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Is Documenta 13 post-human?

Is Documenta 13 post-human? | arslog | Scoop.it

«Is Documenta 13 post-human? Three blitzschnell dispatches by Quinn Latimer, Filipa Ramos, and Ana Teixeira Pinto provide very different accounts of this friendly Frankenstein of an exhibition—an “ambitious world of worlds” (Ramos) or “engaged with the world that we (joyfully, sorrowfully, weirdly) inhabit” (Latimer). Rich in animal, vegetal, and other worldly influences, Teixeira Pinto perhaps best surmises the exhibition in...”

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Beyond Human: The Cyborg Revolution (Full Documentary)

Want to watch the amazing singularity documentary Beyond Human: The Cyborg Revolution? Check this out...

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Shodan, le moteur de recherche des objets connectés

Shodan, le moteur de recherche des objets connectés | arslog | Scoop.it
Il existe une nouvelle manière de regarder le monde... Une carte mondiale recense la localisation de tous les objets connectés à Internet : feux de signalisation, appareils de santé connectée, centrales électriques, caméras de surveillance, imprimantes... Cette carte interactive repose sur un nouveau moteur de recherche baptisé Shodan et développé par John Matherly. Une légende de couleurs indique les zones géographiques où l'on recense le plus d'objets connectés. Plutôt inquiétante, cette base

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Donna Haraway, "Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene: Staying with the Trouble", 5/9/14

Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene: Staying with the Trouble Sympoiesis, not autopoiesis, threads the string figure game played by Terran critters. Always…

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John Wilkins - Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology - YouTube

The philosophy of biology is a subfield of philosophy of science, which deals with epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical issues in the biological and bi...

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3Dynamic Systems Working on 3D-Bioprinting Human Bone, Skin & Muscle on Demand

3Dynamic Systems Working on 3D-Bioprinting Human Bone, Skin & Muscle on Demand | arslog | Scoop.it
Bioprinting certainly will play a major role in the future of medicine.  Implantation of 3D printed bones, soft tissue, and eventually entire organs look to be

 

 


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Superintelligence reading group | KurzweilAI

Superintelligence reading group | KurzweilAI | arslog | Scoop.it
Nick Bostrom’s eagerly awaited Superintelligence is due to be published in the U.S. this week, and MIRI will be running an online reading group where you

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Here’s how you can listen to the entire planet

Here’s how you can listen to the entire planet | arslog | Scoop.it
Welcome to the field of soundscape ecology.

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21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World

21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World | arslog | Scoop.it

Across the planet, new technologies and business models are decentralizing power and placing it in the hands of communities and individuals. "We are seeing technology-driven networks replacing bureacratically-driven hierarchies," says VC and...


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Simulation – Mitosis Biomimicry | Spatial Pixel

Simulation – Mitosis Biomimicry | Spatial Pixel | arslog | Scoop.it

 

 

 


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Omote "living makeup" uses mind-blowing projection mapping

Omote "living makeup" uses mind-blowing projection mapping | arslog | Scoop.it
Projecting computer graphics onto buildings or rooms to make them digitally come alive isn't new, but how about if your canvas is a living, moving, human face? Omote does just that, a combination o...

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Movie: Julian Melchiorri on the first synthetic biological leaf

Movie: Julian Melchiorri on the first synthetic biological leaf | arslog | Scoop.it
Julian Melchiorri claims the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen, could enhance space travel.

 


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Robots with muscles: inspired by nature

Robots with muscles: inspired by nature | arslog | Scoop.it

Myorobotics at the Technical University of Munich, takes us on a fascinating journey on how an adorable humanoid robot with muscles, called Roboy, is born in 9 months, and sheds light on the future of robotics, and what kind of future it might bring us. Being fascinated by the complexity and beauty of everything, Rafael Hostettler always had a hard time to choose. That’s why he has an MSc. in Computational Science from ETH Zurich, where he learnt to simulate just about everything on computers, so he didn’t have to make a decision. Now he’s building robots that imitate the building principles of the human musculoskeletal system and travels the world with Roboy. The 3D printed robot boy that plays in a theatre, goes to school and captivates the audience with his fascinating stories. 


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How Artificial Chromosomes Could Transform Humanity

How Artificial Chromosomes Could Transform Humanity | arslog | Scoop.it

Normally, an extra pair of chromosomes would be considered dangerous. But what if we could design our own? According to biologists, we could create custom-built chromosomes to fix a variety of health problems, and even give us new abilities.


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▶ Biohacking - the forefront of a new kind of human evolution: Amal Graafstra at TEDxSFU - YouTube

Ever wished you could unlock doors, turn on your lights, or log into your computer with a simple swipe of your hand? Amal Graafstra does just that as one of ...

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New synthetic gene circuits can perform complex Boolean logic

New synthetic gene circuits can perform complex Boolean logic | arslog | Scoop.it

Programming synthetic cells for tasks such as production of biofuels, environmental remediation, and treatments for human diseases. Researchers at Rice University and the University of Kansas Medical Center are making genetic circuits that can perform complex tasks by swapping protein building blocks.

