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Editor's Blog

January 23, 2014

Andrew Hessel, Autodesk Inc Bio/Nano Programmable Matter group; Natasha Vita-More, H+ Board Chair and transhuman pioneer; Dr. Seth 'Adventure', New Flesh Workshop; Lucas Dimoveo and Olivia Webb , Grindhouse Wetwares

January 13, 2014

The line between the consumers and producers of commercial objects is increasingly becoming blurred in the 21st century. As an economic imperative for consumer participation is quickly emerging, more than ever before businesses are turning to consumers to guide their creative decisions. Crucially this could begin to have a significant impact on the way that cities and their commercial architecture is designed and evaluated, through the promotion of consumers as direct, collective decision makers.

Referring to key economic theorists; the work of contemporary architectural practitioners; while additionally including first hand interaction with one of the world’s most successful prosumption communities, this essay attempts to construct an argument for the value of consumer involvement in the active design of 21st century commercial architecture.

January 10, 2014

This bucket of Jell-o is really a prototype 3D analog computer and you might someday consider using one to defend your network against cyber attacks.

December 24, 2013

Humanity+ is scheduling its next conference for April 2014 in Silicon Valley!

December 12, 2013

"I'm pretty much messing around with DNA all day!"

Methods for engineering biology. Nina DiPrimio discusses tools for design and construction and plans for future projects. Presented by Counter Culture Labs, this video is designed as an accessible introduction for bio-maker spaces for the basic tools of synthetic biology. Future projects, such as rose scented e coli, are detailed in a how-to of genetic modification. The safety of genetic modification is also discussed.

November 14, 2013

Tim replies to critics regarding the size of the device and the goals of the project. Watch the video and let Tim know what you think by responding to the Circadia Survey!

October 21, 2013

"Please note that Circadia is not a medical device, it is strictly for body modification/art purposes."

September 28, 2013

Carnegie Mellon University's Never-Ending Language Learner (NELL) a machine learning system that runs 24 hours per day learning to read the web.

September 18, 2013

Because vision is really the primary means by which we assess our environment, throughout history people have always sought ways to augment this ability. Sure, sure. We all know about binoculars and telescopes and microscopes and such... but what if we could enhance our vision without need for any device at all? What if all we needed was a pill?

June 24, 2013

Last month, a group of geneticists from UC Irvine published an article about Rhodiola root, confirming that feeding it to fruit flies makes them live 20% longer, and reporting a negative finding about how that might work: benefits of Rhodiola appear to be entirely separate from the response to hunger, the “CR Effect”. Why was the article featured in the prestigious journal, PLoS One, which is targeted at a broad audience of non-specialists?

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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