Losing data is not the same as forgetting. It happens all at once, not gradually...– The Dilemma of Being a Cyborg - NYTimes.com
IDracula - Infocult: Uncanny Informatics →
From: Mina Murray To: Jonathan Harker Subject: Renfield slipping in and out Sent: June 13 8:27 PM Jonathan, I miss you. I wish you could have come when we visited Renfield today. Am attaching a photo of the gates. Kinda cool looking, but only if you know you can get right back out. He looks terrible. He’s lost about 20 pounds and his face is yellowish. It was the saddest thing I’ve ever...
prosthetic knowledge: Video Gesture Control: 90s... →
prostheticknowledge: The Atlantic has pointed out a video of a tech demonstration from the early 90s: Today, we are living the dream of the nineties — at least when it comes to technology. The virtual realities we imagined are now available in toy stores. Microsoft’s $150 Kinect, a depth and…
SubMap 2.0: ebullition (by Kitchen Budapest)
We’re not abstract expressionist painters. We’re using language and we’re using...– Rhizome | A Conversation with Jonathan Lethem
If you’re going to consult a psychic about your boss, make sure you...– Judge orders woman to go online, retrieve psychic chats
Noted by Daniel Rehn: The Game is Broken →
prostheticknowledge: danielrehn: During my research ritual for wwwtxt/@wwwtxt on Tuesday, I stumbled upon a fantastic observation from November 1993 about the decline of [creativity in] computer games: It was bound to happen. After years of more or less blissful innocence, artful drive, and altruistic passion, corporate America has found, captured, dissected, and degraded the Computer Game....
prosthetic knowledge: YouStar Novels →
prostheticknowledge: Service which can print classic literature, personalized to feature names of any person within the work itself, making them cast members: U Star Classics allows you to step into a personalised edition of your favourite classic book starring you alongside your friends, family members or…
inkle » Frankenstein is alive! →
There were two major components to it – the bit you see, and the bit you don’t. … the bit you don’t see, and that’s the authoring format Dave used to write the content. That’s what let’s him branch the story, and weave it back together; that’s how he can weave a story that incorporates every choice you make.
Apostrophe S (by Apostrophe S trilogy)
what a strange chaos is this wide atmosphere we breathe! Every atom, impressed...– Charles Babbage (Re: Galloway: 10 Theses on the Digital)
(via Darpa to Troubled Soldiers: Meet Your New Simulated Therapist | Danger Room | Wired.com) Cyber therapy would be even more vicarious. Soldiers will talk to a videogame character, rather than a real person, through their computer screen. But a robust virtual option would give soldiers, many of whom still shy away from face-to-face mental health treatment, the option to seek solace in a more...
Complex practices offer practitioners more levels of self-development and a...– What is practice theory? « media/anthropology
The Vertovian ‘mechanical eye’ of the machine and our clicking, scrolling,...– curation, gender, and the new aesthetic | thestate
TapLogger, a proof-of-concept Trojan for Android developed by resarchers at...– Proof-of-Concept Android Trojan Uses Motion Sensors To Steal Passwords - Slashdot
In the last ten thousand years the human species has been in what Hawking calls,...– Emergence of the Human ‘SuperBrain’ 75,000 Years Ago —“AI Could Blur Differences between Humans and Computers in Coming Centuries”
All throughout shops, malls, streets and cities markings for machines are...– Why the New Aesthetic isn’t about 8bit retro, the Robot Readable World, computer vision and pirates |
Kittler, […]pointed out what was required to attend and complete the class...– Cultural Techniques of Things that Matter « Machinology
That someone’s research project, undertaken in the open and transparently,...– JISCMail - NEW-MEDIA-CURATING Archives
Techno is an immediacy machine,” writes Reynolds, “stretching time into a...– We Danced to Become Machines » Cyborgology
(via New Scientist TV: Flying object propels itself by flipping inside out) It’s not a bird or a plane: it’s an unusual flying object that propels itself by flipping inside out. Created by engineers at Festo in Esslingen, Germany, the floating band filled with helium takes on different shapes while expanding and contracting to generate thrust and move through the air.
Bennett extends the realms of the ‘human’ into an ecological context. This...– The Ecological Human « NextNature.net
Render Ghosts; that is the created figures who appear in the imagined futures of...– Week 11 Render ghosts and the ‘new aesthetic’. : Carol’s E-learning and Digital Cultures Blog
What concerns me about the links I’m seeing is that they’re mostly written about...– The New Aesthetics of the male gaze | Dangerous to those who profit from the way things are via http://www.facebook.com/TheNewAesthetic
Even for photos not taken with a smartphone and not embedded with GPS...– A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, Including Your Location | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Smart artist and filmmaker Jon Rafman and social-gaming entrepreneur Charles...– Can Artists Help Us Reboot Humanism in an Over-Connected Age? | Artinfo
I find quite surreal the idea that in the rarefied heights of book publishing...– http://warrenellis.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/689ACC519BF3D319/342C096355056F4D4E9AB52EF5D51DA2
Lee Braver: “Whereas Hegel’s new shapes of consciousness grow rationally out of...– Braver’s CPR article « Object-Oriented Philosophy
‘perforation problems’ by the way means to me also the holes that...– Letters of Note: Hang on, my love, and grow big and strong via @jhnbrssndn)
That is what death means. We exist in the minds of other people, in thousands of...– I remember you - Roger Ebert’s Journal
For day-in, day-out CIA espionage operations abroad, “biometrics is a problem...– CIA’s Secret Fear: High-Tech Border Checks Will Blow Spies’ Cover | Danger Room | Wired.com
Neal Stephenson worried that the gloomy outlook prevalent in modern science...– Neal Stephenson on Science Fiction, Building Towers 20 Kilometers High … and Insurance - Technology Review via Slashdot
Two 70-year-old papers by Alan Turing on the theory of code breaking have been...– Alan Turing Papers On Code Breaking Released By GCHQ - Slashdot
The fact that your laptop is arguably “less intelligent than a goldfish” does...– Responding To Bruce Sterling’s “Essay On The New Aesthetic” | The Creators Project
Christopher Richard Watson is a Sheffield-born...
When you set up an autonomous, algorithmic process to generate “art” — the...– Generation Generator (New Aesthetic) | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com
To reflect upon a possible aesthetics of digital technology at the beginning of...– The Politics of the New Aesthetic: Electric Anthropology and Ecological Vision / by @jongoodbun #newaesthetic
I’m not against worldbuilding… …on the grounds that it impedes narrative....– I’m not against worldbuilding… | the m john harrison blog
There is no split between nature and technology in the anthropocene. So, we ask...– New Nature: a brief to Goldsmiths Design students – Blog – BERG
Forget Instagram’s billion-dollar payday. Forget IPOs, past and future, from...– Paul Smalera (via soupsoup) YES YES YES (via jhnbrssndn)