Newsletter No.134 — Jul 12, 2020

Tolentino on the Discipline of Hope ⊗ Liminal Space ⊗ Artificial Intelligence Shifts Power ⊗ Jemisin on the City We Became

Microcomputer stores from the 1970s/1980s. This one "supposedly West Germany, 1984."

This week → Jia Tolentino on practicing the discipline of hope ⊗ Liminal space ⊗ Don’t ask if artificial intelligence is good or fair, ask how it shifts power ⊗ N.K. Jemisin on the City We Became ⊗ Facebook is out of control. If it were a country it would be North Korea

A year ago → China has started a grand experiment in AI education.

I’ve been slowly pondering the content of this newsletter; should I be a bit less eclectic? Focused on fewer topics? Which ones? Which aren’t drawing your attention? Which are must reads? Fewer quotes for each article? More? Longer “blurbs?” Shorter? Etc. Is there something that readers consider “my thing?” If you have opinions / feelings about any of this, I’d love to hear them in any level of detail.