This was my presentation for SPT2021, the biennial meetings of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. See here for the abstract; note that the talk doesn’t follow the particular sequence of ideas in the same order. A few things I didn’t mention in the talk: first, the data-image effectively reverses the theory of thought Deleuze lays out… Continue reading the data-image
Capitalism has produced a class of people rich enough to avoid domestic commitments. I get it. To accept others as family is to shack up with death. The day I got engaged I fixated on one of us burying the other. That’s why today’s elite prefer the primordial monotony of Mars over familiar but perpetually… Continue reading grieving
I have a lot of thoughts about acid communism and not a lot of time to write. Here’s something brief inspired by Ajay Singh Chaudhary’s essay “Left-Wing Hypomania,” a call for realism in light of the new post-Trump bloodless optimism: “From uncertain celebration to fluctuating fixation, it is our inner depressive realists, our exhaustive selves, speaking… Continue reading acid communism as radical realism
Last week I was interviewed for a podcast. The first thing the host asked me: “what questions drive your research?” Like any good question, it was hard to answer, and I’m afraid I fumbled the response. Right now I’m reading Florian Jaton’s new book The Constitution of Algorithms (available for free here). Chapter III accounts for the historical sedimentation… Continue reading computational intelligence
My review of McKenzie Wark’s General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century is available at this link.
I was interviewed by the website Psychedelic Times This is part I. Not sure what the editors will put in part II but I think it’ll include more specific information about computer science.
Something I wrote for Virginia Tech’s Institute for Policy and Governance. It’s about why a computational definition of “data” is necessary to understand the relationship between new media/digital technology and political economy — drawing mostly from Wendy Chun, but also McKenzie Wark, Joanna Zylinska and Sarah Kember. Link here.
“Ordinary Doses” at Real Life Mag https://reallifemag.com/ordinary-doses/
An original tale of love and machine learning. PDF >> “Dimensionality Curses” Published by Oasis Journal, a project of Holum Press.