Last night online I stumbled upon an institution that shocked me, pleased me, gave me delirious hope for the future. In western Uganda, near Ruwenzori National Park (the “Mountains of the Moon”) - just 22 miles from the Congo border - there’s a recently established ”humanist”… Continue Reading
Brighter Brains Institute is currently sponsoring 33 children at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Academy, a school for indigenous Mangyan children, on the island of Mindoro, in The Philippines. The sponsored children have recently written letters thanking their “Foster Parents.”
The following 45 poor but deserving Mangyan children need tuition money - so that they can attend the school year 2014-2015 at San Lorenzo Ruiz Academy in Oriental Mindoro, The Philippines. Additional information on the school can be found on the Facebook page HERE and at Brighter Brain’s… Continue Reading
Jacob Maentz (b. 1979) is a freelance travel, culture and documentary photographer based in Cebu, Philippines. His passion lies in creating images that communicate a strong sense of place and cultural awareness in unique, challenging situations. His photographs often reflect his background in conservation and explore issues related to the… Continue Reading
The Mormon Transhumanist Association is collaborating with multiple religious, transhumanist, and humanitarian organizations to feed, educate and make self-sufficient twenty children at a “boarding school” (orphanage) in Jinja, the second-largest city in Uganda. The school is called “COISER” (Community Intiative for Self Reliance.) Uganda has a population of 2.5 million… Continue Reading
The schedule and speaker topics have been announced for the Artificial Intelligence & The Singularity conference, on September 20. The event takes place at Piedmont Veteran’s Hall on 401 Highland Avenue in Piedmont, in San Francisco’s East Bay. Doors open at 9am.
Playing on Yggdrasil - by Alex McGilvery - has got to be one of the most unique books I’ve ever read. Forget putting it into any type of genre; get that idea out of your head right now, except perhaps “literary.”