MachineMachine /stream http://www.machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Moreshin Allahyari: She Who Sees the Unknown, Ya'jooj Majooj]]> https://vimeo.com/218147411

An interview with the artist Moreshin Allahyari about her commission for The Photographers' Gallery's Media Wall - See Who Sees the Unknown, Ya'jooj Ma'jooj. Artwork © the artist, Video © The Photographers' Gallery, 2017Cast: The Photographers' GalleryTags: Moreshin Allahyari, Ya'jooj Ma'jooj and The Photographers' Gallery

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Sat, 20 May 2017 16:11:39 -0700 https://vimeo.com/218147411
<![CDATA[A Grand New Theory of Life's Evolution on Earth - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/05/a-grand-unified-theory-for-life-on-earth/525648/

A series of energy revolutions—some natural, some technological—built upon one another to give us our rich, diverse biosphere.

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Sat, 20 May 2017 06:35:11 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/05/a-grand-unified-theory-for-life-on-earth/525648/
<![CDATA[Do not abstract the meat.]]> https://twitter.com/therourke/statuses/864492568364691456 ]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 07:47:44 -0700 https://twitter.com/therourke/statuses/864492568364691456 <![CDATA[history of the entire world, i guess]]> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuCn8ux2gbs

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Wed, 10 May 2017 13:28:36 -0700 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuCn8ux2gbs
<![CDATA[warm neon birth]]> https://vimeo.com/104094320

Free 1080p visual source material released under Creative Commons. Cinema 4D project file: beeple-crap.com/resources.php music: Washed Out - Feel It All Around (http://goo.gl/M0OSrH) more free VJ clips: BEEPLE - FREE VJ LOOPS info: beeple-crap.com daily artwork: facebook.com/beeple twitter: twitter.com/beeple tumblr: beeple.tumblr.com music: washedout.netCast: beepleTags: vj, vj clips, beeple, mike winkelmann, visuals, music visuals, free vj clips, ambient video, source footage, abstract, cinema 4D, source material, source, vj loop and washed out

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Tue, 09 May 2017 06:23:58 -0700 https://vimeo.com/104094320
<![CDATA[Making Sense of “The Weird and the Eerie” - Los Angeles Review of Books]]> https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/making-sense-of-the-weird-and-the-eerie/

THIS BOOK WAS PUBLISHED in the United Kingdom on December 15, 2016; Mark Fisher died on the January 13, 2017. I have written some of my personal reflections on his death here, and there has been a significant outpouring of reaction to the news across the internet around the world.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 06:35:31 -0700 https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/making-sense-of-the-weird-and-the-eerie/
<![CDATA[Princeton researchers discover why AI become racist and sexist | Ars Technica]]> https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/princeton-scholars-figure-out-why-your-ai-is-racist/

Ever since Microsoft's chatbot Tay started spouting racist commentary after 24 hours of interacting with humans on Twitter, it has been obvious that our AI creations can fall prey to human prejudice. Now a group of researchers has figured out one reason why that happens.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 06:35:29 -0700 https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/princeton-scholars-figure-out-why-your-ai-is-racist/
<![CDATA[Seven Reasons the Left Is Losing - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/why-cant-the-left-win/522102/

President Trump wields great power. Those who believe him to be a cruel, dishonest man who is glaringly unqualified to preside over the executive branch or U.S. foreign policy, should welcome challenges from the left, right, and center to his administration.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 06:35:28 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/why-cant-the-left-win/522102/
<![CDATA[Regulating the internet giants: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data | The Economist]]> http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21721656-data-economy-demands-new-approach-antitrust-rules-worlds-most-valuable-resource

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 06:35:27 -0700 http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21721656-data-economy-demands-new-approach-antitrust-rules-worlds-most-valuable-resource
<![CDATA[When a 'Remix' Is Plain Ole Plagiarism - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/05/the-indignities-of-remix-culture/525129/

Digital technologies make it easier for people to copy the work of other artists—yet the same tools make it more likely for them to get caught. The messages began rolling in on an otherwise quiet Saturday.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 06:35:26 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/05/the-indignities-of-remix-culture/525129/
<![CDATA[The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it | Clive Hamilton | Environment | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/05/the-great-climate-silence-we-are-on-the-edge-of-the-abyss-but-we-ignore-it

We continue to plan for the future as if climate scientists don’t exist. The greatest shame is the absence of a sense of tragedy We continue to plan for the future as if climate scientists don’t exist. The greatest shame is the absence of a sense of tragedy

