Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing (Lewis Carroll)
In the commercial world at least, the failed promises of the AI Winter continue to haunt AI research, as the New York Times reported in 2005: “Computer scientists and software engineers avoided the term artificial intelligence for fear of being viewed as wild-eyed dreamers.”
New Ryuichi Sakamoto album.
Second track (Solari) was already on repeat a few times before i could continue listening to the rest.
Bubblegum Crisis, episode 4 “Revenge Road”, 1988-07-24.
The lyrics appear on a computer screen.
“I wanted to tell a story with the players, just the way Bruce Sterling had told a story with me and with my friends.”
Warren Spector and some friends started a game of D&D in 1978, Bruce Sterling was their DM, and that was the starting point — for Deus Ex & also his “entire career” (as he says) has been about to recreate the feeling he had when playing that first game of D&D, his “life mission”.
(There are great parts in this talk, and after only 1 hour of it, i know i could have listened to Warren Spector for 4 more hours.)
Addendum to my recent post about a few 2014-2016 tracks by Sevdaliza — who, incidentally, seems to be featured a lot more [in some places/spaces around the Net] lately because she’s about to release an album i think? — Anyway, i hadn’t heard this 2015 track [“The Valley”] before, which i point to, given it’s in a quite different “genre”/style (different feeling) than all the others, while still being the result of the same collaboration.
“In a sense Thomas Pynchon, J.G. Ballard and Philip K. Dick predicted Brian Eno: Pynchon with his image of electronic sound as ambient entertainment; Ballard with his scenes of Vermilion Sands’ cloud sculptors and sonic statue salesmen; Dick with his musical reverie technology.”