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Book Review: The Homebrew Industrial Revolution (2010)

Book Review: The Homebrew Industrial Revolution (2010)

Author Harry J. Bentham       Predicting an economic “singularity” approaching, Kevin Carson from the Center for a Stateless Society writes in The Homebrew Industrial Revolution (2010) we can look forward to a vibrant “alternative economy” driven less and less by corporate and state leviathans. According to Carson, “the more technical advances lower the capital o...

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Envy of the Future

Envy of the Future

We often have negative views about the future, but perhaps that’s because we resent how good it might be.

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Get Ilia Stambler’s book, “A History of Life-extensionism in the Twentieth Century”, for Free

Get Ilia Stambler’s book, “A History of Life-extensionism in the Twentieth Century”, for Free

Ilia Stambler’s book,  “A History of Life-extensionism in the Twentieth Century” –  is now freely available from his site, in html and pdf formats for a limited time only. The paper book also has been reduced in price to make it more available for placing at university and community libraries, from Amazon. Illia writes, “I hope this book will provide a valuable resource on life-extensi...

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Review: Mainframe Experimentalism Revisits the Earliest Days of Computer Art

Review: Mainframe Experimentalism Revisits the Earliest Days of Computer Art

The 1960s and 1970s were the era prior to the rise of home and micro computing, when small computers weighed as much as a fridge (before you added any peripherals to them) and large computers took up entire air conditioned offices. Mainframes cost millions of dollars, minicomputers tens of thousands at a time when the average weekly wage was closer to a hundred dollars. To access a computer you ha...

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The Quantified Home of the Future

The Quantified Home of the Future

I’ve been thinking about the idea of home a lot recently. I’ve been traveling over three continents for the last 6 months, living out of hostels, surfing friend’s couches, and even staying in local homes through Couchsurfing or personal connections.

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