FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE

From Henry Farrell‘s “Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans.” Standard utopias and standard dystopias are each perfect after their own particular fashion. We live somewhere queasier—a world in which technology is developing in ways that make it increasingly hard to distinguish human beings from artificial things. The world that the Internet and social mediaContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE”

THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY THREE

From Rob Horning’s Sick of Myself. “And the creation of identity in the form of a data archive would seem to fashion not a grounded self but an always incomplete and inadequate double — a “self partially forced from the body.” You are always in danger of being confronted with your incohesiveness, with evidence of aContinue reading “THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY THREE”