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brucesterling:

*You should buy this book so that more universities will come up with weird cool projects like this.
http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062204691/hieroglyph
About the Book

Inspired by New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson, an anthology of stories, set in the near future, from some of today’s leading writers, thinkers, and visionaries that reignites the iconic and optimistic visions of the golden age of science fiction.
In his 2011 article “Innovation Starvation,” Neal Stephenson argued that we—the society whose earlier scientists and engineers witnessed the airplane, the automobile, nuclear energy, the computer, and space exploration—must reignite our ambitions to think boldly and do Big Stuff. He also advanced the Hieroglyph Theory which illuminates the power of science fiction to inspire the inventive imagination: “Good SF supplies a plausible, fully thought-out picture of an alternate reality in which some sort of compelling innovation has taken place.”
In 2012, Arizona State University established the Center for Science and the Imagination to bring together writers, artists, and creative thinkers with scientists, engineers, and technologists to cultivate and expand on “moon shot ideas” that inspire the imagination and catalyze real-world innovations.
Now comes this remarkable anthology uniting twenty of today’s leading thinkers, writers, and visionaries—among them Cory Doctorow, Gregory Benford, Elizabeth Bear, Bruce Sterling, and Neal Stephenson—to contribute works of “techno-optimism” that challenge us to dream and do Big Stuff. Engaging, mind-bending, provocative, and imaginative, Hieroglyph offers a forward-thinking approach to the intersection of art and technology that has the power to change our world. 

brucesterling:

*You should buy this book so that more universities will come up with weird cool projects like this.

http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062204691/hieroglyph

About the Book

Inspired by New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson, an anthology of stories, set in the near future, from some of today’s leading writers, thinkers, and visionaries that reignites the iconic and optimistic visions of the golden age of science fiction.

In his 2011 article “Innovation Starvation,” Neal Stephenson argued that we—the society whose earlier scientists and engineers witnessed the airplane, the automobile, nuclear energy, the computer, and space exploration—must reignite our ambitions to think boldly and do Big Stuff. He also advanced the Hieroglyph Theory which illuminates the power of science fiction to inspire the inventive imagination: “Good SF supplies a plausible, fully thought-out picture of an alternate reality in which some sort of compelling innovation has taken place.”

In 2012, Arizona State University established the Center for Science and the Imagination to bring together writers, artists, and creative thinkers with scientists, engineers, and technologists to cultivate and expand on “moon shot ideas” that inspire the imagination and catalyze real-world innovations.

Now comes this remarkable anthology uniting twenty of today’s leading thinkers, writers, and visionaries—among them Cory Doctorow, Gregory Benford, Elizabeth Bear, Bruce Sterling, and Neal Stephenson—to contribute works of “techno-optimism” that challenge us to dream and do Big Stuff. Engaging, mind-bending, provocative, and imaginative, Hieroglyph offers a forward-thinking approach to the intersection of art and technology that has the power to change our world. 

(via emergentfutures)

futurescope:

The future of robotics according to robotocists

At Automatica trade fair 2014 we asked the visitors of the ECHORD++ booth one simple question: “What do you think is the future of robotics?” We got the most interesting answers from roboticists from all over the world (in order of appearance): 

Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania
Uwe Haass, euRobotics
Pere Homs, nelmia Robotics Insight
Christian Schlegel, Hochschule Ulm
Mary Torrico, Universidad de Tarapacá
Peter Heiligensetzer, MRK-SYSTEME
Renaud Champion, Robolution Capital
Rich Walker, Shadow Robot Company
Reza Sahand, Rahal Technology 
Vladimir Čop, SPINEA
Suraj Nair, SMErobotics
Dickshon Gange, MAS Holdings
Holger Wirth, ISRA VISION
Roko Tschakarow, SCHUNK

ECHORD++ is funded under EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7), Grant Agreement No. 601116.
For more information about the project please 
vistit www.echord.eu

Music:
“Quail and Robot Convo” by Podington Bear
Available on the Free Music Archive freemusicarchive.org/
Under CC BY-NC 3.0 license: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b…

“Noahs Stark” by krackatoa
Available on the Free Music Archive freemusicarchive.org/
Under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b…
sa/3.0/legalcode

[via robohub]

datacoup:

Matt Hogan, Datacoup’s Co-Founder/CEO

The Vision For Datacoup

Matt Hogan, Datacoup’s co-Founder and CEO, describes how the company’s current vision is to help individuals get educated about the value of their data and transact with it for their benefit.  In the short term, this will help people get comfortable around personal data issues.  In the long term, as the company’s Personal Data Marketplace matures, people will be more in control of their data and they’ll be able to use it for commercial purposes or to port it easily from one location to another. 

 You can check out Matt’s Utopian Scenario for 2016 here.

kickstarter:

Project of the Day—Video game music and sound has been such an enduring part of the industry that it eventually began influencing music that had nothing to do with the games themselves. Beep: A Documentary History of Video Game Sound, is a film about that music and the people that made it.

kickstarter:

Project of the Day—Video game music and sound has been such an enduring part of the industry that it eventually began influencing music that had nothing to do with the games themselves. Beep: A Documentary History of Video Game Soundis a film about that music and the people that made it.