MachineMachine /stream - search for media https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public | Internet Archive Blogs]]> http://blog.archive.org/2020/03/24/announcing-a-national-emergency-library-to-provide-digitized-books-to-students-and-the-public/

To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2020 05:21:25 -0700 http://blog.archive.org/2020/03/24/announcing-a-national-emergency-library-to-provide-digitized-books-to-students-and-the-public/
<![CDATA[The Psychology of Paranoid Irony | transmediale]]> https://transmediale.de/content/the-psychology-of-paranoid-irony

Beginning with the figure of Roko’s Basilisk, a hypothetical vengeful future AI that emerged in online forums, Ana Teixeira Pinto launches her analysis of the psychological state engendered by online interaction that has led to a seemingly paradoxical set of views: totally paranoid yet ironically

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Mon, 11 Nov 2019 06:25:12 -0800 https://transmediale.de/content/the-psychology-of-paranoid-irony
<![CDATA[If true, this could be one of the greatest discoveries in human history - U.S. News - Haaretz.com]]> https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-if-true-this-could-be-one-of-the-greatest-discoveries-in-human-history-1.6828318

“I don’t care what people say,” asserts Avi Loeb, chairman of Harvard University’s astronomy department and author of one of the most controversial articles in the realm of science last year (and also one of the most popular in the general media).

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:31:27 -0700 https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-if-true-this-could-be-one-of-the-greatest-discoveries-in-human-history-1.6828318
<![CDATA[introducing Media Art — jonCates (2019) - jonCates - Medium]]> https://medium.com/@joncates/introducing-media-art-joncates-2019-2de25929aa99

jonCatesAug 21 · 7 min readover the last 15 years of my full-time teaching, i’ve collected, compiled, and processed a number of different ways and approaches for introducing students to Media Art in terms of the aestheticonceptechniques and the theorypractices.

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Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:47:41 -0700 https://medium.com/@joncates/introducing-media-art-joncates-2019-2de25929aa99
<![CDATA[Press can compare parrots to psychopaths, regulator rules | Media | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/aug/02/press-can-compare-parrots-to-psychopaths-regulator-rules

British newspapers can legitimately mock parrots and compare them to psychopaths, the press regulator has ruled, after an unsuccessful complaint that the Daily Star misrepresented the emotions of a pet bird.

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Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:08:55 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/aug/02/press-can-compare-parrots-to-psychopaths-regulator-rules
<![CDATA[PhD Thesis: The Practice of Posthumanism]]> http://research.gold.ac.uk/26601/

Post-humanism is best understood as several overlapping and interrelated fields coming out of the traditions of anti-humanism, post-colonialism, and feminist discourse. But the term remains contested, both by those who wish to overturn, or even destroy, the ‘humanism’ after that decisive hyphen (post-humanists), and those engaged in the project of maximising their chance of merging with technologies, and reaching a supposed point of transition, when the current ‘human’ has been augmented, upgraded, and surpassed (transhumanists). For both those who wish to move beyond ‘humanism’, and those who wish to transcend ‘the human’, there remains a significant, shared, problem: the supposed originary separations, between information and matter, culture and nature, mankind and machine, singular and plural, that post-humanism seeks to problematise, and transhumanism often problematically ignores, lead to the delineation of ‘the human’ as a single, universalised figure. This universalism erases the pattern of difference, which post-humanists see as both the solution to, and the problem of, the human paradigm. This thesis recognises this problem as an ongoing one, and one which – for those who seek to establish posthumanism as a critical field of enquiry – can never be claimed to be finally overcome, lest the same problem of universalism rear its head again.

