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PostSubject: Exploration of Some Consumer Symbolism   Sun 20 Jun 2010, 5:32 pm

Perhaps this is a little far out on the edge, perhaps not. I'll let you decide. But I never underestimate the tendency to employ symbols everywhere, and I'm always looking for little inside jokes that these social controllers share. So, here are a couple.

The latest device release by Microsoft is called The KIN.
http://kin.com/


It allows kids to share, through social networks, everything that they are doing in real time and real location. What a great way to develop complex profiles of people's behavior. Anyway, I take a look at their site and I see the logo for the new product, which looks like this:



So, I am staring at the "K" for hours trying to figure out why it is drawn in such an odd fashion. It does not look like a "K" to me at all. I happened to visit Hulu.com sometime during that day and notice that the "K" actually looks like a "u" on top of the letter "h". What's funny here is that I had been trying to figure out for some time what the hulu name really meant as well, and have been running in to brick walls.

Anyway, I start checking out what "hu" might mean, and I stumble upon this:

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http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Hu

"hu = A name for God in the Eckankar religion."

So, with the new information I reinterpret the word "Kin" as "hu-in", which I deduce to mean "God - In", or "God Inside".

Hmmm, now that interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: Exploration of Some Consumer Symbolism   Sun 20 Jun 2010, 5:47 pm



Now, as I said above, hulu.com has always bothered me because it is a joint venture amongst quite a few existing major television companies, and because of the commercials that ran at launch, which showed Alec Baldwin talking to humans, that turned out to be aliens, while introducing the new network. The whole thing reeked to me, so I always figured the name must have hidden symbolism.


nice red earth in the background

So, after finding what I thought "hu" might mean, I then sought out to try to figure what "lu" might mean. I sent the inquiry to a friend who happens to know a lot about cults and he immediately got back to me with "lu" = "lucifer".



Aha, "hu" "lu" could then mean "God - Lucifer", or "God is Lucifer".

Now, while these interpretations could be seen as a wild stretch, which I freely admit, this also sounds to me like the kind of inside joke that these characters would play.



Anyway, I thought this was an interesting thought exercise that may or may not have merit.
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PostSubject: Re: Exploration of Some Consumer Symbolism   Mon 21 Jun 2010, 3:38 pm

I agree that these companies are globalist controlled and employ evil symbols as part of their psychological weapons. But a person can probably interpret these symbols in a number of ways, as there is just so much flexibility there. However, I think you're interpretation is really interesting and does have merit. I'm going to start paying more attention to the term "hu".

Thanks for posting this.

By the way, that Kin device looks totally evil. They're profiling kids behavior and mapping it to locations and people. I wonder what they'll do with this knowledge.

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PostSubject: Re: Exploration of Some Consumer Symbolism   Wed 23 Jun 2010, 1:28 pm

They have another product coming out called Kinect, basically it's a way to get a camera in as many living rooms as possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Exploration of Some Consumer Symbolism   Wed 23 Jun 2010, 4:53 pm

Kraig wrote:
They have another product coming out called Kinect, basically it's a way to get a camera in as many living rooms as possible.
They are pushing this stuff really hard, it must be extremely important to them.



Microsoft Kinect site
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/kinect

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Cirque du Soleil helps Microsoft in creating a Kinect experience in L.A.
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2010/06/cirque-du-soleil-helps-microsoft-in-creating-a-kinect-experience-in-la/1

Microsoft went big Sunday night in unveiling the final name of its controller-free video game technology.

Note: And yes, USATODAY.com accidentally posted a story with the name about four hours earlier than agreed on. We did our best to take it down, apologize and then reposted it at midnight ET.

An army of Cirque du Soleil performers (80 or so) and crew -- as well as an immense elephant puppet -- heralded in the arrival of the Kinect controller-free system for the Xbox 360 system.

They created a jungly environment within the Galen Center at the University of Southern California. High above the arena floor, suspended at one end of the arena was a "living room" where performers acted out the part of game players, while video of the performers and the games played on adjacent arena-length screen.

Light sabers (for Star Wars), bowling, dancing, track and field were played. Adding the Cirque touch, a pony-tailed woman walked across the ceiling of the living room as the "family" played sports games.

"I'm not sure what I'm witnessing but it's ... something," tweeted BitMob's Dan Hsu. "Over the top crazy and extravagent," he labeled the event.


Early on, the name "Kinect" formed on-screen. "That had to be the most unique introduction of a tech product I've ever seen," wrote VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi.


Later, the shoulders of the white ponchos attendees were asked to wear lit up in different colors based on their location in the auditorium. Lady Gaga would have been proud.


Other impressions from the Twitter-sphere:


-- UGO.com's Tracey John: "The Star Wars Kinect title may fulfill my dream to really use a lightsaber in a game, but I hope there's more to it."

-- GamePro's John Davision: "Non-game Kinect applications seem interesting, but games mostly come off a bit too Wii-like. There's a yoga thing with a ton of potential."

-- Kotaku's Stephen Totilo: "Kinect games at tonight's circus looked fun but v. similar to what I've played with Wii and Eyetoy for years. Microsoft sent in the clones?"


Microsoft approached the mega-performance troupe after realizing it wanted to announce Kinect in a "hypercreative setting," said Xbox general manager Rob Matthews in an interview last week. "We said, we need to do something Cirque-esque or Cirque-like. Why don't we call Cirque du Soleil."

Cirque du Soleil artistic director Michel Laprise and several other crew members came to Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., tried the Natal games and Laprise was "intrigued. The freedom and physicality as so strong. This is so emotional, it makes sense we are doing it."


To get across how Cirque works, Laprise says that at a planning meeting with Xbox executives in Montreal he poured a bucket of sand on the table. "Natal is a name of a beach on Brazil and our company co-founder had the idea that … on the beach this is where friends have dreams. So let's all dream together a story that will touch the people in the room," Laprise says.

"Then I took some rocks and said, 'This is a story where four meteors land on Planet Earth and what is very magical is that they all fall in the same Amazon forest, the place where there is the most biodiversity. It's not been spoiled by tech, it's just purely orgainc. People heard about the four meteors and when (the meteors) aligned there's a big giant monolith that came out of the center of the earth. … That attracted people from the four corners of the world and people started to interact between themselves with more friendship and more playfulness."

That concept provided the seed for the performance, he says. About the final presentation, Laprise says, "I didn't want it to be big. It had to be big."

MTV will broadcast a recording of the performance, titled "The World Premiere Project Natal for Xbox 360 experience, as imagined by Cirque du Soleil" without commercials on Tuesday at 3:30 P.M. ET. It will be rebroadcast later that day on Nick at Nite, mtvU, MTV Hits, and Logo at 9 P.M. ET.

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PostSubject: Re: Exploration of Some Consumer Symbolism   Wed 23 Jun 2010, 5:25 pm

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Kraig wrote:
They have another product coming out called Kinect, basically it's a way to get a camera in as many living rooms as possible.
They are pushing this stuff really hard, it must be extremely important to them.

Yeah big time, the marketing budget for that product is insane. Give it 10 years or so, this product or similar products might be in just about everyone's living rooms by that time, like TVs are now. This Kinect product is really just an upgrade of the Nintendo Wii which is already hugely successful. Once it reaches that stage it won't take much at all for the public debate to be raised on not is it acceptable to spy on the living room, but when or how often is it acceptable. It's kind of like the internet right now and the patriot act, once everything is already there and connected, once the infrastructure makes spying possible, there is not much that can be done to stop it. Especially if you are an individual in a see of fishes who love this stuff. They are building 1984 and they are getting consumers to pay for it all.
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