A Constructive Look At TempleOS

Per­haps we should instead look at Tem­pleOS as a research oper­at­ing sys­tem: what can be accom­plished if you’re not locked into estab­lished think­ing, back­wards com­pat­i­bil­ity, and mar­ket demands.

What can we learn if we are only will­ing to listen?

Feeding the Social Media Slot Machine

I have asked many friends to explain to me the charms of social media. I use these ser­vices, but I’ve never quite under­stood their appeal. Is it all idle gos­sip? A way to keep in touch? A harm­less dis­trac­tion, like Buz­zFeed, or Weird Al?

Social Media and Bullshit

To under­stand the role of social media in soci­ety, we have to under­stand how social media are under­stood. We need to ana­lyze how dif­fer­ent actors and orga­ni­za­tions see and think about tech­nol­ogy, the forms of knowl­edge that peo­ple draw on as they make sense of, develop, and use social media. Cen­tral among these is bullshit.

Opening a Worl in the World Wide Web: The Aesthetics and Poetics of Deletionism

While era­sure was once a rare tech­nique, often used tac­itly by writ­ers who expected read­ers to rec­og­nize their inter­tex­tual ref­er­ences or to hear in the text’s lan­guage an appro­pri­ated voice, it has now become so com­mon as to prompt scholar and poet Craig Dworkin to say “I hope I never see another.” Our answer, of course, is to auto­mat­i­cally pro­duce a tremen­dous num­ber of era­sure poems, cor­re­spond­ing to every page on the World Wide Web, in the inter­est of open­ing up a worl in this tan­gled network.