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Mon, 08 May 2017 06:35:25 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/05/the-great-climate-silence-we-are-on-the-edge-of-the-abyss-but-we-ignore-it
<![CDATA[THANK GOD DOGS ARE WATERPROOF]]> https://twitter.com/therourke/statuses/861274106414628864 ]]> Sun, 07 May 2017 10:38:43 -0700 https://twitter.com/therourke/statuses/861274106414628864 <![CDATA[Sonic Acts 2017: The Noise of Becoming: On Monsters, Men, and Every Thing in Between]]> https://vimeo.com/209632348

SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL - THE NOISE OF BEING Daniel Rourke - The Noise of Becoming: On Monsters, Men, and Every Thing in Between 26 February 2017 - De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands --- In this talk Daniel Rourke refigures the sci-fi horror monster The Thing from John Carpenter's 1982 film of the same name. The Thing is a creature of endless mimetic transformations, capable of becoming the grizzly faced men who fail to defeat it. The most enduring quality of The Thing is its ability to perform self-effacement and subsequent renewal at every moment, a quality we must embrace and mimic ourselves if we are to outmanoeuvre the monsters that harangue us. Daniel Rourke is a writer and artist based in London. In his work Daniel exploits speculative and science fiction in search of a radical ‘outside’ to the human(ities), including extensive research on the intersection between digital materiality, the arts, and posthumanism. In March 2015 artist & activist Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel released The 3D Additivist Manifesto – a call to push technologies beyond their breaking point, into the realm of the provocative, and the weird. sonicacts.com/2017/artists/daniel-rourkeCast: Sonic Acts

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:02:45 -0700 https://vimeo.com/209632348
<![CDATA[It me]]> https://www.instagram.com/p/BTWIUyvgwbr/ ]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:48:46 -0700 https://www.instagram.com/p/BTWIUyvgwbr/ <![CDATA[Our Climate Future Is Actually Our Climate Present]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/magazine/our-climate-future-is-actually-our-climate-present.html?_r=1

The future we’ve been warned about is beginning to saturate the present. We tend to imagine climate change as a destroyer. But it also traffics in disruption, disarray: increasingly frequent and more powerful storms and droughts; heightened flooding; expanded ranges of pests turning forests into fuel for wildfires; stretches of inhospitable heat. So many facets of our existence — agriculture, transportation, cities and the architecture they spawned — were designed to suit specific environments. Now they are being slowly transplanted into different, more volatile ones, without ever actually moving.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:01:32 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/magazine/our-climate-future-is-actually-our-climate-present.html?_r=1
<![CDATA['Hobbit' species did not evolve from ancestor of modern humans, research finds | Science | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/21/hobbit-species-did-not-evolve-from-ancestor-of-modern-humans-research-finds

Researchers who studied the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, say their findings should end a popular theory that it evolved from an ancestor of modern humans.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:01:31 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/21/hobbit-species-did-not-evolve-from-ancestor-of-modern-humans-research-finds
<![CDATA[Ghost in the Cloud | Issue 28 | n+1]]> https://nplusonemag.com/issue-28/essays/ghost-in-the-cloud/

“ Ido plan to bring back my father,” Ray Kurzweil says. He is standing in the anemic light of a storage unit, his frame dwarfed by towers of cardboard boxes and oblong plastic bins. He wears tinted eyeglasses.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:01:30 -0700 https://nplusonemag.com/issue-28/essays/ghost-in-the-cloud/
<![CDATA[Video Games Are Better Without Stories - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/04/video-games-stories/524148/

Film, television, and literature all tell them better. So why are games still obsessed with narrative? A longstanding dream: Video games will evolve into interactive stories, like the ones that play out fictionally on the Star Trek Holodeck.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:01:28 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/04/video-games-stories/524148/
<![CDATA[Monstrum: cracks, sounds, groaning, rumbling, as though the house would fall <a href="" rel="external"></a>]]> https://twitter.com/therourke/statuses/856885657393922048 ]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:00:35 -0700 https://twitter.com/therourke/statuses/856885657393922048 <![CDATA[“Space is not only high, it's low. It's a bottomless pit.” - Sun Ra <a href="" rel="external"></a>]]> https://twitter.com/therourke/statuses/856884750346334210 ]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:56:59 -0700 https://twitter.com/therourke/statuses/856884750346334210