Viral Life in the Alienocene

15 Jun , 2020  

The experience of COVID-19 is a different kind of upheaval. If we were living in the Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene or Chthulucenebefore much of the world shuttered, we are living in the Alienocene now, with no words sufficient to describe the tragedies unfolding on so many levels at once. As social ...

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Luciana Parisi and the problem of the predictability of unpredictability

4 Feb , 2020  

In her book Contagious Architecture, Luciana Parisi calls on us to distance ourselves from two – still relevant today – metacomputational definitions, according to which a) algorithms are determined as finite quantities, or b) as evolutionary interactive models, the latter being based on sensors, processors and feedback processes. Parisi believes ...

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