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Article originally published at TAB UOL, in Portuguese.

Disclaimer: This text has spoilers of Ted Chiang’s short story “Omphalos”.

One of the best advises I ever received was this: when we are studying something, it feels like the subject is always following us. We can see our research theme everywhere, even when there is no connection. Who gave me this advice was a mentor I had as an undergraduate researcher, but it remains valid even today while I’m finishing my thesis about the human attempt to survive death through imagery and memory. …


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Article originally published at TAB UOL, in Portuguese.

It’s been a while since I first started following the Finnish label Blood Music. In spite of being small, the label has reached a broad international audience with the release of iconic albums and completist box sets of metal bands such as Emperor and Moonsorrow. Now they are focusing on releasing retrowave musicians including Perturbator and GosT.

So after publishing an interview with Perturbator, I had the opportunity to learn about a new endeavor headed by Blood Music: becoming a videogame publisher. Although this might sound a bit disconnected at first, the truth is that the label already worked a couple of times with the pixel artist Valenberg, such as it was the case for the amazing music video for Perturbator’s Sentient. In other words, the videogame aesthetics could always be found in Blood Music’s identity, and now alongside the developer Theta Division Games, they had the opportunity to release a point-and-click cyberpunk adventure game named “VirtuaVerse.” …


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GIF by Alexia F. Cadou.

How terraforming the desert and re-evaluating the efficiency of urban farming could change our perspective on how to approach a Solarpunk-inspired future for our cities

Never mind the negationists. The climate crisis is real and an urgent matter to be addressed by governments and private firms. As most of us are concentrated in cities, urban settings become the main stage for new strategies in planning, transportation, and sustainability.

“The totalitarian greens, sometimes called ecofascists, would like to see most other humans eliminated in genocide and so leave a perfect Earth for them alone. At the other end of the spectrum are those who would like to see universal human welfare and rights, and somehow hope that luck, Gaia or sustainable development will allow this dream to come true. …

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Lidia Zuin

Brazilian journalist, MA in Semiotics and PhD candidate in Visual Arts. Head of innovation and futurism at UP Lab. Cyberpunk enthusiast and researcher.

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