Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Archimedes Greek Yogurt

Yogurt containers aren't currently designed to do much more than hold yogurt.  True, "yogurt in a tube" is nearly perfect in terms of being industrially designed for maximum yogurt removal.  However, you must be a NASA engineer, a pro cyclist, or a toddler in order to look even remotely cool while evacuating a tube of hypercolor yogurt product into your gullet.

While I'm at it, here's another major issue I know you're thinking about:  Why can't there be some kind of cool everyday off-the-shelf container that can also be used as a water pump, air pump, or a cheap splash weapon?


Now you can actually have it all with my new pre-Kickstarted innovation,  "Archimedes Greek Yogurt".  The yogurt comes in a much more sturdy plastic or vegetable resin container that  sports a single groove running around and down the side of the container.  It resembles a screw.

When you're done with your delicious Greek yogurt, you simply scrape your spoon at a 45 degree angle along the inside channel of the container all the way to the bottom.  All the yogurt rescued in one 15 second activity.

The container is then much cleaner for rinsing as well, which you'll need to do when you will be re-using it as a stomp rocket foot pump.  Or a cheap accordion. Or an Edison Phonograph Cylinder. Or an Archimedes screw. Or a water container.  You can also recycle it.  Whatever you want. Booyakashah, and thank you.

Friday, May 17, 2013

STEAM grant proposal:  "Ceasefire 2013"
Respectfully submitted by Aaron Bruce Campbell on May 17th, 2013

Introduction and Background:
Here's a recent image of my grant proposal, imagined as a concert poster.  When people asked me about the tattoo on my hand, I have always had a hard time communicating the idea behind it.  Briefly, it started as an artistic response to the tragedy of September 11, 2001 WTC plane-bombings and the Bush Administration's military reaction.  The icon "{∞}" was invented as a logo to represent the idea of an engineered world peace as a result of a global ceasefire agreement.  I intend to use the plan, images, and systemology to engineer a global ceasefire transition based on individual, district, and regional energy independence.  Below is a photo of a mind-map that evolved from multiple microprinting documents:

The following is a recent picture of the tattoo, accented with a 12v solar car battery trickle charger.  As an image, it represents individual energy freedom resulting from a renewable power source.  Just trying to sum it all up for myself, I ended up with my life becoming the core idea for an educational STEAM grant
(Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) proposal.  

Using crowdsourced funds with affordable buy-in shares, the plan is to design a global ceasefire system by the end of 2013, based on energy independence education. The original intent is to use a Kickstarter-centered project funding system, but other funding instruments are possible.
The STEAM team in this case would initially be myself and 4 other principal designers collaborating to satisfy all 5 STEAM educational requirements while educating kids and their parents on personal energy efficiency, and how it impacts regional energy production and consumption.

The core idea challenge is coming up with an open-source system of meme transmission that automatically self-perpetuates without danger to the person who promotes it.  This open source contributive model is required since all human beings are directly involved by the nature of the project itself.  Basically, people need a vehicle to express their desire to join all other people for in a  global ceasefire, and that vehicle is the internet.

Fractal Path to Success:
A personal ceasefire agreement is required from each individual, and must be worded legally and efficiently.  Each household made up of individual agreements signs up through a secure encrypted website that is locally administered through a public community center.  Each community center communicates with signatories about agreements with other local community centers, collaborating to reduce neighborhood violence while increasing neighborhood energy self reliance.  Districts comprised by energy neighborhoods work together within energy regions to distribute energy resources at lower loss-distances.  Nation-states are only required to ensure public land resources are ecologically managed.  After signing the nation-state ceasefire agreement (based on compiled regional signatures), nation-states will use their own military forces to provide initial required resources, technologies, labor force, and security logistics.

Funding Target and Increments:
Initially, I calculated a $500,000 USD budget proposal with each STEAM educational member getting $100,000 sub-grants, but I opted for a more reasonable $84,000 sub-grant amount.  This makes the full request $420,000, split up into five sub-grants. 
Initial minimum share comes to $42.00 USD.

