MachineMachine /stream en-us LifePress <![CDATA[I can't wait to hand my PhD in so I can die.]]> ]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:11:47 -0700 <![CDATA[Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living | WIRED]]>

Silicon Valley is coming for death. But it’s looking in the wrong place. After disrupting the way we love, communicate, travel, work, and even eat, technologists believe they can solve the ultimate problem.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:49:22 -0700
<![CDATA[Full liquid metal, now in 3D: re-visiting the freakin’ T-1000 walking out of the fiery truck crash – vfxblog]]>

If you’ve never seen James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day – either on the big or small screen – now’s the time to embrace this wonder of filmmaking and effects.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:49:21 -0700
<![CDATA[Defying Daesh – with a 3D printer]]>

Defying Daesh – with a 3D printer In February 2015, when videos emerged of Daesh (ISIS) ransacking the Mosul museum in Iraq, Morehshin Allahyari decided to act. Operation Troll ISIS: inside Anonymous’ war to take down Daesh

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:51:00 -0700
<![CDATA[blocked. blocked. blocked. none of you are free of surplus value]]> ]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:34:10 -0700 <![CDATA[God keep me from ever completing anything.]]> ]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:54:19 -0700 <![CDATA[Why we need to stop talking about space as a frontier.]]>

On Sept. 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy addressed an audience of 35,000 people at Rice University in Houston and put forth his vision for sending an American to the moon before the end of the decade.

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:13:56 -0700
<![CDATA[Centre Pompidou: quand les artistes impriment le monde en 3D«...]]>

Centre Pompidou: quand les artistes impriment le monde en 3D « Mutations/Créations », c'est le nom du nouveau rendez-vous annuel du Centre Pompidou-Paris. Une manifestation déroutante dédiée aux relations bouillonnantes entre les artistes et l’innovation technologique, entre l’art et la science.

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:34:01 -0700
<![CDATA[Twenty Theses on Posthumanism, Political Affect, and Proliferation | Public Seminar]]>

The human is always already posthuman. The human is the animal that relies on technology in order to realize its humanity. The “post-human” is thus an ontological category, more than a historical one. The very first humans were, from this perspective, as posthuman as we are today.

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:21:07 -0800
<![CDATA[By 2030, You'll Be Living in a World That's Run by Google]]>

Larry Page, one of Google’s two co-founders, once said off-handedly that Google is not about building a search engine. As he said it, “Oh, we’re really making an AI”. Google right now is all about building the world brain that will take care of every person, all the time and everywhere.

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:21:06 -0800
<![CDATA[Biotyranny and its Resistance: Who Owns Your Body? - Motherboard]]>

In early 2015, a Fedex package arrived at the studio of artist/scientist Heather Dewey-Hagborg. It contained only a sample of hair and cheek swabs.

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:21:05 -0800
<![CDATA[The Revolution Will Be Weird and Eerie - VICE]]>

The simplest way to distinguish between the "weird" and the "eerie", the late Mark Fisher writes, is to think about the difference between presence and absence. Weirdness is produced by the presence of "that which does not belong". It shouldn't, or couldn't, exist – and yet there it is.

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:21:28 -0800
<![CDATA[What News-Writing Bots Mean for the Future of Journalism | WIRED]]>

This story is part of our special coverage, The News in Crisis. When Republican Steve King beat back Democratic challenger Kim Weaver in the race for Iowa’s 4th congressional district seat in November, The Washington Post snapped into action, covering both the win and the wider electoral trend.

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:21:27 -0800
<![CDATA[Benjamin Kunkel reviews ‘The Birth of the Anthropocene’ by Jeremy Davies, ‘Capitalism in the Web of Life’ by Jason Moore and ‘Fossil Capital’ by Andreas Malm · LRB 2 March 2017]]>

How is the ecological predicament of the 21st century to be conceived of? Politically, how is it to be confronted, and by whom? The basic features of the problem are plain enough, when you can stand to look.

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:21:25 -0800
<![CDATA[ROAR Magazine]]>

Last year, Stanford University published a study confirming what many of us may long have suspected: that your computer can predict what you want with more accuracy than your spouse or your friends.

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:21:23 -0800
<![CDATA[This Is What Happens When Humans Use Animals to Make Art - Creators]]>

Though defining exactly what art is is a near-impossible art all its own, human involvement seems to be an essential tenet, whether it's in creation or conceptualization.

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:21:21 -0800
<![CDATA[Queer Horror Is Stepping Out of the Shadows | WIRED]]>

Horror movies don’t have the best track record when it comes to depicting queer characters. Often there are no LGBT characters at all, and when they do appear they’re likely to be broad stereotypes who are quickly dispatched by some monster.

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:21:20 -0800
<![CDATA[The Future Of Body Horror: Can Our Art Keep Up With Our Suffering? - The]]>

You see, what we’re talkin’ about here is an organism that imitates other life-forms, and it imitates ‘em perfectly. –Dr. Blair, The Thing

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:21:16 -0800
<![CDATA[The Age of Female Dominance, Brought to You by Robots - The Atlantic - The Atlantic]]>

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Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:21:15 -0800
<![CDATA[Are Soas students right to ‘decolonise’ their minds from western philosophers? | Education | The Guardian]]>

Outraged headlines erupted when students launched a campaign to challenge the great western philosophers. We went to the source of dissent – London’s School of Oriental and African Studies – to investigate

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:21:14 -0800