Space Fiction: “You Know You Want Some Of This”

RND/ To consider some fragmentary deep space fiction entitled "You Know You Want Some Of This." 0. After a mildly promising start, Henry's life quickly devolves and fragments into an odd, generic, absurdist tragi-romantic sci fi survival horror romp through an apparently empty Mars base, populated by the simulated digital ghosts of the recently deceased. … Continue reading Space Fiction: “You Know You Want Some Of This”

On Reza Negarestani’s Obscurantist “Intelligence and Spirit”

RND/ To consider Reza Negarestani's patently ridiculous tome "Intelligence And Spirit" an accidental Onion parody of conservative 'postmodern-generator' style parodies. Or maybe just a big showy display of barefaced mystification and stupefying verbiage - an unfettered, pseudo-philosophical slab of Quatsch and Nonsense. [..] a book on computation and culture that is riddled with patently false … Continue reading On Reza Negarestani’s Obscurantist “Intelligence and Spirit”

Creepy Portraits of Deep Fake A.I People: “This Algorithm Exists”

RND/ to consider conceptually creepy art portraits of non-existent people computer generated by evil near-future graphics card manufacturers using advanced neural networks & machine learning 3840x3840, 2.8MB .jpg edited in Gimp, generated via thispersondoesnotexist.com - To note however, that such people are not in fact people but algorithms, and that unlike pseudo-people do in fact … Continue reading Creepy Portraits of Deep Fake A.I People: “This Algorithm Exists”