MachineMachine /stream - tagged with books en-us LifePress <![CDATA[The best nonfiction tech books of all time]]>

Not only does Ullman tell us what it was like to be an engineer during the dot-com bubble, but she does it in prose that many professional writers envy.

Thu, 29 Jun 2023 07:34:18 -0700
<![CDATA[Collapse of Civilization reading list]]>

This is a list of books on and related to collapse broken down by various categories.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:59:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public | Internet Archive Blogs]]>

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.

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 05:21:25 -0700
<![CDATA[The ancient Greeks warned us about AI: Chips with Everything podcast | Technology | The Guardian]]>

Author Adrienne Mayor discusses the myths that contained the first blueprints for artificial intelligence

Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:42:48 -0700
<![CDATA[list: food ethics books]]>

Good books about food and ethics?

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 04:42:25 -0700
<![CDATA[Amia Srinivasan reviews ‘Other Minds’ by Peter Godfrey-Smith and ‘The Soul of an Octopus’ by Sy Montgomery · LRB 7 September 2017]]>

In 1815, 15 years before he made his most famous print, The Great Wave, Hokusai published three volumes of erotic art. In one of them there is a woodcut print known in English as ‘The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife’ and in Japanese as ‘Tako to ama’, ‘Octopus and Shell Diver’.

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:24:11 -0700
<![CDATA[Books after the Death of the Book | Public Books]]>

Last summer I decided to assign Ted Chiang’s The Lifecycle of Software Objects in the graduate course I was getting ready to teach.

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:54:32 -0700
<![CDATA[Dorothy Santos, UC Santa Cruz // The Book as Cartography]]>

The Book as Cartography: The Materialization of Digital and Imagined Spaces

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:00:32 -0800
<![CDATA[In the Name of Humanity | Limn]]>

The total archive is already here, Balázs Bodó finds it hidden in the shadows and run by pirates. As I write this in August 2015, we are in the middle of one of the worst refugee crises in modern Western history.

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 07:20:02 -0800
<![CDATA[Keep your scythe, the real green future is high-tech, democratic, and radical / Boing Boing]]>

"Radical ecology" has come to mean a kind of left-wing back-to-the-landism that throws off consumer culture and mass production for a pastoral low-tech lifestyle.

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:32:10 -0800
<![CDATA[A Brief History of Books That Do Not Exist | Literary Hub]]>

I love books that exist almost as much as I love books that don’t exist. So I have written some books, The Seas, The Invention of Everything Else and Mr. Splitfoot, but more importantly I have not written many, many more books.

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 08:10:49 -0800
<![CDATA[The Block is the Successor to The Book: A Publishing Proposal]]>

In this text, we introduce Txtblock, a decentralized tool for publishing and distribution of digital text in a format called the block—a squarely defined, eternally immutable unit of information. The block is the successor of the book. Cryptographically bound, the block is given a name that is directly derived from its content. In this way it is made tamper-proof and resistant to censorship. We see this proposal as a small contribution to the internet renaissance.

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 08:45:41 -0800
<![CDATA[A welcome dose of environmental optimism - environment - 04 July 2015 - New Scientist]]>

From rainforest revival and green technology to social changes, the age of humans is not necessarily a one-way ticket to eco-disaster, argue three new books Will more of the world's cities share Singapore's future vision of itself? (Image: Suzanne Lee/SGIA/Panos Pictures) OPTIMISM is in the air.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:22:35 -0700
<![CDATA[Weird realism: John Gray on the moral universe of H P Lovecraft]]>

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:57:52 -0700
<![CDATA[books - Futurology]]>

Welcome to r/Futurology, a subreddit devoted to speculation about the future through discussions, images, videos, art, gifs, and tedtalks about technology, civilization, foresight, futurology, futurism, existential risk reduction, space colonization, A.I.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:48:03 -0800
<![CDATA[Dark Arts | The Verge]]>

So even though cyberpunk may be dead, the people who grew up on Gibson’s writing, Akira, and Blade Runner are still around.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:24:00 -0800
<![CDATA[Japanese science fiction award opens entries to aliens and computers | Books | The Guardian]]>

Last week, the Australian writer Richard Flanagan stalked on to the stage wearing a broad grin, kissed the Duchess of Cornwall and grasped the 2014 Man Booker prize.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:23:52 -0800
<![CDATA[Space in the Tropics "ch01"]]>;;doc.view=print

Thence emerged the story of Robinson, in the way a dream might occur. When this dream was published, however, all Europe realized that it had been dreaming it.. They would make their islands in their own image.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:23:51 -0800;;doc.view=print
<![CDATA[The novel is dead (this time it's for real) | Books | The Guardian]]>

If you happen to be a writer, one of the great benisons of having children is that your personal culture-mine is equipped with its own canaries.

Fri, 02 May 2014 09:56:22 -0700
<![CDATA[Rhizome | Using, Using, Used]]>

Within the pages of Digital Folklore Reader, Olia Lialina, one of the book's editors, refers to a claim by the social media researcher Danah Boyd, that some American teenagers identify as Facebook and others as MySpace-preferring a conformist and clean interface persona, or a rebellious and visually

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:51:00 -0800