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. […]Read more "LOVECRAFTIAN CYBORGS AND THE ALIEN AESTHETIC: Part 2 – The Colours Out Of Space"
Then, one bright spark had the idea of automating the local file-transfer process. ‘Cause who wanted to batch up their viewings, when they could be getting the latest eps hours after screening, without having to wait for John-Bob Smith to rock up from Springvale with the latest ep of Lost. This bright spark, in one […]Read more "peer2peer file transfer via dead drops"
For my friends that couldn’t make it (or are not in Melbourne) here’s a rough brain dump of the Eyeborg presentation, from Sunday night at The Other Film Festival. In summary, I was extremely impressed with Rob ‘Eyeborg‘ Spence’s presentation. He is funny, smart, well-spoken, knowledgeable.. and he looks like a pirate! (I may have […]Read more "notes from the Eyeborg presentation at The Other Film Festival"
Via Chairman Bruce comes this tale of tech woes; oh noes, b-loggin’ is not so hip no moar with, you know, teh_kidz AND TWITTER NEVER WILL BE! This article (and the many before like it) hits a nerve with me, in that it perpuates a lot of ideas that I’m sick of hearing. In short, I TAKE […]Read more "attn: media – your analysis of teen tech trends is not valid"
Warren Ellis said the following in his latest Bad Signal email: Sometimes I wonder why, in the age of ubiquitous webcams and dozens of services, I don’t get more videomail or audiomail. You’d think everyone would have a media-mail account — a separate Gmail account, or a Mailbucket account hooked up to an RSS reader. […]Read more "audio, picture and videomail"
So there was this post on Futurismic a while ago. Largely talking about how new cognitive drugs might usher in a Second Enlightenment. They made this parallel: Coffee debuted in the late 17th century in Oxford, England — leading to rowdy coffee houses, jittery arguments and even an attempt by King Charles II to ban […]Read more "coffee house conferences of the future"
I’m super-psyched to announce I’m one of the author’s for the latest spin-off from the Doktor Sleepless comic, http://grinding.be. It’s a group blog Warren’s setup to document Grinder culture. As he says: Imagine: you want to be a superconnected, modified, new kind of human, and you consider your own body to be a work in […]Read more "Grinder group blog – grinding.be"
This new Cascade Beer ad means Furries is now mainstream: Of course, it was just a matter of time. The eater of the future, C.S.I had had them on an ep some time ago: In future though, we’ll all get to be animals if we want: Which, is just as well, since some of us […]Read more "Furries hit the mainstream for real now?"
Here’s a crazy proof-of-concept video showing what one future of UserInterface’s might be: via — note, that’s 2006 technology! Now, substitute the hand-held projector for glasses (or contacts!) and the pen for say a couple of rings on your finger and we’re approaching some real magic! Compare this crazy vision, vs the MSFT next-gen platform.Read more "Projected reality UserInterface concept video"