Action Step Options:

1.  Make an initial pledge of $42.00 USD on the Ceasefire 2013 Kickstarter page.
2.  Share and Like this blog post on your social networks.
3.  Calculate the ROI of reducing energy losses in your home and workplace.
4. Calculate the ROI of adding renewable energy generation appliances and systems to your buildings with the goal of becoming net-positive.
5.  Make smart investments in energy loss reduction retrofits and remodelling, then invest in renewable energy production.
6.  Gather with neighbors to design a robust energy interdependence program alongside your disaster prevention and response programs.

That's about it.  Please comment sincerely and respectfully.

CopyLeft:  Aaron Bruce Campbell

Thursday, May 16, 2013

One Idea

Share this idea: We can create a meme that is spread by its logic alone; that the biggest challenge and solution is absolute baseline human equality.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Joule Energy!

Great news! I am proud to announce my new position with Joule Energy, under the gifted and energetic management of Justin Fogle.  More to come, more energy to save!

Friday, January 11, 2013

ABC video application for Make: TV Host

Should ABC be a host of Make TV?  YOU DECIDE!

Makey Make Make Awesome!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Description of ABC's "Infinity Set Theory"

abc's non-alphabetical description of "{∞} Infinity Set Theory"

"{∞} Theory" or "Infinity Set Theory" : Aaron Bruce Campbell's philosophical and typographic offer of a single symbol to represent the idea of merging a grand unified theory in physics with the spiritual essence of The One G0D, in an era of harmonious human peace The universe is infinitely big and only so small.  At either end of the spectrum, giant unknowable metaphysical secrets are generally referred to as the spiritual essence of G0D. G0D's physical presence is built from waves of undulating electric dust in a universal energy sea.

"{∞}" (typography, scientific claim, and etymology)  The symbol of infinity "∞" is set between two curly brackets, representing the smallest particle of which there are infinite amounts in the Universe.  As a phrase, it's "the idea of infinity, both smallest and largest".   Scientists refer to the current smallest physical bit of energy-matter as the Higgs-Boson, which theoretically moves around in space in a figure 8 pattern in all dimensions. Energy is itself matter at the absolute smallest scale, moving at or approaching the speed of light. The Universe (or Multiverse) is represented by the number of things and energy that it's made of, and that number is infinity.  Typing out "{∞}" is intentionally complex since it is attempting to represent the entire universe and humanity's place in it using 3 keyboard characters.  Gravity and Love are represented in a doubled loop of birth and death for humans. 

"{∞}" and humanity:  The human interaction with the Universe is primarily gravitational. We don't fly away from the earth due to gravity.  Gravity is based on mass, and mass equates directly to energy.  Gravity at the galactic scale is the key to the spinning of our planet Earth in its axis around the Sun.  We are socially pulled toward each other as humans, and we must also combine in a special way in order to reproduce.  This drawing toward each other is our gravity, or to put it another way, our love.  Humans are connected to the universe and to each other scientifically due to love.  I believe G0D is the infinite universe that loves itself down to its very smallest components and everything in between.  Humans are an equally magical part of that fractal dance of love between the entire physical universe and individual quantumphysical energy-wave base bits.

World peace: the primary goal of humanity's progressive drive toward prosperity and security, with the initial act of a prompt and secure ceasefire and subsequent steady multilateral disarmament. It will be designed by the biggest number of humans to ever make a single set of specific decisions together.  It will require significant resources to make the final successful offer and then coordinate the entire group, but the risks are dwarfed by the reward of ongoing security, prosperity, and peace.  World peace is emergent, attainable, economical, realistic, and necessary.  World peace is required for humanity to make it to the next level of their development, and without it humans usher their own extinction even more quickly than through climate change. World peace can only be designed properly when its architects and builders are not in fear of their lives, and each individual human retains identical basic human rights.

