MachineMachine /stream - search for mind en-us LifePress <![CDATA[Creative and/or weird uses and abuses of Twitch streaming]]>

I am interested in innovative, creative uses and/or abuses of the Twitch streaming platform. Streamers who have used the platform as a creative medium, regardless of its (main) intention as a place for game streaming. Art and performance are what come to mind, but I am open to anything, either a single use case or a particular streamer who uses Twitch in an ongoing 'weird' way. My knowledge of Twitch is small, so I am limited on examples of what I mean... but the streamer 'Sushi Dragon' is doing super amazing things. Using the Twitch platform as a way for viewers to kind of 'programme' his dancing routines. Users respond in live chat, and the responses determine what music is played, filters drafted, and how Sushi Dragon is supposed to respond (and dance). The results are often hilarious.

Thu, 17 Nov 2022 07:11:18 -0800
<![CDATA[Black Swan events disrupting or delaying (pop) cultural releases]]>

I am looking for examples of (pop) cultural events/releases that were delayed or cancelled because an unforeseeable event eerily echoed their content in some way.

For instance, I just discovered that Kylie Minogue's 6th album 'Impossible Princess' was delayed by almost a year because Princess Diana died just before its planned release in 1997 (obviously because of the proposed title).

What other cultural creations suffered similar setbacks because of absolutely unpredictable circumstances (so-called 'Black Swan' events)? Three others that came to mind were:

  • Nintendo's recent delay of 'Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp' for the Switch because of the war in Ukraine.

  • The infamous summer 2001 trailer for Spiderman depicted a helicopter suspended between the World Trade Towers. This scene then, quite possibly because of the events of 9/11, never made it into the final movie.

  • And a more obscure one... the recall and reissue of UK Indie band The Bluetones' single 'Cut Some Rug', because the artwork depicted a classroom emptying... an image that then eerily echoed the tragic school shooting at Dunblane school in 1996.

All four of these examples are because of a serious, tragic event taking place that strangely echoed their proposed content. These are the kind of things I am thinking about, though they need not necessary be considered 'tragic' to count.

Mon, 17 Oct 2022 09:51:14 -0700
<![CDATA[How to Change Your Mind About COVID-19 - The Atlantic]]>

In the spring of 2020, as Americans continued to proclaim their excitement for basketball games and parades, an ER doctor named Dylan Smith watched in dismay. Was everyone else ignoring reality? That March, New York City hesitated to close its schools during the city’s first COVID wave.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:15 -0700
<![CDATA[‘The Game is Over’: AI breakthrough puts DeepMind on verge of achieving human-level artificial intelligence | The Independent]]>

Human-level artificial intelligence is close to finally being achieved, according to a lead researcher at Google’s DeepMind AI division.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:12 -0700
<![CDATA[No music on Mars: Sound is different on the red planet - Big Think]]>

Your mind’s eye can already paint a picture of what Mars looks like. You will probably conjure up the image of a barren landscape of scattered boulders and pebbles under a reddish-brown sky. It is familiar by now. But what about our other senses?

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:04 -0700
<![CDATA[Did Covid Change How We Dream? - The New York Times]]>

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. Deirdre Barrett’s body was in bed, but her mind was in a library. The library was inside a very old house, with glowing oil lamps and shelves of beautiful leatherbound books.

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 02:51:27 -0800
<![CDATA[It's Possible to Run Doom on 16 Billion Crabs]]>

Of the many beloved and influential franchises to come out of the medium of video games, Doom is a name that comes to mind for a lot of players.

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 01:51:38 -0800
<![CDATA[Transformation and Transcendence in 1980s Body Horror ‹ CrimeReads]]>

‘My mind is bent to tell of bodies changed into new forms.’ These are the opening words of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 03:51:19 -0700
<![CDATA[The Changing Ontology of the Image | The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics]]>

Traditionally we think of images as relatively individualized or delimited phenomena that, in one way or the other, appear to the human mind and apparatus of perception. Currently, however, we are witnessing an intensification of what we might call thenetworkedness of the image along with a proliferation of machine imagery that operates independently of human perception and cognition. These “operative images” are, in Harun Farocki’s oft-cited formulation, “images without a social goal, not for edification, not for reflection”—they “do not represent an object, but rather are part of an operation.” In fact, one might claim that one of the characteristics of the contemporary image-space is its increasing integration of operational images and machine vision.

