after we met in new york and beijing earlier this year (in the context of Zhang Ga's SYNTHETIC TIMES SHOW) mike stubbs invited etoy to give a presentation at FACT in liverpool for the book release of human futures to which we contributed a few bits.
->what a great day! what an exciting book & conference! -> i met more interesting people today than any other day during the last 5 years. thank you incredible Andy Miah! and the fact team!!
Fiona Raby featuring Revital Cohen and Michael Burton (WOW!!!)
ONE OF MY ALL TIME INTELLECTUAL GIANTS AND KING OF FORGETTING: Norman M. Klein
.... this seams like enough. but they did not stop to challenge me:
Laura Sillars, Nicola Triscott, Ernest Edmonds, Russell Blackford, Steve Fuller,
even Pipilotti Rist was virtually present.
i just feel bad that i didnt think to inform maja our mortal remains specialist about this conference early enough... she would have loved some of the presentations here.
etoy.ALBERTO, a medical doctor and artist born in mexico became part of the crew earlier in 2008. Today at SHIFT festival in Basel he sucessfully set up a medical environment to record ecg data from sepp keiser and 5 etoy.CREW-MEMBERS (monorom's data is shown below).
in work sessions during the next 5 months the recordings of electrical activity in mission eternity pilots hearts will be integrated into the SARCOPHAGUS: the art work HERZKAMMER will be exhibited in spring 2009 at the Museum fuer Kommunikation in Bern.
we are working with the mini voltage of our hearts and visualize it in nice lines -
do bad thoughts influence that individual portrait?
or good thoughts?
thanks for being the versuchskaninchen, dominik!
Fabio Gramazio (etoy.GRAMAZIO, president of the etoy.VENTURE-ASSOCIATION) together with his partner Matthias Kohler are authors of a promising book entitled `Digital Materiality In Architecture`, whose release got announced today.
Digital Materiality in Architecture describes the Synthesis of digital and physical processes for architectural design and manufacturing. Selected projects from Gramazio & Kohler and their departement for digital manufacturing at ETH Zurich are illustrating the impact of digitally augmented materials to the development processes within the culture of architectural design and consequential shapes.
Dates of the official presentations are as follows:
30. Oktober 2008
Gasometerstrasse 28, 8005 Zurich
20. November 2008
97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY 10012
legendary r.u. sirius just sent me the press release for his new mag: h+
looks like a must read for all MISSION ETERNITY ANGELS, PILOTS and etoy.SPECIAL-AGENTS!
DOWNLOAD HERE -> http://www.hplusmagazine.com/
PRESS RELEASE: h+, a new web-based quarterly magazine announces launch
contact directly: Editor, R.U. Sirius 415.272.0870 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publisher, James Clement (Humanit Plus) 407.222.8349
Are you ready to be fitted for your Ironman suit? Is it time to stop aging, upload your memories onto silicon and engineer your progeny to be happy geniuses? Can we get you a real hamburger that wasn't made from a slaughtered cow? (And do you want fries with that)? Well, roll over Anderson Cooper and tell Perez Hilton the news.
h+ magazine has arrived and the future already looks different.
Humanity Plus (formerly the World Transhumanist Association) – in collaboration with former Mondo 2000 editor RU Sirius -- is pleased to present h+. A web-based quarterly magazine, h+ covers the scientific, technological, and cultural developments that are challenging and overcoming human limitations.
Recently, there has been a growing and evolving public discourse about new technological trends and possibilities. Scientists and edge thinkers are talking about– and working on -- slowing or ending aging; body and brain enhancement; biological control of the genome and the evolutionary process; and the possibility of a technological singularity brought on by AI… to name just a few of the interests and obsessions of this new edge tech culture. h+ magazine is all over it.
Beautifully designed by virtual worlds artistic legend D.C. Spensley (AKA DanCoyote in Second Life), h+ is accessible, stylish, contemporary, and sometimes playful. h+ aims to provides an entry point for intelligent people to develop an awareness of this new technological paradigm, while also providing an outlet and a voice for those who are already hooked in to the "transhumanist" vision.
Featuring interviews with science fiction author Charlie Stross and anti-aging legend Aubrey de Grey, issue #1 of h+ magazine is now at hplusmagazine.com