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IEET > Contributors > RU Sirius

RU SIrius

R.U. Sirius (real name Ken Goffman) may still be best known as the former editor of the popular early ‘90s cyberpunk magazine, Mondo 2000.  He’s author or coauthor of many books, including Mondo 2000: A User’s Guide to the New Edge, Cyberpunk Handbook, How To Mutate & Take Over the World, Design For Dying (with Timothy Leary), 21st Century Revolutionary, The Revolution: Quotations from Party Chairman R.U. Sirius, Counterculture Through The Ages: From Abraham to Acid House, True Mutations: Conversations on the Edge of Science, Technology and Consciousness, and Everybody Must Get Stoned: Rock Stars On Drugs.

Popular in the early 1990s, Mondo 2000 was described by the Washington Post as the “first magazine of the new millennium.” An early 1993 Time magazine issue dedicated to cyberpunk was designed by the Mondo 2000 art staff and featured the magazine prominently.

Sirius went on to edit several other publications, including the popular late ‘90s webzine GettingIt and the transhumanist site, H+ Magazine.  He currently edits at Acceler8or.com, described as a “thoroughfare for accelerating technoculture and screaming memes” and is currently organizing a literary-and-other-media project under the working title “Use Your Hallucinations: The History of Mondo 2000 and the Cyber Counterculture.”

Sirius’s freelance writing career started in the mid-1980s when he wrote articles about intelligence enhancing drugs and nutrients for Omni Newsletter and Whole Earth Review.  Since then, he has written on topics ranging from biotechnology to pop music.  He has been a Contributing Editor for Wired magazine and a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner, Wired News, and Artforum International.  His articles have appeared in Time, Boing Boing, San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Village Voice, Esquire Japan and many other publications.  He has lectured internationally about technology and culture, including the keynote address at the Virtual Reality ’95 Conference in Oslo, Norway.  He has appeared in several films including “Conceiving Ada” with Tilda Swinton and Karen Black.

Sirius lives in Mill Valley with his sweetheart Eve Berni and their cat Princess.  He still hates onions. 


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Acceler8or

The Great Consciousness Swindle: Why Philosophers Will Never Find Consciousness, And Why They Secretly Don’t Want To

Encouraging Developments In Quadcopters (w. Lots Of Video)

First Glimpse Of MONDO 2000 History Project Archives: Complete Issue #1 Of High Frontiers (MONDO 2000 History Project Entry #39)

Why Am I Here? Notes On Getting A Second Life

Upcoming Humanity Plus Conference On Writing — An Interview With Natasha Vita-More



Books


Longevitize!: Essays on the Science, Philosophy & Politics of Longevity by ed. Franco Cortese (2013)


Articles


"Steal This Singularity Entry #1"   Acceler8or.com  Oct 23, 2012

"David Cronenberg’s New Film “Cosmopolis” - The Quantified Life Is Not Worth Living"   Acceler8or.com  Aug 29, 2012

"Networked Decentralized Volunteerism Rears Its Head In Russian Emergency"   Acceler8or.com  Jul 27, 2012

"When I Called Charlie Stross a Dirty Name… “Transhumanist”"   Acceler8or.com  Jun 1, 2012

"Feeling Groovy, Forever… (interview of David Pearce)"   HedWeb  Mar 14, 2012

"Cyberpunk SF/Mathematics Legend Rudy Rucker’s “Nested Scrolls”: An Interview"   Acceler8or.com  Feb 21, 2012

"The Impatience (And Genius) Of Steve Jobs: An Interview with Walter Isaacson"   Acceler8or.com  Jan 30, 2012

"An Insufficiently Advanced Technology For McKenna’s Magical 2012"   Acceler8or.com  Jan 23, 2012


Recent Multimedia


Ken Goffman on VH1 talks about the origin of the word Hippie   2013-07-12


Past Appearances


de Grey, Pellissier, RU Sirius @ Transhuman Visions (San Francisco, CA USA - Feb 01, 2014)

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