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Are You Ready for the Future of Transhumanism?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The Transhuman Future Are you ready for the future? A Transhumanist future? One where everyone around you--friends, family, and neighbors--has dipped...

Human-machine superintelligence: how to live and prosper with AI

George Zarkadakis | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Marvin Minsky, one of the fathers of AI, published a book in 1986 with the title "Society of Mind" where he described a theory of intelligence. Minky'...

The Human Use of Human Beings

George Zarkadakis | Posted 05.17.2016 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Such was the title of a book by Norbert Wiener, the father of cybernetics. In his book, published in 1950, Wiener pondered on the social questions and consequences of automation, at a time when the computer age was still an idea in a few people's heads.

Narrative and the Future of the Social Sciences

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.04.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

The power of anthropology and the social sciences is found, at least for me, in the narratives we put forward about the social conditions of people living in the world. In the social sciences, the books with legs are those that create a connection between writers and a diverse audience of readers.

Fleshly Data: E-lit and the Post-Human

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.10.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

In this post, I examine the work of Christine Wilks who ingeniously complicates the matter/information duality by employing computer code in the form of games to re-invoke embodied existence and the unreliable memories that bodies store.

What Is The Meaning Of Art? A Master Of Arte Povera Gives The Answer

Simona Lodi | Posted 07.15.2012 | Arts
Simona Lodi

Piero Gilardi anticipated later movements, in seeing the aesthetic value of shared space and collaboration -- a value underpinning the open-source, Internet-based nature of tech-art today.

How A Seasoned Contemporary Artist Handles Herself

Posted 04.11.2012 | Arts

Elaine Sturtevant made her controversial artistic debut in 1965 when she showed an exhibition of replicates of Andy Warhol's silkscreen floral prints ...

'Eyeborg' Filmmaker Rob Spence Shoots With A Camera Eye

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 12.20.2011 | Technology

You may love your job, but filmmaker Rob Spence has taken his craft to another level. Spence injured his eye as a child and has since replaced it w...

PHOTOS: 10 Cybernetic Buildings

Tom Mallory | Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts
Tom Mallory

As I set about writing on "interactive architecture" this week, I was struck by the semantic challenges and numerous connotations of "interactivity." ...

Infinite Wealth for All

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

Last week, in the aftermath of the No Labels debacle, I focused on the Diversity of Voices & Values, while standing to salute Tom Atlee's proposition ...

The Best (Brain) Workout Ever Invented

Ann Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ann Reynolds

Consider the possibilities of this. If we stimulate parts of our brain by introducing new stimuli, what could we experience that we haven't yet?