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 […]Read more "ANARCHIST FUTURISM & THE LIE OF HISTORY [From the Archives of TheState]"
The first full length episode of my new podcast is online. You can listen to it at the embed below. There’s detailed show notes over on my tumblr. It’s all about TIME and features special-guest @Wolven. You can subscribe to the podcast at the following locations: iTunes Stitcher SoundCloud Feedburner I’ve opened up a feedback […]Read more "Transmissions of a Cosmic Anthropologist is ready for your podcatching apps"
Today’s recurring theme seems to be the Cyberpunk Future Present and the Cyberpunk Future Past. I wake up to see a tweet from Rudy Rucker talking about his first viewing of Max Headroom, over at Bruce Sterling’s house, back in ‘the day’ and then Pat Cadigan mentioning her love of Prisoners of Gravity, a Canadian […]Read more "Further adventures living in the Cyberpunk Future Present"
WARNING: Do not read if you haven’t read Zero History and intend to (here be a giant spoiler). Also requires knowledge of not just the Bigend trilogy, but also the TV shows Mad Men and Sons of Anarchy. Kevin and I came up with a counterpoint to Bigend-Draperism the other day. It is Pollard-Tellerism. Cayce […]Read more "Bigend-Draperism vs Pollard-Tellerism"
If anyone’s going save us from this imaginative death of the future, it’s the InternetJesus.. from Warren Ellis‘s livejournal You are never going into space. You will never own a jet pack. Your car will never fly. HIV will not be cured in your lifetime. Cancer will not be cured in your lifetime. The common […]Read more "Doktor Sleepless is coming to save the future"
Bloc Party‘s new album, A Weekend in the City. I believe The Prayer will be the first single, but Uniform is my fave track by far. This is cd is both more sparse and more layered than their debut. newuniversal, a new take on an old series, this time with Warren Ellis at the helm. […]Read more "3 awesome things that kick off '07 nicely…"
Bloc Party‘s new album, A Weekend in the City. I believe The Prayer will be the first single, but Uniform is my fave track by far. This is cd is both more sparse and more layered than their debut. newuniversal, a new take on an old series, this time with Warren Ellis at the helm. […]Read more "3 awesome things that kick off ’07 nicely…"