LOVECRAFTIAN CYBORGS AND THE ALIEN AESTHETIC: Part 1 – Cyborgs of the Abyss

wild-eyed optimism from the not so dark side

Journal of a Cosmic Anthropologist

What follows are my extended thoughts and personal reflections a week two weeks after watching Bruce Sterling deliver a lecture on Alien Aesthetics. It’s a look at the weirder side of cyborg life and our posthuman future. A glimpse at the many ways in which we try to see the unseen and embrace the cosmos. It’s about thinking like an alien and joining a Galactic Civilisation. But above all else it’s about climate change and what is to be done here on Earth.

I’m not even going to attempt to recap Bruce Sterling’s thoughtful lecture here. Not even in part. Well, OK, a little, but you know… With any luck the video, or at least audio, from it will appear online by the time I finish writing this, or soon after, and will sit above this paragraph. [Update pending…]

What I am going to do instead is…

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