. 16

Google’s ‘augmented reality’ glasses beyond Orwellian

In John Carpenter’s 1988 film They Live, a drifter in Los Angeles finds a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see a world that is subliminally programmed and electronically manipulated. Billboards and bus stop shelter ads are revealed as immense Helvetica commands to “OBEY,” “CONSUME,” and “STAY ASLEEP.” The wealthy and powerful are unmasked …

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TIME-LIFE BOOKS: MIND CANDY FOR THE MASSES

Today’s kids have no shortage of material for distraction or instruction. For boomers and Gen-Xers who grew up in a five-channel universe, the infotainment options were few. In my primary school years, my two main mentors for art and writing were Marvel Comics wizards Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Time-Life books supplied my extracurricular learning.From …

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