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Latest No.245 — Dec 04, 2022

Expanding the Futures Cone’s Concept of the Futures and the Pasts ⊗ Reading as Counter-Practice ⊗ A Bot that Watched 70,000 Hours of Minecraft Videos

Web3, the Metaverse, and the lack of useful innovation ⊗ This singer deepfaked her own voice—and thinks you should too ⊗ Digital Futures Gathering 2022  Keep reading →

No.244 — Nov 27, 2022

Can Solarpunk Save the World? ⊗ A Great Leap Forward in AI ⊗ Neal Stephenson’s Vision Is Very Much Alive

Don Quixote tells us how the Star Wars franchise ends ⊗ Whose Future? ⊗ Designing just futures ⊗ Live stream in the Namib Desert  Keep reading →

No.243 — Nov 20, 2022

Sunshine Machines: Towards a Feminist Future of Digital Care ⊗ To Doubt, to Question, to Say ‘Enough’ ⊗ Worldbuilding, Pt. 1

Brian Eno reveals the hidden purpose of all art ⊗ Futures Thinking Educators ⊗ Exploring Afrofuturism in St. Louis  Keep reading →

No.242 — Nov 13, 2022

A New Climate Reality Is Coming Into View ⊗ Ways to Think About a Metaverse ⊗ Thinking Together

Peering into the invisible present ⊗ Inside the Great Pyramid of Giza ⊗ Ethereal Photographs of England’s Forests  Keep reading →

No.241 — Nov 06, 2022

Theses on the Techlash ⊗ Towards Growing Peaches Online ⊗ Invasive Diffusion

Dall-E, Jacques Ellul and technique as self-service ⊗ Vanguard Estates ⊗ Living with soft dragons ⊗ Decolonising Utopia ⊗ Metaverse Fashion Trends  Keep reading →

No.240 — Oct 30, 2022

Vehicles of Extraction ⊗ Imagination Infrastructuring for Real and Virtual Worlds ⊗ Rethinking Political Innovation (and Maintenance)

Let me recruit AI teammates into Figma ⊗ Grow magazine’s The Futures Issue ⊗ Revell ⊗ Newitz  Keep reading →

No.239 — Oct 23, 2022

Why Climate Despair Is a Luxury ⊗ AI Shouldn’t Compete with Workers—It Should Supercharge Them ⊗ The Exploited Labor Behind Artificial Intelligence

Oio’s hybrid team of humans and machines ⊗ The Great Levelling ⊗ A Legendary World Builder on Multiverses, Revolution and the ‘Souls’ of Cities ⊗ A Public Imagination Toolkit  Keep reading →

No.238 — Oct 16, 2022

Dystopia for Realists ⊗ The Counter-Map and the Territory ⊗ The Diminishing Returns of Calendar Culture

Generation ships and monarch butterflies ⊗ The climate economy is about to explode ⊗ In practice: Superflux ⊗ Kernel Magazine  Keep reading →

No.237 — Oct 09, 2022

Beyond Dystopia ⊗ A New Philosophy of Planetary Computation ⊗ Ark Head

From problems to curiosity engine ⊗ The right to longevity ⊗ Imagine 2200: The 2022 climate fiction collection ⊗ Robotic dolphins could end animal captivity  Keep reading →

No.236 — Oct 02, 2022

Tech Futurism’s Blind Spot ⊗ The Dark Side of Frictionless Technology ⊗ The Enchanted Notebook

Rewilding Cities ⊗ TikTok creators are condensing Hollywood films ⊗ Omenana Speculative Fiction Magazine  Keep reading →