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Patrick Groneman is the Assistant Director of the Interdependence Project, co-founder of the multi-media collective Wunderkrafthaus, and aspiring virtual cosmonaut. He studied Painting and Video at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and currently lives in Virtual Brooklyn, NY

Podcast: Dealing with Anger Pt. 2 with Ethan Nichtern

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The Buddhist philosophical and psychological teachings include in-depth instructions on the destructive power of anger, as well as the possibility of channeling it to unvail insight and compassion. This three part series focuses on an understanding of what anger is […]

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Podcast: Dealing with Anger Pt. 1 with Ethan Nichtern

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The Buddhist philosophical and psychological teachings include in-depth instructions on the destructive power of anger, as well as the possibility of channeling it to unvail insight and compassion. This three part series focuses on an understanding of what anger is […]

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Recite the Heart Sutra Three Times and Watch This

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Link to Heart Sutra

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Shopping For a Spiritual Practice: Intro to Zen

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by Patrick Groneman Last weekend I continued my search for a spiritual practice by taking part in the Zen Mountain Monastery’s “Intro to Zen Training” Retreat, a weekend toe dipping into the Mountain and Rivers Order manifestation of Soto and […]

Podcast: Guest Lecture – “Buddhism and Shamanism: Working with Energy” with Robert Chender

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Robert Chender has been a practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala tradition for many years, and is also a student and practitioner of certain shamanic traditions, including the Munay-ki initiations of the Inca shamanic tradition.  In this talk he explores […]

It’s Business Time

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Meditating Businessman

Podcast: Natural Wakefulness Pt.2 with Crystal Gandrud

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“Wakefulness is our natural state: enlightened, complete, perfect in wisdom and compassion. It’s not something outside ourselves that we need to attain or become. But it’s also true that some effort is required to get in touch with it–and that […]

Podcast: Guest Lecture – “Deep Abiding Change” with Purna Steinitz

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“It is useless to try to willfully change ourselves. We are much too entrenched in our own habitual patterns and in maintaining physical and psychological survival. In fact, sometimes the more we focus on trying to change ourselves, the more […]

Podcast: Natural Wakefulness with Juan Carlos Castro

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“Wakefulness is our natural state: enlightened, complete, perfect in wisdom and compassion. It’s not something outside ourselves that we need to attain or become. But it’s also true that some effort is required to get in touch with it–and that […]

Buddhism’s Notorious B.I.G.

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by Patrick Groneman See it’s all about the cheddar, nobody do it better. “Chaos should be regarded as extremely good news” – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Thich Nhat Hanh Day 2: Nourish Obama and Eat Mindfully

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by Patrick Groneman I too, was lucky enough to get tickets to see a very timely talk by Zen Monk Thich Nhat Hanh today in New York City.  He spoke of the importance of building peaceful and compassionate communities, just […]

Will Artificial Intelligence Be Compassion Machines?

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by Patrick Groneman The top thinkers in the world of Future Study, Transhumanism and advanced computer programming recently descended upon the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan for the Singularity Conference to discuss all things Artificial Intelligence.  The question on everyone’s […]

Coldplay ‘s Chris Martin to Teach Jay-Z Yoga?

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Jay-Z ‘s got ’99 problems’ but a stanky yoga mat ain’t one. Jay’s been opening for the UK based band Coldplay the past month and has noticed the flexible on stage presence of Lead Singer Chris Martin: ‘Chris hasn’t tried […]

Buddhist Leader Karmapa: “Video war games satiate my feelings of aggression”

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Today is The International Day of Peace! The Karmapa recently shared one of his methods for avoiding aggression … by playing video games! “All of us have emotions, happy emotions, sad emotions, displeased emotions and we need to figure out […]

Podcast: Reflections on 21st Century Dharma with Ethan Nichtern, Julia May Jonas and The Buddhist Geeks

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One City Bloggers Ethan Nichtern and Julia May Jonas recently teamed up with Buddhist Geeks Vince Horn and Ryan Oelke to discuss the state of the Dharma in the 21st Century.   Some of you may remember Vince’s guest post on […]

“Crushed by Love” Transcript Available, Purna to Return to IDP

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A few months ago Triumurti community founder Purna Steinitz delivered a rare public talk at the IDP on the topic of practice in relationships.  Since then “Crushed by Love” has been one of the most downloaded episodes of the IDP […]

Young People Meditate to Deal with Facebook Stress

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A recent Boston Globe article points to a trend of young adults turning to Meditation as a means of dealing with the speed up of life that comes from becoming an adult in the age of the internet: “At a […]

Top Five Method’s for Having an Awesome Retreat

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A few weeks ago I wrote about how amazing my first week long meditation retreat was.   What I didn’t mention was the extra helpful advice about retreat practice I got in the form of a handwritten note from my friend […]

Woah Frosting!

