MachineMachine /stream - search for ai en-us LifePress <![CDATA[Video Games Are Better Without Characters - The Atlantic]]>

In the mid-1980s, the easiest way to check out the latest computer games was to go to a bookstore in the mall. Past the John Grisham and the bargain history books in the B. Dalton Bookseller, you’d find Software Etc.

Thu, 23 May 2019 22:58:14 -0700
<![CDATA[The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism | Science | Smithsonian]]>

Scientists, including those who study race, like to see themselves as objectively exploring the world, above the political fray. But such views of scientific neutrality are naive, as study findings, inevitably, are influenced by the biases of the people conducting the work.

Wed, 22 May 2019 22:58:17 -0700
<![CDATA[Mark Fisher, on RWM podcast, 2012]]>

Mark Fisher is a writer, teacher and theorist living in Suffolk, England. His k-punk blog has been a well respected resource for cultural analysis on the web since its launch in 2003. In 2009, he published his first book, 'Capitalist Realism', where he explores the widespread sense that not only is capitalism the only viable political and economic system, but also that it is now impossible even to imagine a coherent alternative to it. In it, Fisher analyses the role of the media, the education system, the link between Neoliberalism and brain chemistry, and what he calls business ontology 'in a world in which internment camps and franchise coffee bars co-exist.'

Thu, 02 May 2019 09:45:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Towards an anti-fascist AI -]]>

This talk is about some pressing issues with AI that don't usually make the headlines, and why tackling those issues means developing an antifascist AI. When i talk about AI i'm talking about machine learning and about artificial neural networks, also known as deep learning1.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:31:46 -0700
<![CDATA[Ways to Defy the Pressure to Perform :: Why is everybody being so nice? - DE APPEL]]>

A pamphlet for the exhibition Sheffield 08: Yes No and Other Options How can we address the current changes in our societies and lives? Some say that we have come to inhabit the post-industrial condition—but what does that mean? One thing seems certain: after the disappearance of manual labo

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:21:44 -0700
<![CDATA[Hackers used stickers to fool a Tesla, highlighting the risks of AI - Vox]]>

Artificial intelligence researchers have a big problem. Even as they design powerful new technologies, hackers are figuring out how to trick the tech into doing things it was never meant to — with potentially deadly consequences.

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:46:30 -0700
<![CDATA[C Magazine / Feminisms of the Future, Now: Rethinking Technofeminism and the Manifesto Form]]>

“Ours is a world in vertigo. It is a world that swarms with technological mediation, interlacing our daily lives with abstraction, virtuality, and complexity.

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 05:41:12 -0700
<![CDATA[MeFi: Wait, astronauts pooped on the moon and just left it there?!]]>

Apollo astronauts left their poop on the moon. We gotta go back for that shit.

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 08:47:01 -0700
<![CDATA[The Day the Dinosaurs Died | The New Yorker]]>

If, on a certain evening about sixty-­six million years ago, you had stood somewhere in North America and looked up at the sky, you would have soon made out what appeared to be a star. If you watched for an hour or two, the star would have seemed to grow in brightness, although it barely moved.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 06:50:25 -0700
<![CDATA[Walk&Talk; - Arts Festival 2018]]>

(pt) Walk&Talk fala da ilha, fala de um lugar e de um momento que questiona noções de centro e de periferia, amplia as geografias do mundo e as histórias da arte. Uma vídeo-conversa entre pessoas que multiplicam as formas de habitar a ilha, sobre a nossa natureza, o poder de criar e os ritmos do tempo.

(en) Walk&Talk speaks from the island, speaks from a place and moment that questions notions of centre and of periphery, expands the geographies of the world and the histories of the art. A video-conversation between people who multiply the ways of inhabiting the island, about our nature, the power of creating and the pace of time.

/ Realização/Direction - Bernardo Bordalo, Rui Nó | Montagem/Editing - Bernardo Bordalo | Cinematografia/Cinematography - Cláudio Oliveira | Banda Sonora/Sound Track - Cláudio Oliveira | Sonoplastia/Sound Design - Claudio Oliveira | Tradução/Translation Luisa Cativo

Comissariado/Commissioned by Walk&Talk - Arts Festival Direção Artística/Artistic Direction Jesse James & Sofia Carolina Botelho

