Saturday, April 29, 2017

Essays , Commentary, and Insights

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for the movie The Love Witch. Read at your own peril. Witches have been part of literature from the very beginning. Female connection to supernatural powers can be drawn directly from Medea all the way to modern stories such as The Witch and Charmed. ...

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the author’s master’s thesis. It has been edited for style and length. To read the full work, go here. At the beginning of “The Thing on the Doorstep,” Daniel Upton, the story’s narrator, has murdered his friend Edward Derby. Years before, Derby ...

“[Lord Fanny] made a huge impression on stupid, mopey me,” Tara Marie states in “The Search for Trans Role Models in Comics” written for The Harlot. Her essay is a wonderful, yet critical examination of trans women in comics. It’s also an illuminating trip into the nostalgic rememberings of a ...

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  • Alibaba founder Jack Ma: AI will cause people ‘more pain than happiness’
    The billionaire said key social conflict will be the rise of artificial intelligence and longer life expectancy, which will lead to aging workforce fighting for fewer jobsArtificial intelligence and other technologies will cause people “more pain than happiness” over the next three decades, according to Jack Ma, the billionaire chairman and founder of Alibaba.“Social conflicts in the next three decades will have an impact on all sorts of industries and walks of life,” said Ma, ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: RoboticsPublished on Monday, April 24th, 2017By Olivia Solon in San Francisco
  • On voluntary taxation or what could also be called “P2P taxation” or “emergent swarm taxation”
    If the state is an information structure, then the reason that it has been “computed” using representative government, is because that was a way to enforce rigid, static, computer-like processing. You can have a state without a monopoly on violence. The blockchain is exactly that. In other words, with computers, […] ... Read more...
    Source: Singularity BlogPublished on Monday, April 24th, 2017By Johan Nygren
  • Neural Symbiosis with AI: The Neural Lace Project & The World of Advanced Intelligence
    We’ve been trying to better our minds for some time. In recent years, folks have flocked to the nootropic marketplace to purchase cognitive enhancement supplements that would sharpen their focus and expand their memory recall. Now, scientists are hard at work to develop technology that would enable us to one-up […] ... Read more...
    Source: Singularity BlogPublished on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017By Dan Fries
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  • Line it is Drawn: Comic Characters on Classic Movie Posters
    So every week, I ask a question here. You reply to it on the CSBG Twitter page (just write @csbg with your reply), our artists will each pick one of your suggestions and I will post their drawings based on your suggestions here every week. So every week you will have a new question and you will see the choices picked from the previous week. To qualify, you have to be following @csbg when you ... Read more...
    Source: Comic Book Resources: ColumnsPublished on Friday, April 28th, 2017By Brian Cronin
  • 13 Great AQUAMAN Artists: Norris to Fradon to Cardy to Aparo to Today
    A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: The creator of the Swift and Powerful Monarch of the Ocean was born 103 years ago. By ROB KELLY Artist Paul Norris was born April 28, 1914, meaning he would have been 103. Norris had a long career as a comic-book and newspaper-strip illustrator, but he is of course best known for his creation of Aquaman, King of the Seven Seas, debuting in More Fun Comics #73. Norris’ tenure on the ... Read more...
    Source: 13th DimensionPublished on Friday, April 28th, 2017By Dan Greenfield
  • The sale in our e-store ends tonight at midnight! Get a Wonder…
    The sale in our e-store ends tonight at midnight! Get a Wonder Woman tee for just $14![Texts From Superheroes Store] ... Read more...
    Source: Texts from SuperheroesPublished on Friday, April 28th, 2017
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