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Posted: December 12th, 2011
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Meet you in the trans-future!

This week I found out about this event in LA called the Extreme Futurist Festival. This seems to take transhumanism so far beyond life extension, singularity and science. It brings a futuristic culture into the fold and combines hacking, performance and definitely some edge. I would love to see a more cultural take on bio-hacking. The Quantified Self and Humanity + crowd is pretty dry and this is a topic that need to be shaken up some to really get the discussions started.

Extreme Futurist Festival in LA
web: http://extremefuturistfest.info/
blog: http://extremefuturistfest.info/blog/

They have talked a bit about livestreaming the festival. I hope they do!

Also: I usually try to check out the sponsers of events such as this and the two listed on the festival home page do not disappoint.

Sniffcode.com is a site dedicated to the research done for the fiction book Clone. I haven't read this book but I will now. The site works great because you actually have to figure out how to navigate it. There is nothing obvious. At first I just saw the odd art and photography. On second look I found content and then more and more content. Great site.

Mythos Media is a site linked to the idea that myths are not dead stories that explain our history. They are alive and interacting with us at all times. There are stories, essays, music, books and events. Tons of things to occupy your off hours. Like Sniffcode and the festival they have a real futuristic edge.

Hopefully as I dig through these sites and communities I find the one thing that makes sub-cultures work, a sense of humor. There is nothing worse than taking it all to serious. Have fun and do cool things.

Posted: December 12th, 2011
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Happy Dormant Vegetation Season

We can all agree that Christmas is the most Dickensian of the holidays. And by that I mean "it is the best of times, it is the worst of times".

Now to get you in the festive mood we point you to fine folks at HOMETAPES. They have provided us with a new album of the season's finest hymns available for whatever price you wish to donate.

Here is a sample:

Posted: December 9th, 2011
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Crystalline crystals

Hey, here are some crystals I collected while playing Björk's Crystalline in her Biophilia app album!

 

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Posted: October 22nd, 2011
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Comics for Free!

Here is a list of current webcomics that I love. Best of all they are free (as in beer)!

First up are titles that are current and regularly updated.

Bucko written by Jeff Parker and illustrated by Erika Moen
Freak Angels written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield
Minimum Security written and illustrated by Stephanie McMillan
Falling Skies written by Paul Tobin and illustrated by Juan Ferreyra
Romantically Apocalyptic written and illustrated by Vitaly S Alexius
The Abaddon written and illustrated by Koren Shadmi

Here is a list of either finished or irregularly updated webcomics. In other words, my all time favorites. Enjoy!

Copper written and illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi
the Pekar Project written by Harvey Pekar and illustrated by various artists
Vanessa Davis various comics from Tablet Magazine by Vanessa Davis
Next Door Neighbor various comics from Smith Magazine

Here are a few sites with many web comics. Find your own favorite

Top Shelf 2.0 one of the finest indie publishers anywhere!
TX Comics Toronto / Montréal collective of amazing comic artists
act-i-vate almost a hundred titles. something for everyone.

 

Posted: June 5th, 2011
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John Waters anti-smoking PSA (sort of)

Posted: June 3rd, 2011
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