Second List of June


  1. Auto-correction triggered text-replacement editors impose a revised voice.
  2. Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHAs) are installed as gatekeepers.
  3. Supercomputers collaborate with a hive mentality.
  4. Newsman’s privilege protects fabrication and poor journalistic skills.
  5. The robot that learns everything from scratch exists as more than just another new article.
  6. Catharsis from itchy and scratchy violence in hand drawn technicolor will be viewed comically.



David Cronenberg’s reintegrated spectacle of The Fly employs signature mechanical effects.  Lush physical production hatched from a mental-scape rivaled by the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.   Among the greatest cinema, Princess Mononoke unearths the fervent relationship between nature and technology.  Film can only begin to expose the surreal spirit dwelling in us, disintegrating in waves of entropic fractals, flowing through a cosmic aquifer of fantasy, coalescing the timeless environment.


Animated Hive

Japanese animation warped your novice sense of imagination.  Fist of the North Star exploded with ultra-violence; Akira accelerated the transitions.  Neon Genesis Evangelion and Ninja Scroll colored the canvas.  You crafted a notebook in which you tried to capture epic stories of sacred patriarchy and mythical assassins.  The seraphim’s wing spanned from the divine to grotesque reincarnations of fear.  Swarms of innumerable characters fought for your attention.


I heard a Fly buzz

The drosophila hangs unharmed lifted by the robot’s suction tube.

You can read about the Fly-catching robot developed by Stanford scientists that speeds biomedical research, but you will not look upon her because you’d never harm a fly.  The prospects of organic technology, including biological computers, seems like a joke from the Flintstones even when it is the future you are entering.  On a yellow sticky note you write “efficiency versus expression” and affix it to the monitor.

First List of June

  1. The Wayback Machine might preserve this New Yorker article on the Internet of yesterday.
  2. Second-person narration serves to comfort you in the transition from the past into the future.
  3. Compound eyes perceive more temporally compared to simple eyes.
  4. Donkey Kong embodies a hope that all may enter the digital ark.
  5. Opposable thumbs approximate to the fifth digit.
  6. The Right to be Forgotten may finally be assured by bit rot.


Planet of Apes

When asked about your earliest cinematic experience you will recall a translated book by Pierre Boulle.  The five original Planet of the Apes films form a time travel loop.  The first film advanced science fiction film-craft with innovative set design.  Jerry Goldsmith’s soundtrack will haunt your mind, as much as Charlton Heston’s muzzle or the wonders of evolution.  Animal rights and Human rights issues merge in this righteous tale.

Letters of Youth

Artificial intelligence convinced you to upload your mind into the cloud.  Boxes of handwritten notes and scraps of mixed media are filed and ready to be archived.  After determining the oldest artifact to be a short story on time travel (circa 1992), the second oldest piece of literature was a folder stacked with letters dating back to 1995.  Writing from Florida to your old friend Nick, back in New York.