Aug 092017

The genre of dystopia – the ‘not good place’– has captured the
imaginations of artists and audiences alike for centuries. But why do we
bother with all this pessimism? Alex Gendler explains how dystopias act
as cautionary tales – not about some particular government or
technology, but the very idea that humanity can be molded into an ideal
shape… Continue reading »

Aug 082017

Author Richard Brautigan 1968

I like to think (and

the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky.

I like to think
(right now, please!)
of a cybernetic forest
filled with pines and electronics
where deer stroll peacefully
past computers
as if they were flowers
with spinning blossoms.

I like to think
(it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.

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