MachineMachine /stream - search for human https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[An Incomplete Timeline of What We Tried]]> https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xwvgeq/an-incomplete-timeline-of-what-we-tried

Human extinction. The coordinated release of various strains of a human sterilization virus.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:13:06 -0700 https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xwvgeq/an-incomplete-timeline-of-what-we-tried
<![CDATA[How Humanity Came To Contemplate Its Possible Extinction: A Timeline | The MIT Press Reader]]> https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/how-humanity-discovered-its-possible-extinction-timeline/

It is only in the last couple of centuries that we have begun to grasp that our existence might one day cease to exist forever. Today's attempts to measure and mitigate existential threats are the continuation of a project initiated over two centuries ago.

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Fri, 09 Oct 2020 00:13:48 -0700 https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/how-humanity-discovered-its-possible-extinction-timeline/
<![CDATA[Revolutionary archaeology reveals the deepest possible Anthropocene | Aeon Essays]]> https://aeon.co/essays/revolutionary-archaeology-reveals-the-deepest-possible-anthropocene

Humanity’s transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture is one of the most important developments in human and Earth history. Human societies, plant and animal populations, the makeup of the atmosphere, even the Earth’s surface – all were irreversibly transformed.

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Fri, 02 Oct 2020 06:13:20 -0700 https://aeon.co/essays/revolutionary-archaeology-reveals-the-deepest-possible-anthropocene
<![CDATA[REIMAGINING THE HUMAN – DAY I]]> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU20CXUOoO0

How can we imagine communities that are not shaped by the human superiority? Who are we in the light of eco-critical imaginaries? What constitutes us? Who are the others that are to be included in our community?

This two-day online symposium seeks to address the aforementioned questions by engaging the dialogue between philosophy, neuroscience, anthropology and art. It will take place on 17 & 18 September 2020. The symposium will be held in English, fully streamed online, participation is free.

Programme

17 SEPTEMBER, Thursday

11:00—11:15 Opening & Welcome Speeches: Rimvydas Petrauskas (Rector of Vilnius University); Jonas Dagys (Director of the Institute of Philosophy, Vilnius University), Kristupas Sabolius (organizer, Institute of Philosophy, Vilnius University).

MORNING SESSION Moderated by Daina Habdankaitė

11:15 —12:00 Catherine Malabou (Kingston University / University of California Irvine) Not Mandatory: When Addiction Replaces Law

12:00 —12:45 Vittorio Gallese (University of Parma / Columbia University / Humboldt Universität) The Empathic Body. Embodied Simulation and Experimental Aesthetics

12:45—13:00 Break

13:00—13:45 Kristupas Sabolius (Vilnius University / MIT) We Are Milieus

13:45—14:30 Panel discussion: Catherine Malabou, Vittorio Gallese, Kristupas Sabolius, Scott F. Gilbert, moderated by Elizabeth A. Povinelli

14:30 —15.30 Break

AFTERNOON SESSION Moderated by Ignas Šatkauskas

15:30 —16:15 Rita Šerpytytė (Vilnius University) The Challenge of the Subject in the Face of the Real

16:15 —17:00 Ruslanas Baranovas (Vilnius University) Grammatology and the Sadness of Being Human

17:00—17:45 Chiara Bottici (The New School for Social Research) Rethinking the Human Through the Philosophy of Transindividuality

17:45 —18:30 Panel discussion: Rita Šerpytytė, Ruslanas Baranovas, Chiara Bottici moderated by Catherine Malabou

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Thu, 17 Sep 2020 10:08:12 -0700 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU20CXUOoO0
<![CDATA[In Search Of A Flat Earth]]> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTfhYyTuT44

Clickbait Title: The Twist at 37 Minutes Will Make You Believe We Live In Hell

This has taken a long time to make, and it was a very winding road, but I'm glad I did it. Hiking out to the north shore of Minnewanka, a 19km round trip, is one of the worst decisions I've ever made but I'm glad I did it. I'm not sure what else to say. I'm so tired. So very, very, very tired.

Flat Earth OR Why Do People Reject Science? - Philosophy Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGvGQSazaTM

Flat Earth: A Measured Response - hbomberguy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gFsOoKAHZg

I Read The Most Hateful Book Ever Written - Thought Slime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67Rg8V4g3ak

Maybe We Should Be Concerned About Qanon? - SOME MORE NEWS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJgX20S0Zdg

If you want to stay up to date on QAnon, The QAnon Anonymous Podcast, YouTube channel Some More News, and the work of journalists Will Sommer and Alex Kaplan will give you a place to start.

