MachineMachine /stream - tagged with technology https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Stuart Russell on why now is the time to start thinking about superintelligent AI - Science Weekly podcast | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://huffduffer.com/therourke/552830

Prof Stuart Russell wrote the book on artificial intelligence back in 1995, when the next few decades of AI were uncertain. Sitting down with Ian Sample, he talks about his latest book, which warns of a dystopian future in which humans are outsmarted by machines. But how did we get here?

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/audio/2019/oct/18/stuart-russell-on-why-now-is-the-time-to-start-thinking-about-superintelligent-ai-science-weekly-podcast

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Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:36:57 -0700 https://huffduffer.com/therourke/552830
<![CDATA[Elon Musk argues that we must put a million people on Mars if we are to ensure that humanity has a future]]> https://aeon.co/essays/the-elon-musk-interview-on-mars

‘Fuck Earth!’ Elon Musk said to me, laughing. ‘Who cares about Earth?’ We were sitting in his cubicle, in the front corner of a large open-plan office at SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles. It was a sunny afternoon, a Thursday, one of three designated weekdays Musk spends at SpaceX.

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Sat, 10 Aug 2019 13:20:50 -0700 https://aeon.co/essays/the-elon-musk-interview-on-mars
<![CDATA[Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures | ISSN 1555-9351]]> http://hyperrhiz.io/hyperrhiz20/expanding-criticism/2-hanna-future-shock.html

Citation: Hanna, Julian. ““Future Shock”: Manifestos in the Digital Age.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures no. 20, 2019. doi:10.20415/hyp/020.ex02 Abstract: The manifesto is currently one of most useful and vital online forms.

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Tue, 28 May 2019 23:03:14 -0700 http://hyperrhiz.io/hyperrhiz20/expanding-criticism/2-hanna-future-shock.html
<![CDATA[Technological and Posthuman Zones – Critical Posthumanism]]> http://criticalposthumanism.net/genealogy/technological-and-posthuman-zones/

Modern technology seems always to have been judged according to its utility for human beings. To the extent that technologies have been viewed as tools, instruments, or prostheses for human use, and thus under human control, they have largely been seen in positive, utopian terms.

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Fri, 30 Nov 2018 03:17:17 -0800 http://criticalposthumanism.net/genealogy/technological-and-posthuman-zones/
<![CDATA[The ancient Greeks warned us about AI: Chips with Everything podcast | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://huffduffer.com/therourke/509756

Author Adrienne Mayor discusses the myths that contained the first blueprints for artificial intelligence

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/audio/2018/nov/02/the-ancient-greeks-warned-us-about-ai-chips-with-everything-podcast

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Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:42:48 -0700 https://huffduffer.com/therourke/509756
<![CDATA[Stop treating tech jerks like gods]]> https://nypost.com/2018/09/01/stop-treating-tech-jerks-like-gods/

Could we stop worshipping rich men who are jerks? On Tuesday, Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla, took to Twitter once again with bizarre comments, saying how “strange” it is that the cave diver who rescued the Thai boys didn’t sue him after he called him a pedophile.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:53 -0700 https://nypost.com/2018/09/01/stop-treating-tech-jerks-like-gods/
<![CDATA[Opinion | It’s Not Technology That’s Disrupting Our Jobs - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/18/opinion/technology/technology-gig-economy.html

The insecure nature of work is a result of decisions by corporations and policymakers. Mr. Hyman is an economic historian.

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Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:40 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/18/opinion/technology/technology-gig-economy.html
<![CDATA[The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality]]> https://www.theverge.com/a/virtual-reality

I wonder if the reason we keep on cycling back to hope about cool things like VR is that for all the tech news and our fetishizing about our touch devices, we’re still a little disappointed in the menu of tech items that we have at this late date.

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Sun, 22 Jul 2018 05:33:19 -0700 https://www.theverge.com/a/virtual-reality
<![CDATA[The humanist left must challenge the rise of cyborg socialism]]> https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/04/humanist-left-must-challenge-rise-cyborg-socialism

Undiagnosed by the mainstream media and much of the academic community, a major intellectual renewal is underway across the left. It is energetic and tech-savvy, building platforms such as Novara Media.

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Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:34:14 -0700 https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/04/humanist-left-must-challenge-rise-cyborg-socialism
<![CDATA[10. Salon Digital: #Additivism and the Art of Collective Survival - Daniel Rourke]]> https://vimeo.com/250198657

In diesem Video geht es um den Salon Digital 10. Dokumentation des 10. Salon Digital an der Hochschule für Künste Bremen am 29.11.2017. Mit Daniel Rourke. / filmische Dokumentation: Eva Klauss Rather than try and solve the problems we face as a planetary species - political and social problems which have been with us for millennia; or problems which come with new, and shiny names like ‘The Anthropocene’ - Daniel Rourke and Morehshin Allahyari, in their #'Additivism project, look to question the very notion of ‘the solution’: asking how the stories our problem come wrapped in are products of particular privileges, identities, and points of view. In this talk Daniel Rourke introduces The 3D Additivist Manifesto and Cookbook, showcasing some of the 'post-solution' projects it contains, and asking difficult questions of how to act once there are no solutions left. What is #Additivism? In March 2015 Allahyari & Rourke released The 3D Additivist Manifesto, a call to push the 3D printer and other creative technologies, to their absolute limits and beyond into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird. The 3D Additivist Cookbook is composed of responses to that call, an extensive catalog of digital forms, material actions, and post-humanist methodologies and impressions. - The program for Digital Media at the University of the Arts Bremen launched a regular series of salon-style gatherings titled “Spectacle: Reenactments in the Arts, Design, Science and Technology.” The events have an open format and provide a forum for experiments, presentations and performances from a range of different fields, but with a common focus on old and new media, as well as technologies. The salon thereby enables a practice of reenactment as a way to make things past and hidden visible, present and also questionable. Contemporary new technologies and media seem to cover knowledge with complex layers of materials, code/sign systems and history/organization. Reenacting can translate obscured knowledge, ideas and theories into bodies and actions. At the heart of this conceptual approach is a desire to turn past events into present experiences—although the very nature of the past prohibits such an endeavor. The salon pursues the primary goal of opening closed systems and constructions (black boxes). Global power structures, as well as complex processes in development and production—leading to hermetic constructs—have made it even harder to understand science, economy and contemporary media, as well as new technologies. Recipients therefore tend to mostly grasp only their superficial level. The spectacle is a way to condense actions and processes. Reenactment, on the other hand, builds on repetition and history. But the spectacle is a moment in the here and now where everything flows together and culminates. Organised by: Andrea Sick, Ralf Baecker und Dennis Paul salon-digital.comCast: Digitale Medien KuD der HfK

