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7 Signs of the Post Social Media Era | Geoff Livingston's Blog

7 Signs of the Post Social Media Era | Geoff Livingston's Blog | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
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Building the Part of Facebook No One Ever Sees

Building the Part of Facebook No One Ever Sees | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Ever since we humans gave up the nomadic life and started building homes, architecture had one goal: To make life better for humans. But now, a new architecture is taking shape in remote, frozen corners of the world. And it's not designed for humans. It's for machines. In this case, for the remote machines that keep Facebook churning.
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The New Bionic Sports of the Future Transhumanist Olympics

The New Bionic Sports of the Future Transhumanist Olympics | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Some futurists think that in just decades, humans will sprint faster than horses, people will shoot guns with near-perfect accuracy using bionic eyes, and athletes will swim entire races without takin…
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Here's the Shiny Cover of William Gibson's New Novel!

Here's the Shiny Cover of William Gibson's New Novel! | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
With this exclusive io9 reveal, at last we've got a solid glimpse of William Gibson's long-awaited novel, The Peripheral, coming out October 28. This is the first time in two decades that the author of Neuromancer has written a book set in the far future.
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20,000 Days On Earth - 1080p Trailer

20,000 Days On Earth - 1080p Trailer
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Hatsune Miku: “30 system” exhibition & Sapporo Creative Company Forum « PROJECTS « SAPPORO MEDIA ARTS LAB

Hatsune Miku: “30 system” exhibition & Sapporo Creative Company Forum « PROJECTS « SAPPORO MEDIA ARTS LAB | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Hatsune Miku "30 System" exhibition Organized by: City of Sapporo Cooperation: Crypton Future Media, Inc. Japan Media Arts Festival Domestic Traveling Exhibitions / SAPPORO [TRACE]    August 1(Fri)  ~August 10th (Sun) 10:00 to 19:00 (Until 17:00 on the last day) Venue:  Hokusho University Northern Regions Academic Information Center (PORTO) 1F Atrium Minami 1-jo Nishi 22-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo The world tour of Lady Gaga started this spring is "LADY GAGA'S artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball". It began with U.S. tour.   The opening act was "Hatsune Miku".   Ci…
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Meet The Vagina Artist

Meet The Vagina Artist | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Most artists have a thing. Yayoi Kusama prefers polka dots, Jackson Pollack liked to throw his paint.
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Jaron Lanier on Transhumanism

Jaron Lanier on Transhumanism | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
I first encountered Jaron Lanier’s work when I taught his essay “One-Half of A Manifesto” to computer science students at the University of Texas at Austin. In it he argues, against most of his fel...
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Microsoft Challenges Google’s Artificial Brain With ‘Project Adam’ | Enterprise | WIRED

Microsoft Challenges Google’s Artificial Brain With ‘Project Adam’ | Enterprise | WIRED | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Drawing on the work of a clever cadre of academic researchers, the biggest names in tech—including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple—are embracing a more powerful form of AI known as “deep learning,” using it to improve everything from speech recognition and language translation to computer vision, the ability to identify images without human help.
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The universe according to Nietzsche: Modern cosmology and the theory of eternal recurrence

The universe according to Nietzsche: Modern cosmology and the theory of eternal recurrence | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The philosopher's musings on the nature of reality could have scientific basis, according to a prominent physicist
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Japan Media Arts Festival Domestic Traveling Exhibition / SAPPORO [TRACE] « PROJECTS « SAPPORO MEDIA ARTS LAB

Japan Media Arts Festival Domestic Traveling Exhibition / SAPPORO [TRACE] « PROJECTS « SAPPORO MEDIA ARTS LAB | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Sapporo traveling exhibition to introduce the activities of the winning artists of Japan Media Arts Festival will be held in Sapporo until Sunday August 10 from Friday, August 1. SAPPORO "TRACE" Dates: August 1, 2014 (Friday) to August 10 (Sun) 10:00 to 19:00 (Until 17:00 on the last day) Venue: Hokusho University Northern Regions Academic Information Center (PORTO) Minami 1-jo Nishi 22-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo Satellite venue: NHK Sapporo 1F lobby http://www.nhk.or.jp/sapporo/station_info/map.html Admission: Free press release (japanese)
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What does media art express now?―get to know it from performances of dumb type to 《CHROMA》 « PROJECTS « SAPPORO MEDIA ARTS LAB