/ Ana Trincão - André Uerba - Alessandro Bartolazzo - António Torres – Casabranca - Camposaz - Caroline David - Cristóvão Ferreira - Conan Osiris - Dani Admiss - Daniel Rourke + Luiza Prado - Diana Vidrascu – Diogo Alvim - Elliot Sheedy - Filipe Pereira - Gustavo Ciríaco com/with Ana Trincão, Rodrigo Andreolli, Sara Zita Correia & Tiago Barbosa - Gonçalo Preto - Henrique Ferreira - João Mourão & Luis Silva - Kurt Woerpel - Lígia Soares - Lúcia Moniz - Luísa Salvador - Manuela Marques - Margarida Andrade - Maurícia Barreira Neves - Maya Saravia - Mezzo Atelier, Joana Oliveira & Giacomo Mezzadri - Michel Charlot - Miguel Flor - Miguel Damião - Mónica de Miranda - Nora Al-Badri + Nikolai Nelles - Pauliana Valente Pimentel - Pedro Penim com/with Bernardo de Lacerda & Frederico Serpa - Polliana Dalla Barba - Sascha Pohflepp & Chris Woebken - Shift Register, Jamie Allen & Martin Howse - Rodrigo Andreolli - Sara Zita Correia - Sofia Caetano - Teresa Silva - Tiago Barbosa - Tim Lahan - ThugUnicorn – UVA - Voyager - We Came from Space

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 09:40:15 -0700
<![CDATA[TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time (4K)]]>

Support my work on Patreon: | Get the soundtrack: | How's it all gonna end? This experience takes us on a journey to the end of time, trillions of years into the future, to discover what the fate of our planet and our universe may ultimately be.

We start in 2019 and travel exponentially through time, witnessing the future of Earth, the death of the sun, the end of all stars, proton decay, zombie galaxies, possible future civilizations, exploding black holes, the effects of dark energy, alternate universes, the final fate of the cosmos - to name a few.

This is a picture of the future as painted by modern science - a picture that will surely evolve over time as we dig for more clues to how our story will unfold. Much of the science is very recent - and new puzzle pieces are still waiting to be found.

To me, this overhead view of time gives a profound perspective - that we are living inside the hot flash of the Big Bang, the perfect moment to soak in the sights and sounds of a universe in its glory days, before it all fades away. Although the end will eventually come, we have a practical infinity of time to play with if we play our cards right. The future may look bleak, but we have enormous potential as a species.

Featuring the voices of David Attenborough, Craig Childs, Brian Cox, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michelle Thaller, Lawrence Krauss, Michio Kaku, Mike Rowe, Phil Plait, Janna Levin, Stephen Hawking, Sean Carroll, Alex Filippenko, and Martin Rees.

Big thanks to Protocol Labs for their support of this creation:

And to my Patreon supporters: Juan Benet, Kalexan, Laine Boswell, Holly, Dave & Debbie Boswell, Abraxas, Alina Sigaeva, Aksel Tjønn, Daniel Saltzman, Crystal, Eico Neumann, geekiskhan, Giulia Carrozzino, Hannah Murphy, Jeremy Kerwin, JousterL, Lars Støttrup Nielsen, Leonard van Vliet, Mitchel Mattera, Nathan Paskett, Patrick Cullen, Randall Bollig, Roman Shishkin, Silas Rech, Stefan Stettner, The Cleaner, Timothy E Plum, Virtual_271, Westin Johnson, Yannic, and Anna & Tyson.

Soundtrack now available: and coming soon to iTunes/Spotify/Etc

Additional visual material sourced from:

NASA Goddard Google SpaceX 2012 Geostorm Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking BMW X1 Journey to the Edge of the Universe Noah How the Universe Works Deep Impact Wonders of the Universe Moon raker vfx reel

Peace and love,

melodysheep @musicalscience

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:15:01 -0700
<![CDATA[Why this Two Pixel Gap is Among the Most Complicated Things in Super Mario Maker.]]>

Since the release of Super Mario Maker the community found many many crazy ways to build levels. We found ways to activate pipes if mario takes damage, we found ways to forbid mario to jump, to run or to slow down in Super Mario Maker. We found ways to build binary storage and built turn based combat systems but there is one super weird, incredibly powerful, and unimaginably complicated Super Mario Maker technique we never discussed in detail before. Namely the giant gap, and pow block memory. So with Super Mario Maker 2 around the corner, it's time for us to tie up some loose ends, and to finally take a look at what are probably the most complex and weirdest techniques currently possible in super mario maker.

A couple of Giants fantastic Levels:

[3YMM] Life Without Mystery A2E5-0000-03C2-C05B

Rubik’s Stiffest Pocket Cube A09B-0000-036E-41BE

The Tower of Hanoi for n=4 7A55-0000-0354-526E

--------------------Credits for the Music-------------------------- ------Holfix HolFix - Beyond the Kingdom

------ Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga OST Teehee Valley

------Kevin MacLeod "Adventure Meme", “Amazing Plan”,”The Show Must Be Go” Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 09:00:05 -0700
<![CDATA[Desire paths: the illicit trails that defy the urban planners | Cities | The Guardian]]>

We’ve all been there. You want a short cut – to the bus stop, office or corner shop – but there’s no designated path. Others before you have already flattened the grass, or cut a line through a hedge. Why not, you think.

