Smart Cities, technologies against climate change and the Internet of Things.–Bruce Sterling

Published on Dec 2, 2015
The futurist and visionary Bruce Sterling closed the Sónar+D 2015 conference with an evocative journey featuring his most recent fascinations, Smart Cities, technologies against climate change and the Internet of Things.

Bruce Sterling is a writer, journalist, editor and critic. He is best known for his science fiction novels and his work as an editor, which defined the genre of cyberpunk. Sterling is also a critic and thinker whose work is essential for understanding the current state of the creative ecosystems around technology. His blog in Wired magazine is a benchmark for digital culture, as are his legendary closing speeches each year at SXSW Interactive, the conference that sets the pace in Silicon Valley.

This talk has organized together with WIRED Italy.

Bruce Sterling Closing Remarks at SXSW 2014

This drummer first met Bruce at the Presidio in San Francisco at the PLANETWORKERS Conference, 2000 A.D. On that occasion he freestyled a presentation which featured the recent breaking news of the fire at Los Alamos.

I find Bruce to be a top (2015) contender for communicating the tale of the tribe, the complexities of all-around-the-world humanity, the technological and the cognitive revolutionary potentials, the pitfalls. And lots of razor sharp wit, brave new insights and killa’ satire. And that’s not touching upon his worlds and worlds of fictional writings. Like Robert Anton Wilson, Bruce Sterling keep a healthy balance ‘a new synthesis’ between so called ‘fiction’ and ‘non-fiction. Where the lower lights dance.

–Steve Fly (Agaric 23)

Bruce Sterling Closing Remarks (Full Session) | Interactive 2014 | SXSW

2014 highs

The Artist Taxi Driver relentless
daily feedback on behalf of
the silent majorities

Heathcote Williams and UK
historical poetry activism
in fine fucking form

Russel Brand trews and
social activism in the face
of painscream

James Corbett and the
Corbett report consistent
open source research

Bruce Sterling lectures
and on going socio-cybernetic

Cory Doctorow every note
Plus all great work by
the EFF

Chaos Computer Club
lectures and shared
feedback all mutants
come home in glory

Bruce Sterling: Design Fictions/Citizens and the Public Imagination

Bruce Sterling & Markus Schmidt — Design Fiction/Citizens and the Public Imagination Bruce Sterling — author, journalist, editor, and critic. 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. He is a contributing editor of WIRED magazine and writes a weblog. 2005 & 2011 he was “Visionary in Residence” Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. 2008 at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. And Guest Curator for the Share Festival of Digital Art & Culture, Torino, Italy.