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When someone is impatient and says: "I haven't got all day," I always...
From syncopath
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Editors note: The Trans – Luminal mail archives Trans Luminal mail is a repository of letters written by unknowns to unknowns, these letters carry no valid destinations and no convincing authors, these are simply fragments of impossible conversations, dialogues and monologues, treated as pieces of an indefinite puzzle which purpose we do not...
From Wildcat
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Project:
Polytopia
 
A meme to meditate about what it means to be in a tribe, to lead, to follow, or to get...
From CoCreatr
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Project:
Polytopia
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...
From Venessa
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Project:
Polytopia
 
... our children can only do as bad as we are doing, and this is the challenge we are facing - we...
From CoCreatr
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When someone is impatient and says: "I haven't got all day," I always...
From syncopath
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Summary: A megacity synth looks for cooperation with transhumans while a corrupt cartel bot is out to get revenge. 1. INTERIOR -- megacity transport station -- day. There are members of multiple posthuman species on their way. Bots are machines. The transhumans are the most human-like. HYNT is a synth which is a form of artificial life that...
From johnrod
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Its happened over and over in history, including why USA was created. In general the right to free speech always has and always will mean the right to communicate to others who want to receive those communications, without permission of anyone else. These days, there are many kinds of communication, and free speech applies to them...
From BenRayfield
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Yesterday Stowe Boyd wrote a commentary (Getting to Trust: Better Swift than Deep) in response to my post about trust and collaboration, saying that the way of the future is connectives, not collectives; cooperation, not collaboration. He goes on to recommend assembling ourselves with swift trust, align professionally around a common...
From Venessa
1 comment  2   
Saving Humanity from Homo Sapiens SHfHS is dedicated to preventing threats to humankind brought about by humans.
From LED
1 comment  5   1 
 
What: Pasta by Design Who: George L. Legendre Foreword by Paola Antonelli Get it...
From f.Myles
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Project:
Polytopia
 
This mini-paper was given at the Escapologies symposium, at Goldsmiths University, on the 5th of...
From Rourke
1 comment  6   2 
Project:
The Total Library
“I have not here been considering the literary use of language, but merely language as an instrument for expressing and not for concealing or preventing thought. Others have come near to claiming that all abstract words are meaningless, and have used this as a pretext for advocating a kind of political quietism. Since you don’t know what...
From unfolding
1 comment  4   1 
 
"Never Forever..." is a quantitative visualisation of the transient nature of empire. The...
From TheLuxuryofProtest
1 comment  5   2 
Project:
Polytopia
 
With File Sharing is the New Meditation I had a fast little thought. Now someone has made...
From meika
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In a few years humanity will have to enter space with industrial and permanent structures. There are several reasons to do so and I will touch on them briefly. First a presence in space will allow us to develop an industrial presence for harvesting asteroids and the moon (as well as doing general research), and such a presence is profitable....
From Khannea
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A short documentary about outer space exploration and falling in love and how these 2 things can be...
From Stef
1 comment  2   
Project:
Start your own revolution
This is a plan to solve a big problem everyone on Earth will soon have if we don't start working on a solution. The solution I'm looking for is technical but can quickly be calculated with pen and paper. Its a way of us observing eachother and keeping track of who can and can't be contacted, to make sure the reasons for anyone's unexpected...
From BenRayfield
1 comment  1 
Project:
Epiphanies
 
“Put simply: cities are like ant colonies are like software is like slime molds are like...
From notthisbody
6 comments  12   1 
Project:
Polytopia
 
Jeff Jonas wrote in General Purpose Sensemaking Systems and Information Colocation ... With...
From CoCreatr
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From alistairapples
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From alistairapples
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Project:
Epiphanies
 
