My Old Friend the Future

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No futurist is ever 100% accurate, but often "wrong" predictions prove more enlightening in hindsight than "right" ones. Gene Youngblood's prophetic 1970's work 'Expanded Cinema' is to us now what Lev Manovich's 'The Language of New Media' may be to future readers -- a fascinating, heady analysis of digital media phenomena in process. The noosphere, bio-computing, techno-anarchy, and oceanic consciousness -- all are examined from a pre-desktop perspective. Featuring an introduction by Bucky Fuller, 'Expanded Cinema' is now available free online. - Curt Cloninger