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Letters printed in living cells by scientists at the University of Toronto

New Tissue Synthesis Platform Promises Living Tissue on Demand

By Ian Monroe, posted on July 31, 2012

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Scientists in Canada have invented a device they claim can print large patches of living tissue. In an article which appears this month in the journal Advanced Materials, Axel Guenther of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Milica Radisic of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto […]

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From Psychedelic Magazine With A Tech Gloss To Tech Magazine With A Psychedelic Gloss (Mondo 2000 History Project Entry #23)

By R.U. Sirius & Others, posted on July 29, 2012

Another segment from the rough draft of Use Your Hallucinations: Mondo 2000 in the 20th Century Cyberculture.  Note that “the total fucking transmutation of everything” is established as a conceit early in the narrative, thus its use here reflects on a major theme. …Meanwhile, we made a rash decision.  Despite High Frontiers relatively successful rise […]

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Robespierre Overthrown!

By R.U. Sirius, posted on July 27, 2012

Yes, 218 years ago today, Maximilien Robespierre was overthrown and, the following day, lost his head.  And so, in memoriam, and for your weekend amusement, I give you a scene from Peter Weiss’s Marat/Sade, which I stumbled upon and watched on PBS in 1969, at age 16, after watching Richard Nixon defend the Vietnam War, while […]

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Ouya & The Future Of Tech Crowdfunding

By Tristan Gulliford, posted on July 24, 2012

Ouya is a new open source video game console that runs on the Android operating system. It’s crowdfunded by Kickstarter. The console features a Tegra 3 CPU, 8GB of storage, 1 GB RAM, USB 2.0, an SD card slot, HDMI connection, and WiFi and Bluetooth support. The controller features a touchpad. The console will be […]

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Batteries Not Included… Or Needed

By Valkyrie Ice, posted on July 22, 2012

If you’ve been a regular reader of my work, you know I’ve spent a lot of time discussing a future that is much more portable than today’s. From super-computer-like smart phones to drones to skin tight exoskeletons enabling a variety of physical enhancements from strength and endurance to cosmetic morphability, the future is full of […]

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“I’d Never Met A Libertarian Before” (Mondo 2000 History Project Entry #22)

By R.U. Sirius, posted on July 20, 2012

  Another outtake from the upcoming MONDO 2000 History Project book: Use Your Hallucinations:  MONDO 2000 in the Late 20th Century Cyberculture R.U. Sirius:  One evening not long after the move to Berkeley, we went to see a Terence McKenna talk at the local new age venue, Shared Visions.  Terence was still relatively unknown and he […]

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Altered Statesman: An Interview With Psychedelic Explorer David Jay Brown

By Damon Orion, posted on July 17, 2012

    ‘I think DNA is ultimately trying to create a world where the imagination is externalized, where the mind and the external world become synchronized as one, so that basically whatever we can imagine can become a reality. Literally.”   Consciousness: What is it? Are your thoughts and emotions nothing more than neural static? […]

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Networked Decentralized Volunteerism Rears Its Head In Russian Emergency

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

While President Vlad Putin tries to wrest control of the internet,  young internet-savvy activists are showing up post-Soviet bureaucrats by providing flood relief in Krymsk, Russia. As the New York Times reported  on Saturday: “The catastrophic flooding of the city of Krymsk has unfolded in an unusually public way over the last week, largely thanks […]

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LIBOR Scandal Is Opportunity For Transparent Currency

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

While here in the US, we are barely hearing a peep about it in our mainstream news, in Europe, the LIBOR scandal is being understood as the greatest financial scam perpetrated thus far in the kleptocratic 21st Century.  LIBOR shows that a handful of banks have used their power — which is supposed to be limited […]

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By Singularity Utopia, posted on July 10, 2012

Visualise the moment of holiness, the immaculate conception. Undoubtedly you tremble with excitement. Joyously I beheld our Transhuman predestination. It was a divine revelation of great wonderment finally happening. Ah the majesty. My mind continues to be awestruck therefore the precise date escapes me but I seem to remember it was sometime around the end […]

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