MachineMachine /stream - tagged with kipple https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Crapularity Aesthetics | Making & Breaking]]> https://makingandbreaking.org/article/crapularity-aesthetics/

In 2011, a loose group of “grumpy futurists” wrote up an extensive list of “Alternatives to the Singularity” in a collaborative Google Document. “The Singularity”, in popular culture and para-religious belief, refers to the point where machine intelligence leaves humans behind.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:08 -0800 https://makingandbreaking.org/article/crapularity-aesthetics/
<![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[Dying Alone in Japan: The Industry Devoted to What’s Left Behind - Bloomberg]]> https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-07-18/japan-s-lonely-death-industry

As the country’s population ages and shrinks, there’s increasing demand for services that clean out and dispose of the property of the dead.

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Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:32:13 -0700 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-07-18/japan-s-lonely-death-industry
<![CDATA[Will Wiles: "Let's save some of the Whitechapel Fatberg"]]> https://www.dezeen.com/2017/09/26/save-whitechapel-fatberg-london-sewers-opinion-will-wiles/

In 1965, American sculptor Claes Oldenburg proposed an object of quite unforgettable brute simplicity for New York City. Oldenburg may be best known today for his cuddly "soft sculptures" and monumental pop-art reproductions of everyday objects, but this was neither cuddly nor pop.

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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:27:07 -0700 https://www.dezeen.com/2017/09/26/save-whitechapel-fatberg-london-sewers-opinion-will-wiles/
<![CDATA[My father’s hoarding inspired me to change other people’s lives | Life and style | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/02/my-fathers-hoarding-inspired-me-to-change-other-peoples-lives

The job of clearing out her father’s house after his death led Jo Cooke to discover more about his childhood in Poland and strange behaviour – a process that helped her change career My father’s death from pneumonia on 1 January 2012, aged 81, was almost a relief.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:24:15 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/02/my-fathers-hoarding-inspired-me-to-change-other-peoples-lives
<![CDATA[Crapularity Hermeneutics]]> http://cramer.pleintekst.nl/essays/crapularity_hermeneutics/

“Language is easy to capture but difficult to read”, in the words of the poet and media researcher John Cayley.1 Cayley wrote this sentence merely as a footnote to an essay on his “terms of reference”, yet it sums up the whole dilemma of so-called “big data” processing.

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Sun, 09 Apr 2017 02:56:09 -0700 http://cramer.pleintekst.nl/essays/crapularity_hermeneutics/
<![CDATA[Global Hoarding? Human-made Junk Now Outweighs Humans Themselves, Scientists Say | The Tyee]]> https://thetyee.ca/News/2016/12/08/Human-Made-Junk/

Human-engineered structures and gadgets from cities to cellphones now represent an enormous mass weight of nearly 30 trillion tonnes on the planet, or vastly more than the world’s forests or life in the oceans.

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Sat, 31 Dec 2016 06:38:20 -0800 https://thetyee.ca/News/2016/12/08/Human-Made-Junk/
<![CDATA[The “technosphere” now weighs 30 trillion tons | Ars Technica]]> http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/12/the-technosphere-now-weighs-30-trillion-tons/

We can now quantify how much humans have changed the surface of the planet.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:21:29 -0800 http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/12/the-technosphere-now-weighs-30-trillion-tons/
<![CDATA['Great Pacific garbage patch' far bigger than imagined, aerial survey shows | Environment | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/04/great-pacific-garbage-patch-ocean-plastic-trash

Giant collection of fishing nets, plastic containers and other discarded items called a ‘ticking time bomb’ as large items crumble into micro plastics 13.02 EDT Last modified on Tuesday 4 October 2016 13.

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Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:37:38 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/04/great-pacific-garbage-patch-ocean-plastic-trash
<![CDATA[Marie Kondo's Life-Changing Magic and Hoarders - The Atlantic]]> http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/hoarding-in-the-time-of-marie-kondo/502085/

CHICAGO—It was Nordstrom’s anniversary sale, and Marnie couldn’t help herself. She ran to the shoe display, and, with a swooping bear hug, grabbed up an entire row of gemstone-hued Nikes. Marnie is a self-identified hoarder, and she was here as part of an intervention of sorts.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:40:16 -0700 http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/hoarding-in-the-time-of-marie-kondo/502085/
<![CDATA[The Dark Web Is Mostly Full of Garbage]]> http://gizmodo.com/the-deep-web-is-mostly-full-of-garbage-1786857267

The dark web—the portion of the deep web only accessible through specific software—exists to serve the needs of hackers-for-hire, hitmen, internet drug kingpins, child pornographers, and their inevitable customers. That’s the public consensus. Then there’s the counter-narrative.

