Author:Daniel Schimmelpfennig

The 8th Sense

This project attempts to portray an inconvenient truth regarding the State of the Art of the field of Futures Studies, as representation of our collective futures. Although voices of concern and voices of protest are clearly expressing their interpretations of situations, the field as a...

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Chapter 1

“THERE IS A LANGUAGE older by far and deeper than words. It is the language of bodies, of body on body, wind on snow, rain on trees, wave on stone. It is the language of dream, gesture, symbol, memory. We have forgotten this language. We...

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Mindspaces

The artificially cultivated reign forest had a high level species diversity. The overall integration of biodiversity was explicitly utilizing the architecture in nature to design a regenerative experience for mind and body. 'Mindspaces' was a state-of-the-art retreat center. I was standing right in the middle...

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VY Canis Majoris

Valerie was always the tough one, Yekaterina the aesthete. Yekaterina was therefore the one who came up with the idea to give a name to their love; VY Canis Majoris. She thought it suited them. VY Canis Majoris like one of the largest and brightest...

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Fiction Morphing

This research aims to methodologically blend fiction into reality, implying a terminological stretching and questioning as an expansive Osmondesquian mind-manifestation. Fiction morphing is a transformative transitioning from one structure or image towards a novelty, through a seamlessly creative fading technique. Fiction morphing is essentially a...

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From Biopunk to Biointelligence

This text depicts the utilization of a transdisciplinary approach towards building a new metatopical timespace around the vision of the bio-digital fusion. It refers to our emerging ability to hack our biology, a biology that obviously surrounds and constitutes us. Thus, we might intensify the...

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#AporeticFuturist

The nihilistic-depressive malaise and excessive depersonalization is a stress response mechanism against the eradication of the dimension of libido in everyday life within the tendency of a futures manifestation fully deprived of the real, and extremely hostile towards biodiversity. Yes, we can justify any atrocity...

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Batman – complicity and hypocrisy

I have been recently quite intrigued by the seemingly underrated and undervalued meaning of two words, namely, complicity and hypocrisy. Both, seem so far away and yet, I wonder, if it’s not the very essence of our ill-guided direction? To give you a pop-cultural example,...

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