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Originally posted on southern nights:
Good article by Evgeny Morozov on The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, by Nicholas Carr on The Baffler. As he admits most tech criticism has become conservative rather than radical: A personal note is in order, since in surveying the shortcomings of thinkers such as Nicholas Carr, I’m also all…
“Words on a page — that’s usually how we conceive of poetry. But Christian Bök, at the University of Calgary, has done something no other writer has ever done: as part of his recent project, The Xenotext, he’s enciphered a poem into a micro-organism, which then “rewrote” that poem as part of its biological response. His eventual hope is to encode a poem inside a near-indestructible bacterium (deinococcus radiodurans) which may actually outlast human civilization.”