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Review: Posthuman Animated Short Film

Review: Posthuman Animated Short Film

Set in an adrenalized future of espionage, assassins, and out of control super science, PostHuman follows a genius hacker and his dog as they help an enigmatic young woman to free the remaining test subject of a black ops ESP test lab. And it pretty much rocks.

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Arts: HUGO: RED NEVER FOLLOWS 20th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

Arts: HUGO: RED NEVER FOLLOWS 20th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

HUGO will be presenting an exhibition of 20 artists from across the globe and many of these works will be of interest to H+ readers.Works include themes of interest to transhumanists, blurring the lines between the digital world and physical reality, altering and questioning the nature of the body and mind, and impossible images made real through technological means.

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Best of H+: The Aesthetics of Transhumanism

Best of H+: The Aesthetics of Transhumanism

The current socio-political discussion on transhumanism concerns human use of NBIC technologies and sciences to enhance human biology and to radically extend human life. I address this concern by bringing art and design into the discussion. Artists and designers have been altering the human form — perceptually, conceptually and in actuality — from existing states to envisioned, preferred states. The perception of an ...

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Ghosts, Resurrections & Fantasy in the Entertainment Industry (Part I)

Ghosts, Resurrections & Fantasy in the Entertainment Industry (Part I)

Rapper Tupac Shakur, who died at age 25 in a 1996 shooting, recently made headlines when he appeared on stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre at the Coachella 2012 festival. The Tupac "hologram" performed Hail Mary and 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted with Snoop Dogg before dissipating into thin air, leaving the audience in awe, and somewhat unsettled, by the technology used to make the rapper reappear and perform.

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Future of Entertainment – Global Community Scenario Gallery  (Part II)

Future of Entertainment – Global Community Scenario Gallery (Part II)

The future always intrigues us! And entertainment has always been an integral part of our lives. We kicked off our first initiative to explore the signals regarding the future of entertainment via primary and secondary researches, expert interviews and crowd sourcing. We wanted to find out, “What will entertainment mean 10 years or 20 years from now?”

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Can Computers Be Creative?

Can Computers Be Creative?

A Dialogue on Creativity, Radical Novelty, AGI, Physics and the Brain. The following dialogue, between two imaginary characters A and B, is my attempt to summarize the crux of the argument regarding the potential of computers for creativity,...

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Invited Essay — Future of Work: Musical Performance in Virtual Reality

Invited Essay — Future of Work: Musical Performance in Virtual Reality

Today's guest post continues our theme on the Future of Work in a somewhat different direction: the performing arts and music. The rise of digital music and music sharing has challenged the existing economics of the music business. And at the same time these very technologies offer artists new ways to connect with fans, customers, and other artists. A shared virtual reality environment presents an entirely new c...

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