Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ExtremeFuturistFest 12/16/2011 Los Angeles

"Picture an event where the bridge between the counterculture and academia is finally crossed. From live tech demonstrations to futuristic presentations to provocative performance art to live music we will take you off the grid as we explore a new kaleidoscopic wonderland."

The dance for the realization of the future begins in the corridors of art, literature, and culture. Only by connecting together the greatest visionary minds with the most innovative and rule-breaking forms of artistic expression and cultural mind-melding can we unlock the full potential of the Future and bring it into the Present. We offer you the bold new interdisciplinary movement of the 21st Century. A place where the right brain and left brain merge into a new "Undivided Mind".
On December 16th 2011 a rather unique event will take place.  A gathering of counterculture artists, musicians and avantgarde thinkers will unite with cutting edge scientists who share the same vision - the coming union between man and machine.  From an interview given by Rachel Haywire at acceler8or.com in October Haywire states, "We plan to have scientists discussing all things transhumanist alongside visual-oriented Futurist bands alongside hackers and philosophers screening their films and displaying their artwork."


Rachel Haywire
The idea for this festival originated with Rachel Haywire herself.  She emphasizes however that she is only one person and that others have been involved who are very important to this festival.  Among them are such people as SniffCode who designed the website, as well as Michael Anissinov who has helped get the word out for the festival through the Singularity Institute.

The website for the festival says it best,
The dance for the realization of the future begins in the corridors of art, literature, and culture. Only by connecting together the greatest visionary minds with the most innovative and rule-breaking forms of artistic expression and cultural mind-melding can we unlock the full potential of the Future and bring it into the Present. We offer you the bold new interdisciplinary movement of the 21st Century. A place where the right brain and left brain merge into a new "Undivided Mind".
This festival will aim at covering such fascinating topics as nanotechnology, robotics, brain-computer interfacing, 3D printing, materials science, wearable computing, life extension, and social networking.  We include a short video by Rachel Haywire describing herself and this upcoming event.  If you cannot see the embedded video, here is the link: http://vimeo.com/32817268.


We cannot emphasize enough how important these festivals and gatherings are to enable both the humanities and science to come together to think outside the box into what promises to be an extremely exciting future!

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