Science fiction legend and Emerge spiritual leader Bruce Sterling is hard at work with collaborators from the Turin Maker Lab on his project, “My Future Frontier/Mi Futura Frontera,” which explores how geographic place, national borders, culture and technology shape how we define our identities.
Bruce’s most recent progress report is a spectacular set of images documenting the process of creating “My Future Frontier,” which he says will be all about welding, jack-rabbits, lasers, Pancho Villa and huge plywood bicycle wheels.
To see the entire set of photos, visit http://flic.kr/s/aHsjSpqDRg.
, and critic
, was born in 1954. Best known for his ten science fiction novels, he also writes short stories
, book reviews
, design criticism
, opinion columns
, and introductions for books ranging from Ernst Juenger to Jules Verne. His nonfiction works include THE HACKER CRACKDOWN: LAW AND DISORDER ON THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER (1992), TOMORROW NOW: ENVISIONING THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS (2003), and SHAPING THINGS (2005).
He is a contributing editor of WIRED magazine and writes a weblog. During 2005, he was the “Visionary in Residence” at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In 2008 he was the Guest Curator for the Share Festival of Digital Art and Culture in Torino, Italy
, and the Visionary in Residence at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. In 2011 he returned to Art Center as “Visionary in Residence” to run a special project on Augmented Reality.
Bruce served as Visionary in Residence
at the Center for Science and the Imagination in 2013. During his residency he created “Petroglifs
,” an original exhibit of 21st century petroglyphs carved into Arizona desert rock with laser cutters.