2H2K

2H2K is a collaborative project of Greg Borenstein and John Powers. The intention is to imagine the development of city life in the second half (2H) of the 21st Century (2K).
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2H2K - April 2050 - Robots are Marxist: An Introduction As I began thinking about what city life might be like in the year 2050, I found myself wondering how people will speak of robots when everything is a robot. Just as we no longer refer to "horseless carriages," I don't expect anyone to refer to "driverless automobiles" forty years from now. Doing so, I found that I stopped thinking about questions of Artificial Intelligence, and instead was wondering about Artificial Labor.

2H2K - April 2050 - Robots are Marxist: An Introduction As I began thinking about what city life might be like in the year 2050, I found myself wondering how people will speak of robots when everything is a robot. Just as we no longer refer to "horseless carriages," I don't expect anyone to refer to "driverless automobiles" forty years from now. Doing so, I found that I stopped thinking about questions of Artificial Intelligence, and instead was wondering about Artificial Labor.

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2H2K - March 2050: WildcRaft    The third short story in the series. This one takes place in the Pacific Northwest and involves automated forestry.

2H2K - March 2050: WildcRaft The third short story in the series. This one takes place in the Pacific Northwest and involves automated forestry.

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2H2K - June 2050 - Visual Remediation: The sixth short story in the series follows Cory as she wanders the Uganda boomtown of Jinja, the “Sino-African Tiger."

2H2K - June 2050 - Visual Remediation: The sixth short story in the series follows Cory as she wanders the Uganda boomtown of Jinja, the “Sino-African Tiger."

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2H2K- January 2050 - Object Orientated Fiction: An Introduction   This past spring I started a collaborative project with my friend Greg Borenstein; a brand of design fiction, but while most design fiction tends to be a mashup of concept design and infomercial, so far ours is shaping up to be about the ways technologies end up getting used, not about how they are meant to be used. So perhaps it is better described as a form of Object Orientated SciFi (I'd like to think so anyway).

2H2K- January 2050 - Object Orientated Fiction: An Introduction This past spring I started a collaborative project with my friend Greg Borenstein; a brand of design fiction, but while most design fiction tends to be a mashup of concept design and infomercial, so far ours is shaping up to be about the ways technologies end up getting used, not about how they are meant to be used. So perhaps it is better described as a form of Object Orientated SciFi (I'd like to think so anyway).

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2H2K - January 2050: LoaneRs   The first of twelve short stories, one each for every month of the calendar year 2050

2H2K - January 2050: LoaneRs The first of twelve short stories, one each for every month of the calendar year 2050

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GestuRe is a mixed-initiative interactive machine learning system for recognizing hand gestures. It attempts to give the user visibility int...

GestuRe is a mixed-initiative interactive machine learning system for recognizing hand gestures. It attempts to give the user visibility int...

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2H2K - June 2050 - Bohème Rule - An Introduction: "As the ruling circle continue to build their technocracy, more and more of the proletariat will become unemployable, become lumpen, until they have become the popular class, the revolutionary class." Huey P Newton

2H2K - June 2050 - Bohème Rule - An Introduction: "As the ruling circle continue to build their technocracy, more and more of the proletariat will become unemployable, become lumpen, until they have become the popular class, the revolutionary class." Huey P Newton

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Star Wars Modern: 2H2K - July 2050 - “Chuck Close”

Star Wars Modern: 2H2K - July 2050 - “Chuck Close”

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2H2K - April 2050 - tuRing: The fourth short story in the series. This one returns us to David's efforts to build a fab-shop on an abandon residential foundation slab in the the exurban desert out side LA.

2H2K - April 2050 - tuRing: The fourth short story in the series. This one returns us to David's efforts to build a fab-shop on an abandon residential foundation slab in the the exurban desert out side LA.

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2H2K - February 2050: The Slab The second short story in the series, involves homesteading an abandon track home foundation slab in the exurban desert out side of LA.

2H2K - February 2050: The Slab The second short story in the series, involves homesteading an abandon track home foundation slab in the exurban desert out side of LA.

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