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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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 […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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from Manchester Evening News ‘Super wardens’ go on patrol PRIVATELY-employed `super wardens’ are to go on patrol in Greater Manchester wearing head-mounted video cameras. The 20 parking attendants, who work for NCP Services, will be the first in the country to be issued with the equipment. Their main role is to issue parking tickets but […]
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So, I’ve finally succumbed to and joined Twitter. Mostly to play with it and see if its such a big deal. There’s been SO MUCH hype about it that I suspect in 6 months it’ll be dead. Did I mention it took me two days to join? The server kept dying mid-way thru the registration […]
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from Charlie’s Diary Shaping the future … The big surprise in the 20th century remember that personal jet car? was the redefinition of progress that took place some time between 1950 and 1970. Before 1800, human beings didn’t travel faster than a horse could gallop. The experience of travel was that it was […]
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