I caught Douglas Rushkoff on Sam Harris’ Making Sense podcast the other day and it really resonated with me. I look forward to reading his new book, Team Human. A few nuggets I gleaned from the podcast: Rushkoff, speaking about his book Media Virus: Hidden Agendas In Popular Culture, “It was celebrating this new stuff called viral […]
https://www.brainpickings.org/2019/01/24/nick-cave-music-ai/ In this great post over at Brain Pickings – Maria Popova shines a light on Nick Cave’s answer to a fan question about future artificial intelligence creating ‘perfect songs’ with no humans needed. The short answer is, yes they will, but the long answer is they still won’t be the same. Nick fucking lays […]
“The next medium, whatever it is—it may be the extension of consciousness—will include television as its content, not as its environment, and will transform television into an art form. A computer as a research and communication instrument could enhance retrieval, obsolesce mass library organization, retrieve the individual’s encyclopedic function and flip into a private line […]
Why we can’t have nice things. Or agree. Great episode here of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast. Discussion centering around tribalism and polarization and the misconceptions we have about how we view what are ‘facts’ and what aren’t. Why what can be ‘true’ for one person is not necessarily so for another. In […]
Photo: A. Titus Visited the UNB Woodlot for a nice 15km spin before the pending storm. -16°C but sunny. Trails were spectacular. Well beaten double track thanks to snowmobiles and fantastic single track thanks to snowshoers and other riders. Harmonic convergence.