Becoming the Internet

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Refactor Camp 2019

We’re going to be posting the talks from Refactor Camp 2019 one at a time as a blogchain over the next next couple of months, in a pseudorandom order. First up, architect and software engineer, Damjan Jovanovic talks on how design works to create the world through the “transparency” of tools, and connects the creation of space through architecture with the creation of internet space.

PermaPunk – Visionary Non/Fictions

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Refactor Camp 2019

In this next talk from Refactor Camp, 2019, Acre Liu talks about about putting permaculture and cyberpunk together in a single vision.

Observability and Time

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Refactor Camp 2019

In this talk, Lisa Neigut talks about reality construction from the point of view quantum mechanics, pulling together the thinking of David Deutsch and Richard Feynman.

Escape’ Reality Presents – A Timeshare Opportunity

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Refactor Camp 2019

Next up, Nolan Gray looks at reality construction from a fractional ownership perspective.

Value Investing in Cults and Religions

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Refactor Camp 2019

Next up, Toby Shorin talks about a framework for value investing in cults and religions, applying the metaphor of stock investing to think about investing in alt realities.

Introducing Xenoreaction

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Refactor Camp 2019

In this raucous talk, Anders and Moritz perform… something full of memes and gaming and schisms and stuff :)

The City as Weakly-Escaped Reality

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Refactor Camp 2019

In this talk, Drew Austin revisits the thesis he developed in his old ribbonfarm post The Holey Plane, looking in particular at the Los Angeles built environment, and arguing that the Philip K. Dick definition of reality as “that which does not go away when you stop believing in it” does not actually hold as strongly as you might think for physical realities. Also riffing on my post The Design of Escaped Realities along the way.

Plannar — Co-Visioning with AR

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Refactor Camp 2019

Next up, Jessy Escobedo talks about Plannar, an experiment in co-designing reality, explicitly looking at political aspects of reality construction, using AR to explore speculative architectural futures with the people who will have to live in them.

From Pseudoevents to Pseudorealities

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Refactor Camp 2019

Next up, Renee DiResta talks about the dark side of reality construction, influencing and shaping consensus realities for political gains. This talk really pulls together Renee’s series of essays on ribbonfarm.

Spatial Intelligence: Architecture as a Giant Computer

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Refactor Camp 2019

In this talk, Guvenc Ozel talks about the latest in architecture research in the use of VR to experience space in radically different ways.