SHOW NOTES RELATED EPISODES Transmission #1 of the Cosmic Anthropology Broadcast System – the Neanderthal Pride ep Mad Max trilogy posts: Mad Max: Fury Road and the pre Jackpot Years Mad Max : Fury Road – Review MAD MAX GROUND ZERO Fortitude Review [Daily Grail] Dark Extropian Musings [Patreon] WORKS MENTIONED: 12 Monkeys (tv show) […]
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I don’t think we are almost imaginative or creative enough to understand what they might be like. We’re inevitably conditioned by the culture… I’ve read science fiction, I love movies, Star Wars, Star Trek… But they sort of acculturate us to think anthropocentrically, we tend to think of life that’s a little bit like us, […]
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Time for another update on all things Dark Extropian and Extinction Culture related. On being self-aware citizens of the science-fictional condition in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction. Whilst continuing to explore aspects of the Dark Extropian philosophy on the (De)Extinction Club newsletter and related Extinction Aesthetic cultural criticism at Daily Grail, I have just recently […]
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This is Warren Ellis’ closing talk from Future Everything 2015: This part (about 14mins in, which I have transcribed for you) is a eulogy for tech conferences that generate more tech conferences presented at the closing of a conference that’s being saying the future is now for twenty years, and design fiction written within a […]
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We were in Coober Pedy, I think, or definitely getting close to the edge of the Zone, one Saturday or Sunday morning… it was definitely morning… but after a week on the road, days loose their meaning. Anyway, idly flipping through whatever subset of channels was available in that particular hotel room with its geographic […]
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It is, I am reliably informed, 2015 now. This year so far has been off to a slow start for me, mostly due to reasons. But there is a great weight to my plans. Moving them forwards, accelerating the mass of what-is-to-come towards escape velocity, will take some time still, but things are, be assured, […]
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I liked this short film so much I wrote a 3000 word essay about it and the Great Extropian Adventure. Co-starring cyborg dolphins and manatees tweeting from asteroid ecologies – Uplifting Civilisation into the 22nd Century…and Beyond!:
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“And that is the tone I’d like to have set for the immediate future. Adjust our scope to always have 2200 in our vision and it’s easy to see what we have to do between now and 2020. When you’re already extending your thinking to giving AIs the vote, gay marriage takes less than a nanosecond to compute. When your idea of the world to come has celebrity cyborg animals in space being verified on Twitter, having compassion for those unlucky humans fleeing states collapsing from internal wars or externally generated heavy weather events (or both) is a trivial act.”
Above are the opening titles that introduce Autómata and its setting of #neartermhumanextinction, #heavyspaceweather and #atemporality. This movie is an instant classic that belongs on the shelf right between Bladerunner and Hardware; and just in case you’re not sure it’s full of explicit spot-the-Bladerunner-bingo references, and features Dylan McDermott in a role that could make you […]
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Prompted by ello’s quick (d)evolution into becoming yet another soon to be forgotten FaceTwitter clone, rather than a unique, albeit anti-social social network and wanting to back-up the posts there that had developed into their own thing, and also with a need to create a new space to drop some excerpts from works-in-progress as they […]
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I went to the Melbourne premiere of INTERSTELLAR on Thursday night and wrote it up for Daily Grail – my first post over there, more of which are sure to come. I have been looking forward to this film all year and have pretty much flat-out squeed over every new trailer or teaser as they […]
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