Thoughts on the Textpocalypse
Davin Heckman offers thoughts on Matthew Kirschenbaum's now well-known essay in The Atlantic, The Textpocalypse (2023). Contemplating our own limits in digital media scholarship, including the reinforcing of technological determinisms, Heckman discusses the concept of transindividuation and its relationship with technology, or, the process of becoming an individual through participation in culture and society.
A review of My Life as an Artificial Creative Intelligence (2022)
In his review of Mark Amerika's My Life as an Artificial Creative Intelligence (2022), David Thomas Henry Wright highlights the Amerika's negotiation of human, nonhuman, symbiotic creative practices in comparison with more traditional (including traditionally experimental) forms of writing.
My Month with Midjourney
In this republished Medium essay, Ian Demsky takes a personal and playful dive into AI image generation.
‘A Shifting Surface World’: The Techno-Graphomania of David Jhave Johnston’s ReRites
Avoiding the "twin pitfalls of either Luddite dread or AI boosterism," in this essay George MacBeth offers a close Re-Reading of Jhave's ReRites.
Generative Unknowing: Nathan Allen Jones’ Glitch Poetics
In his review of Glitch Poetics, Richard Carter finds more than a close reading of contemporary e-lit and AI enhanced writing. In a book that is both aesthetic and machinic, critical and creative, Jones explores the nature of writing itself "and, indeed, reading, in an environment saturated by the rhythms and predilections of digital code."
My Life as an Artificial Creative Intelligence: an interview with Mark Amerika
"I too am a psychic automaton." Mark Amerika, a founding publisher of ebr, shares the onto-operational sources of his (capital C) Creativity with ebr editor Will Luers.