New books, articles, lit, art, performances

New Book: Hallucinate This! An Authoritized Autobotography of ChatGPT

Posted on June 23, 2023

Dear SLSA Illuminators, I hope this letter finds you transcending disciplinary boundaries and breaking through walls with your polymathic prowess. I’m thrilled to introduce you to a recently published book, “Hallucinate This! An Authoritized Autobotography of ChatGPT”, which pushes the frontiers of literature, science, and art. Imagine Borges in a virtual maze or McLuhan having Continue Reading »

New Book: Aesthetic Anthropology

Posted on June 23, 2023

It is a pleasure to announce that the estate of the late Marilyn Ehdahl Ravicz has granted permission to release and circulate her 1974 doctoral dissertation — Aesthetic Anthropology. I’ve uploaded it to a special section of my Academia page at: Anthropologist Marilyn Ekdahl Ravicz took her PhD in 1974 at the University of Continue Reading »

New Book: What If? Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images

Posted on June 15, 2023

My co-translation of Vilém Flusser’s What If? Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images (U of Minnesota Press) is available for interactive reading. What If? goes digital: is now an online and interactive ebook on the University of Minnesota Press Manifold platform. Check out the Resources section with scenario visualizations from the Greenhouse Studios team – and add your own:…/call-for-images-visualizing… Here’s a short Continue Reading »

New Book: The Philosopher of Palo Alto

Posted on June 15, 2023

I’m writing to share news of my new book – THE PHILOSOPHER OF PALO ALTO: Mark Weiser, Xerox PARC, and the Original Internet of Things– which was just published by Chicago two weeks ago. The book chronicles the rise of ubiquitous computing at Xerox PARC in the 80s and 90s, as well as related developments in Continue Reading »

New Book: Ken Friedman’s 92 Events

Posted on May 9, 2023

This book accompanied the exhibition of Ken Friedman’s 92 Events at Kalmar Art Museum in Kalmar, Sweden. The exhibition opened on February 8, 2023, and closed on April 23. The museum published this as a hardback book and an open access digital edition. This book contains 92 of Friedman’s event scores from 1956 to 2019. Continue Reading »

New Book: The Smartness Mandate

Posted on February 10, 2023

Over the last half century, “smartness”—the drive for ubiquitous computing—has become a mandate: a new mode of managing and governing politics, economics, and the environment. Smart phones. Smart cars. Smart homes. Smart cities. The imperative to make our world ever smarter in the face of increasingly complex challenges raises several questions: What is this “smartness Continue Reading »

New Exhibition: Unearthing

Posted on February 3, 2023

Unearthing, an exhibition by artist member Betsy Stirratt, is currently on view at the Tube Factory Art Space in Indianapolis. The exhibition will run through March 19, 2023. In Unearthing, I explore how natural and cultural objects are presented in collections and museum settings, and how we preserve, classify, and display them. I have visited many natural Continue Reading »

Exhibition: How Far So Near

Posted on January 18, 2023

How Far So Near January 17 – February 23, 2023  Artists’ talk and reception: January 19, 2023, 5:30 p.m. CST Carroll Gallery Newcomb Art Dept., Woldenberg Art Center Tulane University New Orleans, LA, 70118, USA An exhibition of transoceanic, international collaborations by multimedia artists Angela Bartram and Lee Deigaard and writer Mandy-Suzanne Wong, exploring Continue Reading »

New Book: Visionary Histories

Posted on December 6, 2022

The Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University has recently published Visionary Histories, a book of twenty speculative essays about the future covering a range of topics, from AI and democracy to education, leisure, and the social and economic consequences of COVID-19 and other pandemics. The collection is by David J. Staley, a professor of Continue Reading »

New Book: Geological Filmmaking

Posted on November 16, 2022

Open Humanities Press is pleased to announce the publication of Geological Filmmaking by Sasha Litvintseva. Like all Open Humanities Press books, Geological Filmmaking is available open access (= it can be downloaded for free): Book description: Every film image is geological. As a technical medium derived from the metals and minerals extracted from the earth, every moving Continue Reading »