hello world

When we think about the ubiquity of computers, we think about small microprocessors inserted into our otherwise non-computing devices. But what if everything already was computing, albeit on a much slower clock rate? What if water was itself a computer

hello world

When we think about the ubiquity of computers, we think about small microprocessors inserted into our otherwise non-computing devices. But what if everything already was computing, albeit on a much slower clock rate? What if water was itself a computer

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a preliminary guide to magical forces affecting drones

Some common drone models were designed without backup safety features and rushed to war without the benefit of years of testing. Many accidents were triggered by basic electrical malfunctions; others were caused by bad weather. Military personnel blamed some mishaps

a preliminary guide to magical forces affecting drones

Some common drone models were designed without backup safety features and rushed to war without the benefit of years of testing. Many accidents were triggered by basic electrical malfunctions; others were caused by bad weather. Military personnel blamed some mishaps

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webdriver torso

Webdriver Torso had all the makings of a great conspiracy theory. An anonymous Youtube account uploads over 80,000 videos, roughly once every five minutes, each exactly 11 seconds long, consisting of slides of blue and red rectangles, with generated, asynchronous

webdriver torso

Webdriver Torso had all the makings of a great conspiracy theory. An anonymous Youtube account uploads over 80,000 videos, roughly once every five minutes, each exactly 11 seconds long, consisting of slides of blue and red rectangles, with generated, asynchronous

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airport universe

The most salient feature of Airport Universe is its disconnectedness. In the midst of hubs of transport, in and amongst the overlap of distribution networks criss-crossing their packetized cargos of goods, people, and capital—here lies a terrible isolation. A node

airport universe

The most salient feature of Airport Universe is its disconnectedness. In the midst of hubs of transport, in and amongst the overlap of distribution networks criss-crossing their packetized cargos of goods, people, and capital—here lies a terrible isolation. A node

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high priestess of future-weird

If there was an artist that represented the place that music needed to go to be future-weird today, it could be MIA, and specifically her video for “Bad Girls”. The difference is not quantitative–she doesn’t get there just by upping

high priestess of future-weird

If there was an artist that represented the place that music needed to go to be future-weird today, it could be MIA, and specifically her video for “Bad Girls”. The difference is not quantitative–she doesn’t get there just by upping

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human/bot poetry

There is a website, botpoet.com, that presents you with a poem and allows you to guess whether it was written by a bot or a person. By bot, we mean an algorithm, lining up words and phrases according to a

human/bot poetry

There is a website, botpoet.com, that presents you with a poem and allows you to guess whether it was written by a bot or a person. By bot, we mean an algorithm, lining up words and phrases according to a

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track marks

The train leaves on time. At first you are zipping along, passing freeways and crossing rivers as if the infrastructure was transparent. As if you, a ghost of transportation, were simply passing through the world as easily as one scrolls

track marks

The train leaves on time. At first you are zipping along, passing freeways and crossing rivers as if the infrastructure was transparent. As if you, a ghost of transportation, were simply passing through the world as easily as one scrolls

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