This video is inspired, in part, by the ideas explored in David Deutsch’s new book, THE...
From notthisbody
4 comments  11   4 
As humans, we have an innate faith in everything... Just like the animals we are, we are naive. Cognitive thinking has evolved us humans to the place we are now, and has created a turnoil from language. We are our own worst enemies. We compete against ourselves and the ones we love, yet we have the faith that we will always have something to fall...
From theM
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Summary: Pense, a transhuman, is trying to prevent a new artifact from taking control of all consumers. Pense was not himself. The transhuman upgrade notice had been false. Whatever it was that had been loaded had made his system dysfunctional. He had to try to remove as much of the prostheses as he could which he had done before for repair....
From johnrod
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Project:
Polytopia
 
The past month had the great pleasure to condense time and networks. Initially at...
From starwalker
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In 1974, American professor of psychology Dr Clare W Graves wrote an article for The Futurist magazine titled Human Nature Prepares for a Momentous Leap. Graves described an impending change in human consciousness that would be, in his words: ‘…the most difficult, but at the same time the most exciting transition the human race has faced to...
From Stevemc1
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The quality of being, as an aesthetic phenomenon, is radically altered in the age of...
From syncopath
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From Scatt3rBra1n
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expect some awesome photos
From Scatt3rBra1n
This is part 5 in a 12 part series. :: conscious awareness :: A recent article in the New York Times, Building One Big Brain,  prompted me to write up the next skill in this 12 part series. The piece quotes Nicholas Carr’s opinions about how the Internet is reducing the “capacity for concentration and contemplation,” scattering...
From Venessa
1 comment  4   1 
 
The original is unfaithful to the...
From syncopath
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This is part 6 in a 12 part series. The first five skills were Pattern Recognition,...
From Venessa
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[This is part 4 in a 12 part series. The topics covered so far are Pattern Recognition, Environmental Scanning, and Network Weaving.] ::Foresight:: The ability to develop foresight is a cornerstone for forward thinking individuals and change agents. I can say that on the personal level in my own life, when I did not have a clearly...
From Venessa
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I arrive now at the ineffable core of my story. And here begins my despair as a writer. All...
From syncopath
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They demand I submissively submit my submission of money and papers to the Submission...
From BenRayfield
An article by Jonah Lehrer, written in 2008, recently appeared on SEED — Jonah called for a collaboration between contemporary arts & sciences and suggested that realm of science should be more open to the artist and his interpretations of life, since artistic insights often lead to the discovery of truths. I couldn't agree more. I...
From Olena
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Summary: Your reality is entangled with mine and everybody else's Events are neutral...
From _Spark
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the future is silver linings encased in glass embodied in grapheme the future is ever...
From VOLTRON
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Project:
Polytopia
 
Data by itself has no meaning. It fills databases. This data must be examined in order to become...
From CoCreatr
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Project:
Polytopia
 
My Most Fundamental Principles by Ray Dalio In pursuing my goals I encountered realities,...
From CoCreatr
Etomyr was an exploratory engine we had devised for extending our predictive powers in the realm of hyperspace, it was, and one must admit, quite an ingenious device. Etomyr consisted of a series of bioengineered nanobots, arrayed as an intergrid of precisely weaved hybridium atoms, held as an ensemble by a Won neural mesh. Of course we could...
From Wildcat
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Video: Thom Yorke (radiohead) & Robert Del Naja (massive attack) play The Bank Of Ideas,...
From Jason J. Gleeson
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Described as a “knowledge collider,” and now with a pledge of one billion euros from the...
From demind
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Abstract The field-process-model is a theoretical framework the Institute for Participatory Design developed to understand generative design processes as dynamic interactions of forces in a field. The development of this model became necessary after we encountered numerous theoretical and practical problems with the application of our former,...
From jascharohr
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Project:
Epiphanies
 
Creation besides being the opposite of annihilation, is the constant state of readjustment,...
From notthisbody
4 comments  19   12 
Project:
Polytopia
 
What Aesthetics dictates is the political act of infiltrating the sign; to infiltrate and to...
From Xaos
1 comment  16   6 
 
The Ides Of Something Are Upon Us It was the time of religious wars. It was a time of...
From Autotelic
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Project:
Polytopia
 
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds...
From shandora
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