Notes from the 5th Immortology forum / via Marie Lechner

MISSION ETERNITY book references

Essential readings for angels:

Timothy Leary, 1997. Design for dying. With R.U. Sirius. Harper Collins: New York.

Thomas Mann, 1912/1992. Der Tod in Venedig. Fischer: Frankfurt.

Vladimir Jankélévitch, 1977. La mort. Flammarion: Paris.

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, 1991. The bardo guidebook. Rupa: New Delhi.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, 1992. The heart treasure of the enlightened ones. Shambhala: Boston.

Jean-Françcois Revel et Matthieu Ricard, 1997. Le moine et le philosophe. Nil: Paris.

Mitch Albom, 1997. Tuesdays with Morrie: an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson. Doubleday: New York.

m221e references

Marie LECHNER, Libération
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memorial of carl sagan in Second life

convention for the protection of virtual architecture

via agent STAMBERGER
Microsoft research on delivering mails in the far, far future

Der Tod ist ein Umzug

Andere Leute sehen das auch so, und wollen weiterbestehen und sogar Besuch bekommen:

WebDAV server with TwistedMatrix -Part 1 / X

you can find an updated version of the code presented here in the follow-up post.

apple's wilfredo sanchez recently contributed a working DAV implementation to the twistedmatrix networking framework. i intend to use both DAV and twisted matrix for our upcoming storage framework, so this contribution is just in time. ;-)

being fresh and hot off the press, documentation is sparse to nonexistent, so i intend to document my way through this jungle -- and maybe eventually contribute something back.

i have completed the first step of getting the code about two weeks ago: you'll have to get it from subversion, and then was a bit baffled by how the code tied together. it turns out it's actually quite easy and an hour ago i just got the first (ultra-buggy) self-hosted webdav volume mounted on my mac desktop -- so here you go (

import os.path, time
#from twisted.web2 import server, http, channel, resource
from twisted.web2.dav import static
from twisted.web2 import server, channel, resource
from twisted.web2 import http_headers, responsecode
from twisted.web2.dav import *
from twisted.web2.dav.method import *

site = server.Site(static.DAVFile("/Users/vincent/Desktop"))

# Standard twisted application Boilerplate
from twisted.application import service, strports
application = service.Application("demoserver")
s = strports.service('tcp:9998', channel.HTTPFactory(site))
after setting PATH and PYTHONPATH to the appropriate values, you can then launch the server from the shell using e.g.: twistd -ny
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WebDAV server with TwistedMatrix - Part 2 / X

Lawrence Lessig booksigning in second life

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Time: 5:30PM - 7:30PM Pacific Standard/Second Life Time
Place: Borrowdale/41/56
(secondlife://Borrowdale/41/56, the Pooley Auditorium)

More infos here:

the politics of immortality

Boris Groys talks about immortality and to whom it matters:

Politik der Unsterblichkeit. Wer an Gott, den Weltgeist, das Sein, das Unbewusste oder etwa an den absolut Anderen glaubt, der braucht sicherlich nicht philosophische Diskurse zu entwickeln oder Kunstwerke zu schaffen, die für die Dauer angelegt sind. Dann reicht die ontologische Garantie allein, der man vertraut, dass sie auch ohne eine Intervention dem Untergang aller Dinge Einhalt gebietet. Wer aber in Bezug auf die ontologische Garantie der Unsterblichkeit zum Skeptizismus neigt und trotzdem für die Unsterblichkeit optiert, der beginnt, die Politik der Unsterblichkeit oder zumindest die Politik der langen Dauer zu praktizieren. Er beginnt dafür zu sorgen, dass bestimmte Diskurse – und seien es auch die Diskurse über Gott oder das Unbewusste – strategisch positioniert werden, erhalten werden, institutionell verankert werden.

Here comes a rough translation. If we follow that thought, we should not expect many artists among the believers, at least not those who strive to leave a mark in art history.

The politics of immortality. Who believes in God, the spirit, the being, the unconscious, or the absolute other certainly doesn't have to engage in philosophical discourse or create works of art that are made to last. In this case the ontological guarantee can be trusted to stop the demise of all things without our intervention. But in case of doubt regarding the guarantee of immortality, only the politics of long duration may keep the option of immortality alive. The sceptic starts to position certain discourses - and be they about God or the unconscious - and cares for their lasting, institutional establishment

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