ghosts on a train

Spoiler warning: this essay contains spoilers for trains, Snowpiercer, capitalism, and this essay. Standing on the platform, the passenger idly turns over the ticket clutched in a dirty, callused hand. On the reverse is the fine print. It reads: We

ghosts on a train

Spoiler warning: this essay contains spoilers for trains, Snowpiercer, capitalism, and this essay. Standing on the platform, the passenger idly turns over the ticket clutched in a dirty, callused hand. On the reverse is the fine print. It reads: We

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#dronesmovie

On Wednesday July 30th, there was a live stream “premiere” of the fictional film Drones. Presented by Demand Progress, the preview came complete with the side of the screen locked as a Twitter feed of the hashtag for the event.

#dronesmovie

On Wednesday July 30th, there was a live stream “premiere” of the fictional film Drones. Presented by Demand Progress, the preview came complete with the side of the screen locked as a Twitter feed of the hashtag for the event.

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the sound of drone

The first thing you have to do is to turn the machine on. It seems like an obvious statement but the fact is that most people never get this far. They see the machine, they might look at it for

the sound of drone

The first thing you have to do is to turn the machine on. It seems like an obvious statement but the fact is that most people never get this far. They see the machine, they might look at it for

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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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