Saturday, April 15, 2023

‘These Stupid Trucks are Literally Killing Us‘

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock

People often ask me how to use AI. Here’s an overview with lots of links. – Ethan Mollick: “We live in an era of practical AI, but many people haven’t yet experienced it, or, if they have, they might have wondered what the big deal is. Thus, this guide. It is a modified version of one I put out for my students earlier in the year, but a lot has changed. It is an overview of ways to get AI to do practical things…”

Dead and buried

The signs of Linear Aa paleographical database / the Talented Ladies Club crunches the numbers on MLM Misery / beautiful Notes.Art / ‘How 16 Companies are Dominating the World’s Google Search Results‘. Not exactly pleasant reading / lots of great things on the Shift Happens site / esoterica galore at  gigtapes / an open call from the Ukraine Resistance Radio project / ‘These Stupid Trucks are Literally Killing Us‘, a short film about SUVs / the Willard Suitcases Project / the Twentieth Century Society’s annual Buildings at Risk Report / ‘The Man who would be Cheops Part One; Thomas Willson and the Pyramid of Death‘, at The London Dead, a blog of ‘stories from our cemeteries, crypts and churchyards’ / a map of women’s contribution to London from Part WThe Women’s Work (via W*) / sort of related, A Map Of Unbuilt London / an uncharitable mind would put the work of the late Rafael Vinoly into the map of ‘Shouldn’t have been built London’ / related, 6 Unbuilt Skyscrapers London Never Got / Flood, an album by Slow White Fall / Experimental Health, an album by the Telescopes / I’m not sure at all, an album by Marlody / examples of post-punk ostinato.

Sound off

Mostly music things today / starting with A History of Goth / the Synths and Electronic Gear of Krautrock / every Sample from Beastie Boys’ “Paul’s Boutique” / 1 to 100 in song, from the great Craig Robinson. An eclectic cover version of this? / a beautiful house by Marte.Marte / does Samsung fake the moon? It certainly looks like it / sort of related, the stupidity of AI. The machines will probably have the last laugh, however / schadenfreude, distilled: developers have to re-build demolished pubPreviously / how to draw fantasy maps / a ski jump on Hampstead Heath / Chompi, a retro style sampler / art by Stuart McLachlan/ photographs by Francisco Ibanez Hantke / photo books from The Velvet Cell.