 

The modular genetic circuits,  which are engineered from parts of otherwise unrelated bacterial genomes, can be set up to handle multiple chemical inputs simultaneously with a minimum of interference from their neighbors.

 

The work, reported in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Synthetic Biology, gives scientists more options as they design synthetic cells for specific tasks, such as production of biofuels, environmental remediation, or treatments for human diseases.

 

The researchers are creating complex genetic logic circuits similar to those used to build traditional computers and electrical devices. In a simple circuit, if one input and another input are both present (AND gate), the circuit carries out its instruction. With genetic circuitry based on this type of Boolean logic, a genetic logic circuit might prompt the creation of a specific protein when it senses two chemicals — or prompt a cell’s DNA to repress the creation of that protein.

 

Simple circuits have become easier to create as synthetic biologists develop more tools, but they require more sophisticated tools for complex problems. Rice’s Matthew Bennett and his colleagues are intent upon following a path similar to that of computer programmers, whose capabilities grew from simple Pong to the immersive worlds of modern games.


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Living Microalgae Lamp Absorbs CO2 from the Air

Living Microalgae Lamp Absorbs CO2 from the Air | arslog | Scoop.it
A fascinating lamp design uses living algae to produce an electricity-free glow and could absorb as much carbon as 200 trees a year.

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Xavier Leton's curator insight, September 15, 6:27 AM

French biochemist Pierre Calleja has designed a fascinating eco-friendly lamp that could light up streets and parking garages while cutting CO2 emissions. It runs completely free of electricity, powered solely by a tube filled with glowing green algae. The lamp uses the energy created by the algae’s own photosynthesis process to power the light within, while the algae itself lives on CO2 in the air outside.


The street lamp that absorbs CO2: Pierre Calleja at TEDxLausanneChange


Read more: Living Microalgae Lamp Absorbs CO2 From the Air | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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A Conversation With Alejandro Jodorowsky - SXSW Film 2014 (Full Session) - YouTube

One of the legends of '70s cinema, a vanguard of the midnight movie, and just as famous for films he didn't make as the films he did, Jodorowsky is not an ar...

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Extensive Archive of Avant-Garde & Modernist Magazines (1890-1939) Now Available Online

Extensive Archive of Avant-Garde & Modernist Magazines (1890-1939) Now Available Online | arslog | Scoop.it
Having once been involved in the founding of an arts magazine, I have experienced intimately the ways in which such an endeavor can depend upon a community of equals pooling a diversity of skills.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 4, 12:58 AM

Monoskop maintains a digital archive of printed avant-garde and modernist magazines dating from the late-19th century to the late 1930s, published in locales from Arad to Bucharest, Copenhagen to Warsaw, in addition to the expected New York and Paris. From the latter city comes the 1924 first issue of Surrealisme at the top of the post.

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Japanese Tech Firm, Miraisens, Unveils New “Touchable” 3D Technology Which May Influence 3D Printing

Japanese Tech Firm, Miraisens, Unveils New “Touchable” 3D Technology Which May Influence 3D Printing | arslog | Scoop.it
Japanese high-tech firm, Miraisens, announced that it has developed haptic technology, which closes the tactility gap that formerly existed with the virtual rea

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uncube no. 25 - Soft Machines

uncube no. 25 - Soft Machines | arslog | Scoop.it
Soft Machines

 


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Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuss the Future?

Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuss the Future? | arslog | Scoop.it
Singularity. Posthuman. Techno-Optimism, Cyborgism. Humanity+. Immortalist. Machine intelligence. Biohacker. Robotopia. Life extension. Transhumanism. These are all terms thrown around trying to describe a future in which mind uploading, indefinite lifespans, artificial intelligence, and bionic augmentation may (and I think will) help us to become far more than just human. They...

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GLOBAL CEO | Sci-fi visions drive computer revolution

GLOBAL CEO | Sci-fi visions drive computer revolution | arslog | Scoop.it

Intel Israel President Mooly Eden tells Julie Mandoyan how perceptual computing will enable machines to communicate like humans, a vision first seen in


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How Art Is Crucial To Understanding The Human Mind

How Art Is Crucial To Understanding The Human Mind | arslog | Scoop.it
Antonio Damasio, M.D., is a professor of neuroscience and the director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. He is a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience and a highly cited researcher. He has receiv...

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Beyond Energy, Matter, Time and Space

Beyond Energy, Matter, Time and Space | arslog | Scoop.it
Humans might think we can figure out the ultimate mysteries, but there is no reason to believe that we have all the pieces necessary for a theory of everything.

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Biologists discover electric bacteria that eat pure electrons rather than sugar, redefining the tenacity of life | ExtremeTech

Biologists discover electric bacteria that eat pure electrons rather than sugar, redefining the tenacity of life | ExtremeTech | arslog | Scoop.it
Some intrepid biologists at the University of Southern California (USC) have discovered bacteria that survives on nothing but electricity -- rather than food, they eat and excrete pure electrons. These bacteria yet again prove the almost miraculous tenacity of life -- but, from a technology standpoint, they might also prove to be useful in enabling the creation of self-powered nanoscale devices that clean up pollution. Some of these bacteria also have the curious ability to form into

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