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I’ve never been so shocked by someone unveiling a cake to me as I was when last Friday my girlfriend Jen showed me the special Mandala Birthday cake she made for me. It was a delicious as it looks.  May […]

Podcast: “The Mindful Leader” with Michael Carroll Part 2

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“Let the greatness infuse every detail” – Michael Carroll This week on the ID Project Podcast we have Part 2 of a very lively Guest Lecture by Michael Carroll.   Michael is author of Awake at Work and The Mindful Leader […]

Podcast: “The Mindful Leader” with Michael Carroll Part 1

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“Confidence and vulnerability are the exact same thing” – Michael Carroll This week on the ID Project Podcast we have Part 1 of a very lively Guest Lecture by Michael Carroll.   Michael is author of Awake at Work and The […]

Shopping For a Spiritual Practice – Insight Meditation Retreat

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(photo courtesy of Doug Olsen) This past week I endeavored on my first ever week-long meditation retreat in the beautiful and inspiring Massachussettes Landscape at the Insight Meditation Society Retreat Center.   The most consistent question I have been asked by […]

Podcast: “Practice Like Your Hair is on Fire” with Ethan Nichtern

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In this week’s podcast Ethan Nicthern takes us through the many obstacles to developing a regular meditation practice, how to overcome them and what the benefits are to doing so.   What are the things we tell ourselves to avoid […]

Podcast: “How Karma Works: The 12 Nidanas” with Juan-Carlos Castro

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This week on the ID Project Podcast, Juan Carlos-Castro takes us through the 12 Nidanas, a structure in Buddhist Philosophy that helps us to understand the “links in the chain of conditioned co-production”, or put another way, the structure of […]

Podcast: “Understanding Karma” with Crystal Gandrud

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This week on the ID Project Podcast Crystal Gandrud takes us past many of the common misconceptions surrounding the Buddhist Definition of Karma to a deeper understanding that reveals important connections between the concepts of interdependence, non-self and Karma. You […]

Podcast: “Space is Grace” with Jessica Rasp

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Inspired by reading the life story of Yogi Ransuratkumar and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche‘s “Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior“, Jessica Rasp takes us on a journey into an insight from a recent solitary retreat, encapsulated in the phrase “Space is […]

Shopping For a Spiritual Practice – Episode 1 – Shambhala Training

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I’ve just rolled my cart down aisle five at the spiritual supermarket under the sign that reads “Mind Training and Contemplative Based Spiritual Practices”.  After sitting regularly for over two years I’m ready to get down with the masters of […]

Podcast: “Contemplative Prayer in Christianity” Part 2 with Father Thomas Ryan

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This week on the ID Project podcast is Part 2  Father Thomas Ryan‘s Guest Lecture at the ID Project. Part 1 contrained an outline and history of a form of Christian Contemplative Meditation known as Lectio Divina (“Active Listening”).  In […]

Podcast: “Contemplative Prayer in Christianity” with Father Thomas Ryan

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This week on the ID Project podcast is Part 1 of an inspiring Guest Lecture by Father Thomas Ryan. In it, he leads our community through a form of Christian Contemplative Meditation known as Lectio Divina (“Active Listening”).  He also […]

Podcast: “The Role of the Teacher on the Spiritual Path” with David Nichtern

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Listen ya’ll, you’ve got to give something up to get the teachings!  David Nichtern, who wrote “Midnight at the Oasis”, and who is also is a former student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, stopped by the ID Project a couple of […]

Non-Dogmatic Spiritual Practice in the 21st Century_a.k.a_Jesus is My Studio Assistant

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co-written by Nuala Clarke and Patrick Groneman (aka namenorg) Nuala: I was walking down the Bowery and afriend told me that the next show at The New Museum was called Youngerthan Jesus.  Got it…younger than Jesus when he died at 33 […]

Ego Joke

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Wow! And you can buy it on a t-shirt too!  Thnx Jen

Podcast : “Fame, Success and Other Illusions” with Ethan Nichtern

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In this week’s podcast Ethan leads a discussion on how the Buddha’s teachings of the 8 Traps of Hope and Fear (Tradionally called The 8 Wordly Concerns) relate to our daily battles with success and failure.  How do we try […]

Do Human Hearts Carry Memories?

