Category Archives: Future Bla

I like Futures, past & present. A fair amount of my time goes into reading about them and/or thinking about them. Sometimes I write about them.

An afternoon with the Dutch Future Society.

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Updates on travels to Burgundy, Manchester & Belgrade in the past weeks at a later point, popping this one off the stack first… “The World in 50 Years & How Do We Get There” was the promising title of the recent afternoon-long mini conference put […]

A Rough Design Fiction Maturity Continuum?

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If you’re reading this you probably already know about Design Fiction. You may also have seen Bruce Sterling‘s recent talk at NEXT Berlin on Fantasy Prototypes and Real Disruption. At around the 12:30 mark Bruce calls out the need for a system of categorisation for design […]

Opening #UTS think tank 6/6 – Bruce Sterling

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6/6 rambling paraphrased summaries of the talks given at the Under Tomorrow’s Sky public think tank, June 16th in MU. Each speaker introduced their ideas for the workshop session on the 17th, which will shape the model city for the exhibition. Bruce Sterling Self proclaimed “basic network society dilettante”. No […]

Opening #UTS Think Tank 5/6 – Warren Ellis

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5/6 rambling paraphrased summaries of the talks given at the Under Tomorrow’s Sky public think tank, June 16th in MU. Each speaker introduced their ideas for the workshop session on the 17th, which will shape the model city for the exhibition. Warren Ellis Just survived having his face shot full […]

Opening #UTS Think Tank 4/6 – Rachel Armstrong

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4/6 rambling paraphrased summaries of the talks given at the Under Tomorrow’s Sky public think tank, June 16th in MU. Each speaker introduced their ideas for the workshop session on the 17th, which will shape the model city for the exhibition. Rachel Armstrong  Synthetic Biologist & Senior TED Fellow. Does […]

Opening #UTS Think Tank 3/6 – Paul Duffield

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3/6 paraphrased summaries of the talks given at the Under Tomorrow’s Sky public think tank, June 16th in MU. Each speaker introduced their ideas for the workshop session on the 17th, which will shape the model city for the exhibition. Paul Duffield Spent the entire evening supporting the talks by […]

Opening #UTS Think Tank 2/6 – Simon Ings

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2/6 rambling paraphrased summaries of the talks given at the Under Tomorrow’s Sky public think tank, June 16th in MU. Each speaker introduced their ideas for the workshop session on the 17th, which will shape the model city for the exhibition. Simon Ings “Editor of Arc. Author of Dead Water, Biographer of […]

Opening #UTS Think Tank 1/6 – Liam Young

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1/6 rambling paraphrased summaries of the talks given at the Under Tomorrow’s Sky public think tank, June 16th in MU. Each speaker introduced their ideas for the workshop session on the 17th, which will shape the model city for the exhibition. Liam Young Host of the event whom you […]

Mars One @ Hackers & Founders

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Bas Landorp of the Mars One Project gave at talk at the Amsterdam Hacker & Founders meetup. Here’s the tweeted summary of my notes: View the story “MARS ONE @ Hackers & Founders” on Storify All up, I’m excited. I hope it happens & when […]

What a beautiful world this will be

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What a glorious time to be free. An essay on why Donald Fagen’s I.G.Y is the single best science fiction song. Ever. Full disclosure/disclaimer. The Nightfly album has been played to me since before I was able to make memories. It was grafted into my mind […]