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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the manhattan project of moonshots

At the age of 18, Wernher von Braun had already decided that he wanted to go to the moon. He had never really excelled at math or physics as a student, but applied himself to learn it, so great was

the manhattan project of moonshots

At the age of 18, Wernher von Braun had already decided that he wanted to go to the moon. He had never really excelled at math or physics as a student, but applied himself to learn it, so great was

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love in a time of design-fiction

This essay contains many spoilers for the recent film Her. A romance film is a very particular thing, in these contemporary times of late capitalism. We know what makes a good romance, and we have plenty of fine examples. ‘Enough’

love in a time of design-fiction

This essay contains many spoilers for the recent film Her. A romance film is a very particular thing, in these contemporary times of late capitalism. We know what makes a good romance, and we have plenty of fine examples. ‘Enough’

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let them eat segways

The ‘wealthy sportsman’ is a type that seems lost to history. These gentlemen of leisure, notable in their activity-specific attire, retreated into the pages of time around the 1950s. As disposable income flowed towards the middle-class pursuits of country clubs,

let them eat segways

The ‘wealthy sportsman’ is a type that seems lost to history. These gentlemen of leisure, notable in their activity-specific attire, retreated into the pages of time around the 1950s. As disposable income flowed towards the middle-class pursuits of country clubs,

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a word on japanese nursebots

I first came across Shoichi Aoki’s original Fruits book in 2001. It was in a photography class in college, and I remember it as my principal introduction to Japanese popular culture that was not anime or manga. And yet even

a word on japanese nursebots

I first came across Shoichi Aoki’s original Fruits book in 2001. It was in a photography class in college, and I remember it as my principal introduction to Japanese popular culture that was not anime or manga. And yet even

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drones are not dangerous: normalisation, new journalism, and the new drone culture

“I’m covering a conference on drones,” I shout. She fingers my black-and-yellow laminated press pass while Drake throbs on the speakers behind us. It’s a Friday night in October at the offices of a trendy NoHo startup and Kathryn, 23,

drones are not dangerous: normalisation, new journalism, and the new drone culture

“I’m covering a conference on drones,” I shout. She fingers my black-and-yellow laminated press pass while Drake throbs on the speakers behind us. It’s a Friday night in October at the offices of a trendy NoHo startup and Kathryn, 23,

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