One of the new displays that was set up at the new ‘Transhuman House 2.0’ is a South American Biotope. A “Biotope” is a complete ecosystem and in this case, it means no chemical filtration and replicates a bit of a real one. The object is to showcase closed ecosystems along with the aquaponics and hydroponics systems.
With the donation of a new 3 bedroom condo in Provo, the Transhuman House has moved to a new location that is bigger and better and, as we are setting up, we hope to open the first week of Dec. We also have a new Sponsor, ‘Metric.Media’, that has supplied a new 86 inch interactive touch wall panel you can see us installing as well as other interactive screens.
This initial version of the house is about learning what works, what’s new and bringing resources together, building experiences and otherwise moving the various transhuman projects forward and the Foundation’s vision for the future. Working with local organizations such as the MTA or the New Vistas Communities, there is a lot we want to accomplish here. The image here is already grossly outdated and new features and modifications are always being added. Continue reading “360 View Tour – Version TR.01”
The Foundation Library at the Transhuman House is organized by collection. While some of those collections are not Transhuman specific, there are two collections that are specific to transhumanists. The first is the Transhuman Collection and the other is Transhumanist Fiction.
More than just a resource, the Foundation Library has a number of important collections that are accessible at the Transhuman House. While the real purpose of the library is to preserve knowledge and that key facility is still kept private, the public collections are here for educational purposes and to support related research both technical and cultural. The Key Collections at the Transhuman House are important, as they related to Transhumanism and Educating people on transhumanism and getting people to think about future.
(27 June 2017) H+Pedia has listed the Transhuman House on their Transhuman Wikipedia. IF you are not familiar with H+Pedia, you should be; as it is the quintessential resource on everything Transhumanist related. From the hpluspedia.org site:
While we can’t take responsibility for it, someone has installed a digital dead drop in the front yard of the Transhuman House. You might say our apple tree supports USB 2.0; but use at your own risk as you ever know what might be on it. The Dead Drop peer to peer network is a network of real life dead drop file locations around the world.
Given some of us working on the Transhuman House are fans of Soylent, we reached out to them and asked if they would be interested in helping with the project and as it turns out they were. We are excited to welcome them as a Sponsor. That being said, what is ‘Soylent’ and why did we want something like this at the Transhuman House for Guests to try?
While the Transhuman Home is purely about secular transhumanism, we thought, given our location, it would be fun name our weekly volunteer night after a popular Mormon cultural thing called “Family Home Evening”. I apologize to any Mormons offended by our Tuesday night Transhuman Home Evening but there it is.
One of the goals of the Transhuman House is to study how people deal with living in small homes. The type you might see in a high-density high-tech project such as the New Vistas Communities, in part sponsored by Hall Labs. At the Transhuman House, we are asking guests to fill out a study form about their experience and we hope to collect the data over time to better understand the dynamics of these kinds of living environments.