The following essay was originally serialised on The State from May 20, 2013. genesis and forking timelines It’s the early 90s. In the form of an Australian teenager finishing high school, with a head full of Heinlein, I tried to join the Army. That future never eventuated—in this timeline, anyway. I entered university still full of […]
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What follows are my extended thoughts and personal reflections a week two weeks after watching Bruce Sterling deliver a lecture on Alien Aesthetics. It’s a look at the weirder side of cyborg life and our posthuman future. A glimpse at the many ways in which we try to see the unseen and embrace the cosmos. […]
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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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