Building The True Decentralized Net

By Valkyrie Ice, posted on June 30, 2011


There is an evolutionary war going on around the world, one fought between the existing centralized networks and the decentralized web. It is a tug of war between a centralized system of hierarchal control systems and a vast, unstructured web in which every device is equally a router, a server, and a terminal. It’s a […]

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The Interwingularity Is Here! Sex & Psychedelics & Interconnection

By R.U. Sirius, posted on June 28, 2011

an Interview with Richard Doyle, author of Darwin’s Pharmacy: Sex, Plants and the Evolution of the Noosphere   Books that offer novel perspectives on psychedelic drugs and evolution are a rarity; and those that enclose densely complicated, multiperspectival themes in language that virtually leaps about with acrobatic joy are rarer still.  And perhaps rarest of […]

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Developing Worlds: Beyond the Frontiers of Science Fiction

By Jonathan Dotse, posted on June 26, 2011

The future will not be a monopoly of the current superpowers, but lies in the hands of tech-savvy youth from around the world, trying desperately to survive at all costs in an increasingly asymmetrical world. Imagine a young African boy staring wide-eyed at the grainy images of an old television set tuned to a VHF […]

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The First Virtual Reality Song? (1976)

By Acceler8or, posted on June 24, 2011

Up every evening ’bout half eight or nine/I give my complete attention/to a very good friend of mine/He’s quadraphonic/he’s got more channels/So hologramic, oh my TVC15 I brought my baby home/She sat around forlorn/She saw my TVC15/My baby’s gone/She crawled right in, oh my/She crawled right in my/So hologramic, oh my TVC15/Oh, so demonic/oh my […]

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I Am A Mechanical Man: Robocops & Robowars

By Jason Louv, posted on June 23, 2011

“Now, to some extent, we’re all Part Man, Part Machine, All Cop.” Some movies ought to be left alone. Not because they’re no longer relevant… but because they’re too relevant. Jose Padiliha’s planned 2013 reboot of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 masterwork Robocop is one such transgression of cinematic and historical decency. In 1987, Robocop was science fiction. Now, […]

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Not No Credo: Orthodoxies, Magick, and Transhumanism

By Kent Cockerell, posted on June 21, 2011

In a post-chaos magick and post-postmodern world, folks  have  a lot of freedom.  Freedom is a good. But is freedom an essential or ultimate good?  We wonder.  As is the case with any tool, freedom can be used for good or ill effect. Hammers can bang to build or to destroy.  We’re free to destroy […]

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Cloud Computing

Apple, Google, and the Future of the Cloud

By Surf-D, posted on June 20, 2011

A packed house of over 5,000 software developers watched as Apple’s Steve Jobs introduced the latest operating systems for the Mac computer and for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch at the recent Apple World Wide Developers’ Conference 2011. He also talked about a new service, iCloud, which stores content on remote servers and makes synchronization […]

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Your Weekend Tune: In Honor of the Leary Archives Going to the NYC Library

By Acceler8or, posted on June 17, 2011

I’m the man with the lightbulb head/I turn myself on in the dark/I’m the man with the lightbulb head/I turn myself on for a lark And how’s about you, my pretty one?/Do you still roll and dream of bees?/How’s about you, my pretty one?/Do you still dream of bees? I’m the man with the lightbulb […]

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Graphene Breakthrough: Things Are Only Going To Get Faster From Here

By Valkyrie Ice, posted on June 16, 2011

It seems like every time I turn around there’s a new “breakthrough” in graphene news. Don’t know what graphene is? Well, I’ve written about it before over at H+ magazine and R.U. asked me to write a follow up following the latest bit of news that IBM has built a complete circuit — a broadband […]

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Hipsters Against The Machine. (I Prefer The Machine.)

By Sasha Mitchell, posted on June 14, 2011

A Review of BODY-BASED PERFORMANCES INSPIRED BY MACHINES ANATOMY RIOT #42 In a ballroom-for-rent at downtown LA’s nostalgic Alexandria Hotel, Anatomy Riot #42 (brainchild of Show Box LA and Lauren McCarthy) debuted all new ‘machine-inspired’ performance art. The alleged 42nd installment’s premise being invisible computing and the future; ’how aging systems respond to the transposition […]

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