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Book on non/posthuman things available for download 

The book claims to be open access to me, but only when I look at it from out university network.

I'm not sure if this is a technical glitch or some Taylor & Francis bullshit, but I'll look into it.

In the mean time, if you want a copy, tell me and I'll send it to you.

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Book on non/posthuman things available for download 

The book "Reconfiguring Human, Nonhuman and Posthuman in Literature and Culture," including my chapter on imagining alien experiences in videogames, is openly available for a limited time. If non/posthuman perspectives is your thing, go download it.

* SQL injection baby
* AI-adversarial genome editing
* AGPL in your DNA to make it Google resistant

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A CRISPR baby but the only change is that there is an SQL injection attack coded in to the genome so that if it is ever sequenced, it drops all the tables in the company database

Unfinished Swan, Untitled Goose, Christmas Duck: A Brief Ludology of Anatidae


I started preparing a presentation for tomorrow and found a presentation on that same topic I already prepared earlier. Last week I started writing an abstract and found one I wrote in 2014 that I had no memory of.

I don't know, more sleep?

Folks into interactive , have a look at this game. It came out today, I haven't tried it yet, but seems very promising. [trigger warning: suicide, grief, loss]

I set out to clean my to-read list.

Goal: -100

Current total: +1

Sarcastic, complaining 

Ah yes, travel expense claims. My favourite thing to do with my time.

Snark about AI researchers again; Strong language 

AI researchers: Actually, Asimov's three laws do not provide a good basis for artificial intelligence in real life; I have constructed the following proofβ€”

Anyone who has any capacity to do media analysis at all: Oh god, that's what you thought the point of Asimov's writing was? Oh god fuck we're doomed

AI researchers: You studied Literature? Lol I'll have fries with that

Academic subtooting 

"A special thanks to all the authors who followed the formatting"

Wittgenstein was a teacher for a while. This is how I always imagined his lessons.

Sure, he's from the industry, but somebody should have told him that a keynote is not a marketing event.

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I'm listening to the first keynote of a conference and he has spent most of the time telling us how awesome he and his work is.

Hiring, doctoral studies 

Our institution is hiring doctoral students in humanities and social sciences. It's not listed as focus area for the whole university, but our department is also part of the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies, so is also well represented.

I made a bot watch 10,000 hours of the letter "a" and here's what it came up with:


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