(Caching this important piece here for posterity..) Googles Earth By WILLIAM GIBSON I actually think most people dont want Google to answer their questions, said the search giants chief executive, Eric Schmidt, in a recent and controversial interview. They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next. Do we really desire Google […]Read more "Gibson on Google"
I recently concluded my brief tour of the classic, nay original cyberpunk series Max Headroom. The brevity of which had nothing everything to do with the Digital Archive Project preserving this show in varying degrees of quality, and my media player only being able to handle but a few of them. Of course, it’s just […]Read more "Depicting the Future: Max Headroom vs Dark Angel"
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"
The population now lacks a reason to believe that ‘history’ is ‘progressing’ in any particular direction, so a mix-and-match, cut-up, splice-up techno-aesthetic makes sense. — Matrix Online. Which is pretty much up there with the Alan Moore quote from Steampunk Magazine. Quotes like this are exactly why I still want to have bruces mind babies. […]Read more "Bruce Sterling – no more history, progress is a dead idea?"
Coilhouse responds to Herr Ellis’s comments on the death of Alt Culture: Why Doesn’t Alt Culture Exist? …We live an era that promises us a free flow of information, an era that, if you look just a little deeper, constantly exposes the ways in which facts can be covered up, in which history can be […]Read more "Why Doesn’t Alt Culture Exist?"
from (NSFW) SuicideGirls The Sunday Hangover with Warren Ellis … One of the few people in music who seem to me to be really leaning into the future right now is Burial, the reclusive lofi dubstep wizard whose work conjures fantastic images of a drowned London and haunted electronics. He’s doing his bit to save […]Read more "..The Sunday Hangover with Warren Ellis (SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 2007).."