Sun, 04 Jul 2021 22:36:39 -0700
<![CDATA[The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel: Artificial Intelligence and Neoreaction - Viewpoint Magazine]]>

Science fiction tells us that a change in a past event, caused by the intervention of a time traveler, will open up a parallel timeline that leads to an alternate present. The example that comes to mind, for some reason, is Back to the Future, Part II.

Mon, 31 May 2021 01:55:10 -0700
<![CDATA["MICHAELSOFT BINBOWS" isn't what you think it is]]>

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Sun, 16 May 2021 10:00:16 -0700
<![CDATA[The Closing of the Scientific Mind - David Gelernter, Commentary Magazine]]>

The huge cultural authority science has acquired over the past century imposes large duties on every scientist. Scientists have acquired the power to impress and intimidate every time they open their mouths, and it is their responsibility to keep this power in mind no matter what they say or do.

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 05:55:18 -0700
<![CDATA[Why “the Mind Is Just a Computation” Is a Fatally Flawed Idea | Mind Matters]]>

The computational theory of mind (CTM) is the theory that the mind is a computation (calculation) done by the brain. That is, the mind works by rule-based manipulation of symbols, which is what a computer does — computation. Thus our mental states are computational states.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:17 -0700
<![CDATA[Critical Designer, Activist Engineer: Making Things and Making Things Happen]]>

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.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 03:59:27 -0700
<![CDATA[Susan Rogers’ catalyst songs - Take 5 - ABC Radio]]>

Susan Rogers, by her own admission, is a rare bird. A female producer and sound engineer in an industry dominated by men, her drive and commitment would land her side by side with Prince as his star soared. She came to work with him in Paisley Park as an audio technician right before he would begin Purple Rain, and she’d stay working with him and becoming his sound engineer through his commercial peak; recording Parade, Around the World in a Day, The Black Album, and Sign O the Times. But Prince isn’t the only part of Susan Rogers’ story. In 1988 she left Minneapolis, and would go on to produce some of the biggest hits of the 90’s before taking the money from that to go back to school, and become a Professor at one of the world’s most prestigious music schools. Her name is synonymous with Prince, but the story of how Susan got there, and what she did after this legendary collaboration, is just as fascinating. From finding her musical tribe as a kid in Orange County, to recording some of the most loved songs of all time, and diving into the neuroscience of why we connect with song, this is a brilliant conversation with a curious mind, and living legend. James Brown - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag Prince - Let's Go Crazy Geggy Tah - Whoever You Are Barenaked Ladies - One Week Wilson Pickett - In the Midnight Hour

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 04:16:32 -0700
<![CDATA[AlphaGo - The Movie | Full Documentary]]>

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?

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 07:04:51 -0700
<![CDATA[How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy - Vox]]>

No matter how President Trump’s impeachment trial plays out in the Senate, one thing is certain: Despite the incontrovertible facts at the center of the story, the process will change very few minds.

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 19:02:17 -0800
<![CDATA[The Communal Mind · LRB 21 February 2019]]>

Afew​ years ago, when it suddenly occurred to us that the internet was a place we could never leave, I began to keep a diary of what it felt like to be there in the days of its snowy white disintegration, which felt also like the disintegration of my own mind. My interest was not academic.

Mon, 06 Jan 2020 19:34:09 -0800
<![CDATA[A single inhalation of vapor from dried toad secretion containing 5-methoxy- N, N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) in a naturalistic setting is related to sustained enhancement of satisfaction with life, mindfulness-related capacities, and a decrement of psychopathological symptoms.]]>

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Wed, 28 Aug 2019 20:25:30 -0700
<![CDATA[What’s yr take on Evola? Some very late words on Nina Power’s recent stances | Cautiously pessimistic]]>

The aftermath of the Piazza della Loggia bombing, a 1974 attack carried out by the Evola-inspired group Ordine Nuovo. Debate is a cover-story: never having to be honest about your true intentions while pretending to be open-minded.

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:44:39 -0700