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Alexander Tarakhovsky

Love of Slow Pedaling

Paper No. 12 – Mai 2024

The future prospects for a few are different from the rest. While all of us are destined to die, our cells may live indefinitely if placed in the correct environment. There is data suggesting that the neurons of short-lived animals can become long-lived if placed inside the brains of long-lived animals. For example, the Greenland shark, which can live for approximately 500 years, may offer a solution for the future elite who seek to preserve their neurons within the shark’s brain to safeguard their memories from fading and potentially enable self-recreation several times over.

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Filipa Ramos

Possible Love

Paper No. 9 – January 2024

This essay looks at what a film does to imagine what a film could do. Departing from the 1980s medieval fantasy film Ladyhawke, it looks at what kind of relationships and affects can emerge between a woman and a wolf, a man and a hawk, to wonder how love beyond the species divide may help to renew the way in which people connect to, care for and fit in the natural world.

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Sonia Fernández Pan

The Ultimate Dancers

Paper No. 6 – October 2023

After a major crisis, the energy produced by dancing bodies inside clubs is stored and used as a local resource. The characters in this story are aware of the ambiguity of their work, but they are mostly driven by the pleasure and community-making when dancing. What’s more, their routine hints at a society where friendship and communal living is a widespread practice.

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Amanda E. Metzger

Identity Sandboxing

Paper No. 3 – June 2023

The research project SCION suggests a new Internet architecture of largely separate subnetworks, so-called Isolation Domains. This approach is taken as the scaffold for thought experiments on how to help artists by providing more privacy and security. Isolation Domains could separate the different domains of an artist’s life—allowing for more vulnerability to be shared.

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Ann Cotten

Letter from the Iron Matriarchy

Paper No. 11 – April 2024

A disillusioned guerrilla tries to describe the situation on Earth to an old friend who is considering remigration from Mars. Unsurprisingly, structural problems of a real existing queer feminism are a key topic.

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Kettly Mars

The Tyranny of the Future

Paper No. 8 – December 2023

What if the future was just a prison where we voluntarily locked ourselves up, praying to escape all forms of untimely deaths, while the powerful world leaders deprived us of today and its wonders? What if we ended the tyranny of the future?

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Ran Zhang

My Slippery Minds

Paper No. 5 – September 2023

Ran Zhang’s narrator lives in the year 2123 and is the descendent of an ancient East Asian grey-zoner. She sits in an armchair, resting on a regular afternoon, analyzing things around her in the middle of the known and unknown, and letting her mind drift between awake criticism, cognitive self-doubt, pseudo-rationality and illusive absurdity. The text is written as a response to experiencing the mental states of citizens in authoritarian societies.

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Onome Ekeh

Future Fashion Week

Paper No. 2 – June 2023

Future Fashion Week is an ephemeral event. A noetic device designed to capture your attention and attune it to a greater purpose than merely enhancing your sartorial experience (even though this is also important and instrumental to our cause).

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Ingo Niermann

Entering the Monadic Age

Paper No. 10 – March 2024

The world is marked by deepening conflicts—between democracies and autocracies, woke and populist identity politics, rich and poor, continued environmental exploitation and harsh complications like climate change. In this excerpt from his new book, The Monadic Age (Sternberg Press, 2024), Ingo Niermann argues that, stirred by rapid developments in automation and AI, these manifold crises are about to culminate in a new paradigm of self-sufficiency—monadism— that overturns the liberal era and forces a reinvention of all social parameters.

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Jumana Emil Abboud

Where did the mountain go?

Paper No. 7 – November 2023

A multi-authoured folk tale in the future adapted from the Palestinian folk tale “Gazelle.” Abboud channels her childhood memory, as well as the expansive community of women storytellers and a chatbot AI in the remaking of the original tale.

PDF free download

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Ronnie Vuine

Do Not Align

Paper No. 4 – August 2023

A superintelligence is “one of us” from the moment it emerges. It is more connected, epistemically and normatively, to any one part of humanity (evil or good) than the parts of humanity are connected to each other. The humanity that could potentially restrain superintelligences does not exist.

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Karin Pittman

Conver­sa­tions With Slime

Paper No. 1 – June 2023

Slime contains antiparasitic, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial substances and triggers for the wider immune system. Slime has protected all aquatic organisms through evolution, and
has ended up lining our guts as a continuation of its constant companionship. It is the great mediator. Respect the slime even if you cannot understand it.

