I wrote a piece for The Millions about how, in 1979, Italo Calvino predicted the AI author in one of his best-loved novels, and what the reality of that prediction now means for us writers, poets, journalists and translators.
Detailing how Calvino used an algorithm of his own to formulate the books plot, and how Game of Thrones writer George R R Martin is now competing with a bot-version of himself .
Hey gang. I spent an unfortunate amount of time on sex doll/bot forums, and somehow I didn’t lose my sense of humour entirely. Here’s the resulting piece I wrote for the New Statesman …
Wrote a piece in Breathe Magazine on how to protect our lovely wildlife this winter, with these CUTE illustrations.
Can buy online here, or in reality in Marks and Spencers, WH Smith and … Wallmart, so I’m told ….
My review of Daphne is up here:
Go see or watch on BFI player x x
Here I argue Banksy is becoming a legend — in the mythological sense of the word — with the help of other artists, while everyone from academics to grannies on Gogglebox try to unmask him. Poor old Banksy …
The result of many hours shouting at a typewriter: Paula Goldstein’s amazing Scrapbook of America — it’s got chat from Buzz Aldrin, boobies, poetry, memories from the Civil Rights movement, skateboarders, New Yorkers, memory from Dolly Parton, a Kennedy …. basically everything that makes up modern America, including an FBI-themed investigation on the Darker Side of Disney from me.
Can buy here x
‘This website — that uses algorithms to reveal Trump’s top financiers in the art world — is also a conceptual art piece by Seth Price. It’s really, really, really cool (it bent my brain). Have a look ….