MachineMachine /stream - tagged with reading en-us LifePress <![CDATA[Joyful Militancy | The Anarchist Library]]>

To survive. Just keep it alive Like the moment when I first heard Gil Scott-Heron, I knew upon first read that I would return to this book.

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:36:31 -0800
<![CDATA[An Incomplete Timeline of What We Tried]]>

Human extinction. The coordinated release of various strains of a human sterilization virus.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:13:06 -0700
<![CDATA[Revolution or Ruin - Journal #110 June 2020 - e-flux]]>

We know how the first paragraph begins. We’ve read about the changing climate for over twenty years, infrequently at first and then daily until we couldn’t deny it any longer. The world is burning. The oceans are heating up and acidifying. Species are dying in the Sixth Great Extinction.

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:13:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Reading List | From the Archive: Readings for a Pandemic]]>

Here at Places, in the Bay Area, we are sheltering in place, and adjusting to changed rhythms and new anxieties as we communicate via Skype or Zoom, check the news obsessively, and find new forms of social solidarity in the time of social distancing.

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 17:59:16 -0700
<![CDATA[A Theory-Fiction Reading List – The Wasted World]]>

What even is theory-fiction? In short, it is the intersection of theory and fiction, and also the “dissolution of the opposition itself” (Fisher 1999, p 156).

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 08:54:19 -0800
<![CDATA[Worlds || Fall 2019 - Ahmed Ansari - Medium]]>

This 7 week studio mini will deal with designing at the intersection of three things: developing rich worlds, i.e. experiences and narratives, understanding how different mediums work and what they do, and understanding how genres work in terms of conventions around content and form.

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:47:41 -0700
<![CDATA[The Arrogance of the Anthropocene - The Atlantic]]>

On geological timescales, human civilization is an event, not an epoch. Humans are now living in a new geological epoch of our own making: the Anthropocene. Or so we’re told.

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 08:05:08 -0700
<![CDATA[Appropriating the Alien: A Critique of Xenofeminism | Mute]]>

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?

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 11:11:21 -0700
<![CDATA[scholars on feminism and technology, particularly those with cross-cultural and non-western perspectives]]>

Who are your go-to scholars on feminism and technology, particularly those with cross-cultural and non-western perspectives?

Fri, 26 Jul 2019 04:59:11 -0700
<![CDATA[Summer intensive science fiction course]]> ]]> Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:35:21 -0700 <![CDATA[Readings in AI Ethics - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics]]>

Irina Raicu is the director of the Internet Ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Views are her own.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:53:13 -0700
<![CDATA[Towards an anti-fascist AI -]]>

This talk is about some pressing issues with AI that don't usually make the headlines, and why tackling those issues means developing an antifascist AI. When i talk about AI i'm talking about machine learning and about artificial neural networks, also known as deep learning1.

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:31:46 -0700
<![CDATA[Crapularity Aesthetics | Making & Breaking]]>

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.

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:08 -0800
<![CDATA[Digital Bibliography]]>

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

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:38:21 -0800
<![CDATA[Horror is a dark and piercing reflection of our anxious times | Aeon Essays]]>

In Ray Bradbury’s horror short story, ‘The Next in Line’ (1955), a woman visits the catacombs in Guanajuato, Mexico. Mummified bodies line the walls.

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:43 -0700
<![CDATA[CENHS @ Rice! » New Materialism, Environmental Justice, and Digital Sites of Resistance: Figuring the Cyborg Activist]]>

Below is a shortened version of Annie Culver’s essay that won Honorable Mention in the 2017 Greene Prize for Environmental Writing. Annie is a PhD student in English at Rice University.

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 09:31:20 -0700
<![CDATA[What Is Toxic White Feminism? - When Feminism Is White Supremacy]]>

When I heard about the tragic murder of 18-year-old Nia Wilson, who was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in Oakland last month, I could feel my heart begin to bleed. My community of black women were grieving yet again.

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:36 -0700
<![CDATA[Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not “Human Nature”]]>

The novella-length piece represents the kind of media commitment that the climate crisis has long deserved but almost never received.

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:22:30 -0700
<![CDATA[Casting Code: Reflections on 3D Printing Blog The letterhead of...]]>

Casting Code: Reflections on 3D Printing Blog The letterhead of Henri Lebossé announces that his firm uses a ‘mathematically perfected process’ and a ‘special machine’ for ‘reducing and enlarging objects of “art and industry”’.

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 08:17:37 -0700
<![CDATA[The Neologismcene | Literature, the Humanities, & the World]]>

This particular terminological game is just about up, I think, and it's no surprise that Anthropos has won again. I don't think we'll be using any word but Anthropocene to describe the ecological present anytime soon. More's the pity, perhaps—but the Anthropocene is here to stay.

Thu, 24 May 2018 07:47:24 -0700