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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:01:13 -0700 https://vimeo.com/250198657
<![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[The Google Arts & Culture App and the Rise of the “Coded Gaze”]]> https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-google-arts-and-culture-app-and-the-rise-of-the-coded-gaze-doppelganger/amp?__twitter_impression=true

A few days ago, I came across an old post on the Web site Bored Panda called “10+ Times People Accidentally Found Their Doppelgängers in Museums and Couldn’t Believe Their Eyes.” The post consisted of around thirty photos of people posing with portraits whose subjects looked eerily like them.

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Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:43:21 -0800 https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-google-arts-and-culture-app-and-the-rise-of-the-coded-gaze-doppelganger/amp?__twitter_impression=true
<![CDATA[Why a leading political theorist thinks civilization is overrated - Vox]]> https://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/11/22/16649038/civilization-progress-humanity-history-technology

Is civilization good for us? Has it made us any happier?

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 10:30:55 -0800 https://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/11/22/16649038/civilization-progress-humanity-history-technology
<![CDATA[When man meets metal: rise of the transhumans | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/29/transhuman-bodyhacking-transspecies-cyborg

Earlier this year I went to an event in Austin, Texas, billed as a sneak preview of the evolution of our species.

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 07:30:47 -0800 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/29/transhuman-bodyhacking-transspecies-cyborg
<![CDATA[Is a mission to Mars morally defensible given today’s real needs? | Aeon Essays]]> https://aeon.co/essays/is-a-mission-to-mars-morally-defensible-given-todays-real-needs

There are good reasons to worry about the future of humanity. Do we have a future, and if so, how much and what kind? For most people, it’s easier to feel these existential concerns for our species than it is to do something about them. But some are taking action.

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:08:14 -0700 https://aeon.co/essays/is-a-mission-to-mars-morally-defensible-given-todays-real-needs
<![CDATA[Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this | Inequality | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/may/31/technology-is-making-the-world-more-unequal-only-technology-can-fix-this-cory-doctorow

The inequality of badly-run or corrupt states is boosted by the power of technology – but it’s also easier than ever to destabilise these states, thanks to technology. The question is: which future will prevail?

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 05:50:32 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/may/31/technology-is-making-the-world-more-unequal-only-technology-can-fix-this-cory-doctorow
<![CDATA[The human world is not more fragile now: it always has been | Aeon Essays]]> https://aeon.co/essays/the-human-world-is-not-more-fragile-now-it-always-has-been

The end of the world is a growth industry. You can almost feel Armageddon in the air: from survivalist and ‘prepper’ websites (survivopedia.com, doomandbloom.net, prepforshtf.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:01:46 -0700 https://aeon.co/essays/the-human-world-is-not-more-fragile-now-it-always-has-been
<![CDATA[Decolonizing technology: A reading list | Beatrice Martini – blog]]> https://beatricemartini.it/blog/decolonizing-technology-reading-list/

Western culture has long been defining how the world came to existence, its history, and how it works from a perspective which is centred on a Western and white point of view.

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Sun, 28 May 2017 10:41:14 -0700 https://beatricemartini.it/blog/decolonizing-technology-reading-list/
<![CDATA[Singularities panel, Transmediale 2017]]> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd1LHsnlVC8

With Luiza Prado & Pedro Oliveira (A parede), Rasheedah Phillips, Dorothy R. Santos Moderated by Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke

A singularity is a point in space-time of such unfathomable density that the very nature of reality is brought into question. Associated with elusive black holes and the alien particles that bubble up from quantum foam at their event horizon, the term ‘singularity’ has also been co-opted by cultural theorists and techno-utopianists to describe moments of profound social, ontological, or material transformation—the coming-into-being of new worlds that redefine their own origins. Panelists contend with the idea of singularities and ruptures, tackling transformative promises of populist narratives, and ideological discrepancies that are deeply embedded in art and design practices. By reflecting on Afrofuturism and digital colonialism, they will also question narcissistic singularities of 'I,' 'here,' and 'now', counter the rhetoric of technological utopias, and confound principles of human universality.

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:10:50 -0800 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd1LHsnlVC8
<![CDATA[Singularities panel, Transmediale (5th Feb 2017)]]> http://additivism.org/post/157310071576

Singularities panel, Transmediale (5th Feb 2017)The video of our #Singularities panel at Transmediale is now online:Featuring the extraordinary talents of Luiza Prado & Pedro Oliveira (A parede), Rasheedah Phillips, and Dorothy R. Santos speaking (and performing) on refiguring techno-colonialist and heteronormative pasts, presents, futures and identities.The introduction to the panel - written by Morehshin and myself - can be found here. Photos from the panel are here.Stick around for the discussion and Q&A

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:02:15 -0800 http://additivism.org/post/157310071576