Peter Thiel and Bruce Sterling: Separated at Birth?

I saw Peter Thiel and Bruce Sterling, back-to-back, on the closing day of Southby this year. While on the surface, if you didn’t know much about either one, you might be convinced that it would be hard to find two people more different. Yet, while the style and composition of their remarks was very different, … Continue reading “Peter Thiel and Bruce Sterling: Separated at Birth?”

The Boomer’s Jeremiah: Bruce Sterling, SxSW 2011

In the introduction to The Book of Jeremiah in my “Good News Bible,” the first paragraph reads: “The prophet Jeremiah lived during the latter part of the seventh century and the first part of the sixth century BC. During his long ministry, he warned God’s people of the catastrophe that was to fall upon the … Continue reading “The Boomer’s Jeremiah: Bruce Sterling, SxSW 2011”

Sterling SXSW Rant 2007

In honor of the South-by-Southwest, aka SXSW, “Panel Picker” going live today (for those who are registered for the Interactive conference, please remember to cast a vote for my panel “Controlling Robots Through the Web!”), I dug up some raw notes from my trusty Dell laptop that I jotted down at SXSW 2007, as I recall, on my … Continue reading “Sterling SXSW Rant 2007”

SXSW 2017 Photo Highlights

So much to say, that only pictures can do justice. Because, you know, who wants to read a 13,000 word blog post… (For the extra-curious, click on the photos for secret URL surprises!) Mon, Mar 6 – Sarah Hernholm and Friends! Tue, Mar 7 – Trashbots Wed, Mar 8 – Capital Factory VIP HQ Thu, Mar … Continue reading “SXSW 2017 Photo Highlights”

Ten Favorite Futurists

This is a Top Ten list of books, stories, and one documentary film written by or about my all-time, favorite futurists…a label, by the way, that several (most?) of them might have resisted. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley (1932) — I’ve always favored this vision of the future more than Orwell’s dystopian vision in 1984 because it … Continue reading “Ten Favorite Futurists”