What does media art express now?―get to know it from performances of dumb type to 《CHROMA》 « PROJECTS « SAPPORO MEDIA ARTS LAB | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Ms. Barbara London, a curator representing the field of media and video art, makes a research trip to Japan with a stop in Sapporo. She has worked extensively with the Kansai artist group “dumb type” since the 1980s. Ms. London will be in conversation with co-founding “dumb type” member Mr. Shiro Takatani, following his 《CHROMA》performance. In the conversation they will be joined Mr. Akira Asada, who is the SIAF2014 project advisor and who has written extensively about “dumb type”. Together they will discuss what media art expresses and its situation today. It will be a special night to experie…
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Silicon Valley Sharknado

Silicon Valley Sharknado | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
How close are Google & Co. to inventing computers that overtake the human brain?
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Air Force research: How to use social media to control people like drones

Air Force research: How to use social media to control people like drones | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
"Containment control" model looks at how groups of influencers can manipulate people.
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Larry & Sergey discuss the future of Google

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Ryuichi Sakamoto delves into cities and nature at Sapporo International Art Festival

Ryuichi Sakamoto delves into cities and nature at Sapporo International Art Festival | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Sapporo is generally known for three things: snow, ramen and beer. These things, and festivals such as the Snow Festival or City Jazz, are what draw more than 14 million ...
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When Watson met Siri: Apple's IBM deal could make Siri a lot smarter

When Watson met Siri: Apple's IBM deal could make Siri a lot smarter | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Though they come from two different families, Watson and Siri could be the ideal pair.
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Japan Media Arts Festival Domestic Traveling Exhibitions / SAPPORO [TRACE] « PROJECTS « SAPPORO MEDIA ARTS LAB

Japan Media Arts Festival Domestic Traveling Exhibitions / SAPPORO [TRACE] « PROJECTS « SAPPORO MEDIA ARTS LAB | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Sapporo traveling exhibition to introduce the activities of the winning artists of Japan Media Arts Festival will be held in Sapporo until Sunday August 10 from Friday, August 1. SAPPORO "TRACE" Dates: August 1st, 2014 (Friday) to August 10 (Sun) 10:00 to 19:00 (Until 17:00 on the last day) Main Venue: Hokusho University Northern Regions Academic Information Center (PORTO) Minami 1-jo Nishi 22-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo Satellite venue: NHK Sapporo 1F lobby http://www.nhk.or.jp/sapporo/station_info/map.html Admission: Free Organizer: Agency Cultural for Affairs Co-organizer: Sapporo city, Hokusho University…
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Film Screening Special Invitation Film for SIAF 2014 " Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow" « PROJECTS « SAPPORO MEDIA ARTS LAB

Film Screening Special Invitation Film for SIAF 2014 " Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow" « PROJECTS « SAPPORO MEDIA ARTS LAB | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Specially screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 and scheduled for premiere in Japan Director, screenplay, cinematography: Sophie Fiennes Countries: UK, France, the Netherlands Year: 2010 Duration: 105 minutes Filmography ・The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology (documentary, 2012) *A sequel to The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema ・The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema by Slavoj Žižek (documentary, 2010) ・Tanz und Ekstase: Alain Platels VSPRS (TV, 2007) *A documentary featuring Alain Platels ・The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema (film essay, 2006) ・Hoover Street Revival (feature …
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The sinister cult of the Singularity (and how it's shaping your future) -- Sott.net

The sinister cult of the Singularity (and how it's shaping your future) -- Sott.net | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The latest US census found that 43 per cent of the population in Santa Clara County, California, were members of a religious institution. This is slightly less than the American national average of 50 per cent, but you'd probably expect that...
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By 2045, Humans May No Longer Be the Top Species on Earth

By 2045, Humans May No Longer Be the Top Species on Earth | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Say hello to your new overlords.
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What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned?

What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned? | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Exploring the pristine ruins of Second Life and other online spaces
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How Carbon Will Help Make Oculus's Virtual Reality Dream Real

How Carbon Will Help Make Oculus's Virtual Reality Dream Real | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Carbon's Creative Director Peter Bristol and Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe talk about working to try and create the next wave in mainstream tech.
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'Total Population Control' is NSA's Goal, Says Whistleblower - Hit & Run : Reason.com

'Total Population Control' is NSA's Goal, Says Whistleblower - Hit & Run : Reason.com | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
"The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control," claims William Binney, the one-time National Security Agency technical leader for intelligence
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Ryuichi Sakamoto Diagnosed with Throat Cancer - Japan Real Time - WSJ

Ryuichi Sakamoto Diagnosed with Throat Cancer - Japan Real Time - WSJ | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
World-renowned Japanese musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto says he has throat cancer and has canceled his scheduled shows and activities.
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