When they lapse into consciousness, they are possessed as Nietzsche was when he wrote “No artist tolerates reality.” Those who are awake, if only momentarily, are the artists. And by artists, I mean these writers who feel and tinker until they’ve given form to something that exists within the bandwidth of reality but resists humdrum conventionality. Of course, it’s akin to the famed tell it slant. But more than that, they’re telling it like it ain’t, not keeping it real.
Ruiu posited another theory that sounds like something from the screenplay of a post-apocalyptic movie: “badBIOS,” as Ruiu dubbed the malware, has the ability to use high-frequency transmissions passed between computer speakers and microphones to bridge airgaps.
I stopped worrying about viruses so much when I first made a shift to using Macs exclusively in my set up (yes, there was a time when I was a PC user. I was actually pretty anti-Mac until mid 2007…)
That’s not to say I don’t pay attention to viruses. It’s good form as a computer user to take general precautions, even when you pretty much exclusively use an OS that suffers far fewer viral attacks than most. But computer viruses have always fascinated me. Viruses in general— something about the idea of small organisms operating on the basis of their own natural drive to thrive in a way that can almost seem like organised intelligence. And the fact that a computer can be infected with something that seems so… organic. Intriguing.
This one’s been added to my file of source material for tech related poems.
Source: Ars Technica
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
This, and this:
"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music."
“Well, the process is really what you have to do day in and day out to be successful,” he said. “We try to define the standard that we want everybody to sort of work toward, adhere to, and do it on a consistent basis. And the things that I talked about before, being responsible for your own self-determination, having a positive attitude, having great work ethic, having discipline to be able to execute on a consistent basis, whatever it is you’re trying to do, those are the things that we try to focus on, and we don’t try to focus as much on the outcomes as we do on being all that you can be.
“Eliminate the clutter and all the things that are going on outside and focus on the things that you can control with how you sort of go about and take care of your business. That’s something that’s ongoing, and it can never change.”
Media Space / Documentation (by Universal Everything)
Universal Everything and You
Drawing in Motion
21 September 2013 - 7 February 2014
Media Space at the Science Museum, London
"A large audio-visual artwork created collaboratively through a smart phone app will be on display for the first time at Media Space, the new galleries opening in the Science Museum, London. Art and design collective Universal Everything have been commissioned to create this new two-part installation, on display from 21 September 2013."
The ocean is broken," he said, shaking his head in stunned disbelief.
When I was 16, my mother took me to Guyana for a month. I’ve written about the experience in a couple of poems, and I’ve told the story on more than one occasion as a moment of epiphany for me; I came back from Guyana with a different perspective on the life I was living in London. And I don’t mean to push a simplistic argument of privilege and lack of, but I will say I took less for granted. It is perhaps a characteristic of the human condition, that we settle into norms and subsequently become blind to them. I left as a city kid, dependent on 24-hour convenience stores, constant, uninterrupted power and running water in every tap. I came back aware of the fact that things could be different.
I’m no environmentalist. Not by a long chalk. But I know that there’s a price to be paid for the modern conveniences we surround ourselves with, and that’s more than the RRP. The ocean Ivan Macfadyen describes sounds like something from a dystopian sci-fi narrative. Except that it’s a reality.
Maybe it’s the kind of reality that more of us need to experience, to live with for a period of time, in order for any kind of understanding or desire to do something different.
I work in digital publishing and I love what I do. Yet for fun, I “play videogames” as much as I “read books.” This still carries a stigma, as if I’m wasting my time with idle pursuits instead of bettering myself through literature. The fact is, a lot of the books I read are kinda trashy, but most of the games I play are pretty good. I like to play videogames and read books, but more than that, I like to play videogames that are like books.