A short note on just how good The Good Place is.
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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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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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Jennifer Goine’s over the top and loving it DeExtinction speech in the 12 Monkeys finale.
“One more thing; the Dodo. Silly thing, couldn’t fly. Too fat. Flapped its wings futilely, into extinction!
My father created Markridge as a place to defy the order of things, to ignore the rules. To laugh at Mother Nature and spit in the face of Father Time.
Beginning today, Markridge will start repairing the damage that men like my father have done to this world. Through genetic manipulation we will give new birth to what man has so arrogantly made extinct. The lease is up. Time to give the world back to its rightful owners. The animals! The lions and tigers and bears… the furry faced caretakers…[inaudible]
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THIS YEAR THE DODO, NEXT YEAR THE UNICORN!”
So… I couldn’t resist: Nearly, nearly there. Next up, the hair. (Who’s afraid of a cartoon supervillian?)
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With last week’s ep Fringe finally returns to the themes I’ve been waiting for. The following screencaps hint at why that is. I’m posting this just before watching the latest ep; if it bursts my bubble, at least it lasted this long. It will surprise no one at this point I’m sure, but let’s say […]
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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 […]
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The show that is, not the main character. Let me explain. I was sitting with Court3nay on Friday afternoon, in Little Creatures, after an expedition up and down Brunswick St, seeking clothing worthy of purchase. He was telling me about the smartphone app Bump and all the fun ways people have found to use it. […]
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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 […]
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Between the recent minor internet war, as Joel Johnson tried to compare geeks and hipsters, and miss lizbt’s comments to me on the weekend, I’ve spent the last few days with a minor identity-crisis. Am I a geek, a hipster, something in between, or just me? And, of course (since it’s constantly on my mind, clearly), the […]
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