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‘Fuck Earth!’ Elon Musk said to me, laughing. ‘Who cares about Earth?’ We were sitting in his cubicle, in the front corner of a large open-plan office at SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles. It was a sunny afternoon, a Thursday, one of three designated weekdays Musk spends at SpaceX.
earth  elon  musk  evolution  future  posthumanism  progress  technology  stream 
august 2019 by therourke
Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures | ISSN 1555-9351
Citation: Hanna, Julian. ““Future Shock”: Manifestos in the Digital Age.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures no. 20, 2019. doi:10.20415/hyp/020.ex02 Abstract: The manifesto is currently one of most useful and vital online forms.
accelerationism  additivism  futurism  julian  hanna  manifesto  manifestos  press  progress  technology  stream 
may 2019 by therourke
Decolonizing technology: A reading list | Beatrice Martini – blog
Western culture has long been defining how the world came to existence, its history, and how it works from a perspective which is centred on a Western and white point of view.
additivism  colonialism  decolonialisation  decolonisation  history  imperialism  list  racism  syllabi  syllabus  technology 
january 2019 by therourke
Technological and Posthuman Zones – Critical Posthumanism
Modern technology seems always to have been judged according to its utility for human beings. To the extent that technologies have been viewed as tools, instruments, or prostheses for human use, and thus under human control, they have largely been seen in positive, utopian terms.
additivism  anthropocene  environment  human  monsters  nature  posthumanism  technology  zone  stream 
november 2018 by therourke
Stop treating tech jerks like gods
Could we stop worshipping rich men who are jerks? On Tuesday, Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla, took to Twitter once again with bizarre comments, saying how “strange” it is that the cave diver who rescued the Thai boys didn’t sue him after he called him a pedophile.
additivism  apple  elon  musk  futurism  progress  silicon  valley  steve  jobs  technology  tesla  stream 
october 2018 by therourke
Opinion | It’s Not Technology That’s Disrupting Our Jobs - The New York Times
The insecure nature of work is a result of decisions by corporations and policymakers. Mr. Hyman is an economic historian.
automation  labour  technology  work  stream 
august 2018 by therourke
The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality
I wonder if the reason we keep on cycling back to hope about cool things like VR is that for all the tech news and our fetishizing about our touch devices, we’re still a little disappointed in the menu of tech items that we have at this late date.
simulation  technology  virtual  reality  vr  stream 
july 2018 by therourke
Futurism Needs More Women - The Atlantic
Most of the big names in futurism are men. What does that mean for the direction we’re all headed? In the future, everyone’s going to have a robot assistant. That’s the story, at least. And as part of that long-running narrative, Facebook just launched its virtual assistant.
additivism  buffer  feminism  future  futurism  men  module  silicon  valley  technology  women  stream 
may 2018 by therourke
The humanist left must challenge the rise of cyborg socialism
Undiagnosed by the mainstream media and much of the academic community, a major intellectual renewal is underway across the left. It is energetic and tech-savvy, building platforms such as Novara Media.
accelerationism  additivism  automation  cyborg  humanism  labour  marxism  politics  posthumanism  progress  robotics  socialism  technology  the  left  right  work  stream 
april 2018 by therourke
Forensic Architecture: the detail behind the devilry | Art and design | The Guardian
In 2006 a man walked into an internet cafe in Kassel, Germany, and shot dead Halit Yozgat, a 21-year-old member of the Turkish-German family who owned it. It was the ninth in a series of racist killings by neo-Nazis, the motivation for which the police persistently refused to admit.
digital  media  evidence  eyal  weizman  forensic  architecture  law  politics  technology  truth  war  stream 
march 2018 by therourke
The Google Arts & Culture App and the Rise of the “Coded Gaze”
A few days ago, I came across an old post on the Web site Bored Panda called “10+ Times People Accidentally Found Their Doppelgängers in Museums and Couldn’t Believe Their Eyes.” The post consisted of around thirty photos of people posing with portraits whose subjects looked eerily like them.
art  facial  recognition  gaze  google  identity  image  machine  learning  vision  technology  the  thegaze  stream 
january 2018 by therourke
When man meets metal: rise of the transhumans | Technology | The Guardian
Earlier this year I went to an event in Austin, Texas, billed as a sneak preview of the evolution of our species.
