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R.U. Sirius Tells Mindful Cyborgs About Transhumanism and What He Misses About the 90s

Klint Finley

Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity

Here’s the second half of our conversation with R.U. Sirius, editor of the late great Mondo 2000 magazine and the co-author of the forthcoming Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity.. This time around R.U. tells us about the state of the Transhumanist movement and what he misses about the 90s, and Chris and I go off on a tangent about algorithms and an app store for identity.

Download and Show Notes: Mindful Cyborgs: Counterculture, The Singularity, and the Amish with R. U. Sirius pt 2

The first half is here.

See also: my interviews with R.U. from 2002 and 2011.

Mindful Cyborgs: R.U. Sirius on Counter Culture, Quantified Self and More

Klint Finley

R.U. Sirius

This week Chris Dancy and I talked with former Mondo 2000 editor and Counter Culture Through the Ages co-author R.U. Sirius about counter culture, quantified self and his forthcoming book Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity.

Next week we’ll the second part of our conversation, where we dive a bit deeper into the state of Transhumanism, plus gab about identity and 90s nostalgia.

Previously

My interview with R.U. from 2002

My interview with R.U. and Disinfo founder Richard Metzger from 2011

Mindful Cyborgs: Personalization appeals to a Western, egocentric belief in individualism

Klint Finley

This week we continue our conversation with technology critic Sara M. Watson about the “uncanny valley of personalization.”

Download and Notes: Mindful Cyborgs:

Mindful Cyborgs: Identity in a World Ruled by Data

Klint Finley

This week we talk with Sara M. Watson, a technology critic and fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, about her piece in The AtlanticData Doppelgängers and the Uncanny Valley of Personalization.”

Download and Full Transcript: Mindful Cyborgs: Visualizing Data Destinies with Experts Pt 1

Mindful Cyborgs: E-Waste Redux and the Early Days of Social Media

Klint Finley

This week on Chris Dancy and I talk about my e-waste in the Internet of Things article, “organic reach” on Facebook and how today’s social web is different from the social software of the early days of the net, such as IRC and Usenet.

Download and Show Notes: Mindful Cyborgs: From IRC to E-Waste Rapid Communion begets Complexity

Mindful Cyborgs talk with Kate Darling About Legal Rights for Robots

Klint Finley

This week Chris Dancy and I talk with MIT Media Lab researcher Kate Darling about the case for legal protections for robots.

Download and Show Notes: Mindful Cyborgs: Emoji-ing Robots Seek to Fathom Their Origin

Mindful Cyborgs: Data Exhausted

Klint Finley

This week Chris Dancy and I celebrate the one year anniversary Mindful Cyborgs by looking back on some of the articles we talked about in the first episode, talking about the future of wearable computing, and making some predictions about the next six months.

Download and Show Notes Mindful Cyborgs: Evaporating Crowdsourced Data and a Very Special Anniversary

Mindful Cyborgs: Farm Drones, the Human API and More

Klint Finley

I missed recording the latest Mindful Cyborgs, but Chris Dancy and Alex Williams talked about farm drones, the Human API, Moves (before it was acquired by Facebook!), the Indie Web and more.

Download and Show Notes: Mindful Cyborgs: Drone Shopping with Farmers

Mindful Cyborgs Interviews Douglas Rushkoff on Presentism

Klint Finley

We’ve used the phrase “Present Shock” to describe what Mindful Cyborgs is about since the beginning. So obviously it was great to talk with Douglas Rushkoff, who coined the term in his book of the same title last year.

During the interview, we talked about presentism, e-cigarettes and the “male period” dictated by the lunar calendar.

Download and Notes: Mindful Cyborgs: Present Shock, Corporitism, and Life in the Digital Media Enviroment

Mindful Cyborgs: What Would the Web Look Like if We Built It Today?

Klint Finley

On the 25th anniversary of the web, Alex Williams and I talked about what the web might look like if we it were built today. Would it be more like an API than a protocol? Would it have a payment system baked in?

Download and Notes: Mindful Cyborgs: Episode 28 – Diasporic Destiny for the 21st Century Mind