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Crossposted from Emergence Collective The Social API Lately there has been quite a bit of dialogue about writing a Social API (application programming interface) so that individuals and organizations can participate in "cross-platform" emergent innovation and action in a modular and plug-and-play manner. In our attempts to define...
From Gabriel Shalom
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by Leon Tan and Tomas Skovgaard Mixed Reality Publics Networked publics are mixed reality...
From Tomas
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Hans Rosling, genius of data visualization at Gapminder leads us to grasp surprising big data and...
From CoCreatr
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Phenomenal short story. The Last Question by Isaac Asimov — © 1956 The last question...
From alok subbarao
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The first people to live on the sixth moon of Jupiter were the painters of Europa. They followed a...
From meika
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This is one of 50 posts about cyborgs - a project to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the coining of the term. CC image from mondi. “He would see faces in movies, on T.V., in magazines, and in books. He thought that some of these faces might be right for him...” The word “cybernetic” derives from a Latin word, kybernetes,...
From chris arkenberg
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Preface The creative process emerged with the writing of Montevideo, here on Space...
From Xaos
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(this is my final paper for cybernetics class and for graduate school. it is a theoretical metalogue between myself and gregory bateson. many of his phrases and passages are pulled directly from the book Steps To An Ecology of Mind) vm: i want to understand the ecology of mind, how it works. I want to understand how technology is...
From Venessa
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Project:
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“Dear Mother Nature: Sorry to disturb you, but we humans—your offspring—come to you with...
From Wildcat
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Originally published on the Emergent Cities blog. OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS I've been following...
From Seb Paquet
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Statistically inputs and outputs to neurons subconsciously without extra hardware. A neuron...
From BenRayfield
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I’ve watched last week “ Transcendent Man” - the documentary about Ray Kurzweil, his life and ideas. For anyone who read the book “The singularity is near” or watched one of his lectures in the recent years there is not much new in the film. While I’ve got a lot to say about Ray Kurzweil and his work (maybe in another post) I would...
From Yissar
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I am currently reading one of (probably) the best books in the hard sci-fi genre, it appears that...
From Wildcat
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In-progress–feedback welcomed. The Fold By using three keywords that Marcos Novak's...
From Xarene
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fyi ---- Unlike Us: Understanding Social Media Monopolies and their Alternatives Invitation to join the network (a series of events, reader, workshops, online debates, campaigns etc.) Concept: Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures/HvA, Amsterdam) and Korinna Patelis (Cyprus University of Technology, Lemasol) Thanks to Marc...
From Venessa
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RealiTTY is a series of dense, insightful media meditations on language, information, reality,...
From notthisbody
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So dig: in about 20 years we went from knowing rather little about the world beyond what we...
From chris arkenberg
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“A concept is a brick. It can be used to build the courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.” Brian Massumi - Introduction to A Thousand Plateaus The social aspect of the hyperconnected web carries an update to the nature of propinquity. Propinquity is a conceptual brick we need re-acquire and redefine in the era of...
From Wildcat
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What Aesthetics dictates is the political act of infiltrating the sign; to infiltrate and to...
From Xaos
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This mini-paper was given at the Escapologies symposium, at Goldsmiths University, on the 5th of...
From Rourke
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The Future of Occupy project is neither about predicting nor advising the future of the movement....
From CoCreatr
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musings on Adorno & Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment.; crossposted from...
From Venessa
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Organic Memory of the Posthuman The undercurrent that runs behind our exquisite organ of...
From Xaos
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In 1738, in a rented hall in Paris, Jacques Vaucanson presented a duck. Not just any duck mind you,...
From Wildcat
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Painting, like us, begins in the caves Painting, like us, begins in the caves, along our...
From Xaos
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We believe in the extraordinary concept stuck with an ordinary name - meaning. Meaning is what...
From YWorlds
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A becoming on the line: painting and the genesis of form. Written by Xaos;...
From Xaos
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The Case: Investigating traces of the real; applying artistic insights while mapping extended...
From Xaos
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“Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.” George Carlin 1. Where...
From Wildcat
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A talk I attended by Martin Erickson, Creative Director of The Company P (participatory, playful,...
From notthisbody
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Emergence and Navigating Space
 
From HackerLastPip
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Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin? The mind appears to be adapted...
From Self-Evolving
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by George Por : As the CI meme is spreading fast online and off-line, so is the range of significance associated with it. For some, it is the ‘wisdom of crowds,’ for others it is the inter-subjective field of energy that comes into being when people interact from a position beyond ego—to name two of the popular branches of CI. Each of...
From CoCreatr
 
Jeff Jonas wrote in General Purpose Sensemaking Systems and Information Colocation ... With...
From CoCreatr
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Here is an interesting introduction to the history of the concept of accelerating change, found...
From Spaceweaver
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Daniel Mezick's new book due out soon. He was so kind to share a preview, from which I...
From CoCreatr
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The Hyper-Evolution of Self-Evolution has already begun to shatter the bones and frames of everyone...
From Self-Evolving
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Human beings versus machines, or machines as instruments of human designs? The answers to these two questions would have been obvious years ago: Human beings, of course, machines are instruments of human design! But now days when we speak so much of progress, science and technology as if progress, science and technology were in themselves...
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Medium Size PS symbol. The power of positive thinking.... "Hope"...
From SingularityUtopia
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From Wildcat
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Emotions and the feelings are not a luxury; they are a means of communicating our states of mind to...
From Wildcat
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This is part I of a two-part post on my thoughts on the Polytopia. In this first one, I will aspire to present the challenges we will face in Polytopia. In the next post, I will examine possible vaccines and counterpoints that could be built into the architecture, as well as possible constructive uses that could help all of us...
From notthisbody
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May 2008 issue of the Journal of Evolution and Technology, published a fascinating article titled:...
From Spaceweaver
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The Art of Complex Problem Solving Filling the Vacuum An interesting and highly useful...
From Wildcat
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via laughing squid “A Shared Culture” is a new video that helps explain the idea behind...
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Ivan Tihienko has created a very impressive concept for how we can use the computer, without having...
From Wildcat
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The source of the term Journal for the Traction TeamPage database is Douglas Engelbart's NLS...
From CoCreatr
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The Atlas of Cyberspace illustrates graphically, the shapes, structures and complex forms of the...
From Wildcat
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Il y a des choses que l'intelligence seule est capable de chercher, mais que, par elle-même, elle...
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