MachineMachine /stream - tagged with media https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[The Communal Mind · LRB 21 February 2019]]> https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v41/n04/patricia-lockwood/the-communal-mind

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.

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Mon, 06 Jan 2020 19:34:09 -0800 https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v41/n04/patricia-lockwood/the-communal-mind
<![CDATA[BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti on Making the World a Meme]]> http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/11/buzzfeed-jonah-peretti-2010s.html

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.

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Wed, 01 Jan 2020 06:16:25 -0800 http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/11/buzzfeed-jonah-peretti-2010s.html
<![CDATA[introducing Media Art — jonCates (2019) - jonCates - Medium]]> https://medium.com/@joncates/introducing-media-art-joncates-2019-2de25929aa99

jonCatesAug 21 · 7 min readover the last 15 years of my full-time teaching, i’ve collected, compiled, and processed a number of different ways and approaches for introducing students to Media Art in terms of the aestheticonceptechniques and the theorypractices.

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Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:47:41 -0700 https://medium.com/@joncates/introducing-media-art-joncates-2019-2de25929aa99
<![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[NEW MEDIA TOOLS - Google Docs]]> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I5RulboZQx8X8NO3fDQ6yuCxI0ao0W7AAsz-2W3cqzA/edit?fbclid=IwAR1nxSq8NHRPU8Rgg4e7YRN8sTtBzIX9pyh2Nuv-NpeDVMyslR0PtKpl5zU&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook ]]> Fri, 02 Aug 2019 04:39:32 -0700 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I5RulboZQx8X8NO3fDQ6yuCxI0ao0W7AAsz-2W3cqzA/edit?fbclid=IwAR1nxSq8NHRPU8Rgg4e7YRN8sTtBzIX9pyh2Nuv-NpeDVMyslR0PtKpl5zU&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook <![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[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[The Medium is the Messiah: McLuhan's Religion and its Relationship to His Media Theory | Read Mercer Schuchardt]]> https://secondnaturejournal.com/the-medium-is-the-messiah-mcluhans-religion-and-its-relationship-to-his-media-theory/

To say that Marshall McLuhan was incidentally a Christian, or that his Catholicism was just part of his private life, is a little like saying that Karl Marx was only incidentally a Marxist.

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Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:41 -0700 https://secondnaturejournal.com/the-medium-is-the-messiah-mcluhans-religion-and-its-relationship-to-his-media-theory/
<![CDATA[Google and Facebook Didn't End Data Privacy - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/08/the-age-of-privacy-nihilism-is-here/568198/

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.

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Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:37 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/08/the-age-of-privacy-nihilism-is-here/568198/
<![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[Second Life Still Has 600,000 Regular Users - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/12/second-life-leslie-jamison/544149/

Second Life was supposed to be the future of the internet, but then Facebook came along. Yet many people still spend hours each day inhabiting this virtual realm. Their stories—and the world they’ve built—illuminate the promise and limitations of online life.

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 10:30:33 -0800 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/12/second-life-leslie-jamison/544149/
<![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[John Lanchester reviews ‘The Attention Merchants’ by Tim Wu, ‘Chaos Monkeys’ by Antonio García Martínez and ‘Move Fast and Break Things’ by Jonathan Taplin · LRB 17 August 2017]]> https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n16/john-lanchester/you-are-the-product

At the end of June, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook had hit a new level: two billion monthly active users. That number, the company’s preferred ‘metric’ when measuring its own size, means two billion different people used Facebook in the preceding month.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:24:16 -0700 https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n16/john-lanchester/you-are-the-product
<![CDATA[Writing and Digital Media «]]> https://culturetwo.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/writing-and-digital-media/

{I was invited to teach a seminar at City College’s MFA program in Digital & Interdisciplinary Art Practice. This is the syllabus for the course I came up with.

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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 21:24:15 -0700 https://culturetwo.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/writing-and-digital-media/
<![CDATA[Writing and Digital Media «]]> https://culturetwo.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/writing-and-digital-media/

{I was invited to teach a seminar at City College’s MFA program in Digital & Interdisciplinary Art Practice. This is the syllabus for the course I came up with.

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