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Miriam Avery
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Eating, breathing, futuring.
Eating, breathing, futuring.

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This is a post about trains. Also about innovation. But mostly about trains. I. A Victory Celebrated I’m celebrating a victory for public transit. Yes, of course I’m consumed by rage about the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement (maybe). But…

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My esteemed colleague (and mother) Jan English-Lueck and I have officially been published in the most recent issue of the Anthropology of Work Review. There you can find our article, sadly behind a pay wall. We ask: is the vaguely California-Buddhist (but…

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1 Good omens I think And fun conversations wait For this lucky girl 2 A day spent in flight A night spent deep in study The hotel, muggy 3 Whispers and worries Ladies stalk in high heels through Air conditioned halls 4 Look! The Milky Way. Careful, don’t…

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We’re used to seeing superheroes balancing saving the world with protecting their beloved.  Logan is a superhero movie of a different stripe.  Wolverine is no longer a gonzo loner reluctantly adjusting to teamwork and love triangles.  He’s now an aging…

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Reefs – I contain multitudes Reefs – TYF signal building of co2 sequestering coral Reefs – accumulation + extreme symbiosis Crabs – omg look at it, gardening!  3 d printing organic forms Future -aerogel. 

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So many questions, indeed.  This poem I encountered at SJMoA this weekend reminds me of why I’m marching Saturday. We workers, paid and unpaid, need allies who don’t blatantly lie to us and convince us to act in harmful ways. It’s a reminder that singular…

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Two pieces of news have got me thinking about death (again).  Most immediately, mere hours, I learned that a heroine and icon Carrie Fisher joined the stunning ranks of Great Voices who didn’t make it out of 2016.  The other I’ve been sitting with for a…

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The last month has been a difficult one for many, including myself.  Each morning since November 8th has been hard.  Our new surreality presents us daily with some doors closed on the future, and newer, stranger, sometimes apocalyptic ones opened.…

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In the future, I expect my cities to have trees.  You may or may not have thought about this expectation, and you may or may not agree.  But if you do, there are many actions required to ensure that future cities have trees. This may not be on your radar…

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My two favorite stories from the IFTF Tech Horizons networked matter science fiction collection are now available for your reading pleasure!
Rudy Rucker's "Apricot Lane," a touching story about the value of everything...
http://www.iftf.org/fanfutures/rucker/

& "By His Things Will You Know Him" by Cory Doctrow, about greif and memory and junk.  Also beautiful...
http://www.iftf.org/fanfutures/doctorow/
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