Monday, February 21, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Ever since I read Neuromancer in High School I remain fascinated by cyberpunk themes and motifs. There is a resurgence in the genre, but it is often regarded as tired. Today I was captivated by the HAL-like Watson challenging humans on the Jeopardy game show. Do we stand a chance? I wonder what will happen when the us vs them mentality ends and people just stick the computers in their heads and call it even.
The title of this post was taken from a hilarious sketch from the IFC show "Portlandia."
Friday, February 04, 2011
Medieval. Brutal. Bloodbath. These were words that were used continuously to describe violent clashes between anti-Mubarak and pro-Mubarak protesters in Cairo. Journalists were rounded up and beaten and state vehicles ran over citizens in the streets. President Obama asked that "a better day would dawn over Egypt." The media suggests that Friday may see the most intense protesting yet.