The rise of the technocrati means politics has changed indelibly, as well as some darker things. Read about it and some neat new artistic computer tools.
Echo Papa Exposed: Inside Erik Prince’s Treacherous Drive to Build a Private Air Force
Eric Prince, Blackwater founder, is trying to build his own private army. That's one way to secure your future, I guess.
Bots, Facebook and cut-up poetry: An interview with artist and bot-maker Matthew Plummer-Fernandez
A cool interview with the creator of a bot that generates models for 3d models on robots, the art-bot community, and Tay's meltdown.
Inside Palantir, Silicon Valley’s Most Secretive Company
Palantir, big data heavyweight extraordinaire, isn't doing so well. Very Silicon Valley article, but I always love staring into the guts of massive, secretive corporations.
Computationally created algorithmic tattoos. Cool.
Racing on Carbon Fiber Legs: How Abled Should We Be?
An interesting essay on the usage of prosthetics in Olympic competitions. It really made me wonder - what is "fair" when it comes to these sorts of competitions? Aren't genetics the least fair thing in the world? I guess nothing is really fair.