1. Closing the 2015 FutureEverything conference, we welcome esteemed writer and sociocultural commentator Warren Ellis. ‘Some Bleak Circus’ is a light entertainment about psychedelic nightmares, the grim tide of time, our weird present moment and our future doom. Gathering up the four themes of the festival and ruining them. Because you have had fun at FutureEverything, and now it is time for the fun to stop.

    As a writer concerned with exploring the unknown, Warren Ellis has written and been invited to speak on subjects such as inventing the future, our possible transhumanist landscape, and where the cultural history of ritual applies to our current understandings of technology. Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like Transmetropolitan, Fell, Ministry of Space and Planetary, and the author of the NYT-bestselling Gun Machine and the “underground classic” novel Crooked Little Vein. He’s also written extensively for Vice, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters. His newest publication is the digital short-story single Dead Pig Collector, from FSG Originals. His next book will be the novella Normal, also from FSG. A documentary about his work, Captured Ghosts, was released in 2012.

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  5. Introducing the work of the critical engineers, Danja Vasiliev presents how, more than ever, we need wider technical and political literacy. Being able to grasp the workings of technology allows us to enact control over previously opaque systems, and as Danja explains through his recent project Superglue, can give us the independence we need. How do we make sense of immaterial information infrastructure, and how do we know where our data goes? Superglue allows us to become an active node of the network, enabling users to host their own internet wherever needed, and manage the information that belongs to us.

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