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The stunning book design behind the new Philip Dick collection

The Folio Society is releasing a limited edition collection of all 118* short stories written by Philip K. Dick — and like a lot of the Folio Society's work, the graphic design is absolutely stunning. Check out the video for more about the process: This limited edition of Philip K. — Read the rest
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A brief history of using applied science fiction contests to design the future

Science fiction readers are often amazed at the ability of their favorite writers to "predict the future." Most of those writers, however, would argue that they're terrible at such a thing, and really only good at reacting to the world right now. — Read the rest
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Why do most spaceships in sci-fi have their guns on backwards?

Have you ever noticed that most spaceships in science fiction only have aft thrusters and forward-facing guns (or on the sides)? Wouldn't you want guns that turret 360, aft-facing guns , and forward-facing thrusters so you can move the ship towards and away from enemy ordinance? — Read the rest
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Chinese government releases new guidelines for science fiction

The China Film Administration, which is part of China's Central Publicity Department and the China Association for Science and Technology, has released a new official set of moviemaking guidelines titled, "A Few Opinions on the Promotion and Development of Science Fiction Movies." As Variety reports: To make strong movies, the document claims, the number one priority is to "thoroughly study and implement Xi Jinping Thought." […] This includes creating films that "highlight Chinese values, inh...
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Ant-facial recognition tech at the Hong Kong protests was an art project

There have been some tweets going around about a "wearable face projector" being employed at the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Wearable face projector#AntiMaskLaw #EmergencyLaw — Happy Day (@HappySharingDay) October 4, 2019 It's essentially the same as the scramble suits from Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly—instead of disguising yourself as someone else, it disguises you as everyone else, projecting a constantly shifting visage that drives the facial recognit...
Tags: Hong Kong, Video, News, Youtube, Philip K Dick, Facial Recognition, Hong Kong protests, Data Privacy, Eindhoven University Of Technology, Liu, University of the Arts, Surveillance State, Speculative Design, Science Fiction Design, AntiMaskLaw EmergencyLaw, Jing Cai Liu