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Art and technology both derive from the Greek word technê—a fact not lost on Aidan Meller, the force behind the world’s first humanoid robot artist, Ai-Da. Named after the pioneering computer programmer Ada Lovelace, she was created to _...Read More_
Art and technology both derive from the Greek word technê—a fact not lost on Aidan Meller, the force behind the world’s first humanoid robot artist, Ai-Da. Named after the pioneering computer programmer Ada Lovelace, she was created to _...Read More_
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"Artist and author Sophia Al-Maria writes about breaking with science fiction’s past"
"Artist and author Sophia Al-Maria writes about breaking with science fiction’s past"
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>"“Cyberspace” was once celebrated as a public, non-tracked space that afforded users freedom of anonymity. How did individual tracking of users come to dominate the _...Read More_
>"“Cyberspace” was once celebrated as a public, non-tracked space that afforded users freedom of anonymity. How did individual tracking of users come to dominate the _...Read More_
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>"We may sometimes behave like computers, but more often, we are creative, irrational, and not always too bright."
>"We may sometimes behave like computers, but more often, we are creative, irrational, and not always too bright."
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>"Sci-fi enables us to think about science and religion as mutually supportive elements of what it means to be human."
>"Sci-fi enables us to think about science and religion as mutually supportive elements of what it means to be human."
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“But while space is fascinating to study from afar, as a place to live, breathe, and thrive, well it sucks. Perhaps that’s why Mark Zuckerberg is focusing on the Metaverse. Facebook’s own history proves that it’s much easier to colonize _...Read More_
“But while space is fascinating to study from afar, as a place to live, breathe, and thrive, well it sucks. Perhaps that’s why Mark Zuckerberg is focusing on the Metaverse. Facebook’s own history proves that it’s much easier to colonize _...Read More_
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"Nature, Planet Earth wants us to believe, is a space filled with mythic struggles that transcend time, bearing greater resemblance to a Greek epic than a day at the national park."
"Nature, Planet Earth wants us to believe, is a space filled with mythic struggles that transcend time, bearing greater resemblance to a Greek epic than a day at the national park."
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>"Social scientists are researching what humans can do to improve their quality of life. Their findings echo what religious practices perfected centuries ago."
>"Social scientists are researching what humans can do to improve their quality of life. Their findings echo what religious practices perfected centuries ago."
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"Lem's 1964 story, published in English for the first time, tells the tale of a scientist in an insane asylum theorizing that the sun is alive."
"Lem's 1964 story, published in English for the first time, tells the tale of a scientist in an insane asylum theorizing that the sun is alive."
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>"Louise’s Parkinsonism didn’t tamp her artistic drive, but exposed the link between perception, thought and creativity"
>"Louise’s Parkinsonism didn’t tamp her artistic drive, but exposed the link between perception, thought and creativity"
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Life only works with chemicals that have the right orientations—but chemists don't.
Life only works with chemicals that have the right orientations—but chemists don't.
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: Stanley Fields and Mark Johnston
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thereader.mitpress.mit.edu ↗︎
: Stanley Fields and Mark Johnston