To tackle this problem, this thesis also enters into the complex liminal space where the terms ‘human’ and ‘humanism’ confuse and interrupt one another, but rather than delineate the same boundaries (as transhumanists have done), or lay claim over certain territories of the discourse (as post-humanists have done), this thesis implicates itself, myself, and yourself in the relational becoming posthuman of which we, and it, are co-constituted. My claim being, that critical posthumanism must be the action it infers onto the world of which it is not only part, but in mutual co-constitution with.The Practice of Posthumanism claims that critical posthumanism must be enacted in practice, and stages itself as an example of that process, through a hybrid theoretical and practice-based becoming. It argues that posthumanism is necessarily a vibrant, lively process being undergone, and as such, that it cannot be narrativized or referred to discursively without collapsing that process back into a static, universalised delineation once again. It must remain in practice, and as such, this thesis enacts the process of which it itself is a principle paradigm.After establishing the critical field termed ‘posthumanism’ through analyses of associated discourses such as humanism and transhumanism, each of the four written chapters and hybrid conclusion/portfolio of work is enacted through a ‘figure’ which speaks to certain monstrous dilemmas posed by thinkers of the posthuman. These five figures are: The Phantom Zone, Crusoe’s Island, The Thing, The Collapse of The Hoard, and The 3D Printer (#Additivism). Each figure – echoing Donna Haraway – ‘resets the stage for possible pasts and futures’ by calling into question the fictional/theoretical ground upon which it is predicated. Considered together, the dissertation and conclusion/portfolio of work, position critical posthumanism as a hybrid ‘other’, my claim being that only through representing the human as and through an ongoing process (ontogenesis rather than ontology) can posthumanism re-conceptualise the ‘norms’ deeply embedded within the fields it confronts.The practice of critical posthumanism this thesis undertakes is inherently a political project, displacing and disrupting the power dynamics which are co-opted in the hierarchical structuring of individuals within ‘society’, of categories within ‘nature’, of differences which are universalised in the name of the ‘human’, as well as the ways in which theory delineates itself into rigid fields of study. By confounding articulations of the human in fiction, theory, science, media, and art, this practice in practice enacts its own ongoing, ontogenetic becoming; the continual changing of itself, necessary to avoid a collapse into new absolutes and universals.

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Thu, 08 Aug 2019 05:56:23 -0700 http://research.gold.ac.uk/26601/
<![CDATA[NEW MEDIA TOOLS - Google Docs]]> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I5RulboZQx8X8NO3fDQ6yuCxI0ao0W7AAsz-2W3cqzA/edit?fbclid=IwAR1nxSq8NHRPU8Rgg4e7YRN8sTtBzIX9pyh2Nuv-NpeDVMyslR0PtKpl5zU&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook ]]> Fri, 02 Aug 2019 04:39:32 -0700 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I5RulboZQx8X8NO3fDQ6yuCxI0ao0W7AAsz-2W3cqzA/edit?fbclid=IwAR1nxSq8NHRPU8Rgg4e7YRN8sTtBzIX9pyh2Nuv-NpeDVMyslR0PtKpl5zU&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook <![CDATA[Daddy Issues | Katherine Angel | Granta]]> https://granta.com/daddy-issues/

In the awful, wearying months in which Harvey Weinstein’s ritualistic mistreatment of women was being recounted daily in the media, I found myself, like so many others, wondering and talking about the men in my life: ex-boyfriends, ex-stalkers, ex-harassers, ex-gropers.

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Tue, 02 Jul 2019 18:44:24 -0700 https://granta.com/daddy-issues/
<![CDATA[Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures | ISSN 1555-9351]]> http://hyperrhiz.io/hyperrhiz20/expanding-criticism/2-hanna-future-shock.html

Citation: Hanna, Julian. ““Future Shock”: Manifestos in the Digital Age.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures no. 20, 2019. doi:10.20415/hyp/020.ex02 Abstract: The manifesto is currently one of most useful and vital online forms.

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Tue, 28 May 2019 23:03:14 -0700 http://hyperrhiz.io/hyperrhiz20/expanding-criticism/2-hanna-future-shock.html
<![CDATA[Taboola, Outbrain and the Chum Supply Chain]]> https://themargins.substack.com/p/taboola-outbrain-and-the-chum-supply

Ranjan here, and today I'm talking Taboola and Outbrain. Most of my work in media has been on subscriptions and branded content, so I've never played in the depths of ad-tech darkness. But, I spent seven years trading currency derivatives and am well versed in the art of arbitrage.

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Mon, 27 May 2019 17:28:11 -0700 https://themargins.substack.com/p/taboola-outbrain-and-the-chum-supply
<![CDATA[Bezos Reveals His Ugly Vision For The World He’s Trying To Rule – Caitlin Johnstone]]> https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/05/12/bezos-reveals-his-ugly-vision-for-the-world-hes-trying-to-rule/

“Guess what the best planet is in this solar system?” asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at a recent media event on his Blue Origin space program. “It’s easy to know the answer to that question,” he continued. “We’ve sent robotic probes like this one to all of the planets in our solar system.

