Category: Futurism

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Prosumption Architecture: The Decentralisation of Architectural Agency as an Economic Imperative

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.

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Transhumanists vs Fake Singularitarians

Both the ideology behind transhumanism and the concept of a singularity have been hijacked by fans of Ray Kurzweil and similar technology advocates.

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Transhumanism and Futurism of the Will: an interview with Stefano Vaj

Roby Guerra interviews Italian transhumanist Stefano Vaj about transhumanism, posthumanism, and more.

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Crowdfunding: Heathervescent ‘s Future of Money TV Show Will Cover Digital Currencies, Privacy Issues, More!

Help futurist and filmmaker Heathervescent (aka Heather Shlegel) create The Future of Money TV series.