Monome’s Aleph Opens New Ground in Sonic Creativity

Monome, one of the more innovative instrument builders of the computer age have added a brand new device to their line of interfaces. Unlike their previous products, the Monome and Arc, The Aleph is a “soundcomputer”, or a dedicated computer tailored specifically for musical creation. It’s entirely programmable and [easyazon-link asin=”1453719989″ locale=”us”]open-source[/easyazon-link], so users can…

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Wearable Robotics: New Human Potential

Wearable robots and our new human potential. When people slap a bunch of jargony terms together to try to sound smart, it usually just ends up being annoying. Like when someone talks about “leveraging their core competency to create a scalable, next-generation business solution.” Blech! Well, although “wearable robotics” sounds like another case of jargon-gone-wrong,…

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LADY GAGA ARTPOP: Brilliant Futuristic Porn

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00F49BK4W” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XZ-bm4gdL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]LADY GAGA ARTPOP is pure delicious futurist porn. She is a musical futurist. ARTPOP is an “Esher” of double entendre and homophones. The lexical structure of ARTPOP goes way beyond where most pop music critics are willing to tread. As a futurist and techno-philosopher, I wanted to gaze into…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders of Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders of Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001KPOKDC” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31akCm-uXpL._SL110_.jpg” width=”100″]1. Star Trek’s Tricorder Device in the Making Scientists from University of Technology in Vienna have established a new world record: quadrupling the potential of the powerful Quantum Cascade Laser. Essentially, the laser emits terahertz radiation, invisible energy…

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FXFOWLE’s NYC Loop: The Urban Hub Of the 21st Century

Last year, Mayor Bloomberg launched a competition to completely redesign and re-imagine public phones in New York City. With modern technology all but completely replacing our need for public pay phones, could something once so necessary in the city be reinvented for the 21st century? [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0042FV2SI” locale=”us” height=”80″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41r51J9HwXL._SL110_.jpg” width=”80″]FXFOWLE’s answer is the…

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Zoltan Istvan: The Transhumanist Wager SWP#5

  Bestselling visionary author Zoltan Istvan, an American-Hungarian, began a solo, multi-year sailing journey around the world at the age of 21. His main cargo was 500 handpicked books, mostly classics. He’s explored over 100 countries—many as a journalist for the National Geographic Channel—writing, filming, and appearing in dozens of television stories, articles, and webcasts.…

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Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Winner: MAB

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001PB8EJ2″ locale=”us” height=”80″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31C7DmHS6ZL._SL110_.jpg” width=”80″]Futuristic home appliances are a staple of futurist design. Dishwashers and microwaves that could ‘sense’ when your food was cooked or your dishes had cleaned were a huge part of the mid-century futurism movement. As the average household became more and more ‘electrified’, many people (including those heads of…

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Neurocam Wearable Camera: Record Video With Your Brainwaves

Neurocam is the worlds first wearable camera that reads your brainwaves and takes videos of what you are interested in. According to Diginfo : “The Neurocam arose from the neurowear project, which is involved with items that use brain-waves and bio-sensors, like necomimi, which works using brain-waves. The algorithm for quantifying brain-waves was co-developed with Associate…

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Robotic Prison Guards Now In South Korea

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0081J2LRC” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41B3NdQ1EBL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Robotic prison guards have arrived!  According to the Asian Forum of Corrections’, this is the world’s first robot prison guard. They believe this is the future of prison security. Lee Baik-Chul the forum chairman says the robot is a game changer. According to Reuters: Lee Baik-Chul says  “The purpose to develop this kind…

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