The emergence of video games in America from ball-and-paddle games to hits like Space Invaders and Pac-Man, describing their relationship to other amusements an..(read more)
If the underlying concept of Artificial Intelligence is that thinking is a computational process, then how can computation illuminate thinking? As AI migrates..(read more)
Why do we view our networked devices as “personal” when they are so chatty and promiscuous? What would happen, Wendy Chun asks, if, rather than pushing for ..(read more)
For Slavoj Žižek, an impossibly erudite, politically incorrect philosopher, jokes are amusing stories that offer a shortcut to philosophical insight.
Discarding the old notions of “fly on the wall” immediacy or quasi-scientific aspirations to objectivity, critics now understand documentary not as the neut..(read more)
Light is the condition of all vision, and the visual media are our most important explorations of this condition. The history of visual technologies reveals a c..(read more)
“The Rhythmic Event is a deep plunge into an aesthetics of experience expanded into pattern, perception and sound, and onwards into an abstract viscerality. I..(read more)
Birds sing and call, sometimes in complex and beautiful arrangements of notes, sometimes in one-line repetitions that resemble a ringtone more than a symphony. ..(read more)