When I Called Charlie Stross A Dirty Name… “Transhumanist”

By R.U. Sirius, posted on May 31, 2012


I have lately tried to stay away from calling myself a transhumanist largely because I’m intimate with the unpredictable and indescribable iconoclasm that often shakes my brain and therefore resist labels.  But I also like to steer clear because people who don’t self-identify with the label have a lot of misconceptions about who “the transhumanists” […]

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The Not-So-Fine Line Between Privacy and Secrecy

By Valkyrie Ice, posted on May 30, 2012

As weird as people familiar with my work and the subjects I write about might find this, I only recently acquired a copy of The Transparent Society by David Brin. I have been told many times that most of my views about transparency have been discussed by David, and indeed, I’m laughing my tail off […]

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All Aboard The Express Kundalini: Trippin’ Balls With David J. From Love And Rockets and Bauhaus

By Damon Orion , posted on May 28, 2012

“I felt this glow at the base of my spine, and I felt a warm substance rising through the spine. I had a terrific hard-on, like a Yule log. I wasn’t thinking anything sexual. And then I had, like, an explosion of this substance in my head! It was orgasmic, but it was like a […]

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend (War Is Still Obsolete… Or Should Be)

By R.U. Sirius, posted on May 25, 2012

One worthy meme that spread among segments of the global population during the second half of the 20th Century was the idea that war had become obsolete. Throughout human history (and prehistory), families, tribes and nations had believed that these violent conflicts were necessary or even helpful to their survival and/or prosperity and — the […]

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Ted Nelson & John Perry Barlow For MONDO 2000 (MONDO 2000 History Project Entry #17)

By R.U. Sirius, posted on May 22, 2012

“I went to a party on Nelson’s Sausalito houseboat and wound up in a house in San Rafael in a scenario that involved some folks I’d met at Nelson’s party — three beautiful hookers, John Gilmore and a chimpanzee wearing bondage gear and assless chaps…” John Perry Barlow and Ted Nelson blew into Mondo space […]

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William Gibson On MONDO 2000 & 90s Cyberculture (MONDO 2000 History Project Entry #16)

By Simone Lackerbauer & R.U. Sirius, posted on May 20, 2012

  “Cyberpunk today is mainly like a Pantone chip in the Pantone culture-wheel. ‘Those pants are sort of cyberpunk.’ ‘That video has a sort of retro-cyberpunk feel.’” We were honored that William Gibson agreed to talk to us for the upcoming MONDO 2000 History Project book about MONDO… and about the ‘90s cyberculture in general […]

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Enjoy Your Solar Eclipse With Monty Python

posted on May 18, 2012

40 years ago, Monty Python, “for the first time ever on record, we proudly present the 1972 eclipse of the sun!” — seen through a superb piece of smoked glass….

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Paradise Is Santa Cruz: First Ecstasy (MONDO 2000 History Project Entry #15)

By R.U. Sirius, posted on May 15, 2012

Meanwhile, behind closed doors there seemed to be a mild hubbub going on… Eventually the door opened and one could see a bunch of guys in a sort of ill-formed circle around the very tall Peter Stafford so that we could just see his naked chest, goofy grinning laughing face and wildly flailing arms.  Everybody […]

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There’s Just A Tiny Infection Between Any Of Us & Batshit Crazy

By R.U. Sirius, posted on May 13, 2012

In an interview that St. Jude Milhon conducted with Richard Preston for Thresher, Preston dropped a bit of “knowledge” that has always stuck in my head.  In an interview dedicated to the possibilities for bioterror, Preston said, “Martin Hugh-Jones told me that his all-time favorite bioweapon is Brucella.  It’s a bacterium that gives you a […]

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Bet You Didn’t Know That Madonna Passed Her Spot In The Illuminati Hierarchy On To Britney & Christina In An Occult Ritual

posted on May 12, 2012

Yikes!  You will be entertained and irritated by these douchebags as they “deconstruct” the satanic illuminati mind control experiment that is rock and roll.  It starts when Robert Johnson goes down to the crossroads and somehow relates to Anna Nicole Smith.  Try to at least make it through the second section… which is the most […]

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