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If your brain is longing for more than simply adrenalin, then you'll find it here! Since there is a life beyond skydiving [at least sometimes] we like to show you some great non-skydiving sites - kinda "food for the brain".

AdBusters.Org - Culture Jammers Headquarters is a global network of artists, writers, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to launch the new social activist movement of the information age. Their goal is to galvanize resistance against those who would destroy the environment, pollute our minds and diminish our lives. AdBusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported, 60,000-circulation magazine concerned about the erosion of our physical and cultural environments by commercial forces.

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AdBusters offers incisive philosophical articles as well as activist commentary from around the world addressing issues ranging from genetically modified foods to media concentration. Their annual social marketing campaigns like Buy Nothing Day and TV Turnoff Week have made them an important activist networking group. Ultimately, though, AdBusters is an ecological magazine, dedicated to examining the relationship between human beings and their physical and mental environment. Surely, most of us want a world in which the economy and ecology resonate in balance. Here they try to coax people from spectator to participant in this quest.

Omaha Indian Music
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Omaha Indian Music

Omaha Indian Music features traditional Native American Omaha music from the 1890s and 1980s. This multi-format collection contains 44 wax cylinder recordings between 1895 and 1897, 323 songs and speeches from the 1983 Omaha harvest celebration pow-wow, and 25 songs and speeches from the 1985 Hethu'shka Society concert at the Library of Congress.

Segments from interviews with members of the Omaha tribe conducted in 1983 and 1999 provide contextual information for the songs and speeches included in the collection. Supplementing the collection are black-and-white and color photographs taken during the 1983 pow-wow and the 1985 concert, as well as research materials that include field notes and tape logs pertaining to the pow-wow.


The Exploratorium

The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. Online since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Included in the site are more than 10,000 web pages and hundreds of sound and video files exploring hundreds of different topics. The Exploratorium's web site is an extension of the experiences on the museum's floor.

The Exploratorium
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Exploratorium has created "real" things for people to explore and interact with, not "virtual exhibits." Many of the resources on their web site are examples of very simple themes of information technology but thoughtfully implemented. For example, the site contains instructions for over 200 simple experiments, all of which may be viewed on any type of web browser, with even the slowest connection, and easily printed out. The Exploratorium's web site, like the museum itself, is a work in progress, continuing to grow and provide their visitors with meaningful, revealing experiences.

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