Virtual Reality

The Technological Singularity @ LOSCON 39 with David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, Mitch Wagner

The Technological Singularity @ LOSCON 39 with David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, Mitch Wagner

This is a super panel discussion from last year featuring David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, and Mitch Wagner. The panel discusses the technological singularity with a live audience at LOSCON 39. The panel drop some pretty interesting ideas and facts along the way, so this is one to listen to in its entirety rather than skimming. Another of the amazing videos filmed and produced by H+ board me...

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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...

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Best of H+: The Reluctant Transhumanist

Singularity, 2012: God springs out of a computer to rapture the human race... The “God” of Singularity Sky is really just an Artificial Intelligence, manipulating us all merely to beat the alien competition. The Merchant Princes (from a series of novels by Stross) are just as rapacious as anything on Wall Street, and a downstream parallel universe is just another market to exploit.

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Best of H+: Dancing at the End of Time

Michael Moorcock, creator of iconic characters...has been freaking us out for over forty years...The godfather of New Wave sci-fi, Moorcock was writing steampunk thirty years before Gibson and Sterling’s The Difference Engine, and anticipated posthuman themes a full generation before the World Transhumanist Association formed.

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It is (NOT) Great to be a Digital Person

It is (NOT) Great to be a Digital Person

A post on Facebook caught my attention recently. The author was voicing her frustration with the limitations of being human. This inspired me to think about the advantages (and disadvantages) of being a digital person.

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Digital Mirror: The First Tech-Mediated Psychedelic

Digital Mirror: The First Tech-Mediated Psychedelic

Soon, there will be an app that will collect all of your digital exhaust. This will include everything that you have searched for, tweeted about or liked, every YouTube video watched, every Reddit upvote, and all the StumbleUpon rabbit holes that make up your digital persona.

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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 pe...

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