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I very much appreciated the recent discussion Should SpaceCollective be open?, which is a...
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This article, co-authored by Rene and Megan May, will be published in the Counter Culture issue of...
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Polytopia
 
Some interesting books were recently brought to my attention by Carel. In one of them, Barry...
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Many manifestoes have been written during the last century by architects wanting to lay claim to...
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Polytopia
 
In our upcoming film The Terrestrials, made by a cast and crew of SpaceCollective members and...
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Polytopia
 
Besides an occasional landmark building, the cities we live in aren’t all that different from the...
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If there is one thing I have enjoyed about Space Collective since its inception, it is the polymath...
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Polytopia
 
In Spacewaver’s recent post about the Singularity University he mentions a discussion concerning...
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Live feed: A Momentary Flow
Homage To — Paying tribute to...
wildcat2030: These are my latest entries: Homage To — Paying tribute to minds that changed my...
 
An often recurring discussion on SpaceCollective concerns the limitations of language, typically...
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In a recent post by Connor, who is one of several recent SpaceCollective members whose...
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Polytopia
 
As the intellectual contours of Polytopian existence are coming into focus in Wildcat’s recent...
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Collapsing time and distance To further investigate the far-reaching implications of a virtually...
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The Total Library
 
Academia in the age of the search engine Historically, the world’s universities have been the...
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Man is no longer the measure of all things. The dimensions of human endeavor have expanded from...
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Polytopia
 
When we launched SpaceCollective towards the end of 2007 we had no idea whether the “forward...
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The Total Library
 
Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness: expanding in five hundred...
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The great enhancement debate
 
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In response to Sjef et al. Commenting on Sjef’s rant about the mediocrity of some of SpaceCollective’s recent content Spaceweaver calls “most of human activity boring and pointless.” This apparent discontent with the current output on the site has started a discussion which prompted several of our core members to stir things up by...
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The Total Library
 
Western intellectual tradition looks at Body and Mind as separate things existing in different...
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Recently I came across an interesting argument between Kevin Kelly and Ray Kurzweil wherein the two men discuss the foreseeable future when exponential change will have given rise to computers with superhuman capabilities, unleashing unimaginable levels of intelligence. Whereas Kurzweil sees this event, known as the Singularity, as a...
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From Henry David Thoreau
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"Space is the place," Jazz musician Sun Ra famously proclaimed while adorning himself...
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In 1996 former lyricist for the Grateful Dead and internet pioneer, John Perry Barlow, addressed...
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