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Week 33


Since I don't get to carry knives on airplanes any more, and I'm on airplanes all the time this month, it's soothing to have a website where I can just stare fixedly at cool knives.



I just got back from this terrorism symposium, and although this description of the agenda is theoretical, inexplicable, tense and morbid, that symposium turned out to be very enlightening, and even, in a weird way, peculiarly light-hearted. I met a lot of people there whom I had never heard of, yet they seemed to share my general take on matters to an almost uncanny extent.; I learned stuff — new stuff, good stuff. Let's go, Global Civil Society.



Fantastic industrial design show at the Cooper-Hewitt in New York. The place is crammed with groovy gizmos. If you are anywhere near New York you should run, not walk there. The book of the show is great, too. Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design May 7 — September 15, 2002



New Doors of Perception. When they say they are a "cultural accelerator," they are not kidding. I never leave a Doors gig without a satchel-full of terrific new concepts.



John Shirley sent me this thing. You know what that means. If you've got billions of dollars for neural rewiring and genetic engineering, please don't send any of it to Dave, the guy, or posthuman entity, who runs this site.


Bruce Sterling is a science-fiction writer who lives in Texas. The sun is a G-type star out towards the edge of the Milky Way.

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