FREE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM
5pm @ Co-Prosperity Sphere • 32nd Place & Morgan
This discussion will start as a presentation about the accelerating pace
of technological change and how these changes will be disruptive to society.
It will cover advances in biotechnology, nanotechnology, cognitive science,
and computer science, and how these will recursively interact and potentially
lead us towards a technological “singularity.” Specific topics
will include genetic engineering, longevity, communication networks, open
source initiatives, nanofabrication, and the militarization of space. These
technologies and inevitable changes pose many risks — both to our
personal freedoms and to humanity and the Earth as a whole — but
they might also provide anarchists with the tools and opportunities to
undertake drastic social change *in our lifetimes*. After the presentation,
we are interested in having a discussion on how pro-tech anarchists can
best position ourselves to take advantage of these technologies/changes
and use them to our advantage to establish a free, transhuman, post-scarcity
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9pm Co-Prosperity Sphere • 32nd Place & Morgan
Bobby Conn presents: King for a Day
Does faith require spectacle? Is self-promotion the primary goal
of American society? Bobby Conn knows the answer is YES, loud and clear.
the most cynical hypocrisies, and eagerly awaits the opportunity to sell
his soul to any passing Mephistopheles. He is a student of the motivational
and the self-help guru and values confidence and authority above truth and
knowledge. He loves a winner, but blames himself for his own lack of success.
He is a failed opportunist, a hapless victim of his own ambition. He is constantly
undermined by his own ignorance and arrogance but assumes that any admission
of guilt is a sign of weakness. He cannot learn from his mistakes, and interprets
failure as a call for more aggressive striving. He is deluded and lost in
the fantasy of his own ego, yet the pathos of his delusion arouses sympathy
is the key to his appeal. He is a walking metaphor for American culture.
glam-rock king returns from a tour of Europe for the hometown premiere of
his new rock opera.
with Bobby Conn Videos by Usama Alshaibi.
Additional Performances by:
A Gun that Shoots Knives
A theatrical rock band with colorful costumes based out of Seattle
and Bellingham, Washington. They perform songs aboutsuchwideranging
topics as: robocop, robots,
robot spiders, the benefits of soap, how to kill lizardmen, dwarves, coalminers,
the US postal system, falling off your skateboard, cake made from ice cream,
Chinese puzzle boxes, literacy, etc, etc, etc.
Dark industrial folk performed in a forest made of wax by a man dressed like