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I found this series of videos on Heart Transplant recipients who retained memories from the late anonymous donors whose heart they carry.  The series starts with more emotional “homecoming” type stories but soon moves into some hard science that points […]

Podcast “Wisdom of No Exit” with Jessica Rasp

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The topic for our open Monday discussions this month all center around Pema Chodron’s book Comfortable with Uncertainty.  Jessica Rasp recently led a class on “The Wisdom of No Exit” and kicked things off with an except from a great […]

Painting as an Act of Compassion

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Co-Written by Nuala Clarke and Patrick Groneman “Painting is a medium in which the mind can actualize itself; it is a medium of thought…Painting is…the mind realizing itself in color and space.”  – Robert Motherwell  On Friday May 1st, the […]

Podcast: “No Fear of Fear” with Juan-Carlos Castro

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That Hope and Fear image that Ethan included in his last post was designed by IDP Teacher Juan-Carlos Castro to accompany his talk called “No Fear of Fear”, which addresses the fear of space and tactics of avoiding space. Lucky […]

Who Needs a Horizon?

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This Here and There Map is a really interesting integration of intuitive and analytical map experience.  You can easily locate yourself within your immediate surroundings as well as look off to the horizon and see your potential destinations…so cool.  This […]

Melting Eyescream

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Podcast: “Logic vs. Feeling” with Ethan Nichtern

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What dynamic exists between our logical mind and our intuitive mind?  What practices can we develop to more mindfully navigate our concepts and experience? In this week’s Podcast “Logic vs. Feeling”, Ethan leads a discussion to explore some of these […]

One City Blog is Officially Launched on Beliefnet!

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Dear All One City Readers, Our blog has officially moved over to Beliefnet! To get there follow: http://onecityblog.com Let’s continue all the great discussions over there! Direct URL is: http://blog.beliefnet.com/onecity/

Lay on Me

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Action!

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The Activism wing of the ID Project went Fast and Furious Full Throttle this weekend during our Day of Practice in Action on Sunday.  There was some Furiously Fun Sewing, Petitioning and Street Theater going on.  This is the Full […]

Podcast: “Studying Untruth” with Jessica Rasp

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This week on the IDP Podcast, Jessica Rasp leads a talk about “Studying Untruth” as it relates to Daniel Goleman’s idea of “Destructive Emotions”.  You can download a podcast of the talk here.  Get a full list of our podcasts […]

Lexus: Reinventing Awareness or Dulling it?

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From the fine print:

Podcast: “When Things Fall Apart” with Ethan Nichtern

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This week’s podcast is a discussion led by Ethan on the theme of Pema Chodron’s Book “When Things Fall Apart”.   The talk was Recorded in New York City on March 23, 2009. You can download a podcast of the […]

Michelle Obama: The Essence of Maitri?

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From a Huffpost article by Ed and Deb Shapiro: Michelle Obama’s combination of honesty and kindness is the essence of maitri–a Sanskrit word that means unconditional friendship with oneself, and from there the feeling of unconditional friendship with all others. […]

Eldorado to the Moon

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Perhaps my excitement over finding Mike Nesmith videos shows my youth, but what’s not exciting about Astrounauts dancing on the hood of a pink eldorado that is flying over the moon?  And how about how amazing that song is?  It’s […]

Podcast: Q and A with Brad Warner

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On March 25 Brad Warner stopped by the Interdependence Project to discuss topics from his new book Zen Warpped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate. After telling us a bit of his personal history he lead us in a very interesting […]

Podcast: A Tantric Approach to Generosity

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What happens when you open your hand let things flow?  Ethan explores the Tantric approach to Generosity in this week’s podcast available for download here.  You can get our full list of podcasts here, or subscribe via iTunes. If you […]

Podcast: “Crushed By Love” with Purna Steinitz Pt.2

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This week on the podcast is part 2 of a great guest lecture by Purna Steinitz titled “Crushed by Love”.  Purna leads us through his process of “studying untruth” in our relationships and the practice of turning every poison on […]

Podcast: “Crushed By Love” with Purna Steinitz Pt.1

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This week on the podcast is a great guest lecture by Purna Steinitz titled “Crushed by Love”.  Purna leads us through his process of “studying untruth” in our relationships and the practice of turning every poison on our path into […]

Ethan and Pat are in Whole Foods

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Wow

Podcast: Why We Need Anger with Ethan Nichtern

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This week on the IDProject Podcast Ethan leads a talk about Why We Need Anger.  You can listen to the podcast here, and check out a list of all our podcasts here, or subscribe through iTunes. If you are a […]

