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s5e01: Fully Connected, Feed Forward

0.0 Station Ident Last episode looked like as good a place as any to do a season break (even though it might not have been planned). So here we are at the beginning-ish of a new academic year, within spitting distance of Halloween and your usual Western pagan ceremonies. 1.0 Fully Connected, Feed Forward This […]

s2e21: Hello babies; Post-Apocalyptic Duolingo; Recreational Capitalism

0.0 Sitrep I don’t know what to put here, so I had my slug puppy neural net shadow self prepare a few words: There is the very least something like The Next Generation Between America – I had a weak signal with the hard written about what the tweet is that it’s not a connections […]

Episode One Hundred and Seventy Four: Depth, Not Breadth 

0.0 Sitrep 8:08pm on a Tuesday night and it’s still warm in Portland. There’s a giant moon outside. Thinking about Alien: Isolation and Shadow of Mordor, two “next generation” videogames that whilst not necessarily *looking* much better (traditionally the main benefit of a generational shift in videogame technology) nonetheless appear to be *playing* differently in […]

Episode One Hundred and Seventy: Small Pieces, Loosely Joined; The New Slang 

0.0 Sitrep 4:17pm in the green room at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, watching the feed of the main stage in a place where I can listen and but also talk, catch up and slowly have my brain process the stuff that it’s been absorbing over the past forty-eight-odd hours. 1.0 Small Pieces, […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Five: They Don’t Owe You Anything; Awkwardly Specialised 

0.0 Sitrep I am covered in insect bites. Please send antihistamines. 1.0 They Don’t Owe You Anything The culmination of over ten years worth of conversations about institutions and desperately, impatiently wanting them to grasp the potential of the future, to prepare for it and to lead and instead growing up and having a major shift […]