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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:15:13 -0700 http://gizmodo.com/the-deep-web-is-mostly-full-of-garbage-1786857267
<![CDATA[The Great Pacific Garbage Patch was the myth we needed to save our oceans.]]> http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/the_next_20/2016/09/the_great_pacific_garbage_patch_was_the_myth_we_needed_to_save_our_oceans.html

In early August 1997, Charles Moore found himself floating through the North Pacific in his Tasmanian-built catamaran.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 01:42:48 -0700 http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/the_next_20/2016/09/the_great_pacific_garbage_patch_was_the_myth_we_needed_to_save_our_oceans.html
<![CDATA[Crabs With Beach Trash Homes – Okinawa, Japan | Okinawa Nature Photography]]> http://okinawanaturephotography.com/crabs-with-beach-trash-homes-okinawa-japan/

It’s important to photograph the hermit crabs in their natural habitat.  I prefer to photograph them using a wide angle lens to achieve a unique perspective. Hermit crab in a glass bottle- Yomitan, Okinawa.

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Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:14:15 -0700 http://okinawanaturephotography.com/crabs-with-beach-trash-homes-okinawa-japan/
<![CDATA[Embracing the Horror of The Anthropocence (plenary talk)]]> http://machinemachine.net/portfolio/embracing-the-horror-of-the-anthropocene/

This talk was delivered as the plenary paper for The 11th Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference, Imperial College, London, 2nd August 2016. You can find the full content of the talk beneath the slides in the comments section, or click the gear icon below and select ‘Open speaker notes’ It is presented here under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence – please use as you wish, but always reference and refer back to this post or the slide show.

“Any sufficiently advanced civilisation is indistinguishable from its garbage.” – Bruce Sterling

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:50:49 -0700 http://machinemachine.net/portfolio/embracing-the-horror-of-the-anthropocene/
<![CDATA[Abandoned shops, discarded laundry and traffic lights signalling to empty streets: Eerie images inside Fukushima's exclusion zone five years after the nuclear disaster | Daily Mail Online]]> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3686045/Abandoned-shops-discarded-laundry-traffic-lights-signalling-streets-Eerie-images-inside-Fukushima-s-exclusion-zone-five-years-nuclear-disaster.html

More than five years after the devastating tsunami and the 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck north-eastern Japan, causing the explosion of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, the Japanese town remains abandoned. Since April 22, 2011, an area within 20km (12.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:01:53 -0700 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3686045/Abandoned-shops-discarded-laundry-traffic-lights-signalling-streets-Eerie-images-inside-Fukushima-s-exclusion-zone-five-years-nuclear-disaster.html
<![CDATA[Even the World's Deepest Trench Is Full of Garbage Now]]> http://gizmodo.com/even-the-worlds-deepest-trench-is-full-of-garbage-now-1782306048

The Mariana Trench is the deepest spot in the ocean—and it’s home to some strange sights, sounds, and creatures. But there’s one thing down there that’s very familiar: a whole bunch of garbage.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:29:24 -0700 http://gizmodo.com/even-the-worlds-deepest-trench-is-full-of-garbage-now-1782306048
<![CDATA[This disturbing map shows just how much plastic is floating in our oceans | World Economic Forum]]> https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/06/this-disturbing-map-shows-just-how-much-plastic-is-floating-in-our-oceans ]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:59:49 -0700 https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/06/this-disturbing-map-shows-just-how-much-plastic-is-floating-in-our-oceans <![CDATA[The 3D Additivist Manifesto at HMKV, Dortmund (exhibition)]]> http://additivism.org/post/142790167614

The 3D Additivist Manifesto at HMKV, Dortmund (May 2016)In the series HMKV Video of the Month, HMKV presents current video works by international artists for the duration of one month each. In May 2016 we are presenting The 3D Additivist Manifesto by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke.Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel RourkeThe 3D Additivist Manifesto (Das 3D-Additivistische Manifest)Video, 2015, 10:11 Min.Almost 100 years after its publication Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke are updating the Futurist Manifesto (1909) by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in a dark but appropriate way.

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:51:51 -0700 http://additivism.org/post/142790167614
<![CDATA[Accelerationist Art]]> http://additivism.org/post/142786794281

Accelerationist ArtDespite its image of rapid technological change, progress under capitalism has stalled. Spinning ever faster is not the same as going somewhere. Contemporary Accelerationism wants to take off the brakes, and it is enlisting art’s help to do so……Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke have produced the Additivist Manifesto for art in the Anthropocene (the video for it features the “Urinal” 3D printable model I commissioned from Chris Webber). They “…call for you to accelerate the 3D printer and other technologies to their absolute limits and beyond into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird”. This is the kind of acceleration through (and into) art that works as both epistemic and left accelerationism without merely illustrating the program of or being instrumentalised by either. It is accelerated critical theory.

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:44:14 -0700 http://additivism.org/post/142786794281
<![CDATA[»Wir haben die Möglichkeit, Dinge auferstehen zu lassen«Warum...]]> http://additivism.org/post/142627751949

»Wir haben die Möglichkeit, Dinge auferstehen zu lassen« Warum tut es vielen Menschen fast körperlich weh zu sehen, wie Terroristen auf Statuen mit dem Vorschlaghammer einhauen? Weil diese Kunstwerke die Geschichte und Kultur von 3000 Jahren Zivilisation repräsentieren.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:52:03 -0700 http://additivism.org/post/142627751949