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Think atemporally and act in the moment. Write the manifestos, but write them with an expiration date. So you’re a self-aware science-fictional citizen in a post-cyberpunk, post-Snowden, hypermediated, ecologically collapsing world. Everybody says nobody reads, but it’s a meme and it got 100000 Likes on Facebook, and a subreddit dedicated to it, and is the subject of […]Read more "on the native culture of self-aware science-fictional citizens, with Bruce Sterling"
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 […]Read more "Adventures in Extinction Aesthetic Writing"
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"
We were in Coober Pedy, I think, or definitely getting close to the edge of the Zone, one Saturday or Sunday morning… it was definitely morning… but after a week on the road, days loose their meaning. Anyway, idly flipping through whatever subset of channels was available in that particular hotel room with its geographic […]Read more "Cthulu Sync Log: from Lovecraft to the Chthulucene"
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"