MachineMachine /stream - tagged with internet en-us LifePress <![CDATA[The Rotting Internet Is a Collective Hallucination - The Atlantic]]>

Too much has been lost already. The glue that holds humanity’s knowledge together is coming undone. Sixty years ago the futurist Arthur C. Clarke observed that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 23:55:19 -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['Remember the Internet': An Encyclopedia of Online Life - The Atlantic]]>

For many of us, for better or for worse, the internet is home. Our communities are here, because many of them could not exist any other way.

Mon, 17 May 2021 23:55:31 -0700
<![CDATA[The internet didn’t kill counterculture—you just won’t find it on Instagram]]>

Search Google Images for ‘counterculture’ and it overwhelmingly returns black-and-white photos of young people all now over 60.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 23:55:14 -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[BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti on Making the World a Meme]]>

As the decade began, there were rea­sons to be optimistic: America had elected its first black president, and despite a global recession just two years earlier, the world hadn’t cascaded into total financial collapse.

Wed, 01 Jan 2020 06:16:25 -0800
<![CDATA[The Psychology of Paranoid Irony | transmediale]]>

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

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 06:25:12 -0800
<![CDATA[A Complete Taxonomy of Internet Chum - The Awl]]>

This is a bucket of chum. Chum is decomposing fish matter that elicits a purely neurological brain stem response in its target consumer: larger fish, like sharks.

Mon, 27 May 2019 17:28:13 -0700
<![CDATA[Taboola, Outbrain and the Chum Supply Chain]]>

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.

Mon, 27 May 2019 17:28:11 -0700
<![CDATA[How the JPEG Changed Everything | Frieze]]>

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

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:00:52 -0800
<![CDATA[Internet of Evil Draft Syllabus - Google Docs]]>

HDCC 106: Internet of Evil Dr. Daniel Greene College of Information Studies Hornbake South, Room 4105D Schedule office hours via Trevor Paglen’s Vampire (Corpus: Monsters of Capitalism), “Adversarially Evolved Halluc...

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 09:09:46 -0800
<![CDATA[Google and Facebook Didn't End Data Privacy - The Atlantic]]>

A barista gets burned at work, buys first-aid cream at Target, and later that day sees a Facebook ad for the same product. In another Target, someone shouts down the aisle to a companion to pick up some Red Bull; on the ride home, Instagram serves a sponsored post for the beverage.

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:37 -0700
<![CDATA[You're wrong about how the internet fuels conspiracy theories]]>

Conspiracy theories are popular and there is no doubt that the internet has fuelled them on. From the theory that 9/11 was an inside job to the idea that reptilian humanoids rule the world, conspiracy theories have found a natural home online.

Sat, 07 Jul 2018 08:32:44 -0700
<![CDATA[Exploring The Digital Ruins Of 'Second Life' - Digg]]>

I logged into "Second Life" in the year 2018 A.D. It still exists, sort of. Residents and businesses began fleeing for more popular social networks long ago. Vast acres of land are abandoned or sparsely populated by the few remaining diehard users.

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:02:29 -0700
<![CDATA[list: net-art]]>

Working on a project and am looking for good examples of net art/story telling works. Any suggestions?

Tue, 01 May 2018 04:55:20 -0700
<![CDATA[Rude Awakening: Memes as Dialectical Images >]]>

“It’s not that what is past casts its light on what is present, or what is present its light on what is past; rather, image is that wherein what has been comes together in a flash with the now to form a constellation. In other words, image is dialectics at a standstill.

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 04:08:19 -0700
<![CDATA[The Future Of GIFs As Gallery Art, According To The Current Sea]]>

An episode of The Simpsons called “The Computer Wore Menace Shoes” sums up the turn-of-the-century internet quite well. Homer builds a website, dubbed “Mr. X's Web Page” and populates it with animated GIFs of Jesus dancing, screaming mouths, and flying toasters.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:09:25 -0700
<![CDATA[This is fashwave, the suicidal retro-futurist art of the alt-right]]>

In the online art workshops of the white nationalist alt right, young neo-Nazis and neo-fascists trade simple aesthetic tips: Consider your color scheme in advance, build your image in sections of thirds, abandon gradients and add a soft stroke to the text.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:03:14 -0700
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley’s Radical Machine Cult - Motherboard]]>

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

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 07:30:57 -0800
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley’s Radical Machine Cult - Motherboard]]>

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

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:50:57 -0800