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11 September 2005 @ 10:41 pm
Links because I am:

1)spent from an entire weekend of practicing for a gig this week;
2)re-reading "Incest" by Nin and savoring World Markets' 'Pumpkin Spice' coffee with orange
blossom honey and cream (yes, you must);
3)and simultaneously drooling over Robert Plant in his glory days having just bought the new Zep DVD and
cannot be arsed to bother with thinking, as in two entirely different hemispheres are at the moment
competing with each other;
4)thinking if I'm really going to be writing in this thing, I should at least bother to think up a response
to Jess'prosaic entry on her bloody wound, at least to ask her if she'd thought about getting out an
artists brush and incorperating it as a part of an artistic piece;
5)uncertain of whether Jess has any talent or utilizes her creativity in that medium;
6)also noticing that I just misspelled the word 'incorporating' which may be a reflection of what my
priorities currently are;
7)and I can.


An excellent read on a social experminent that will ruin you if I explain it:



Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics, because you really did snicker over the mindbending inanities in 'The Core' and 'Day After Tommorow' (and so did they):



I'll split it with you if you bite:



Now. Begone.
lydialicious on September 12th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
The first article was both fascinating and disturbing. Did you ever read that study of the student prison? It's amazing how quickly things escalate; as in the Third Wave experiment, even after a couple of days the protagonist was feeling uneasy at the intensity it had taken on. I'll try and find the link for you if you haven't already read it.
aphrodiscordia on September 13th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
I seem to remember another social experiment with a slightly different twist but similar outcome - not sure if it's the same one. This one had predetermined shapes and colors for each rank of the hierarchy(like the yellow triangles were the ruling class, blue squares were the lower class, et al). It seems like everyone in that class then drew their symbols randomly from a covered bucket which then determined their status in society for the remainder of the semester.

I'm probably paraphrasing it poorly, but that one was equally fascinating if only for the zealot factor - was it something along those lines?
lydialicious on November 22nd, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
Extremely belatedly, here is the link:


The Stanford Prison experiment. Not the same as the experiment you're talking about, but I would be interested to read that one too. Insights into the way human behaviour morphs under the infulence of power always fascinate me.