PDF free download

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Alexander Tarakhovsky

Love of Slow Pedaling

Paper No. 12 – Mai 2024

The future prospects for a few are different from the rest. While all of us are destined to die, our cells may live indefinitely if placed in the correct environment. There is data suggesting that the neurons of short-lived animals can become long-lived if placed inside the brains of long-lived animals. For example, the Greenland shark, which can live for approximately 500 years, may offer a solution for the future elite who seek to preserve their neurons within the shark’s brain to safeguard their memories from fading and potentially enable self-recreation several times over.

PDF free download

Image

Ingo Niermann

Entering the Monadic Age

Paper No. 10 – March 2024

The world is marked by deepening conflicts—between democracies and autocracies, woke and populist identity politics, rich and poor, continued environmental exploitation and harsh complications like climate change. In this excerpt from his new book, The Monadic Age (Sternberg Press, 2024), Ingo Niermann argues that, stirred by rapid developments in automation and AI, these manifold crises are about to culminate in a new paradigm of self-sufficiency—monadism— that overturns the liberal era and forces a reinvention of all social parameters.

PDF free download

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Kettly Mars

The Tyranny of the Future

Paper No. 8 – December 2023

What if the future was just a prison where we voluntarily locked ourselves up, praying to escape all forms of untimely deaths, while the powerful world leaders deprived us of today and its wonders? What if we ended the tyranny of the future?

PDF free download

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Sonia Fernández Pan

The Ultimate Dancers

Paper No. 6 – October 2023

After a major crisis, the energy produced by dancing bodies inside clubs is stored and used as a local resource. The characters in this story are aware of the ambiguity of their work, but they are mostly driven by the pleasure and community-making when dancing. What’s more, their routine hints at a society where friendship and communal living is a widespread practice.

PDF free download

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Ronnie Vuine

Do Not Align

Paper No. 4 – August 2023

A superintelligence is “one of us” from the moment it emerges. It is more connected, epistemically and normatively, to any one part of humanity (evil or good) than the parts of humanity are connected to each other. The humanity that could potentially restrain superintelligences does not exist.

PDF free download

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Onome Ekeh

Future Fashion Week

Paper No. 2 – June 2023

Future Fashion Week is an ephemeral event. A noetic device designed to capture your attention and attune it to a greater purpose than merely enhancing your sartorial experience (even though this is also important and instrumental to our cause).

PDF free download

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Ann Cotten

Letter from the Iron Matriarchy

Paper No. 11 – April 2024

A disillusioned guerrilla tries to describe the situation on Earth to an old friend who is considering remigration from Mars. Unsurprisingly, structural problems of a real existing queer feminism are a key topic.

PDF free download

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Filipa Ramos

Possible Love

Paper No. 9 – January 2024

This essay looks at what a film does to imagine what a film could do. Departing from the 1980s medieval fantasy film Ladyhawke, it looks at what kind of relationships and affects can emerge between a woman and a wolf, a man and a hawk, to wonder how love beyond the species divide may help to renew the way in which people connect to, care for and fit in the natural world.

PDF free download

Image

Jumana Emil Abboud

Where did the mountain go?

Paper No. 7 – November 2023

A multi-authoured folk tale in the future adapted from the Palestinian folk tale “Gazelle.” Abboud channels her childhood memory, as well as the expansive community of women storytellers and a chatbot AI in the remaking of the original tale.

PDF free download

Image

Ran Zhang

My Slippery Minds

Paper No. 5 – September 2023

Ran Zhang’s narrator lives in the year 2123 and is the descendent of an ancient East Asian grey-zoner. She sits in an armchair, resting on a regular afternoon, analyzing things around her in the middle of the known and unknown, and letting her mind drift between awake criticism, cognitive self-doubt, pseudo-rationality and illusive absurdity. The text is written as a response to experiencing the mental states of citizens in authoritarian societies.

PDF free download

Image

Amanda E. Metzger

Identity Sandboxing

Paper No. 3 – June 2023

The research project SCION suggests a new Internet architecture of largely separate subnetworks, so-called Isolation Domains. This approach is taken as the scaffold for thought experiments on how to help artists by providing more privacy and security. Isolation Domains could separate the different domains of an artist’s life—allowing for more vulnerability to be shared.

PDF free download

Image

Karin Pittman

Conver­sations With Slime

Paper No. 1 – June 2023

Slime contains antiparasitic, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial substances and triggers for the wider immune system. Slime has protected all aquatic organisms through evolution, and
has ended up lining our guts as a continuation of its constant companionship. It is the great mediator. Respect the slime even if you cannot understand it.

