1. lose/lose


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    Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the players computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. If the players ship is destroyed, the application itself is deleted. Although touching aliens will cause the player to lose the game, and killing aliens awards points, the aliens will never actually fire at the player. This calls into question the player's mission, which is never explicitly stated, only hinted at through classic game mechanics. Is the player supposed to be an aggressor? Or merely an observer, traversing through a dangerous land? Why do we assume that because we are given a weapon an awarded for using it, that doing so is right? By way of exploring what it means to kill in a video-game, Lose/Lose broaches bigger questions. As technology grows, our understanding of it diminishes, yet, at the same time, it becomes increasingly important in our lives. At what point does our virtual data become as important to us as physical possessions? If we have reached that point already, what real objects do we value less than our data? What implications does trusting something so important to something we understand so poorly have? There is an online scoreboard which is viewable at http://www.stfj.net/art/2009/loselose/ the game can also be downloaded at that link The code for generating the aliens appearances was pillaged from a project I collaborated on with David Wicks in 2009 : thingsiam.com that we developed for Domani Studios : http://domanistudios.com/ audio from gratisvibes.com more of my work at stfj.net

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    • Former State Sen. Robert Ford addresses his sentencing


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      Former state Sen. Robert Ford was sentenced to five years of probation on Thursday for his ethics-related conviction. Ford was also ordered to pay nearly $70,000 in restitution to the state and to 350 hours of community service. Video by Cynthia Roldan

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      • the ethics of stealing a bike


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        like us facebook.com/neistatbrothers follow me twitter.com/caseyneistat the ethics of when it is and isn't ok to take a bike that isn't yours. it's never ok to take somebody's bike, it's always ok to take nobody's bike. again; the fight at the beginning is not me, i don't know who it is. i don't care, i just think it's a good example of why not to take something that's not yours.

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        • The Fordham Law Experience


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          Fordham Law students and alumni describe the Fordham Law experience.

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          • The Panhandler Project


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            The Panhandler Project is the outcome of the artist finding 5 men, all homeless and African American, who agree to model nude for $100.

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            • Matt Segal 5.14 trad


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              Climbing is an endeavor driven by ethics more than rules. This short is a good insight into the forward thinking climbing ethics of the next generation of talented climbers who choose what style to practice thier art. Featuring Matt Segal sending the 2nd Ascent of the 5.14 trad test piece called "China Doll" in Boulder's Dream Canyon. Stills and Video shot by John Dickey and the edit supported by The North Face.

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                There is an urgent need for a new focus on compassion. Bringing together voices from all cultures and religions, the Charter seeks to remind the world we already share the core principles of compassion. On November 12, thousands of people across the globe will listen together. Participate and engage with the Charter now at charterforcompassion.org Director: Gilly Barnes Music: Fredo Viola Additional Footage: Peter Roger

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                • Greta Christina on Atheism & Sexuality


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                  Lecture by Greta Christina (http://gretachristina.typepad.com/greta_christinas_weblog/) at Purdue University on 2/5/10 The sexual morality of traditional religion tends to be based, not on solid ethical principles, but on a set of taboos about what kinds of sex God does and doesn't want people to have. And while the sex-positive community offers a more thoughtful view of sexual morality, it still often frames sexuality as positive by seeing it as a spiritual experience. What are some atheist alternatives to these views? How can atheists view sexual ethics without a belief in God? And how can atheists view sexual transcendence without a belief in the supernatural?

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                  • Child Circumcision: an Elephant in the Hospital


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                    What is infant circumcision? Why is the practice common in U.S. hospitals and not in other countries? What does it remove and how does that affect the child? Does scientific data suggest that circumcision has benefits? What are the potential complications? How does it affect sexuality? Is it a medical procedure or a social surgery? If it's unnecessary surgery, what about contemporary bioethics principles? Through both a review of scientific literature and a discussion of the human cost of the procedure, this presentation explores these questions from the perspectives of the child, the adult survivor, the parent, and the practitioner. Ryan McAllister, PhD, is a parent, a biophysicist, an Assistant Professor of Physics and Oncology at Georgetown University, and also a volunteer who supports parents and families. Over the last 10 years he has been studying the medicalization of childbirth in U.S. hospitals. The slides, supplementary material, references and a copy of the video can be downloaded here: http://physics.georgetown.edu/~rmca/Elephant_in_the_Hospital/ NOTE: This presentation includes some graphic slides necessary to present the procedure and anatomy being discussed.

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                    • Cowboy Ethics: A Life Changing Approach to Character Education


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                      A life-changing approach to character education based on the Code of the West.

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