It’s hard to imagine another artist capturing the dark contradictions of the individual any better than Boris Pelcer. His wounded, brooding figures are as much in pain as they are the cause of it. If, […]
My buddy the engineer clings to the nobility of man, presumably because we invented mathematics. He accuses me of misanthropy. But I am not a misanthrope. A misanthrope hates mankind, which I do not. Neither […]
Whether we like it or not, Algorithmic Intelligence is here to stay, and genuine Artificial Intelligence, even though not related, is probably coming at some point in the future. Just like genetic modification of food […]
Artist Kevin Sloan contemplates the often strange and precarious intersection of man and nature in his series of animals portraits, whose subjects are often trapped or confused by fantastic predicaments.
Below: The first image is “Forty-Two Kids” (1907) by American painter George Bellows. The second is 10,000-year-old art from the “Cave of Swimmers” in Gilf Kebir on the Egyptian-Sudanese border, discovered in 1933. Over the […]
William Gibson famously observed, a couple decades ago now, that the future had arrived, it just wasn’t evenly distributed. The fact that he had to say that and that people still find it insightful suggests […]
This is a wonderful, lucid, and short essay on the fundamental flaw of contemporary cognitive science written by a preeminent psychologist. The empty brain: Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. […]