Virtual Futures new book out now

Sold. 👏 Well done VF Crew.

Get your copy here

Very pleased I took the plunge that evening and went to into town. I caught some of the very writers in this very book.

lol 😂

Curious to check out the ‘modern day’ Virtual Futures and to meet ‘the others.’ Albeit a couple (cough) decades late to the conference.

A few salons later I’d met authors that were virtually rock stars to me – Pat Cadigan OMG did Sadie gush on about Pat, now I get a birthday message from the top broad of cyberpunk. (She invented the iPhone and her secret love child is Elon Musk though he is in denial, due copyright infringement. Jokes. Even Mr Cyberia himself – the Douglas Rushkoff with whom I have a love/hate thing (he gets the carte Blanche) …anyway. Like 🤩 wow!

So… on the (9th ee was 7thTop?) floor of the Muirhead Tower end of term 1994 In a stuffy seminar room, I’m afraid Sadie Plant wasn’t really selling it. The virtualfutures conference in Coventry, not compared to Glastonbury, come on! It’s quite a clash. Or is it? Still part of the programme.

So I of course I tripped off to the festival (all part of my research nod nod #diyculture ) 😂

So that neon lit night in SoHo was oh so cyberculture for shy old me.

But blimey!

So glad I went – and must remember to ‘get back to work’.

Who ever says they’re an

Interdisciplinary artist, I couldn’t do it, I don’t know what I am, that’s a bit of mouthful, specially at soho bar prices but as an introduction it made me laugh to quiz ‘the others’ they just said artist. I knit plastic for a living it’s not really something to be proud of but it feeds the kids. I was so nervous but weirdly on form. Though I thought you might not believe me 😂 and I’d have to actually show my certificate.

Hell the Covid brain fog has scrambled my hard rice. #nearfuturefictionsalon #Virtualfutures

PS. Can we carry on yet?

I miss #VF, I’d only just got back from the past.

Can we have another salon soon 🔜 please, once the genome project is complete perhaps.

Apologies. Writing random posts on Facebook is about as much time I make for creative writing. Something’s gotta shift.

I’m highly likely to scribble on my signed edition (by every author or just the Amazon not??) Bet mine gets more on EBay in 20 years – tee hee! Well done guys. Keep going.

I look forward to receiving my copy.


I apologise for drafting a blog post on your post comments Tom Wardy Ward! It’s the way I operate. I’ll copy and paste to promo the book. To my my neurozlilions of followers yeah man how was/is NYC?

You won’t remember me in my mask or without. 2019 I couldn’t decide between power ranger, darth Vader and storm trooper but it’s come in handy, weird huh.

I swear the font on my device has just changed today – well recently . It’s even rounder!!!! We discussed this. I can really notice it as I’ve not been on for a while. More Tweaking, getting more like comic sans everyday 😱

About artbyjaxx

Contemporary British artist, Jacqueline Hammond, is renowned for producing strong, punchy images that are rich in texture and colour. A prolific painter and multidisciplinary artist, she exhibits widely and is commissioned by individual clients, collectors and high profile brands. Jacqueline’s inspiration comes from direct observation: subject matter is plucked from the world encountered every day. Some ideas evolve, others are reactionary. Thought-provoking themes explore today’s society, the media and cultural theory. Whether inspired by the street or the sea, Jacqueline’s work has an edge: her paintings are consistently striking. Her natural disposition is to let the paint dictate the creative process, trusting the medium and her mind’s eye to translate the vision.
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