additivism  augmentation  body  hacking  prosthetics  technology  transhumanism  stream 
november 2017 by therourke
Is a mission to Mars morally defensible given today’s real needs? | Aeon Essays
There are good reasons to worry about the future of humanity. Do we have a future, and if so, how much and what kind? For most people, it’s easier to feel these existential concerns for our species than it is to do something about them. But some are taking action.
additivism  buffer  diversity  economics  elon  musk  escape  futurity  mars  progress  silicon  valley  technology  stream 
october 2017 by therourke
Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this | Inequality | The Guardian
The inequality of badly-run or corrupt states is boosted by the power of technology – but it’s also easier than ever to destabilise these states, thanks to technology. The question is: which future will prevail?
accelerationism  additivism  cory  doctorow  equality  futurism  insta  progress  reading  technology  stream 
june 2017 by therourke
Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in | World news | The Guardian
Half a century ago, in the great hippie year of 1967, an acclaimed young American science fiction writer, Roger Zelazny, published his third novel. In many ways, Lord of Light was of its time, shaggy with imported Hindu mythology and cosmic dialogue.
accelerationism  additivism  economy  insta  progress  technology  stream 
june 2017 by therourke
The human world is not more fragile now: it always has been | Aeon Essays
The end of the world is a growth industry. You can almost feel Armageddon in the air: from survivalist and ‘prepper’ websites (,, prepforshtf.
additivism  apocalypse  change  civilisation  collapse  earth  extinction  fragility  future  human  insta  progress  resilience  technology  stream 
june 2017 by therourke
'We've left junk everywhere': why space pollution could be humanity's next big problem | Science | The Guardian
With satellites under threat from collisions, a former lieutenant is now focused on technology that can remove space debris With satellites under threat from collisions, a former lieutenant is now focused on technology that can remove space debris 16.
additivism  crap  detritus  earth  garbage  hoarding  junk  kipple  space  stuff  technology  stream 
april 2017 by therourke
7 Hidden Art Secrets That Were Uncovered With Technology | The Creators Project
Paintings by the masters da Vinci, Rembrandt, Goya, and Caravaggio are often accepted as absolute works. Today, we use mobile devices to capture these images, compressing them onto tiny screens, and remixing them into snapchats, selfies or light simulated paintings.
archive  art  history  palimpsest  palimpsests  teaching  technology  stream 
january 2017 by therourke
Monkeys mourn robot baby in groundbreaking new BBC show 
Monkeys have been shown to mourn a robot baby they accepted as one of their own. In a new BBC show, Spy In The Wild, the monkeys gather around the artificial creature and appear to go into a state of grief.
additivism  death  monkeys  nature  robotics  robots  simulation  technology  stream 
january 2017 by therourke
Glitch art: Meet the artist who knitted Stuxnet into a scarf | Ars Technica UK
Glitch art resonates with the increasingly complex love-hate relationship humans have with technology. Errors, and by extension the changes, that can occur within software source code and data can provide a fertile foundation for the imagination.
art  glitch  hacking  play  stuxnet  teaching  technology  stream 
december 2016 by therourke
Humanity and AI will be inseparable | Verge 2021
One of the big trends we’ve seen over the last five years is automation. At the same time, we’re also seeing more intelligence built into tools we already have, like phones and computers. Where do you see this process in five years?
additivism  ai  buffer  digi  human  hybrids  intelligence  teaching  technology  stream 
november 2016 by therourke
Joel Mokyr: Progress Isn't Natural - The Atlantic
Humans invented it—and not that long ago. How and why did the modern world and its unprecedented prosperity begin? Many bookshelves are full of learned tomes by historians, economists, political philosophers and other erudite scholars with endless explanations.
additivism  history  progress  reading  technology  stream 
november 2016 by therourke
Now it’s time to prepare for the Machinocene | Aeon Ideas
Human-level intelligence is familiar in biological hardware – you’re using it now. Science and technology seem to be converging, from several directions, on the possibility of similar intelligence in non-biological systems.
additivism  ai  alan  turing  anthropocene  evolution  human  intelligence  machine  machines  machinocene  mind  philosophy  reading  stechnology  technology  theory  stream 
october 2016 by therourke
The Silicon Valley billionaires who want to live forever - The i newspaper online iNews
Throughout history, the world’s greatest minds have been obsessed with immortality. The scientists and entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley are no exception “I’ve already lowered my biological age and upgraded my IQ,” says Silicon valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey.
additivism  life  extension  silicon  valley  technology  transhumanism  stream 
september 2016 by therourke
Fig. 1: Illustration for Lautréamont’s Les Chants de Maldoror (1868-1869). Marco Saccaperni, 2011. I am filthy [Je suis sale]—writes Lautréamont—I am riddled with lice. Hogs, when they look at me, vomit.
