Monthly Archives: June 2008

Not the Negation of Science

My love affair with Kevin Kelly continues; his recent post on the non-death of theory is definitely worth a read. Kelly responds to Chris Anderson’s recent article on The Death of Theory, in which Anderson argues that massive, computational approaches … Continue reading

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So Long, Thanks for All the Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, Cocksucker, Motherfucker, Tits

As an undergrad, I majored in British literature. I was particularly attracted to the 18th century satirists; Jonathan Swift quickly became my favorite. Also, in college, I delved deeper into stand-up comedy. During this exploration, I first discovered George Carlin. … Continue reading

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Responsibility for others

Normally I let Mrxk deal with this kind of stuff. He’s good at it. Witty. Poignant. Firm. But I guess, since he hasn’t hit this one yet, I’ll take it. So, if you’re reading this, you probably know I’m writing … Continue reading

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Embracing Error

I found Tim Barker’s “Error, the Unforeseen, and the Emergent The Error and Interactive Media Art” on work/space. In Barker, I hear what Lanham would refer to as a strong defense for rhetoric: one that recognizes probability not as a … Continue reading

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