futurism

“Vintage Tomorrows,” the Book, the Film, and the Golden Age of Steampunk

“Vintage Tomorrows,” the Book, the Film, and the Golden Age of Steampunk

See the award-winning documentary about the early 21st century steampunk scene.

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Extrapolation Factory Imagines the Future of the Dollar Store

Extrapolation Factory Imagines the Future of the Dollar Store

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/60423209] The Extrapolation Factory is an exhibit and workshop created by Chris Woebken & Elliott P. Montgomery. It explores the what a dollar store might look like in the future, including outlandish products like the “Terabit Cortical Adapter” pictured above. The Extrapolation Factory is an imagination-based assembly line for developing snapshots of future scenarios, embodied […]

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New Steampunk Book from MAKE and O’Reilly: Vintage Tomorrows

New Steampunk Book from MAKE and O’Reilly: Vintage Tomorrows

In Vintage Tomorrows, a new book from MAKE and O’Reilly Media, Intel’s resident futurist Brian David Johnson joins James H. Carrott in a globe-spanning journey to dig beyond definitions and into the heart of the growing Steampunk subculture. Through interviews with experts such as Margaret Atwood, China Miéville, William Gibson, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Sterling, and James Gleick, this book looks into steampunk’s vision of old-world craftsmen making beautiful hand-tooled gadgets, and what it means for our age of disposable technology.

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Replicating Picard’s Tea Cup

Replicating Picard’s Tea Cup

Adafruit writer and MAKE pal johngineer has prepared and published a 3D model of Captain Picard’s tea cup, based on images found at TREKPROPS.DE. I love the of using “Tea, Earl Grey, hot,” an image so often reached for to illustrate the idea of 3D-printing in general, as a benchmark for the state of the technology…

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Dude, where’s my (flying) car? Part 1

Dude, where’s my (flying) car? Part 1

Bill Gurstelle is a Contributing Editor for MAKE magazine. His most recent book is entitled Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously. You can follow Bill on his danger-quest at twitter.com/wmgurst. He is a guest Make: Online author for the month of August. A flying car is, to many futurists […]

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h+ Summer issue

h+ Summer issue

h+ Magazine is edited by MAKE contributor R.U. Sirius. While it’s not exactly a DIY magazine in the conventional sense, it’s about making the future and about robotics, biohacking, brain-machine interfacing, space colonization, and other topics that may be of interest to MAKE readers. They have a digital magazine edition, a downloadable PDF version, and […]

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Mind Control: Coming Soon To Your PC?

Here’s an hour-long explanation of Emotiv’s mind-computer interface: Here’s a clip of the Prototype This team turning this into a car rage-monitoring system, and here’s a Wired magazine (mini-)review from last issue. We’ve covered this before, but sounds like Emotiv is now finally close to a release. Their developer section is here. Has anybody gotten […]

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