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Mon, 27 May 2019 17:28:07 -0700 https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/05/12/bezos-reveals-his-ugly-vision-for-the-world-hes-trying-to-rule/
<![CDATA[What The Media Missed At The Jordan Peterson–Slavoj Žižek Debate]]> https://www.canadalandshow.com/what-media-missed-at-the-jordan-peterson-slavoj-zizek-debate/

As soon as Jordan Peterson announced he would be debating Slavoj Žižek, the hype machine started revving. The media promised a “rumble in the realm of the mind,” a “brawl between iconoclastic philosophers,” and a “highbrow Mortal Kombat.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 22:58:13 -0700 https://www.canadalandshow.com/what-media-missed-at-the-jordan-peterson-slavoj-zizek-debate/
<![CDATA[Mark Fisher, on RWM podcast, 2012]]> https://huffduffer.com/therourke/532946

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.'

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Thu, 02 May 2019 09:45:00 -0700 https://huffduffer.com/therourke/532946
<![CDATA[C Magazine / Feminisms of the Future, Now: Rethinking Technofeminism and the Manifesto Form]]> https://cmagazine.com/issues/132/feminisms-of-the-future-now-rethinking-technofeminism-and-the-ma

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

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Tue, 09 Apr 2019 05:41:12 -0700 https://cmagazine.com/issues/132/feminisms-of-the-future-now-rethinking-technofeminism-and-the-ma
<![CDATA[Daniel Rourke - “We're trying to have the non-weird future get here as fast as possible.”]]> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47boeVR3VuI

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: machinemachine.net.

Presented by the Art Department, Goldsmiths.

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Fri, 08 Feb 2019 06:24:18 -0800 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47boeVR3VuI
<![CDATA[May 18 Transmediale 2017 In February Transmediale celebrated its...]]> http://additivism.org/post/182395106984

May 18 Transmediale 2017 In February Transmediale celebrated its 30th anniversary once again becoming a meeting place for artists and thinkers from all over the world. The main event was a three day conference under the topic ever elusive.

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019 02:43:28 -0800 http://additivism.org/post/182395106984
<![CDATA[Compression Aesthetics: Glitch From the Avant-Garde to Kanye West – InVisible Culture]]> https://ivc.lib.rochester.edu/compression-aesthetics-glitch-from-the-avant-garde-to-kanye-west/

Carolyn L. Kane In a world that esteems technological efficiency, immediacy, and control, the advent of technical noise, glitch, and failure—no matter how colorful or disturbingly beautiful—are avoided at great costs.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:47 -0700 https://ivc.lib.rochester.edu/compression-aesthetics-glitch-from-the-avant-garde-to-kanye-west/
<![CDATA[The Medium is the Messiah: McLuhan's Religion and its Relationship to His Media Theory | Read Mercer Schuchardt]]> https://secondnaturejournal.com/the-medium-is-the-messiah-mcluhans-religion-and-its-relationship-to-his-media-theory/

To say that Marshall McLuhan was incidentally a Christian, or that his Catholicism was just part of his private life, is a little like saying that Karl Marx was only incidentally a Marxist.

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Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:41 -0700 https://secondnaturejournal.com/the-medium-is-the-messiah-mcluhans-religion-and-its-relationship-to-his-media-theory/
<![CDATA[It's So Hot in Japan, the Fake Food in Restaurant Windows Is Melting - MUNCHIES]]> https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/wjk4k4/its-so-hot-in-japan-the-fake-food-in-restaurant-windows-is-melting

A friend of mine flew from northern California, to North Carolina on Saturday night and was immediately surprised by what she encountered when she landed. “Why is it so hot here?” she texted before she was even out of the airport. “I haven’t been this hot since...I don’t even know.

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:41:14 -0700 https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/wjk4k4/its-so-hot-in-japan-the-fake-food-in-restaurant-windows-is-melting
<![CDATA[Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not “Human Nature”]]> https://theintercept.com/2018/08/03/climate-change-new-york-times-magazine/

The novella-length piece represents the kind of media commitment that the climate crisis has long deserved but almost never received.

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Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:22:30 -0700 https://theintercept.com/2018/08/03/climate-change-new-york-times-magazine/