Tag Archive: artificial intelligence

THE FIELD OF SCHEMES

“I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by… Continue reading

IMAGINARY PRISONS

“Moloch whose mind is pure machinery! Moloch whose blood is running money!” —Allen Ginsberg, Howl This post’s illustration idea was manifest (scribbled, but not doodled in my journal) before I remembered the Giovanni… Continue reading

CAPITAL PAINS

There’s no community left; we live alone in our homes—if we are lucky enough to have them. We have neighbors, but they are not like us. They are not from around here, either… Continue reading

ROBO-SERF

“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” –Satchel Paige (American baseballer) Yes, you are right to fear the coming of A.I. But not the drones in other parts (for now) of… Continue reading

CONSUMING CONSUMERS

It’s not artificial intelligence that will spark a singularity, but artificial consumption. That’s the scenario here at Wild Caught Farms. Computers produce useful stuff. They are created by other computers. And they are… Continue reading

ROBOTS IN THE PENTHOUSE?

The image here is the illusion the corporate marketeers at the paradoxically named Wild Caught Farms wants you to see. They want you to identify with the naive and happy lad from a… Continue reading

THOSE WERE THE DAYS

The art above is speculative fiction. It shows an exhibit at a future museum of technology – a series of dioramas – showing life in the “late” Holocene epoch. The first three are… Continue reading

PREDATOR LEVEL 6.0

“One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.” –Lewis Mumford We humans are between pigs and anchovies; we are at level… Continue reading

PROSCENIUM ANGST

Think of Post-Modernism, I know it makes you angry but try, please. Think of it as the epoch in which we now are fully embedded, one which began in the 60’s, as an… Continue reading

THE DEMIURGE’S LAUGH

Artificial intelligences are not new; we’ve been making them since we could talk. It’s always been us against nature. We’ve always desired to know the why of it, first to predict, then to… Continue reading