Sat, 09 Mar 2019 20:51:23 -0800
<![CDATA[Wikipedia's Greatest Sex Illustrator Is an Anonymous Legend]]>

Take a look at the Wikipedia page for fisting. I'll wait. OK. Now check out pegging. When you're done there, have a gander at gokkun; after that, deep throating; and then maybe mammary intercourse, frot, tribadism, and tea bag (sexual act).

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:54:23 -0800
<![CDATA[A Story of the Future of Earth | David Wallace-Wells | RSA Replay]]>

We think we know what’s at stake when it comes to climate change, and we often treat it as if it’s tomorrow’s problem. The real story is much, much more urgent. We have released more carbon into the atmosphere over the last thirty years than in the rest of human history, bringing the planet to the brink of climate catastrophe in less than a generation. And yet we still think of climate action as a peripheral concern; a ‘nice to have’ once our more pressing priorities are taken care of.

New York magazine deputy editor and viral sensation David Wallace-Wells paints a disturbing picture of what we’re up against, warning of the real human costs and irrevocable planetary damage that climate change will bring – and sooner than we think. No longer can we live in ignorance or denial. He issues an urgent call to arms, imploring us to change the way we think and talk about our planet’s future.

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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 06:17:18 -0800
<![CDATA[Daniel Rourke - “We're trying to have the non-weird future get here as fast as possible.”]]>

Goldsmiths College Department of Art MFA Lectures 2018 - 2019

Series 1.1: Offence is the Best Defence: On the Success of Social Media Toxicity

8 Oct 2018 — Daniel Rourke (Goldsmiths): “We're trying to have the non-weird future get here as fast as possible.” 15 Oct 2018 — Isobelle Clarke (Birmingham): "Poor little snowflake, are you 'grossly' offended?": Quantifying Communicative Styles of Twitter Trolling 22 Oct 2018 — Zeena Feldman (Kings College, London): Beyond Time: On Quitting Social Media 29 Oct 2018 — William Davies (Goldsmiths): War of Words: Embodiment and Rhetoric in Online Combat

Daniel Rourke 8th October 2018 “We're trying to have the non-weird future get here as fast as possible.”

From the Latin ‘aequivocare’, for ‘called by the same name’, to equivocate is to use language ambiguously to conceal a truth or avoid commitment to a single meaning. In this talk Daniel Rourke will consider equivocation in the performative (social media) speech acts of figures such as Donald Trump, Elon Musk, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

How their speech acts exposit a 'shared' future, or a means of ‘escaping’ our present conditions, has much to tell us about how the very idea of the ‘true’ or the ‘false’ has shifted in the era of algorithmic governance, and social media campaigns such as #MeToo.

Turning to Homi K. Bhabha's theories of postcolonial discourse, as well as introducing the project The 3D Additivist Manifesto – co-created with Morehshin Allahyari – Daniel will end by trying to reaffirm the equivocal act, pointing out a way to generate and move toward non-determinate futures without imperialising them.

BIO: Dr. Daniel Rourke is a writer/artist and co-convener of Digital Media (MA) at Goldsmiths. In his work Daniel creates collaborative frameworks and theoretical toolsets for exploring the intersection of digital materiality, the arts, and posthumanism. These frameworks often hinge on speculative elements taken from science fiction and pop culture: fictional figures and fabulations that might offer a glimpse of a radical ‘outside’ to the human(ities). His writing and artistic profile includes work with AND Festival, The V&A, FACT Liverpool, Arebyte gallery, Centre Pompidou, Transmediale, Tate Modern, Sonic Acts Festival, as well as recent artistic collaborations with a cast of hundreds... web:

Presented by the Art Department, Goldsmiths.

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 06:24:18 -0800
<![CDATA[Memes are modern-day propaganda]]>

The framing of the term “fake news” orients you toward thinking whether a claim is true or false. By this logic, it assumes that people share things online because they’re 100% concerned about accuracy—but people share because of deeper political allegiances and viewpoints.

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:07 -0800
<![CDATA[No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime - The Atlantic]]>

At first glance, the hagfish—a sinuous, tubular animal with pink-grey skin and a paddle-shaped tail—looks very much like an eel. Naturalists can tell the two apart because hagfish, unlike other fish, lack backbones (and, also, jaws). For everyone else, there’s an even easier method.

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:06 -0800
<![CDATA[Viewpoint: Why we still underestimate the Neanderthals - BBC News]]>

Prof Clive Finlayson, director of the Gibraltar Museum, explains why some old assumptions about the intellectual capabilities of our evolutionary relatives, the Neanderthals persist today. But a body of evidence is increasingly forcing us to re-visit these old ideas.

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:05 -0800
<![CDATA[Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNA | WIRED]]>

When biologists synthesize DNA, they take pains not to create or spread a dangerous stretch of genetic code that could be used to create a toxin or, worse, an infectious disease.

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:02 -0800