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Ann Reynolds
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Ann was inspired by Buckminster Fuller, one of her architectural professors. He encouraged a generalist and integrative philosophy, by creating links between human awareness and our tangible inventions.
Ann views the future of architecture as a technologically enhanced immersive environment, that will accommodate our equally enhanced bodies and minds. Similar to the neuroplasticity of our "New Brain", buildings will possess the same ability to self-manage autonomically.
This stunning future we've created will deliver the solutions we seek, but only if we believe in ourselves.
Ann's current interest is self-organizing business models and biological systems that are accelerated by quantum computation. She's an incurable athlete and adventurist, and occasionally writes about her own world journeys that include unconventional risk-taking.

Entries by Ann Reynolds

Ayoub Qanir Wants to Hack Your Brain

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 8:11 PM

When I read Colin Wilson's The Mind Parasites, I had my first "sci-fi episode." Somewhere camped out on the Pecos River in New Mexico, my mind was hacked, and I completely lost time. Were petroglyph spirits decoding my brain? Or was my brain already encoded? I didn't ask myself this,...

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Starving Artist

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 5:17 PM

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I met John Gargano when I was a lead design architect for HOK in Denver. He was working for another prestigious architectural firm in the building, which was an old renovated warehouse at the end of Blake Street near Denver Union Terminal.

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Do It Yourself

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 7:03 AM

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Arthur C Clarke

When Steve Jobs was twelve, he called Bill Hewlett and told him he wanted to build a frequency calculator. HP offered him a job, and his parents loaned him the garage.

Its interesting what our...

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Ayoub Qanir Finds Meaning

(2) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 5:22 PM

One hundred years of technology was encoded in the science film Metropolis in 1927. Almost 90 years of it have become "scientific fact," leaving the rest as "sci-fi." Today, filmmaker Ayoub Qanir is proposing a new future with his indie flim, Koyakatsi: Enter the Civilization of Light.

The assignment...

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The Roomba Generation

(1) Comments | Posted June 15, 2013 | 10:00 AM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

We can't stop there, so now we've got R2d2 impersonating a vacuum cleaner. It's a comfy solution for neatniks that don't trust Roombas home alone, and could be...

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Cheat the End

(7) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 3:48 PM

Death's an industry that's more lucrative than iPhones, politics, and taxes. Android's an option, elections clean house regularly, and clever people don't pay taxes. Revenue fluctuates in these industries, but morticians and Medicare providers have a sure thing.

Terms like "android" are slipping through the back door. We don't fluster...

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New-itis

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 4:03 PM

"Rear derailleur design: Minimum qualifications -- Engineering Degree, MBA, and Six Sigma Certification. Interest in cycling a plus."

There are hundreds of posts like this on websites of bicycle manufacturers. Stumbling all over each other, they're in a frenzy to feed a market of weekend fashionistas and hardcore bike...

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Leonardo Was A Transhumanist

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2011 | 4:00 PM

Last week, Park City was flooded with filmgoers for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and on PBS, Paul Sapin's 2003 film Leonardo's Dream Machines aired four consecutive times.

One documentary at Sundance I didn't want to miss was Connected, produced by Tiffany Shlain, who also founded the Webby awards...

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The End of Time

(1) Comments | Posted September 30, 2010 | 1:32 PM

What will our future be? Everyone wants to know. Depending on who you listen to, one future is new and exciting, the other terminal and scary.

Why is "One Day at a Time" so hard to do? Is it because we just can't bear to live without time?

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It's Getting Hot in Here

(4) Comments | Posted August 17, 2010 | 5:07 PM

The amygdala is the ancient part of our brain. It's known as the "lizard brain" and often called the "Seat of Fear." It carries centuries of animal instinct in our DNA and triggers emotional arousal.

Animals move to higher ground before a tsunami. This intuition has been overpowered in...

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Tour de Crash

(4) Comments | Posted August 5, 2010 | 6:19 PM

Contact sports with good quality smash factor are guaranteed moneymakers. Demolition Derby, football, and the fine art of Theater Wrestling packs coliseums and auditoriums with fans, just craving a good pileup.

Cycling is different. Racers practice the fine art of avoiding each other. Rocking handlebars an inch apart, they...

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The Butterfly Effect at 29,000 Feet

(2) Comments | Posted June 14, 2010 | 4:47 PM

An image of Annapurna III in Nepal stretches across the top of my blog, "Loving The Zone." I write about athletes and how competitive sport enhances life and the brain. Athletes and mountain climbers often reference the Zone to describe the body's natural endorphin high when time slows...

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Surfing the Universe with Dr. JoAnn

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2010 | 12:26 PM

I'm checking out an entry in Wikipedia on Schrodinger's Equation, which remains unsolved. It's one of the most perplexing in quantum physics.

"The atomic orbitals of hydrogen like ions are solutions to the Schrodinger Equation in a spherically symmetric potential".

Wow. I've been invited to a Ball. A Big symmetric...

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A Miracle Lives On

(5) Comments | Posted May 20, 2010 | 10:57 AM

I met Greg when Internet dating sites became the new social network. I tried it once, just for fun.

When I saw Greg's profile pic, something stopped me after dozens of "I don't think so's." I sent him an email. He sent one back. Then I did something crazier...

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Objects May Be Larger or Smaller Than They Appear

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2010 | 11:48 AM

I attended a conference in Southern California last December featuring current developments in human enhancement and life extension. Not sure it was worth the flight from San Francisco, I checked out the speakers, most whom I didn't know. A few had presented at the TED conference, which was a plus,...

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The Best (Brain) Workout Ever Invented

(1) Comments | Posted April 2, 2010 | 6:17 PM

On a national website where I am featured, I posted a version of this blog post last month. Apparently, the inquiries about what I wrote surprised the website creator and myself. I didn't realize so many were interested in the organ we understand the least - our brain.

Recently, I've...

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