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Episode Two Hundred And Three: Compiling Consciousness.dat; No Apple TV; Negging, but for A.I.s

0.0 Sitrep 8:38pm on Thursday, 12th March 2015 on a flight back to Portland after having spent the first part of this week in the Code for America office in San Francisco. I’m tired, my wrists hurt in that somewhat irresponsible way of “I’m thirty-five and have been typing for probably the last twenty-years (really), […]

Episode One Hundred and Seventy Two: Week One; Universal Basic; KarenĀ 

0.0 Sitrep 11:08pm on a Friday night and after an unplanned hiatus due to, amongst other things, illness. I have to admit: I tried starting this episode a whole bunch of times this week, and it’s acutely preying on me that this – on a Friday night – is the first episode that I’ve written […]

Episode Ninety Nine: Building Together; Beautiful Shooty Things; Software For Eating; The New Toys On The Web; Take It Seriously; And Finally

0.0 Station Ident There’s been a bunch of things that I’ve bookmarked over the past few days that I’ve been wanting to share, so I’m going to use this episode to kind of splurge them a bit, and probably insert some wildly unsubstantiated opinions here and there. 1.0 Building Together Melissa Santos and Rafe Colburn […]

Episode Six: The Short One

1. Not Enough Time When I first had the idea for doing this newsletter (and, I should probably be clear: it was less of an idea and more of a nudge, given that interesting people like Roo Reynolds[1] and Alexis Madrigal[2] and Robin Sloan[3] have been writing theirs, and they’ve been useful and interesting to […]

Episode Five: Dreaming Invisible Dreams

1. Dreaming Invisible Dreams It feels like there’s been a bit of wailing and gnashing of teeth[1] at the paucity of genuine sensawunda visions of the future in visual media lately. It’s all screens here and glass there and waving hands around. Post Minority Report, it doesn’t feel like the futures we’re being sold are […]