Painting: Chung Moi Pow – Except For Bots The Net Is Empty

RND/ In which you consider that, except for bots, the nets appear entirely empty and devoid of human life. That it’s ‘bots all the way down”, that the whole web is one big automatic A.I. powered advertisement for itself, continually selling the idea of itself to itself: 3840 x 2160 .jpg – via an edited … Read more

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. … Read more

On Reza Negarestani’s Obscurantist “Intelligence and Spirit”

RND/ In which Reza Negarestani’s patently ridiculous tome “Intelligence And Spirit” appears as 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 … Read more

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 3840×3840, 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 … Read more