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Week 45

09.09.02

Well, the time's rolled around for the latest Ars Electronica in Linz. I wish I was over in Austria having a double-cream coffee right now.

http://www.aec.at/unplugged/

 

09.10.02

I never knew Stanislaw Lem could draw.

http://www.cyberiad.info/english/lemdraw/
lemdraw.htm

Actually, Stanislaw Lem can't draw, but those are some seriously freaked doodles.

http://www.cyberiad.info/english/lemdraw/
osmak.gif

http://www.cyberiad.info/english/lemdraw/
kobietat.gif

http://www.cyberiad.info/english/lemdraw/
staryr.gif

 

09.11.02

Speaking of philosophical science fiction writers, check out this philosophy professor whose mind was blown by Greg Egan.

http://www.simulation-argument.com/

See, if it's posthumanly possible that this world is a simulation, then the odds are hugely in favor of this world being a simulation. Oh yeah, you betcha.

 

09.12.02

If you've got to be a philosopher pretending to write science fiction, why can't you be a hip, funny, life-affirming guy like Italo Calvino?

http://www.themodernword.com/eco/
eco_features.html

http://www.emory.edu/EDUCATION/mfp/
cal.html

I'm re-reading "T Zero" and it's even better than I remembered.

http://online-library.org/fictions/softmoon.html

Imagine the ineffable joy of being a little kid at Italo Calvino Elementary School.

http://space.comune.re.it/crin/calvino/
parent.htm

 

09.13.02

McAfee has been doing anti-virus work forever and a day, but I just discovered their interactive global virus map.

http://www.mcafee.com/
anti-virus/default.asp

"W32/Magistr.b@MM was the #9 virus over the Past 30 days by Infected Computers worldwide. Brazil had 30 computers infected by W32/Magistr.b@MM over the Past 30 days." Gosh, I just watched Magistr infest Brazil.

 


Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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