Welcome to the Machine…
This is the place where technology meets humanity, on the cusp of a brave new world rife with tectonic shifts and titanic implications. Working at the nexus of tech and society (or, “sociotechnology”) brings us to the frontiers of artificial intelligence, robotics, genetics, digital ubiquity, privacy and surveillance, and much more. These are the stories, insights, longings, and actions that can help us come to grips with the reality of the increasingly surreal.CONTACT US
Our New Podcast!
We’re getting set to launch a little gabfest where we talk about this and that (mostly that). Stories of coping, longing, scoping, belonging, and more. Sometimes “experts” will join us to class things up a bit — but we don’t always need a watchmaker to know what time it is. [NB: Plautus (circa 200BC) was actually against sundials, so we won’t have any sundial makers on the show either.] Anyway, tune in!LEARN MORE
Publications (aka, ‘Manifest Density’)
We’re always jotting things down, leaving slips of paper with cryptic insights all over the place. So why not pull some of them together every now and then? Here you’ll find reports, position papers, missives, manifestos, manifestoes, manifesti (just covering all the variant bases here), and other flipped scripts. Plus, we’re working on a new book, due out someday!Learn More
They say it takes a village to do something or other. This is the “other” — and it only takes the (ahem) “four” of us, fortuitously fitting within the confines of this cool preformatted website template from whence we came. Just another start-up aimed at disruption… Go Team!
This is our blog, written by the “team” collectively, and usually in the late hours when desperate exhaustion has set in. We try to balance dystopian shrieks with enamored distractions, as we navigate the fine line between apocalypse and utopia. If the machines take over, or if we become the machines, we still expect there to be coffee — or at least, you know, some sort of high-tech augmented-reality equivalent.