MachineMachine /stream - tagged with books https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Collapse of Civilization reading list]]> https://reddit.com/r/collapse/w/books

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

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Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:59:41 -0700 https://reddit.com/r/collapse/w/books
<![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 ancient Greeks warned us about AI: Chips with Everything podcast | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://huffduffer.com/therourke/509756

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

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/audio/2018/nov/02/the-ancient-greeks-warned-us-about-ai-chips-with-everything-podcast

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Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:42:48 -0700 https://huffduffer.com/therourke/509756
<![CDATA[list: food ethics books]]> https://www.facebook.com/danielrourke/posts/10160454811340052

Good books about food and ethics?

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 04:42:25 -0700 https://www.facebook.com/danielrourke/posts/10160454811340052
<![CDATA[Amia Srinivasan reviews ‘Other Minds’ by Peter Godfrey-Smith and ‘The Soul of an Octopus’ by Sy Montgomery · LRB 7 September 2017]]> https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n17/amia-srinivasan/the-sucker-the-sucker

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’.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:24:11 -0700 https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n17/amia-srinivasan/the-sucker-the-sucker
<![CDATA[Books after the Death of the Book | Public Books]]> http://www.publicbooks.org/books-after-the-death-of-the-book/

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

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:54:32 -0700 http://www.publicbooks.org/books-after-the-death-of-the-book/
<![CDATA[Dorothy Santos, UC Santa Cruz // The Book as Cartography]]> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFnOACSrELw

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

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:00:32 -0800 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFnOACSrELw
<![CDATA[In the Name of Humanity | Limn]]> http://limn.it/in-the-name-of-humanity/

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.

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Sun, 06 Mar 2016 07:20:02 -0800 http://limn.it/in-the-name-of-humanity/
<![CDATA[Keep your scythe, the real green future is high-tech, democratic, and radical / Boing Boing]]> https://boingboing.net/2016/01/12/keep-your-scythe-the-real-gre.html

"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.

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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:32:10 -0800 https://boingboing.net/2016/01/12/keep-your-scythe-the-real-gre.html
<![CDATA[A Brief History of Books That Do Not Exist | Literary Hub]]> http://lithub.com/a-brief-history-of-books-that-do-not-exist/

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.

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Sat, 09 Jan 2016 08:10:49 -0800 http://lithub.com/a-brief-history-of-books-that-do-not-exist/
<![CDATA[The Block is the Successor to The Book: A Publishing Proposal]]> https://rhizome.org/editorial/2015/nov/17/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.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 08:45:41 -0800 https://rhizome.org/editorial/2015/nov/17/the-block-is-the-successor-to-the-book-a-publishing-proposal/
<![CDATA[A welcome dose of environmental optimism - environment - 04 July 2015 - New Scientist]]> http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730280.500-a-welcome-dose-of-environmental-optimism.html?cmpid=SOC%25257CNSNS%25257C2015-GLOBAL-hoot

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.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:22:35 -0700 http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730280.500-a-welcome-dose-of-environmental-optimism.html?cmpid=SOC%25257CNSNS%25257C2015-GLOBAL-hoot
<![CDATA[Weird realism: John Gray on the moral universe of H P Lovecraft]]> http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/10/weird-realism-john-gray-moral-universe-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.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:57:52 -0700 http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/10/weird-realism-john-gray-moral-universe-h-p-lovecraft
<![CDATA[books - Futurology]]> http://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/wiki/books

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.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:48:03 -0800 http://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/wiki/books
<![CDATA[Dark Arts | The Verge]]> http://www.theverge.com/culture/2014/3/19/5475122/dark-arts-tumblr-cyberpunk-renaissance

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

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:24:00 -0800 http://www.theverge.com/culture/2014/3/19/5475122/dark-arts-tumblr-cyberpunk-renaissance
<![CDATA[Japanese science fiction award opens entries to aliens and computers | Books | The Guardian]]> http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/24/japanese-science-fiction-award-aliens-computers-hoshi-prize-shinichi

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.

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:23:52 -0800 http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/24/japanese-science-fiction-award-aliens-computers-hoshi-prize-shinichi
<![CDATA[Space in the Tropics "ch01"]]> http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/view?docId=kt9b69q8p7;chunk.id=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.

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:23:51 -0800 http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/view?docId=kt9b69q8p7;chunk.id=ch01;doc.view=print
<![CDATA[The novel is dead (this time it's for real) | Books | The Guardian]]> http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/may/02/will-self-novel-dead-literary-fiction?CMP=fb_gu

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.

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Fri, 02 May 2014 09:56:22 -0700 http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/may/02/will-self-novel-dead-literary-fiction?CMP=fb_gu
<![CDATA[Rhizome | Using, Using, Used]]> http://rhizome.org/editorial/2010/feb/24/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

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Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:51:00 -0800 http://rhizome.org/editorial/2010/feb/24/using-using-used/
<![CDATA[A vested interest in palimpsest]]> http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/12/18/robert-fulford-a-vested-interest-in-palimpsest/

The English language contains certain meaning-rich words that command attention and stir controversy. “Paradigm,” for instance: When Thomas Kuhn used it in 1966 to describe accepted scientific theories, and gave us the phrase “paradigm shift,” he launched a thousand articles, several hundred books and quite a few careers, some just distantly related to science.

That kind of word raises curiosity and pries open the imagination, encouraging us to think about what we might otherwise ignore. My favourite is “palimpsest.” When I first noticed it in print, four decades ago, it struck me as odd, beautiful and full of promise. It’s a term that engages many writers and continues to attract new meanings but to some readers it still seems slightly far-fetched, maybe outrageous.

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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 03:45:00 -0800 http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/12/18/robert-fulford-a-vested-interest-in-palimpsest/