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Elizabeth Holmes: The hypnotic tale of the rise and fall of Theranos | New Scientist, Mar 2019
"Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes built a $10 billion company on the promise of a miracle blood test. But it didn’t work. A new film, The Inventor, follows the fallout"

"How could so many smart people have been duped for so long? "

"Eerily, Holmes named her prototype blood-testing machine “Edison”. The real Edison also pretended things worked when they didn’t."

"Ian Gibbons, Theranos’s chief scientist,was pushed out. Facing a legal battle involving the company, he took his own life."

"The film shows how Holmes and Balwani created a culture of paranoia. "
NewScientist  History  technology  biotech  tricksters  innovation 
4 weeks ago by pierredv
George Hansen seem site
The paranormal encompasses everything from levitating monks to ESP, from spirits to cattle mutilations—an incredible and unsavory hodgepodge. The mix seems incoherent. But the trickster makes sense of it.
Among other things, this book explains:...
George-Hansen  paranormal  books  tricksters 
4 weeks ago by pierredv
George Hansen – The Trickster, the Paranormal, and Liminality
George Hansen<> is an almost mythical figure amongst those who have a deep interest in the issues discussed on this show. His groundbreaking book The Trickster and the Paranormal<> is required reading for anyone who wishes to tackle these subjects in a meaningful way.
Podcast  paranormal  tricksters 
5 weeks ago by pierredv
Enki, Ea - Wikipedia
Enki (/ˈɛŋki/; Sumerian: d<http://dEN.KI>EN.KI<http://dEN.KI>(G)𒂗𒆠) is the Sumerian god of water, knowledge (gestú), mischief, crafts (gašam), and creation(nudimmud)
mythology  Wikipedia  tricksters 
april 2019 by pierredv
Origins of the Trickster - Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog
Discussion of earliest use of the term in the mythological sense
mythology  tricksters 
april 2019 by pierredv

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