PDF free download

Image

Alexander Tarakhovsky

Love of Slow Pedaling

Paper No. 12 – Mai 2024

The future prospects for a few are different from the rest. While all of us are destined to die, our cells may live indefinitely if placed in the correct environment. There is data suggesting that the neurons of short-lived animals can become long-lived if placed inside the brains of long-lived animals. For example, the Greenland shark, which can live for approximately 500 years, may offer a solution for the future elite who seek to preserve their neurons within the shark’s brain to safeguard their memories from fading and potentially enable self-recreation several times over.

PDF free download

Image

Ann Cotten

Letter from the Iron Matriarchy

Paper No. 11 – April 2024

A disillusioned guerrilla tries to describe the situation on Earth to an old friend who is considering remigration from Mars. Unsurprisingly, structural problems of a real existing queer feminism are a key topic.

PDF free download

Image

Ingo Niermann

Entering the Monadic Age

Paper No. 10 – March 2024

The world is marked by deepening conflicts—between democracies and autocracies, woke and populist identity politics, rich and poor, continued environmental exploitation and harsh complications like climate change. In this excerpt from his new book, The Monadic Age (Sternberg Press, 2024), Ingo Niermann argues that, stirred by rapid developments in automation and AI, these manifold crises are about to culminate in a new paradigm of self-sufficiency—monadism— that overturns the liberal era and forces a reinvention of all social parameters.

PDF free download

Image

Filipa Ramos

Possible Love

Paper No. 9 – January 2024

This essay looks at what a film does to imagine what a film could do. Departing from the 1980s medieval fantasy film Ladyhawke, it looks at what kind of relationships and affects can emerge between a woman and a wolf, a man and a hawk, to wonder how love beyond the species divide may help to renew the way in which people connect to, care for and fit in the natural world.

PDF free download

Image

Kettly Mars

The Tyranny of the Future

Paper No. 8 – December 2023

What if the future was just a prison where we voluntarily locked ourselves up, praying to escape all forms of untimely deaths, while the powerful world leaders deprived us of today and its wonders? What if we ended the tyranny of the future?

PDF free download

Image

Jumana Emil Abboud

Where did the mountain go?

Paper No. 7 – November 2023

A multi-authoured folk tale in the future adapted from the Palestinian folk tale “Gazelle.” Abboud channels her childhood memory, as well as the expansive community of women storytellers and a chatbot AI in the remaking of the original tale.

PDF free download

Image

Sonia Fernández Pan

The Ultimate Dancers

Paper No. 6 – October 2023

After a major crisis, the energy produced by dancing bodies inside clubs is stored and used as a local resource. The characters in this story are aware of the ambiguity of their work, but they are mostly driven by the pleasure and community-making when dancing. What’s more, their routine hints at a society where friendship and communal living is a widespread practice.

PDF free download

Image

Ran Zhang

My Slippery Minds

Paper No. 5 – September 2023

Ran Zhang’s narrator lives in the year 2123 and is the descendent of an ancient East Asian grey-zoner. She sits in an armchair, resting on a regular afternoon, analyzing things around her in the middle of the known and unknown, and letting her mind drift between awake criticism, cognitive self-doubt, pseudo-rationality and illusive absurdity. The text is written as a response to experiencing the mental states of citizens in authoritarian societies.

PDF free download

Image

Ronnie Vuine

Do Not Align

Paper No. 4 – August 2023

A superintelligence is “one of us” from the moment it emerges. It is more connected, epistemically and normatively, to any one part of humanity (evil or good) than the parts of humanity are connected to each other. The humanity that could potentially restrain superintelligences does not exist.

PDF free download

Image

Amanda E. Metzger

Identity Sand­box­ing

Paper No. 3  – June 2023

The research project SCION suggests a new Internet architecture of largely separate subnetworks, so-called Isolation Domains. This approach is taken as the scaffold for thought experiments on how to help artists by providing more privacy and security. Isolation Domains could separate the different domains of an artist’s life—allowing for more vulnerability to be shared.

PDF free download

Image

Onome Ekeh

Future Fashion Week

Paper No. 2 – June 2023

Future Fashion Week is an ephemeral event. A noetic device designed to capture your attention and attune it to a greater purpose than merely enhancing your sartorial experience (even though this is also important and instrumental to our cause).

PDF free download

Image

Karin Pittman

Con­ver­sa­tions With Slime

Paper No. 1 – June 2023

Slime contains antiparasitic, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial substances and triggers for the wider immune system. Slime has protected all aquatic organisms through evolution, and
has ended up lining our guts as a continuation of its constant companionship. It is the great mediator. Respect the slime even if you cannot understand it.

PDF free download

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