MachineMachine /stream - tagged with digital https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Collecting in the Age of Digital Reproduction - Casey REAS - Medium]]> https://medium.com/@REAS/collecting-in-the-age-of-digital-reproduction-ab0640a42fe6

In the art market, almost everything sold is an object such as a drawing, a painting, a sculpture, an installation, or a photograph, but there are some exceptions. These deviations may include a contract, a set of instructions, a digital video file, or a software file.

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Wed, 11 Sep 2019 04:28:29 -0700 https://medium.com/@REAS/collecting-in-the-age-of-digital-reproduction-ab0640a42fe6
<![CDATA[MONSTROUS THOUGHTS: Philosopher Eugene Thacker on the “New Golden Age of Horror” - 032c]]> https://032c.com/monstrous-thoughts-philosopher-eugene-thacker-on-the-new-golden-age-of-horror

When René Descartes, sitting in his armchair in Leiden in 1641, invites his readers to meditate alongside him, you get the sense he could do with the company.

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Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:09:02 -0700 https://032c.com/monstrous-thoughts-philosopher-eugene-thacker-on-the-new-golden-age-of-horror
<![CDATA[Appropriating the Alien: A Critique of Xenofeminism | Mute]]> http://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/appropriating-alien-critique-xenofeminism

The Xenofeminist Manifesto claims, among many things, rationalism and technology as core to a renewed futurist feminist project. However, given the provenance of its moniker and its 'pro-enlightenment' position, Annie Goh asks, WTF exactly is XF?

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Tue, 06 Aug 2019 11:11:21 -0700 http://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/appropriating-alien-critique-xenofeminism
<![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[Washington Monthly | The World Is Choking on Digital Pollution]]> https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/january-february-march-2019/the-world-is-choking-on-digital-pollution/

Tens of thousands of Londoners died of cholera from the 1830s to the 1860s. The causes were simple: mass quantities of human waste and industrial contaminants were pouring into the Thames, the central waterway of a city at the center of a rapidly industrializing world.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:01 -0800 https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/january-february-march-2019/the-world-is-choking-on-digital-pollution/
<![CDATA[How the JPEG Changed Everything | Frieze]]> https://frieze.com/article/how-jpeg-changed-everything

‘Every two minutes, people upload more images to the internet than existed in total just 150 years ago’

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:00:52 -0800 https://frieze.com/article/how-jpeg-changed-everything
<![CDATA[Digital Bibliography]]> http://glotta.ntua.gr/IS-Social/DigitalBiblio.html

AN EVALUATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY: DIGITAL CULTURE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, THE INTERNET, THE WEB By David Abrahamson Northwestern University Prefatory Note: What follows is a discursive compilation of more that four-hundred-and-fifty items, most of fairly recent authorship, united by a common -- though ve

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:38:21 -0800 http://glotta.ntua.gr/IS-Social/DigitalBiblio.html
<![CDATA[BBC - Future - The world's most prolific writer is a Chinese algorithm]]> http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180829-the-worlds-most-prolific-writer-is-a-chinese-algorithm

“Inflatable duck baby pool with canopy.” “Hot selling colourful temporary full arm tattoo for men.” “Splendid reusable dog pee pad (minimum order: 500).

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:50 -0700 http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180829-the-worlds-most-prolific-writer-is-a-chinese-algorithm
<![CDATA[Edward Snowden Reconsidered | by Tamsin Shaw | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books]]> https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/09/13/edward-snowden-reconsidered/

This summer, the fifth anniversary of Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA surveillance passed quietly, adrift on a tide of news that now daily sweeps the ground from under our feet.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:48 -0700 https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/09/13/edward-snowden-reconsidered/
<![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[‘Tsunami of data’ could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025 | Environment | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/tsunami-of-data-could-consume-fifth-global-electricity-by-2025

The communications industry could use 20% of all the world’s electricity by 2025, hampering attempts to meet climate change targets and straining grids as demand by power-hungry server farms storing digital data from billions of smartphones, tablets and internet-connected devices grows expone

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:42 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/tsunami-of-data-could-consume-fifth-global-electricity-by-2025
<![CDATA[Hito Steyerl | Politics of Post-Representation «DIS Magazine]]> http://dismagazine.com/disillusioned-2/62143/hito-steyerl-politics-of-post-representation/

From the militarization of social media to the corporatization of the art world, Hito Steyerl’s writings represent some of the most influential bodies of work in contemporary cultural criticism today.

