What's under the clouds? What's coming next? I don't know. Possibly life. Possibly death. Probably both! I've got some articles here for you on medical marvels, deadly weapons, theoretical extraterrestrials, electronic culture, and of course, robots. But first, some news!
Special thanks to Rodrigo Garzón for letting me use his awesome glitch of "The Keepers", by Nicholas Scarpinato.
That's right, your favorite (and possibly only) free, weekly hodge-podge glitch art/scary future newsletter now has a Facebook page to give you even more content. Just because I love sharing cool stuff I find. Seriously though... I have a problem. If I put everything I find interesting on my personal social media, I think all of my friends would disown me. But that's why you and I work so well together.
Brief thoughts and feelings
- Some of you have reached out with feedback and offers to help. Thank you! I will totally need help, and I will let you know when I do.
- If you want me to feature some of your work here, send an email (you can also send an "ask" on Tumblr).
- I'm trying to start sourcing longer, more in-depth articles. I hope you like them!
Here's an assorted bunch of stuff to warm us up.
I think this one is just awesome. Something emerges out of the vortex - is it the heart of the galaxy? Something's bumping waves through everything, but it's hard to see.
The Fermi Paradox
Oldie but a goodie. A detailed and haunting description of why there may or may not be aliens out there, and we will probably never meet them. Also, we're all probably going to go extinct.
The Pirates Will See You Now: Open Source Surgery Bot Built to Drive Down Medical Costs
Watch the video. The slow, articulate, precise motions controlled by nothing make it easy to imagine a robot like this working quietly and steadfastly on you.
human roboto choreography
Inside Amazon's Warehouse, Human-Robot Symbiosis
Some very cool and beautiful GIFs in this one, alongside interesting discussion on what it's like to work with robots.
how did i get here?
Weird Twitter: The Oral History
glitch? you mean when you cover bug bites in glue right? wait is that not a thing people do