stories from the digital / faultline
TRUE NORTH: Of AI, By AI, For AI?
In the near and anxious future, a therapy bot is being interrogated by a hard-nosed judge for a terrible crime it believes it did not and could not have committed. A young woman is dead, and the accusation is that she was driven to suicide by the very machine deployed to rescue her from the […]More
Lost in translation
Errata, by Kevin Young [above, from Jelly Roll, published 2003] is a punch-drunk-in-love-lyric poem that makes intoxicating sense. Young is giddily postmodern in his focus on the sound and cadence of familiar sweet nothings, to which he applies poetic licence, sampling the lines through distortions, spoonerisms, alliterations, onomatopoeia, inversions of meaning and intent – all […]More
I bet he gives good playlist
It was the cover art that caught my eye. The Cartier-Bresson photograph still held all the tension of its moment décisif but, minimised into that corner of my computer screen it was a faded cipher in an ocean of stimulation. I should have processed the hopeless lovers carelessly and skimmed right past. Instead, my fingers […]More