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Sat, 14 Apr 2018 05:54:20 -0700 http://dismagazine.com/disillusioned-2/62143/hito-steyerl-politics-of-post-representation/
<![CDATA[Glitch Feminism: An Interview With Legacy Russell]]> http://www.berfrois.com/2018/02/glitch-feminism-an-interview-with-legacy-russell/

Legacy Russell is a writer, artist and cultural producer. Her first book Glitch Feminism is forthcoming from Verso. A version of this interview first appeared in the chapter “Distracted to Attention: On Digital Reading” in The Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online (OR Books, 2017).

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:03:11 -0700 http://www.berfrois.com/2018/02/glitch-feminism-an-interview-with-legacy-russell/
<![CDATA[Forensic Architecture: the detail behind the devilry | Art and design | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/feb/25/forensic-architects-eyal-weizman

In 2006 a man walked into an internet cafe in Kassel, Germany, and shot dead Halit Yozgat, a 21-year-old member of the Turkish-German family who owned it. It was the ninth in a series of racist killings by neo-Nazis, the motivation for which the police persistently refused to admit.

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:02:56 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/feb/25/forensic-architects-eyal-weizman
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley’s Radical Machine Cult - Motherboard]]> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/kz7jem/silicon-valley-digitalism-machine-religion-artificial-intelligence-christianity-singularity-google-facebook-cult

We are witnessing the beginning of Silicon Valley institutionalizing its religious beliefs.

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 07:30:57 -0800 https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/kz7jem/silicon-valley-digitalism-machine-religion-artificial-intelligence-christianity-singularity-google-facebook-cult
<![CDATA[What does the panopticon mean in the age of digital surveillance? | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/23/panopticon-digital-surveillance-jeremy-bentham

The parallel between Jeremy Bentham’s panopticon and CCTV may be clear, but what happens when you step into the world of data capture? The philosopher Jeremy Bentham famously requested in his will that his body be dissected and put on public display.

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 07:30:53 -0800 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/23/panopticon-digital-surveillance-jeremy-bentham
<![CDATA[Code, Conservation, and Truth – Ben Fino-Radin – Medium]]> https://medium.com/@benfinoradin/code-conservation-and-truth-10cd5b59e0be

In a recently posted video, Patrick LeMieux(Assistant Professor of Cinema and Digital Media at UC Davis) describes his own material exploration and investigation of Cory Arcangel’s seminal artwork, Super Mario Clouds (2002). LeMieux’s research is spectacular in many ways.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:06:15 -0800 https://medium.com/@benfinoradin/code-conservation-and-truth-10cd5b59e0be
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley’s Radical Machine Cult - Motherboard]]> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/kz7jem/silicon-valley-digitalism-machine-religion-artificial-intelligence-christianity-singularity-google-facebook-cult

We are witnessing the beginning of Silicon Valley institutionalizing its religious beliefs.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:50:57 -0800 https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/kz7jem/silicon-valley-digitalism-machine-religion-artificial-intelligence-christianity-singularity-google-facebook-cult
<![CDATA[What does the panopticon mean in the age of digital surveillance? | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/23/panopticon-digital-surveillance-jeremy-bentham

The parallel between Jeremy Bentham’s panopticon and CCTV may be clear, but what happens when you step into the world of data capture? The philosopher Jeremy Bentham famously requested in his will that his body be dissected and put on public display.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:50:53 -0800 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/23/panopticon-digital-surveillance-jeremy-bentham
<![CDATA[NXS Issue #2 Synthetic Selves]]> http://nxsworld.bigcartel.com/product/nxs-2-synthetic-selves

I contributed a short text to the second issue of NXS: Synthetic Selves. The issue centres on how the self is understood, whether we have a complete agency in constructing ourselves and what kind of images of ourselves we are broadcasting. Buy a copy Online environments are playgrounds for our identities and places for becoming the other. At face value, online platforms seem to promise us the opportunity to become anyone we want. Yet what happens online has consequences in the physical world. And what happens online is supported by the physical systems in which we grow up and live. Technology not only mediates the narratives of our daily lives, it shapes them. With contributions from

Armen Avanessian Hannah Barton Karolien Buurman Gilles De Brock Ivan Cheng Kim de Groot Benjamin Grosser Andrea Karch Kristýna Kulíková Geoffrey Lillemon Geert Lovink Aaron McLaughlin Dr. Alberto Micali Shintaro Miyazaki Nina Power Daniel Rourke Sophia Seawell Marloes de Valk Keith J. Varadi

Release Events NXS will be touring in 3 cities to present the second publication with an exclusive neon cover and screen The One Minutes series curated for the occasion.

Paris: Offprint November 9 – 12 Amsterdam: Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum November 16 Berlin: Trust Ltd November 23

You can Also find NXS at the Exhibition #13 Cybernetic Choreographies at Spectrum Berlin on November 24–26

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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:18:47 -0800 http://nxsworld.bigcartel.com/product/nxs-2-synthetic-selves