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No Whisky, No Bacon

In the Annals of Hubris and Delusion, surely the blatherings of Jeff Bezos will receive a special repository. We have an ear for satire here at DP, yet reality defeats our imagination day after day. Below, a few quotes from a recent Bezos interview, with images taken from the Blue Origin “gallery”. ˜˜˜˜˜ We read […]

Swimming To Oblivion

During these dog days of August, we take note that both NASA and the Japan Meteorological Society have confirmed what many enduring the Middle Eastern “heat dome” may have long suspected: July, 2015 was the hottest on record. Here is an eye-in-the-sky representation of what this looked like in the vicinity of the Tigris and […]

A Geography of Scars

At first glance, the idea for a memorial to mountains seems peculiar; mountains need not be remembered in that way, for mountains will always be there, beyond the need for puny human memorials. Not so, however, in the deadly anthropocene, where mountaintops are routinely sacrificed for the extraction of fossil fuel. How can one think like a […]

Pepper Loves You

Who is Pepper? From the SoftBank website, we read: Pepper is a human-shaped robot. He is kindly, endearing and surprising. We have designed Pepper to be a genuine day-to-day companion, whose number one quality is his ability to perceive emotions. Pepper is the first humanoid robot capable of recognising the principal human emotions and adapting […]

Desert of the Vanities

We take note of a recent festival held on the Moapa River reservation, an event that bills itself as “Burning Man for the 1%”, or Further Future. Google CEO Eric Schmidt offers the following assessment: “This is a high percentage of San Francisco entrepreneurs, and they tend to be winners. It’s a curated, self-selected group of adults […]

Of Spotigy and Buri

In the wake of our brief excursion into the slaughterhouse sensorium, we received correspondence steering us to a December report in the Sacramento Bee, uncritically lauding the advent of a brave new chapter in the dark annals of livestock management and the eventual transformation of cattle into beef. The untitled images of well-horned creatures were bred […]

2013

Into the Fog Memory and Justice The White Rose This Flexible Being Texture Reading the Water Power and Density Iceberg Redux An Outward Gaze Unbroken Naming the Dead Silence of the Scribes Worthy of Stripes The Shapeshifter The Soniferous Æther Before the Scales Listen to the Logos Remote Horrors The General’s Labyrinth Shades of Night Boundless Informant Standing Man The Empty Seat Genocidal Direction Tyranny Like Hell Are There Algae in Heaven? In Their Own Persons Harlequin Heads Where Corpse Flowers Bloom […]