Noisia – Split the Atom

I was recently perusing my Youtube account when a friend of mine favourited this video, to which I followed suit. It’s a music video for Noisias new release Split the Atom.

The video starts out with a shot of a bathtub filling up with a black liquid, out of which comes a woman who ‘sees it all.’ After viewing the video a few times, I think she comes to symbolize is Mother Earth, who like in the video, coalesced out of the void. Eventually, after witnessing all that we as a race are allowing to happen to this planet, she gets frustrated and eventually returns to the state before our consciousness inhabited the planet.

The imagery used in the video is very strong, ranging from dinosaurs, the pyramids to Ghandi, the moon landing, Locomotives and of course, Atom Bombs: the theme of the track. In an age of expanding global conciousness and understanding of our relationship to this Earth, this is a well-executed concept. Please be aware and excited that the video contains some nudity, if you happen to be browsing this at work.

Noisia – Split the Atom (HD)

Whoa, stop the presses! A blast from the past

Attention all steampunks! I was perusing the internet a few days ago, and I came across this relic. This machine was labeled as the ‘second printing press’ because of the impact it had on the print industry.

Before the Linotype machine, no newspaper had more than eight pages. Every single character, including spaces, that would appear on a printed page would have been tediously set by hand. Ottmar Mergenthaler was the brainchild of this creation, seeking a method to more quickly publish legal briefs. In 1886 the first commercial Linotype machine put to use, and these machines remained invaluable until the ’60s and ’70s where they were replaced by newer technologies such as phototypesetting and eventually of course computerized typesetting.

There is a documentary that is being made, which has already exceeded it’s fundraising goal on kickstarter. People feel like this relic deserves recognition, and not only because of it’s impact in the world. Young and old alike who catch a glimpse of this machine in operation have to feel something for its elegance in design, its mechanical marvel. Later versiouns of the machine consisted of over 2500 parts, and more than half of them moving. Thomas Edison called it ‘the eighth wonder of the world.’ Originally to use the machine you would have to apprentice for seven years, three to learn the operation and four to learn the mechanical ins-and-outs. Have a look for yourself, these are two excellent youtube clips on the subject.


The two elements of spreading good vibes

There are two main parts to spreading good vibes: You and the Universe.

You

  1. Remain in the present moment. Future and past should only come up when absolutely necessary.
  2. Live life passionately. If you are in a dead-end job or just unhappy, search out your life’s passion.
  3. Be grateful for everything. Every heart beat is a gift. Realize how lucky we are to be alive.
  4. An energy level higher than that of those around you is contagious.
  5. Give your energy willingly to everyone. It is drawn from a limitless source.
  6. If your energy does drop, everything will be alright. Those people who you gave energy to will return the favor.
  7. Your emotional state is independent of external factors. We learned at an early age to look at the world to show us how to feel. I am reminded of a child who scrapes his knee and looks around to see if anyone will comfort him if he were to start crying, if no one is around he will get up and keep playing.
  8. Truthfully speak your mind. No matter what emotional response you have at first. Over time your truthful thoughts will erode from societal input. Your thoughts will become more positive and beneficial.
  9. Be comfortable touching others. Touch others more. Be aware of how others enjoy your touch.
  10. Be happy with yourself as you are now. There is no other time other than this eternal Now to be happy.
  11. Strive towards perfection. Set lofty goals and do right action every day towards those goals.
  12. Be empathetic, then rise. Sometimes people want you to feel their pain. Sacrifice your good vibes for them, then pull them up with you back to your previous state.
  13. A positive mind is very powerful. There are times for negativity, but those times are rare.
  14. Never give up on or condemn another person. They may not be aware they are hurting you. Forgive so you may be forgiven.
  15. Failure is another step towards success. Don’t let failures slow you down. If they do, then this is what I do: I envision myself in old age looking back and laughing at how many failures led to my great successes.
  16. Stop comparing yourself to others. We are each on our own path.
  17. Understand other opinions. Rather than sticking to your point of view, people will enjoy your vibe much more if you don’t argue your opinion to be ‘Right’ and not ‘Wrong’. It is win-win.
  18. Have faith that your good vibes are flowing into those around you and lifting them.
  19. Meditate or use another centering ritual. Rituals have been very vital to humanity.
  20. Drink water frequently. Divide your body weight in two, that is the number of fluid ounces of water you need daily.
  21. Keep your body fit and healthy by excercising and eating right.

The Universe

  1. No one wants disrespect.
  2. We all are pursuing our own version of happiness.
  3. Remember, everyone is on their own path with their own goals.
  4. Good vibes resonate and amplify with other good vibes exponentially.
  5. The world will be a better place when we leave it better than when we found it.
  6. We all want to be rich and powerful, but few can rise up. Be happy regardless of your status.
  7. Life is abundant. Money, love, and joy can all be yours in excess.
  8. Work hard to improve the world around you. It will return the favor.
  9. The universe is naturally a happy, good place.
  10. Do not fear death. Life is inescapably eternal.

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