31 results for “Theory”

The Biosphere Code Manifesto

NextNature.net
October 10th 2015
During the event The Biosphere Code, Stockholm University researcher Victor Galaz and colleagues outlined a manifesto for algorithms in the environment.

Miracles Happen… Again

Hendrik-Jan Grievink
November 18th 2014
Miracles in the digital era.

The Anthropocene Explosion

Van Mensvoort
September 28th 2014
We have entered the Anthropocene epoch, in which humanity and its instrumentalities are the most potent and influential geological force.

Love your monsters

Bruno Latour
September 7th 2014
Why we must care for our technologies as we do our children.

Pyramid of Technology: How technology becomes nature in seven steps

Van Mensvoort
August 30th 2014
How technology becomes nature in seven steps

50 Years Ago Asimov Predicted WiFi, Smartphones and Today’s World Features

Alessia Andreotti
January 12th 2014
Isaac Asimov predicts in 1964 what the world will look like today, in 2014.

Napkin Sketch

Van Mensvoort
April 3rd 2011

Ying Yang style refinement of the classical nature-culture divide.…

Douglas Coupland: A radical pessimist’s guide to the next 10 years

Hendrik-Jan Grievink
October 10th 2010

Douglas Coupland is a writer and artist based in Vancouver. For the canadian newspaper Globe and Mail, he wrote The ‘radical pessimist's guide to the next 10 years’ a dystopian view on the near future. One of the the underlying ideas behind the guide could be translated as the observation that evolution continues, whether we like it or not. Our next nature might be as wild, unpredictable and out of control as ‘old nature’ once was. Read the original article …

There is not enough Africa in Computers

Van Mensvoort
June 8th 2010

Brian Eno - artist, composer, inventor, thinker - spoke to Kevin Kelly about the meaning of Africa for music and technology.

"Africa is everything that something like classical music isn’t. Classical—perhaps I should say “orchestral”—music is so digital, so cut up, rhythmically, pitchwise and in terms of the roles of the musicians. It’s all in little boxes. The reason you get child prodigies in chess, arithmetic, and classical composition is that they are all worlds of discontinuous, parceled-up possibilities. And …

The Playboy Interview

NextNature.net
December 24th 2009

In 1961, the name of Marshall McLuhan was unknown to everyone but his English students at the University of Toronto – and a coterie of academic admirers who followed his abstruse articles in small-circulation quarterlies. But then came two remarkable books – The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962) and Understanding Media (1964) – and the graying professor from Canada's western hinterlands soon found himself characterized by the San Francisco Chronicle as "the hottest academic property around."…

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