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Interview: JeRm La Haine — On Transhuman Unit and his new project IAIO

Interview: JeRm La Haine — On Transhuman Unit and his new project IAIO

h+: Hi good morning, I’m here talking with JeRm La Haine, founder of music act Transhuman Unit. JeRm, can you just say a few words about who you are and what you are doing? Jerm La Haine: I’ve been doing music production and graphic design for just under twenty years now.  Currently I’ve been getting lots of positive attention for my new record label Collective Conscious Records. I started the record label beca...

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AIs, Ethiopian Food and iCog Labs

AIs, Ethiopian Food and iCog Labs

On February 2, 2015 Getnet Asefa, the CEO of iCog Labs, standing under the Azure Sky over the international Airport of Addis Ababa welcomed his guests from Hong Kong, Germany, and England. His exact words were, “Welcome to the era of hi-tech meetings in East Africa”. Until the last few years, it wasn’t even plausible to dream about meetings and seminars on Artificial intelligence or robotics or social movements like ...

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The Arcane Arts of Experimental Instrument Design — 3DMIN

The Arcane Arts of Experimental Instrument Design — 3DMIN

From the dawn of civilization, musicians could always be counted on as the ones inventing the truly weird technologies to make noise. Here – bang on this. Blow into this. It’ll make some sound; it’ll be noisy; it’ll get everyone’s attention. And so, the art of such designs continues.

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The 3D Printed You

The 3D Printed You

3D printing, once an arcane technology used mainly for developing industrial prototypes, is rapidly moving into everyday life. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the phenomenon of the 3D self replica.

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Michael Jackson: Posthuman

Michael Jackson: Posthuman

Mark Ryden’s art for Michael Jackson’s 1991 album Dangerous. Augusto Podrido/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND The album cover for Michael Jackson’s album Dangerous was painted by American pop-surrealist artist Mark Ryden. In it, he depicts a world in which the boundaries between human and animal, living and dead, whole and part, and celestial and terrestrial have been crossed and fused. Surrealist painters like Ryden often aim to...

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The Forever and Ever-New Melodies of  R. Michael Perry

The Forever and Ever-New Melodies of R. Michael Perry

R. Michael Perry is more than a PhD, the Care Services Manager at Alcor Life Extension Foundation, an author (Forever for All: Moral Philosophy, Cryonics and the Scientific Prospects for Immortality) and a universal thinker. He is a composer. He composed “Opus 1” in 2013. After purchasing his CD at a life- extension conference recently, I didn’t open it to play for a week or two. It merely sat on my desk as if it was...

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STELARC Performance – Outside of Your Skin

STELARC Performance – Outside of Your Skin

I recently had the pleasure of videoing Stelarc’s performance at West Space in Melbourne Australia – the performance was a fusion of virtual reality and meat space – it was a feast for the senses. I have embedded the video of the performance below. Stelarc has been extending his body through performances since the late 1960s. His performances include attaching a “Third Hand” to his body,...

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