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A deeply fascinating and, by measures, terrifying milestone on the path to truly ubiquitous...
From chris arkenberg
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Most parts of governments, religions, and many other parts of the world are far more complex...
From BenRayfield
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I’ve been tracking emerging trends for a while now, exploring the co-evolution of humanity and our technologies, and building visions of the kinds of futures I’d like to see. Lately, I’ve found myself a bit restless, wondering “what’s next?” The conferences and gatherings I’m attending are beginning to feel stale, the...
From Venessa
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[Based on the talk I gave at ARE2012.] “The intelligence of the city is on the streets.“...
From chris arkenberg
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It used to be that we called upon the tribal shamans to converse with their spirits, to ask favors,...
From Wildcat
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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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Why Freedom of Thought Requires Free Media and Why Free Media Require Free Technology [Video, 1:03:42] Preserved from re-publica.de Media that spy on and data-mine the public are capable of destroying humanity’s most precious freedom: freedom of thought. Ensuring that media remain structured to support rather than suppress individual...
From CoCreatr
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(Originally published at URBNFUTR- graciously allowing me to republish here) Techno Desire...
From Wildcat
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Of course it is natural to augment reality, we do it with our eyes and brains ever since perception...
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12-year old Victoria Grant explains why her homeland, Canada, and most of the world, is in...
From CoCreatr
 
Epistle to the Ecotopians By Ernest Callenbach [This document was found on the computer of...
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I was driving through the Tenderloin the other night - one of the most socio-economically depressed areas of San Francisco. Across a long wall someone tagged "Occupy Wall Street" in big letters with a clean font and preceded by the Twitter "#" hashtag notation. It was a big, funky chorus bridging the grimy street with a...
From chris arkenberg
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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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What is so peculiar, even curious in a strange sense, concerning the current events of global unrest is not the actuality of the events themselves but the fact that these events do not coalesce (as of yet that is) around a particular and immediately recognizable leader or agenda. In fact to a very large extent it could be called a non-prophet...
From Wildcat
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Being free, I am free of being. We are on the edge of a Paleolithic Machine intelligence world. A world oscillating between that which is already historical, and that which is barely recognizable. Some of us, teetering on this bio-electronic borderline, have this ghostly sensation that a new horizon is on the verge of being revealed, still...
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(Not really a serious response to B.Sterling new aesthetic essay..) Paul Klee is always quoted...
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As we're building out human-centered next-gen profiles for the Collaboratory, we wanted an...
From Venessa
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Are we able to develop holographic mathematics to describe the holographic universe? Is...
From Hixgrid
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In 1977, NASA sent a pair of unmanned probes named Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 into space. Among...
From Claire L. Evans
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Looking at the present from the perspective of the future is probably one of the most interesting capabilities of the human mind, how much more so when the amount of interest we have invested in our futures has grown exponentially. Looking at the present from a future vantage point assumes we can project ourselves into an indefinite state of...
From Wildcat
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Daniel Mezick's new book due out soon. He was so kind to share a preview, from which I...
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I’ve been tweeting long enough (3 years) to know that there is no necessary correlation...
From jamreilly
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musings on Adorno & Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment.; crossposted from...
From Venessa
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The digital settles in as background. We remember less and query more. Our identity play would...
From Gabriel Shalom
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I've been having a lot of fun the past few weeks fleshing out our next-gen profiles for the...
From Venessa
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‘Matter’ becomes soft. It is the softening of matter, of ourselves, of our genes, of...
From Xaos
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A meme to meditate about what it means to be in a tribe, to lead, to follow, or to get...
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Q: How do the Amish raise a barn without money? A: Community, and the social capital that weaves it together. In my husband’s Latvian community, they have a concept similar to barnraising called “talka,” which describes collective volunteer work for the good of society and environment. Several times a year we come together at our camp...
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... our children can only do as bad as we are doing, and this is the challenge we are facing - we...
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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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With File Sharing is the New Meditation I had a fast little thought. Now someone has made...
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Jeff Jonas wrote in General Purpose Sensemaking Systems and Information Colocation ... With...
From CoCreatr
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The past month had the great pleasure to condense time and networks. Initially at...
From starwalker
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Data by itself has no meaning. It fills databases. This data must be examined in order to become...
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My Most Fundamental Principles by Ray Dalio In pursuing my goals I encountered realities,...
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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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"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds...
From shandora
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The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure while always arriving. Saves on...
From Wildcat
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“Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.” Mark Twain (part 1) A number of articles these past weeks have caught my attention as I write these words, the first, coming from: The guardian: Population of world 'could grow to 15bn by 2100' (Nearly 7 billion people now inhabit planet but projections that number will double this...
From Wildcat
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The USA government is arrogant and proudly hangs their balls out for all to see, thinking...
From BenRayfield
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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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Wave Riders have been with us always, usually unnoticed, or if noticed then treated as a...
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Wave Riders are curious people possessed of an innate capacity to go with the flow, constantly...
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Opening Space for Emerging Order. AKA barcamp, unconference. In the words of Harrison...
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The science of complex systems is transforming science and its role in society. Building on the...
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* Vicent Gisbert Soler - AU Erwin Olaf - Dusk Raftman's razor Worlds as...
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The Science Network HIXGRID - developed by Neogrid e.V. - encourages Scientists, Knowledge Workers...
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Sparked by a good month of #Occupy movement, people are engaged against, networking against....
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