Home / Notebook

Recent Thoughts.

Milton’s Balm Cruft - Nov 17, 2019

Sun, Nov 17, 2019 @ 18:26:04 | Permalink

Abashed the Devil stood,
And felt how awful goodness is, and saw
Virtue in her shape how lovely–saw, and pined
His loss

— John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IV

This auto-generated video is made of media fragments from the 1980’s. These images and sounds promised a future that now seems lost.

Plattsburg, N.Y. - June 15, 1946

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 @ 16:06:55 | Permalink

champlain valley hospital - June 15, 1946 Trump
Enlarge image

Donald Trump grew up in Queens, N.Y.
Many people remember him being born in Plattsburg, N.Y.

Bifurcated Memories and Recent Thoughts

Mon, Sep 16, 2019 @ 18:03:03 | Permalink

Enlarge image

Computational Unconsciousness: Does YouTube Dream of Electric Sheep?

Tue, Apr 16, 2019 @ 08:37:30 | Permalink

youtube algorithm shows 9/11 info below video of Notre Dame Cathedral burning

Computational Unconsciousness
Computational Unconsciousness as an emergent behaviour expressing itself on April 15, 2019.

The YouTube algorithm displayed information about the September 11, 2001 attacks below videos of the burning Notre Dame Cathedral.

The code was telling a story we all were unconsciously feeling.

The Here and Now of the Work of Art

Tue, Apr 16, 2019 @ 06:49:17 | Permalink

MediaCommons published my essay, and several examples of recent Cruft.

FIELD GUIDE a mediacommons project
Where can we locate Walter Benjamin’s legacy in the digital to post-digital landscape?

My contribution:
The Here and Now of the Work of Art