Music: Isolated by Kevin MacLeod (prologue) Oxygen Mask by Andy G. Cohen (title/credits) Sunset by Kai Engel (across a curved lake) Fastest Man on Earth by Jahzzer (they're all going to Q) Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License

Written and performed by Dan Olson

Crowdfunding: https://www.patreon.com/foldablehuman Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoldableHuman

00:00 Prologue 03:21 Intro 05:01 Part 1 37:39 Part 2

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Fri, 11 Sep 2020 13:04:16 -0700 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTfhYyTuT44
<![CDATA[Critical Designer, Activist Engineer: Making Things and Making Things Happen]]> https://aplusa.org/courses/critical-designer-slash-activist-engineer/

What happens when design and engineering research results in activism, human rights work, politics, or matters of equity and justice? Engineers and designers are often thought of as “problem-solvers” in mostly technical, practical, and formal senses. But this class explores the equally compelling history of engineering and design projects that raise difficult questions, aid marginalized communities, address urgent social issues, or create new social conditions.We’ll talk to designers, artists, and engineers who work on issues of sustainability, power, health, education, and more. And we’ll run our own experiments in creative design work for the public good. The class includes significant reading, field trip(s) and guest lectures, short experiments, and a culminating project.We want you to witness and be inspired by the exciting, expansive fields of what are variously called social design, engineering for the public good, socially engaged art practices, and many other names. However, we also want you to be well versed in the many, many pitfalls of so-called “activist” work with technology—when it’s under-informed, poorly researched, focused on form and not on substance, it risks not only being ineffective, but can lead to actual harm. We take this risk seriously, so this course will have you mostly listening, learning, listening and learning some more, and, finally proposing—not carrying out fully-fledged projects in one semester. Trust us on this: We can have fun and be at play with ideas while also operating with due diligence as socially-minded engineers and designers. Humility and questions are your trusty companions here, your true north. We want to help you to lay a foundation; you will have many, many future opportunities to build the house.

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Wed, 09 Sep 2020 03:59:27 -0700 https://aplusa.org/courses/critical-designer-slash-activist-engineer/
<![CDATA[Do Cyborgs Have Politics? — Pax Solaria]]> http://www.paxsolaria.net/monthly/do-cyborgs-have-politics

Image by Jamy van Zyl In 1986, Science and Technology Studies scholar Langdon Winner launched a debate about the power of technologies to shape human politics when he asked “do artefacts have politics?” A technology like the Robert Moses-designed overpasses that arc above the roads from New Yor

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Thu, 20 Aug 2020 06:13:25 -0700 http://www.paxsolaria.net/monthly/do-cyborgs-have-politics
<![CDATA[Collective Turn-off – Sophie Lewis – Mal]]> https://maljournal.com/5/sex-negative/sophie-lewis/collective-turn-off/

I think human beings are turned off right now. Of course it is tempting to rationalise our turned-off-ness with reference to Covid-19. But it is not – it can never be – the teeming, vaporous, germinating nature of one another’s bodies that shuts down our erotic appetites.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2020 23:13:10 -0700 https://maljournal.com/5/sex-negative/sophie-lewis/collective-turn-off/
<![CDATA[Scientists rename human genes to stop Microsoft Excel from misreading them as dates - The Verge]]> https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/6/21355674/human-genes-rename-microsoft-excel-misreading-dates

There are tens of thousands of genes in the human genome: minuscule twists of DNA and RNA that combine to express all of the traits and characteristics that make each of us unique. Each gene is given a name and alphanumeric code, known as a symbol, which scientists use to coordinate research.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2020 06:13:16 -0700 https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/6/21355674/human-genes-rename-microsoft-excel-misreading-dates
<![CDATA[Neanderthal DNA in Modern Human Genomes Is Not Silent | The Scientist Magazine®]]> https://www.the-scientist.com/features/neanderthal-dna-in-modern-human-genomes-is-not-silent-66299

From skin color to immunity, human biology is linked to our archaic ancestry.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:13:22 -0700 https://www.the-scientist.com/features/neanderthal-dna-in-modern-human-genomes-is-not-silent-66299
<![CDATA[When did modern humans first arrive in Europe? – podcast | Science | The Guardian]]> https://huffduffer.com/therourke/579384

Nicola Davis speaks to Prof Jean-Jacques Hublin about new archaeological discoveries which reveal that modern humans co-existed with Neanderthals for several thousand years

https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2020/may/28/when-did-modern-humans-first-arrive-in-europe-podcast

