Future Category

Building a new world

World building. The most important part of science fiction and fantasy writing, to create a world that is incredible yet believable, strange yet familiar. This excellent article gives some insight into the art of world building that I hadn’t consciously considered up until now. As I discovered writing my last short story, building a world […]

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Dance your PHD

So, here’s a great idea: a competition to dance your PHD. Science and performance art combining to produce something intricate yet comprehensible; serious yet entertaining; researched, rehearsed yet beautifully spontaneous. I thought I would share this with you, because it occurred to me that this is not just an innovative and exciting way to get […]

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Free your mind

I have discovered something disturbing: I am left-brain biased. This is not all bad, but in terms of career choices it’s pretty devastating: the left side of the brain is the logical, analytical, objective side that deals with language, reasoning, logic, numbers and critical thinking. What is right brained thinking? Well, it’s the intuitive, thoughtful, […]

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Dinner’s in the lab, dear

Whether you know it or not, cow farts are a big problem. According to latest estimations, they produce at least 18% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. That means, for every 10 breaths we take, two of them are full of bovine bottom pops*. That can’t be good. And that’s just one of the food […]

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Rise of the machines

…actually, just one particular machine. The 3D printer has become a source of fascination to me in the past month. Like buses or boyfriends, they have come from nowhere and are suddenly everywhere. Useful for a somewhat limited number of applications right now, I’m pretty convinced that what we are seeing is just the beginnings […]

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Serendipity

We just arrived at our home in Tuscany for the next five days. It’s like the place was made  for me:

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What’s it all about?

I thought I should post something to explain what’s behind ‘Blog: Future Renaissance’, before I get much further on, as much for my own peace of mind than anything else. Future Renaissance is a term I thought would already exist, but turns out I made up, to reference how the Arts might be represented and […]

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