additivism  biology  biopolitics  dirt  filth  flesh  material  reading  technology  stream 
september 2016 by therourke
The New iPhone Might Shut Off Next Time You Try to Film the Police in Public | Mic
Anyone who has a smartphone is capable of whipping out a high-resolution camera and filming injustice in progress. That technology is how we've become exposed to police abuses nationwide and helped inspire a new wave of police reform activism.
apple  aurveillance  brutality  censorship  dt  iphone  law  police  politics  surveillance  teaching  technology  usa  violence  stream 
july 2016 by therourke
Why Euro Transhumanism Has Morphed Into a 'Technoprogressive' Fight for Equality | Inverse
If the transhumanists have their way, technology will, slowly but surely, erase metaphorical and physical borders.
additivism  europe  future  libertarianism  progress  silicon  valley  singularity  technology  transhumanism  stream 
june 2016 by therourke
Modest Witness: A Painter's Collaboration with Donna Haraway
When I read Donna Haraway's Manifesto for Cyborgs in 1989, I was intrigued and inspired. Here was a piece that resonated with my political, feminist and moral values.
cyberfeminism  cyborgs  donna  haraway  feminism  figuration  figures  goddess  images  technology  writing  stream 
june 2016 by therourke
Life extension tech gives us a bleak future: more white men | Fusion
I was raised in a household in which my mother, a divorced old-school feminist, openly hoped for the day when the “racist, angry old white men,” who keep our country in sociopolitical purgatory, would die.
additivism  life  extension  poathumanism  singularity  technology  transhumanism  stream 
june 2016 by therourke
Google is making its AI binge-read thousands of romance novels to get a little warmer - ScienceAlert
When you're dealing with software such as Google Search or virtual assistants like Apple's Siri, there's not an awful lot of friendliness or emotion in the exchange – and any warmth you can find has probably been deliberately programmed in by human software engineers (like Siri's famous easter
ai  algorithms  google  hybrids  information  language  romance  sex  teaching  technology  stream 
may 2016 by therourke
The Enlightenment Is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement | Next Nature Network
We humans are changing. We have become so intertwined with what we have created that we are no longer separate from it. We have outgrown the distinction between the natural and the artificial. We are what we make.
additivism  culture  design  enlightenment  history  human  nature  posthumanism  technology  time  stream 
april 2016 by therourke
More than Human: From the Politics of Plastics to Shifting our Species Into the Unknown | ART21 Magazine
The things we create define us, as a culture and as a species. Yet, so often, as we hurtle into the future, our creations seem to take on a life of their own.
additivism  change  critical  posthumanism  evolution  human  humanism  philosophy  press  progress  reading  renewal  silicon  valley  technology  theory  what  willa  koerner  stream  from twitter_favs
april 2016 by therourke
The Hidden Burden of Exoskeletons for the Disabled - The Atlantic
Last year, a man in an exoskeleton kicked off the Men’s World Cup. Juliano Pinto, a 29-year-old from Brazil, was outfitted by a team of scientists from the Walk Again Project with a complex framework of braces and metal armature that could all be controlled by his brain.
additivism  additivist  augmentation  buffer  design  disability  engineering  ethics  exoskeletons  infrastructure  prosthetics  robotics  technology  transhumanism  stream 
april 2016 by therourke
Technology Is for Rich People - The Atlantic
Silicon Valley’s sunny outlook on technology and opportunity ignores systematic inequalities. Just over a century ago, an electric company in Minnesota took out a full-page newspaper advertisement and listed 1,000 uses for electricity.
additivism  dystopia  economics  equality  progress  silicon  valley  technology  utopia  stream 
april 2016 by therourke
Nuclear Power Is Too Safe to Save the World From Climate Change | WIRED
Later this year, a nuclear power reactor will open in the US for the first time in two decades. But this reactor, called Watts Bar Unit 2—one of two near Spring City, Tennessee—isn’t quite new.
additivism  additivist  climate  change  energy  environment  infrastructure  nuclear  power  renewable  renewables  risk  technology  stream 
april 2016 by therourke
An Artist Has Made A Primitive Computer Out Of Earth Crystals, And Little Else | The Creators Project
German artist Ralf Baecker gives technology a life of its own. His new piece Irrational Computing, which debuts International Triennial of New Media Art, use semiconductor crystals (quartz sand) and connects them to interlinked modules to create a primitive macroscopic signal processor.
