Futures and fiction from the makers of New Scientist.
Welcome to Arc"s afterparty: Neal Stephenson brings us to our feet; Broadway producer David Binder takes us to the new festival; Justin Pickard and Simon Ings find rough pleasure in the streets; Sumit Paul-Choudhury gets us onto the guest list for the singularity disco; and Christina Agapakis shows off her garden of biohacked delights.
And this issue's original fiction edges us even closer to the future. Open-source celebrities run amok in Lavie Tidhar"s Changing Faces; smash-and-grab shoppers run amock in Tim Maughan"s Limited Edition. David Gullen"s tale of second-place spacefarers, All Your Futures, wryly celebrates humanity"s Outward Urge, while Nan Craig"s Scrapmetal drops a cyborg killing machine into Port Talbot.
Each quarter, Arc explores the future through cutting-edge science fiction and forward-looking essays by some of the world’s most celebrated authors, alongside columns by thinkers and practitioners from the worlds of books, design, gaming, film and more.
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