This is Warren Ellis’ closing talk from Future Everything 2015: This part (about 14mins in, which I have transcribed for you) is a eulogy for tech conferences that generate more tech conferences presented at the closing of a conference that’s being saying the future is now for twenty years, and design fiction written within a […]Read more "Looking for the Exit at Some Bleak Circus"
Matt Jones gave this talk at #interaction15 earlier this year, which went up on vimeo some four weeks ago, which I’m only watching and processing now because I’ve been elsewhere. BUT… drilling deeper into the mechanics of design fiction and its implications for #thework are very high on my permanent #todolist for this hashtaggin’ year. […]Read more ""Practical Design Fiction", metafictional machine gods and the blocky prototypes of the Holographic Universe"
First they take the South China Sea, then the galaxy… China’s current terraforming activities and proposed designs for cities and vehicles provide an excellent way to expand their territory and power not just within its nearby waters, but also beyond Earth. Creating new land and living in ever more hostile environments, such as beneath the ocean […]Read more "A New Life Awaits in the Chinese Sea Colonies"
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"
Quote from Pattern Recogniton – Chapter 6: The Match Factory: “Of course,” he [Bigend] says, “we have no idea, now, of who or what the inhabitants of our future might be. In that sense, we have no future. Not in the sense that our grandparnts had a future, or thought they did. Fully imagined cultural […]Read more "Cayce & Bigend talk about History and the Future"
Being an irregular round-up post featuring quotes from the awesome recent writings from the Top Secret: TechGonzo Official List of Allies. The Sarah Connor Chronicles: “Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point” by Wolven The beauty of this show is in the intricate, subtle interplay of the characters–human and cyborg/machine–and how what they learn, […]Read more "Awesome shit my friends said"
Attention Conservation Notice: rambling rant starting with thoughts on the new Terminator tv show, and drawing on posting on Grinding so far, and the world of Doktor Sleepless. The other night I watched the third ep of the new show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Three eps was enough for me to see that yes, […]Read more "No Fate But What We Make – lessons from the Terminator franchise"
from Ain’t It Cool News New Collaboration Between Ghost in the Shell Creator and Animators Announced OVERVIEW 2061 AD. Fifty years have passed since mankind developed the Network society. It was anticipated that this new infrastructure would realize a utopia where people connected with each other at the level of consciousness. However, new social problems […]Read more "..New Collaboration Between Ghost in the Shell Creator and Animators Announced.."
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?"