additivism  art  computer  computers  crystals  design  materials  technology  stream 
april 2016 by therourke
Accelerationist Art |
Despite its image of rapid technological change, progress under capitalism has stalled. Spinning ever faster is not the same as going somewhere. Contemporary Accelerationism wants to take off the brakes, and it is enlisting art's help to do so.
accelerate  accelerationism  additivism  art  change  furtherfield  press  progress  reading  technology  stream  politics  philosophy 
april 2016 by therourke
AI & The Future Of Civilization |
What makes us different from all these things? What makes us different is the particulars of our history, which gives us our notions of purpose and goals.
ai  algorithms  future  intelligence  technology  wolfram  stream 
march 2016 by therourke
The feminist groups disrupting bro-tech culture in 2016 | Dazed
Why has the narrative of computer history come to be defined more by images of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg than by the pioneering work of Ada Lovelace, who is often recognized as the world’s first computer programmer? This question and many others are increasingly being asked by women all acr
additivism  bro  computers  culture  feminism  history  silicon  valley  technology  wikipedia  stream 
march 2016 by therourke
Forget Techno-Optimism: We Can’t Innovate Our Way Out of Inequality - In These Times
Toward the end of his 250-page hymn to digital-age innovation, The Industries of the Future, Alec Ross pauses to offer a rare cautionary note.
additivism  capitalism  change  digital  economy  disnovation  growth  innovation  market  neoliberalism  politics  technology  stream 
february 2016 by therourke
Keep your scythe, the real green future is high-tech, democratic, and radical / Boing Boing
"Radical ecology" has come to mean a kind of left-wing back-to-the-landism that throws off consumer culture and mass production for a pastoral low-tech lifestyle.
accelerationism  additivism  books  environment  future  green  politics  radical  reading  technology  stream 
january 2016 by therourke
From the days of the Acheulean hand-axe on, humans have always had a symbiotic relationship with technology. How far will that relationship go? One haunting vision of the future is provided by the Borg — one of the main villains of the Star Trek universe.
accelerationism  additivism  assimilation  augmentation  borg  cyborg  cyborgisation  evolution  fiction  future  posthumanism  sci-fi  star  trek  technology  theory  transhuman  transhumanism  stream 
january 2016 by therourke
ONE evening early this summer, I opened a book and found myself reading the same paragraph over and over, a half dozen times before concluding that it was hopeless to continue. I simply couldn’t marshal the necessary focus. I was horrified.
addiction  attention  distraction  internet  online  teaching  technology  stream 
december 2015 by therourke
The Anthropocene and a Critical Theory of Machines | Heathwood Press
The significance of the idea of the Anthropocene epoch is centrally about the understanding of human intervention into and extraction from nature, and one that can be signalled in the geological record.
additivism  anthropocene  critical  theory  environment  geology  machines  nature  reading  reference  technology  time  stream 
november 2015 by therourke
Life as a drone operator: 'Ever step on ants and never give it another thought?' | World news | The Guardian
When Michael Haas, a former senior airman with the US air force, looks back on the missions he flew over Afghanistan and other conflict zones in a six-year career operating military drones, one of the things he remembers most vividly is the colorful language airmen would use to describe their targe
army  drones  military  simulation  teaching  technology  war  stream 
november 2015 by therourke
This Is What the Fourth Industrial Revolution Looks Like | Motherboard
It’s 7 AM, April 13th, 2025. Your smart clock rouses you from a dreamless sleep and you climb from bed as your house comes to life. The bathroom light turns itself on and the shower begins to heat its water. After washing off, you throw on a T-shirt which has been perfectly fit for your body.
additivism  automation  factory  industria  revolution  industry  robotics  robots  technology  stream 
november 2015 by therourke
We have greater moral obligations to robots than to ...
Parents already put their children under intense pressure to compete in the world. Will gene editing make it worse?
additivism  ai  ethics  morality  posthumanism  progress  robotics  robots  technology  stream 
november 2015 by therourke
7 Hidden Art Secrets That Were Uncovered With Technology | The Creators Project
Paintings by the masters da Vinci, Rembrandt, Goya, and Caravaggio are often accepted as absolute works. Today, we use mobile devices to capture these images, compressing them onto tiny screens, and remixing them into snapchats, selfies or light simulated paintings.
art  forensics  history  images  ontheimage  palimpsest  palimpsests  perception  technology  vision  stream 
november 2015 by therourke
How Bioprinting Has Turned Frankenstein's Mad Science Sane - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
In the United States alone more than 120,000 people are waiting for organ transplants, and many will die before their turns come. What if they didn’t have to wait, because doctors could print out replacement organs on demand?
