A visualization of Bruce Sterling’s Closing Key note Dark Euphoria- the cultural temperament of the coming decade: Gothic High-Tech and Favela Chic
“It is neither progress nor conservatism because there's nothing left to conserve and no direction in which to progress. So what you get is transition. Transition to nowhere.'"
He defines four quadrants for the coming decade and neatly discards this half as being irrelevant for the audience (which equates to the majority of the world's population): the financial crisis of the Boomer generation, the BRICs, the emerging economies and the 'fundies' of all persuasions