Ending Capital Punishment: the human-scale equivalent and fractal component of world peace is an end to interpersonal violence, and an end to all killing sanctioned by the government.  In the same way that huge financial savings are concurrent with ending armed national and civil conflicts, trillions of dollars will be saved when we move beyond the need to kill people who kill.  Ending capital punishment will reduce violence and associated costs immediately.

Permanent ownership of what's inside or attached to your skin:  A direct precursor to world peace, the idea that every human on planet earth owns everything inside or attached to their own skin.  A human owns their life and body from the moment it's disconnected from their mother's umbilical cord, until their own death.  Simply agreeing to a scientifically verifiable definition of human life on planet earth with save trillions of dollars.  If you own what's inside or attached to your skin, then you become an official living human only when your umbilical cord is cut, and you always get the last choice on whether or not you remain alive.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

{∞}: Q&A

- What is this, Alphabet Soup?

{∞}:  It's a symbol for many things, but primarily the spirit and essence of the omniverse.

-  Who is the author "ABC"?

He's obsessed (in a healthy kind of way) with the deepest questions, and he's referring to his invention of the typographical phrase "{∞}", meaning "The mathematical value of the Multiverse / Universe background and the G0D-presence foreground of the true total of reality".

- Can you say that again?

{∞}:  Sure.  I will type it for you.  In this case I will put in quotes the series of these three keyboard symbols typed and read most likely on a computer screen:

A.   "{", or the left-pointing curly bracket symbol
B.   "∞", or the sideways figure eight symbol of infinity (OSX option+5)
C.  "}", or the right-pointing curly bracket symbol

Put the three symbols in the above alphabetical and numerically accurate order and you'll likely have typed the phrase, "{∞}".

- Why do you think it should become a popular meme?

{∞}: The best idea is that which fosters the best ideas.  World peace is thus required first, rather than other ideas leading up to it.  It turns out, humans are a single species on Earth with enormous positive potential that have very rarely come together to get much accomplished for themselves as a whole.  Peace is the best first idea to agree upon, the best meme to spread worldwide.  It just needs re-branding and collaborative transmission / use over the internet.  It's free, open source, simple and good.

- How will the typography you propose help spread the meme initially?

{∞}: As a species, humans need a single idea goal / thought target to focus their efforts on all at once.  A global ceasefire or what some folks refer to as world peace is the best target idea.  It's most pleasant and efficient to be able to understand the idea through image and text at the same time, hence the typography.

- How does the mathematical function of "{∞}" function?

{∞}: The function of "{∞}" refers to a specific number in this case: infinity.  Literally, it's the typed symbol of the number infinity inside curly brackets.  This can be interpreted as "the set of infinity".  "Set" in this case is the "series of", and I got that idea from the work of Georg Cantor.  In this definition, {∞} means the "set of infinity". It's the smallest sentence I could put together that translated the most good information.

- What is the spirit of {∞}?

{∞}: Its spirit is first and foremost good.  It is an "it" more than a "who" if you are tabulating things that way.  It's everything, and the sum total of everything and despite the vast seeming emptiness, the stuff of the universe is at least 51% good, positive with 49% or less being negative or bad.  Being infinite and being more good than not good, it then can be redefined as 100% good in useful and practical terms.  The rest are details, but being made of 100% goodness, the spirit of the {∞} is pure goodness.  Not perfect goodness since it's infinite and therefore no end that can be measured to be declared perfect in finite terms but perfect thus far and on into the foreseable future.  Not "without flaw" but rather "overwhelmingly awesome".  In human terms, "benevolent" is the best possible initial description of the spirit or essence of the phrase {∞}.

- Why now?

{∞}: Humans are weird.  They don't upgrade themselves as a single group, they have chosen thus far to slog through the effort of upgrading each individual human one at a time (if at all).
For optimized functionality, a useful meme should be able to be typed out in as few characters as possible while also being an image.  There are now 1 Billion Facebook users, and that's close to the critical mass of humans required to work together on the project of world peace.