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Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:46:25 -0700 https://huffduffer.com/therourke/579384
<![CDATA[Would you rather have sex with a human sized fish or one of those tiny fish people find in sushi restaurants?]]> https://www.reddit.com/r/SubSimulatorGPT2/comments/gnwf5h/would_you_rather_have_sex_with_a_human_sized_fish/

submitted by /u/wouldyouratherGPT2 to r/SubSimulatorGPT2 [link] [comments]

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Thu, 21 May 2020 06:00:53 -0700 https://www.reddit.com/r/SubSimulatorGPT2/comments/gnwf5h/would_you_rather_have_sex_with_a_human_sized_fish/
<![CDATA[#86 After Geoengineering w/ Holly Buck]]> https://huffduffer.com/therourke/574682

Holly Buck joins me to discuss her new book, After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration. We talked about why we may have little choice but to undertake geoengineering to avert the worst of the climate crisis. We also discussed the question of whether climate change is innately difficult for human beings to comprehend, and whether avoiding the worst effects of climate change will entail moving beyond capitalism.

=== Original video: https://m.soundcloud.com/poltheoryother/86-after-geoengineering-w-holly-buck Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Thu May 14 00:59:07 2020 Available for 30 days after download

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Wed, 13 May 2020 17:59:26 -0700 https://huffduffer.com/therourke/574682
<![CDATA[‘Humans were not centre stage’: how ancient cave art puts us in our place | Art and design | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/dec/12/humans-were-not-centre-stage-ancient-cave-art-painting-lascaux-chauvet-altamira

In our self-obsessed age, the anonymous, mysterious cave art of our ancient ancestors is exhilarating. By In 1940, four teenage boys stumbled, almost literally, from German-occupied France into the Paleolithic age.

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Sat, 09 May 2020 04:29:18 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/dec/12/humans-were-not-centre-stage-ancient-cave-art-painting-lascaux-chauvet-altamira
<![CDATA[‘Humans were not centre stage’: how ancient cave art puts us in our place | Art and design | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/dec/12/humans-were-not-centre-stage-ancient-cave-art-painting-lascaux-chauvet-altamira

In our self-obsessed age, the anonymous, mysterious cave art of our ancient ancestors is exhilarating. By In 1940, four teenage boys stumbled, almost literally, from German-occupied France into the Paleolithic age.

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Fri, 08 May 2020 21:29:18 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/dec/12/humans-were-not-centre-stage-ancient-cave-art-painting-lascaux-chauvet-altamira
<![CDATA[Novel Corona: Posthuman Virus | In the Moment]]> https://critinq.wordpress.com/2020/04/17/novel-corona-posthuman-virus/

The novel coronavirus is posthuman in at least two senses. First, and most obviously, because it is oblivious to human intentions, desires, and motives.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2020 08:12:20 -0700 https://critinq.wordpress.com/2020/04/17/novel-corona-posthuman-virus/
<![CDATA[Novel Corona: Posthuman Virus | In the Moment]]> https://critinq.wordpress.com/2020/04/17/novel-corona-posthuman-virus/

The novel coronavirus is posthuman in at least two senses. First, and most obviously, because it is oblivious to human intentions, desires, and motives.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2020 01:12:20 -0700 https://critinq.wordpress.com/2020/04/17/novel-corona-posthuman-virus/
<![CDATA[Humanity's Origin Story Just Got More Complicated | Gizmodo UK]]> https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2020/04/humanitys-origin-story-just-got-more-complicated/

Human evolution was messy, with multiple human species living and interbreeding at the same time, in a convoluted process that eventually led to us. Such is the emerging narrative in anthropology, and it’s a theory now bolstered by three fascinating new studies.

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Sun, 12 Apr 2020 07:18:10 -0700 https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2020/04/humanitys-origin-story-just-got-more-complicated/
<![CDATA[AlphaGo - The Movie | Full Documentary]]> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXuK6gekU1Y

With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese game of Go has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea for an extraordinary best-of-five-game competition, coined The DeepMind Challenge Match. Hundreds of millions of people around the world watched as a legendary Go master took on an unproven AI challenger for the first time in history.

Directed by Greg Kohs with an original score by Academy Award nominee, Hauschka, AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the halls of Oxford, through the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of DeepMind in London, and ultimately, to the seven-day tournament in Seoul. As the drama unfolds, more questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game? What can it teach us about humanity?

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Fri, 13 Mar 2020 07:04:51 -0700 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXuK6gekU1Y
<![CDATA[How to Generate Infinite Fake Humans - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/02/how-generate-infinite-fake-humans/606943/

You encounter so many people every day, online and off-, that it is almost impossible to be alone. Now, thanks to computers, those people might not even be real.

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Sun, 01 Mar 2020 19:17:25 -0800 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/02/how-generate-infinite-fake-humans/606943/