Just keep dancing in outerspace while I play this sweet guitar riff

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Delta 1 by Ron Hays Not to get all new-agey electro boogie spirit crystal dance in the cosmic wavepool on you, but yeah: This video was made using the Paik-Abe videosynthesizer, which is a magnificent structure all on its own: […]

Podcast: “Practice and Money: A Path Through the Insanity” Part 2 with Acharya Eric Spiegel

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You can now download Part 2 of Acharya Speigel’s talk on “Practice and Money: A Path Through the Insanity”. Having worked on Wall Street for 22 years, Acharya Spiegel has a unique insight into our current economic crisis. He teaches […]

Video-Remix Heaven! ThruYOU and constructing the self

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Kutiman, an Israeli musician and producer, cut together a bunch of “bedroom musician” videos from You Tube for a project he’s calling Thru YOU.  It is strikingly complete and mature for the internet mash-up meme, and it avoids coming across […]

Podcast: “Practice and Money: A Path Through the Insanity” a Guest Lecture by Acharya Eric Spiegel

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Worried about the recession and how money relates to your practice?  We get some tips from NY Shambala Center’s Master Teacher Eric Spiegel as a part of our Sit Down, Rise Up Guest Lecture Series. Having worked on Wall Street […]

This Week’s Podcast: Buddhism: Religion or Science of the Mind?

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This week’s Podcast from the IDProject is a group discussion lead by Juan-Carlos on the topic of whether Buddhism should be considered a religion or just a philosophical mind science.  Sparkling GIF Buddha approves of our discussion.  Check it out […]

Reflection and Refractions

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Photo of a Bushwick storefront.

This Week on The IDProject Podcast: Karma and Materialism with Ethan Nichtern

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This week’s Podcast from the IDProject is a talk with Ethan on Karma and Materialism, check it out here.  <—- This is an image of a textile sculpture by artist Barbara Schulman titled “An Artifact of Materialism”.  She carefully sewed […]

Meditation

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Image by Artist/Musician Kevin Bewersdorf. (click for a larger version).  He is also is a contributor to the Spirit Surfers, a group blog that is a collection of abstract digital collages which use the internet as source material.  I’m a […]

Visualization of Non-Self

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Photo taken at the Canal Plastics window display.

Understanding The Eye

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” A monk … understands the eye, he understands forms, and he understands the fetter that arises dependent on both. And he also understands how the unarisen fetter arises, how the arisen fetter is abandoned, and how the abandoned fetter […]

Now on your iPhone…Augmented Reality!

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This is really insane. And this helmet here, is actually in development to implement the same Augmented Reality (AR) technologies into your full field of vision. Soon we’ll all be fighting crime in a dystopian version of Detroit as powerful […]

You are the Center of the Mandala

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In this video, philosopher and ethnobotonist, Terence McKenna discusses the relationship between individual consciousness and cultural systems with a simple and approachable vocabulary.  He advises us to keep the self as “the final arbiter” in a way not unlike the […]

SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Being aware of the means with which we construct our reality

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This Photo was on the cover of the NYTimes this past Thursday morning. Photographer Doug Mills captured “a moment” of other people capturing “a moment”.  In doing so he helps us understand the means by which our collective consciousness is […]

Self-Generating Art that Lasts “Forever”

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Who loves technology?  Humans do. “Forever is a large videowall installation of endless animations responding to an ever changing soundtrack. The bespoke generative design system at the heart of Forever will spawn unique audio-visual films every day, forever.” [vodpod id=Groupvideo.1966709&w=425&h=350&fv=clip_id%3D2705718%26server%3Dvimeo.com%26autoplay%3D0%26fullscreen%3D1%26md5%3D0%26show_portrait%3D0%26show_title%3D0%26show_byline%3D0%26context%3Duser%3A92422%26context_id%3D%26force_embed%3D0%26multimoog%3D%26color%3D00ADEF] more […]

Bloom

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A new app for the iPhone by Ambient Musician and Producer Brian Eno.

Kids These Days

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The Abstract Nature of Reality

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Okay … so what do you think this is a painting of? Boxes? An Arm? a Fence?

Weekly Dedication of Merit: Steven Strogatz

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“I hope that we, as a species, will get to be as fully capable of dealing with interconnectedness as the interconnected things we are creating.” Steven Strogatz is a Mathematician who “describes how natural and sociocultural complexity resolves into vast […]

REPOST: Ponytail “Beg Waves”

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click to watch ponytail-“beg-waves” Music by Ponytail Video by Michael Guidetti and David Berezin

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