Lim has written before about experimental fiction and the need to slough off such conventions of narrative as plot. ...more
Tags: AI, artificial intelligence, Asian American, Asian American Literature, book review, Chloe Pfeiffer, Eugene Lim, experimental fiction, friendship, identity, internment camps, Japanese internment camps, metafiction, review, Robert Creeley, Search History, technology
Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!
Tags: Abe Becker, AI, Amy Tan, Anna Reeser, Anthony Marra, Bay Area, Ben Gucciardi, Cheryl Ossola, Christina Perez Brubaker, Daniel Mason, David Randall, Don George, Heather Hansman, Ismail Muhammad, Lara Prior-Palmer, Lydia Kiesling, Lynn Breedlove, Max Porter, Namwali Serpell, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Peter Rock, Pico Iyer, San Francisco, Sarah Stone, Saskia Vogel, Stacey Abrams, Tom Barbash, Vincent Chu, Xuan Juliana Wang
Franny Choi discusses her new collection, SOFT SCIENCE.
Tags: AI, Alice James Books, artificial intelligence, Be/Hold, Brenda Shaughnessy, brian spears, Broken Earth, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Costura Creative, cyborg, cyborgs, Deaf Republic, Diana Khoi Nguyen, feminism, feminist, Franny Choi, Ghost Of, Ilya Kaminsky, Jericho Brown, Kiese Laymon, LGBTQ, objectification, poems, poetry, poetry book club, queer, Rape culture, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, science fiction, sexuality, Shira Erlichman, Soft Science, sonnet, technology, The Octopus Museum, The Rumpus Poetry Book Club, The Tradition, trans
Ornamental yet functional, mobile yet fragile—do these aesthetic humanoids belong more to the realm of novelty or art? ...more
Tags: A Whole New Mind, AI, Art, artificial intelligence, automata, AutomataCon, automaton, Ave Rose, Barney Stone, Chris Fitch, Clockwork Game, Daniel H. Pink, Dawn Delikat, Disney, Dug North, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, Hannah Foster, It’s a Small World, Jane Irwin, jean baudrillard, Jim Casey, John Gaughan, John Morgan, Léopold Lambert, Lindsey Pei, Maria Start, Marian van Dijk, Michael Start, Morris Museum, robots, Tom Haney, visual art, Wolfgang von Kempelen
Don’t try to make human what you are not willing to regard as human. ...more
Tags: A Scanner Darkly, AI, Alexa, David Hanson, dubai, Frankenstein, gender inequality, jimmy fallon, misogyny, philip K dick, robot, robots, Samantha Edmonds, Saudi Arabia, Sex Industry, siri, smart home, Sophia Hanson, Synthea Amatus, Turing test, Uncanny Valley
Keith S. Wilson discusses the cover of his forthcoming debut, FIELDNOTES ON ORDINARY LOVE, plus an exclusive first look!
Tags: AI, book covers, book design, Claudia Rankine, coffee house press, Copper Canyon Press, cover art, cover reveal, Exiles of Eden, Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jericho Brown, Keith S. Wilson, Keith Wilson, Kellie Romany, Ladan Osman, Lucille Clifton, Patricia Smith, The Tradition
Chip Livingston discusses his new novel,
Owls Don’t Have to Mean Death, his move to Uruguay, his writing life, and the significance of owls. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, AI, AIDS, Alabama, Carolina De Robertis, Chip Livingston, Chrystos, Creek Indians, Felisberto Hernandez, florida, genre, Harry Crews, Helga Schimkat, Horacio Quiroga, Idea Vilariño, Indigenous, Juana de Ibarbourou, Lethe Press, LGBTQ, Linda Hogan, Lisa Jarnot, Louis Asekoff, Lucia Berlin, Mario Benedetti, Naming Ceremony, Native American, Not Vanishing, owls, Owls Don't Have To Mean Death, poetry, power, Sapphire, South America, The Invisible Mountain, Uruguay, Victoria Lancelotta
A visitation is how I describe the past weeks walking with Gwendolyn Books. It is like she is just around every corner. ...more
Tags: A Street in Bronzeville, A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Son, AI, Angela Jackson, Annie Allen, Antoinette Brim, biography, BOA Editions, carolyn kizer, Copper Canyon Press, Cris Williamson, Danez Smith, death, Donald Hall, Elizabeth Alexander, Elizabeth Bishop, feminism, Gail Mazur, George Kent, Georgia A. Popoff, ghosts, girlhood, Gwendolyn Brooks, Haki Madhubuti, he Whiskey of Our Discontent, James Allen Hall, Jehanne Dubrow, Julie Enszer, June Jordan, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Lucille Clifton, Major Jackson, marilyn hacker, Mary Oliver, Maud Martha, Maxine Kumin, motherhood, mothers and daughters, Patricia Smith, Patricia Spears jones, Peter Kahn, poetry, Poets, Quraysh Ali Lansana, R. J. Eldridge, Ravi Shankar, Reginald Gibbons, Robert Lowell, Sandra Beasley, Sharon Olds, Sonia Sanchez, tara Betts, Terrance Hayes, The Golden Shovel Anthology, Theresa Trull, Toi Derricotte, Vicki Randle, womanhood
Last year physicist Stephen Hawking suggested that advanced artificial intelligence, or AI, could lead to the end of humanity. How are scientists working on this issue? Teaching robots empathy with books! Newsweek reports on the Quixote system, which teaches AI a human sense of right and wrong.
The violence enters together with the beauty. Over at Electric Literature, Claire Schwartz writes about the power of recitation from memory, and about entering the poetry of Ai through memorization and rhythm and never leaving, despite the discomfort, the burning.
Ai successfully blends personal autobiographical poems with her trademark dramatic monologues, making for a truly original text—a kind of personified hybridity—that is both haunting and humorous. ...more
Photos of the sternwheeler A. J. Goddard, a ship that sank in the Yukon in 1901, have just been released. From the article: ” The five crewmen’s boots, kicked off in haste as they abandoned ship, were found on the deck. Fresh firewood was still in the boiler, and cooking pots and other utensils were […]