3d  printing  additivism  biology  bioprinting  frankenstein  life  science  science-fiction  synthetic-biology  technology  stream 
november 2015 by therourke
IBM invents ’3D nanoprinter’ for microscopic objects | KurzweilAI
IBM scientists have invented a tiny “chisel” with a nano-sized heatable silicon tip that creates patterns and structures on a microscopic scale.
3d  printing  additivism  ibm  nano  technology  stream 
october 2015 by therourke
Welcome to the age of synthetic biology – it’s all about yeast
Evolution’s retirement plan has been 3.6 billion years in the making. With the appearance of the modern human being, we now have an organism that can take over from natural processes and engineer biology in entirely new ways. Welcome to the age of synthetic biology.
additivism  biology  future  human  life  science  synthetic  technology  stream 
october 2015 by therourke
Anarcho-Transhumanist AMA : DebateAnarchism
Hi folks and welcome to the anarcho-transhumanist AMA. The term "anarcho-transhumanism" is a relatively recently one, barely mentioned in the 80s, publicly adopted in the early oughts and only really popularized in the last half decade.
additivism  anarchism  anarcho-transhumanist  augmentation  disability  human  posthumanism  prosthesis  technology  theory  transhumanism  stream 
october 2015 by therourke
Academic conference on 'Love and Sex with Robots' abruptly cancelled after being declared illegal - TechRepublic
TechRepublic has written a lot about the introduction of robots and artificial intelligence in the workplace.
additivism  ethics  love  robotics  robots  sex  technology  teledildonics  stream 
october 2015 by therourke
She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away - The Daily Beast
Anne crawled out of bed in her North Las Vegas house around 10 p.m. and started to get ready for her shift. She pulled her chestnut hair into a bun and slipped on her olive green flight suit.
augmentation  drones  simulacrum  simulation  technology  war  stream 
october 2015 by therourke
3D Modeling Startup BioDigital Launches An API For The Human Body | TechCrunch
Imagine a reality where surgeons practice difficult procedures on virtual renditions of their patients before walking into the operating room, and professional athletes review their exact muscle movements on a 3D game tape after they walk off the field.
3d  additivism  biotech  biotechnology  medical  medicine  surgery  technology  stream 
october 2015 by therourke
A manifesto for algorithms in the environment | Science | The Guardian
Algorithms – step-by-step sequences of operations that solve specific computational tasks – are transforming the world around us. They support sophisticated search engines, voice recognition software, online transactions, data compression, targeted advertising and self-driving cars.
additivism  algorithms  biosphere  ecosystem  environment  life  manifesto  technology  stream 
october 2015 by therourke
'Futurists' Portraits Prove That Cyborgs, Telepathy, and Virtual Worlds Are No Longer the Stuff of Science Fiction - Feature Shoot
Neil Harbisson is widely considered to be the worlds first officially recognised cyborg. Born with a rare form of colour blindness, the antenna is implanted directly into his brain and allows him to hear visible and invisible colours as sound.
additivism  augmentation  body  modification  culture  future  futurism  geeks  technology  wearables  stream 
october 2015 by therourke
What is the point of work? Technology is making this question ever more urgent | Peter Fleming | Comment is free | The Guardian
Why is it easier to imagine infants today working until they are 100 years old in a fast-food restaurant than envisage them enjoying a world with less employment due to advances in technology? And why does the Uberisation of the workforce seem so inevitable that experts simply tell schools to educa
additivism  automation  capitalism  civilisation  economics  money  politics  robots  society  technology  work  stream 
october 2015 by therourke
BLDGBLOG: Abandoned Mines, Slow Printing, and the Living Metal Residue of a Post-Human World
"High in the Pyrenees Mountains," we read, "deep in abandoned mines, scientists discovered peculiar black shells that seem to crop up of their own accord on metal surfaces." [Image: Metal shells growing in the darkness of abandoned mines; photo by Joan Santamaría, via Eos].
