Tag The Endless City

Signs And Veils

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Apartments For Rent

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We Need More Parts

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A Self-Rendered Blueprint

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That thing in the upper right corner? That’s the logo of Shadow Corporation. They market a variety of interesting products — including a line of stolen goods which are actually stolen and, of course, catbots. Going by the logo, their ultimate goal is either 1) to put out the sun or 2) add another sun. Inquiries on the point are never answered.

Waiting In Light

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Maybe the previous post was overly optimistic. On the way to work today, I listened to a recorded talk given by Saul Griffith to The Long Now Foundation titled “Climate Change Recalculated”. The primary antagonist in Griffith’s speech is the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere — climbing ever higher and directly influencing planetary temperatures. Give it a listen.

In any case, it emerges that Saul Griffith possesses an engaging, productive mind. Growing Machines is a particularly brilliant example of his labors. Watch the last few videos linked from that page and ask yourself this question: given a bucket of coded parts and some genetic patterns, what could you build?

If this is the kind of question which fills your eye sockets with the glittering fires of an overheating, greedy brain, you may also be interested in Legos. Have you seen Christopher Niemann’s recent, elegant work in that medium?

The Letter

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Recently, I began working my way through Accelerando, by Charles Stross. It’s an interesting — and suitably hyper and strange — novel set during an emerging technological singularity. A free edition is available if you’re interested.

The advent of “Depression 2.0” has renewed my interest in the interaction of rapid technological advancement and global economics. Few meaningful conclusions may be drawn from the available commentary, however, save that humanity is notoriously terrible at prediction and particularly terrible at predicting changes in economics and technology.

The Hidden Workshop

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Morning Over The City

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A cupcake morning!

Daylight Over Ruins

In the afternoon, great vaults of the vast and decaying city fill with glittering light. Here, an explorer stands before a decaying archway looking out onto a feature of the city termed ‘The Well’ by experienced explorers. To date, all expeditions into The Well have failed due to environmental hazards (wildlife, decaying structures, technology outages, etc.).

This illustration is now available in my deviantArt store.