infovore + futurism   19

clipper futures (tecznotes)
"People are understandably jittery, after the numerous social networking data breach debacles of three years ago that seemingly turned a generation off of oversharing. MTC have gone to great pains to assure users of the system that their data is safe from "getting zucked", and they've begun to provide free personal monitoring services to users of Clipper." Mike writes future-history, and in the midst of it, coins a lovely neologism.
futurism  michalmigurski  travel  rfid  ubicomp  urbancomputing  zucked 
june 2010 by infovore
Bruce Sterling: The Hypersurface of this Decade | ICON MAGAZINE ONLINE
"I have to print my bed, so that I can lie in it." Lovely BruceS fiction; not just futurism, but hyperlocal futurism at that.
fiction  brucesterling  technology  culture  futurism  design  fabrication 
january 2010 by infovore
The City Is A Battlesuit For Surviving The Future - Future metro - io9
"Ah - The Big Meg, where at any moment on the mile-high Zipstrips you might be flattened by a rogue Boinger, set-upon by a Futsie and thrown down onto the skedways far below, offered an illicit bag of umpty-candy or stookie-glands and find yourself instantly at the mercy of the Judges. If you grew up on 2000AD like me, then your mind is probably now filled with a vivid picture of the biggest, toughest, weirdest future city there's ever been." Jones on future cities, collating and refining thoughts into a lovely piece of structure and rhetoric. Also, the sentence "wrapping himself in Tokyo to form a massive concrete battlesuit".
cities  comics  mattjones  colleagues  design  architecture  futurism  writing 
september 2009 by infovore
YouTube - Future of Singapore in 2015
The city, it turns out, is there for you to SPEND MONEY IN. And augment the hell out of. No grim meathook future in 2015 Singapore, that's for certain...
singapore  ar  augmentedreality  futurism  video  peakoil  capitalism 
august 2009 by infovore
YouTube - Telecommunications services for the 1990s
Need to finish watching this, but: for all you can ridicule this, a lot of it isn't half bad; the two modes of videophone (share face/share document) are interesting, if only for how useful the latter is. Also, interesting to see how futurism was represented on film at one point.
video  futurism  predictions  history  communications  telecommunications  telephony 
april 2009 by infovore
Joe Jackson and Jamais Cascio Vs The Collapsitarians « Magical Nihilism
"Watching classics like The Apartment and Manhattan made me wonder at the romances we’d write about some cities, and Slumdog Millionaire bizarrely seemed like a continuation of that: a romance of the maximum-city." Yes; my favourite thing in that film was the growth of the city around Jamal, Bombay becoming Mumbai, and the skyscrapers growing.
futurism  cities  film  architecture  mattjones  urban  quotation  change  romance 
march 2009 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: Asylum
"After being seen as cheap or low-rent housing for much of the 40s, asylums started to be seen as 21st century modern, and desirable places to live." All of this has happened before and all of it will happen again. Heathcote's Lyddle End entry is fantastic, and primarily for his writing/futurism.
futurism  future  architecture  chrisheathcote  scifi  lyddleend2050  prefab 
march 2009 by infovore
Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » Isla Lyddle End 2050
"Isla Lyddle End lies on the far east of the British Archipelago. It is the largest of the eastern islands in what was once the continuous land mass known as Hornbyshire. Isla Lyddle End celebrates the Golden Jubilee of The Grand Iman of Britain HH Patel bin Windsor with a minaret clock tower, constructed of hard-pack, molded synthetic carbon nodules in full compliance with the Rock and Soil Conservation Act of 2038." Julian's Lyddle End 2050 entry is excellent.
design  futurism  culture  prediction  flooding  apocalypse  julianbleecker  lyddleend2050  britain 
january 2009 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: now, more than ever
"It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties."
science  technology  security  history  futurism  future  prescience 
january 2009 by infovore
Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » Ubicomp is like a 5 year old wishing for a pink pony
"Anytime I hear the alpha futurist-y featurists get all excited about some kind of idea for how the new ubicomp networked world will be so much more simpler and seamless and bug-free, I want to punch someone in the eye. They sound like a 5 year old who whines that they want a pink pony for their birthday." Julian has ubicomp fail.
ubicomp  fail  design  interaction  futurism  julianbleecker 
november 2008 by infovore
Kevin Kelly -- The Technium
"The conundrum is that no path, no vision of progress – technological, social, moral – will be plausible today if it does not include the complexity of costs, yet it will not be desirable if it does. That makes our society blind." Some good, if dense, Kevin Kelly.
scfi  future  dystopia  futurism  progress  development  society 
november 2008 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: not present in the present
"The future is terribly easy to predict. It’s predicting the instantiation that’s hard."
prediction  futurism  design  product  service  technology  chrisheathcote 
october 2008 by infovore
Bruce Sterling, "Computer Entertainment," Flurb #6
"Computer Entertainment Thirty-Five Years From Today: A solo spoken word performance by Bruce Sterling" Wonderful, surreal, exciting; Sterling's keynote from Austin GDC. Good stuff, and worth a read for gamers, futurists, and designers alike.
games  play  entertainment  futurism  scifi  brucesterling  austingdc  keynote 
september 2008 by infovore
GameSetWatch - AGDC: Sterling Keynote: A Creative Call To Arms
"...then, after destroying his nano-network, as an admonition to the audience, extended [Arthur C Clarke's metaphor]: 'Any truly advanced technology is indistinguishable from garbage.'" Excellent summary of what sounds like a wonderful GDC Austin keynote from Bruce Sterling.
brucesterling  gdc  gdcaustin  games  ubicomp  pervasive  computing  play  futurism  entertainment 
september 2008 by infovore
Blackbeltjones/Work: » If it walks like a singularity, and quacks like a singularity
"Fortune500 companies would be better off hiring science-fiction writers than MBA consultants right now."
singularity  futurism  charliestross  mattjones  peakoil 
june 2008 by infovore
Science Museum - Visit the museum - Dan Dare & the Birth of Hi-tech Britain
"In an age before globalisation, products from rockets to radios sprang from local roots. Together they reveal a fascinating ‘lost world’ of British design and invention – a glimpse of a time when the TV in the corner was a Murphy, not a Sony."
exhibition  sciencemuseum  technology  design  eagle  futurism  comics 
april 2008 by infovore
Space to think | Review | The Observer
"...HG Wells, had [this] huge, leisurely 'here and [now]' from which to contemplate what might happen. Wells knew exactly where he was and knew he was at the centre of things.' Wonderful William Gibson quotation.
interview  gibson  williamgibson  science  futurism  fiction  hgwells 
august 2007 by infovore
Charlie's Diary: What is the sensory bandwidth of Scotland?
Charlies does some maths. The results are at the very least interesting.
senses  delusion  scifi  futurism 
july 2006 by infovore
Rossignol » The Big Hook Up
"What one will then wear on the wrist will be, not a mini-computer, but a computerized dialling system to the big hook up." Jim R on fine form, on one of Brian Aldiss' many visions of the future.
scifi  futurism  gaming  play  network  society 
july 2006 by infovore

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