3d  printing  additivism  decay  deep  time  detritus  kipple  materials  metals  mining  posthuman  posthumanism  residue  ruins  science  speed  technology  stream 
october 2015 by therourke
Sex robots are actually going to be good for humanity - Quartz
“Ban sex robots!” scream the tech headlines, as if they’re heralding the arrival of the latest artificial intelligence threat to humankind since autonomous killer robots.
additivism  ethics  robosexual  robots  sex  technology  stream 
october 2015 by therourke
The Darkness Before the Right - The Awl
It’s hard to talk seriously about something with a silly name, and neoreaction is no exception.
accelerationism  additivism  economics  future  nick  land  poathumanism  politics  progress  rightwing  technology  stream 
october 2015 by therourke
Julian Savulescu: The Philosopher Who Says We Should Play God
Australian bioethicist Julian Savulescu has a knack for provocation. Take human cloning. He says most of us would readily accept it if it benefited us.
additivism  bio-ethics  biology  cloning  dystopia  ethics  eugenics  evolution  future  futurism  nature  philosophy  progress  synthetic-biology  technology  transhumanism  utopia  stream 
september 2015 by therourke
Why Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence Will Evolve Together, by Stephen Hsu
When it comes to artificial intelligence, we may all be suffering from the fallacy of availability: thinking that creating intelligence is much easier than it is, because we see examples all around us.
ai  computers  humans  hybrids  information  intelligence  technology  stream 
september 2015 by therourke
Technologists control the world we live in — and artists are worried | Fusion
In May, the New York-based art nonprofit Rhizome paired seven technologists with seven artists to create something over a 24-hour period. The artists get paid. The technologists do not.
3d  printing  additivism  art  images  politics  rhizome  technology  stream 
august 2015 by therourke
'We Are the Future Cunt': CyberFeminism in the 90s | Motherboard
​CyberFeminism \\ˈsī-bərˈfe-mə-ni-zəm \\ : A wave of thought, criticism, and art that emerged in the early 1990s, galvanizing a generation of feminists, before bursting along with the dot-com bubble.
cyberfeminism  cyberspace  cyborg  feminism  gender  technology  stream 
august 2015 by therourke
The Moral Imperative of Human Spaceflight | Grand Strategy: The View from Oregon
The text below is a paper I wrote to correspond to my presentation at the first 100YSS Symposium in 2011. 0. Preamble1. The case against civilization2. The evils of civilization3. The future of civilization4. The future of morality5. The place of consciousness in axiology6.
additivism  future  morality  space  flight  technology  stream  from twitter_favs
august 2015 by therourke
The Dark Mountain Manifesto: A Brief Review | Post-futurum
“The machine is stuttering and the engineers are in panic. They are wondering if perhaps they do not understand it as well as they imagined. They are wondering whether they are controlling it at all or whether, perhaps, it is controlling them.”
additivism  earth  enlightenment  environment  future  human  manifesto  nature  posthumanism  progress  reading  technology  uncivilisation  stream  from twitter_favs
july 2015 by therourke
V. Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Gynocene: The Many Names of Resistance
In my past postings, I’ve pointed out how the Anthropocene thesis can be roundly criticized for its assorted failings.
additivism  anthropocene  capitalism  capitalocene  climate  change  cthulhucene  deep  time  environment  technology  stream 
july 2015 by therourke
What is 21st Century Photography? | BLOG - The Photographers' Gallery
In this newly commissioned essay, Daniel Rubinstein answers one of photography’s most complicated questions.
digital  media  images  perception  photography  rubinstein  technology  stream 
july 2015 by therourke
Tech in Cuba, before the thaw
With Raul Castro reforming the island’s government and Barack Obama beginning to normalize relations with the United States, Cuba is at the threshold of a new era.
additivism  cuba  hacking  hacktivism  politics  tech  technology  stream 
may 2015 by therourke
Why we should not fear AI. Yet (Wired UK)
Nigel Shadbolt, professor of artificial intelligence at the University of Southampton and cofounder of the Open Data Institute, will be debating the future of AI on 24 May at HowTheLightGetsIn, a philosophy and music festival. WIRED is a festival media partner.
ai  ethics  fear  human  humanity  intelligence  machine  mind  progress  robot  robots  technology  stream 
may 2015 by therourke
In the basement with transhumanism’s DIY cyberpunks
In a nondescript alleyway on Pittsburgh’s North Side, Nathan Kukulski arrives at a house party carrying two half-empty cases of beer. The place is called Cyberpunk Apocalypse, an experiment in communal living and imagining possible futures through science fiction.
additivism  dig  experimentation  futurism  hacktivism  posthumanism  technology  transhumanism  stream 
april 2015 by therourke
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