poetry

Art

​The Poem That Passed the Turing Test

They should have sent a computer.
Brian Merchant
2.5.15
Culture

Lord Byron's 'Darkness': A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of Climate Change

The Byronic post-apocalyptic Earth is extreme, but so is the way we interact with the planet.
DJ Pangburn
8.21.14
Culture

'W8ING' for Godot, Staged on a Phone

Sophia Le Fraga recontextualizes the most important play of the 20th century for the 21st.
Ben Richmond
7.23.14
Air

This Poem Eats Pollution

The nanotech material could be used in posters and billboards to cut air pollution.
Victoria Turk
5.14.14
Motherboard Blog

The Found Poetry of "The Sims" and Other Video Games

"Babies will no longer be born to single parents," and other gems from the three-plus years of updating "The Sims."
Yannick LeJacq
1.27.14
Motherboard Blog

Trees Be Damned, They're Printing the Internet Anyway

Kenneth Goldsmith wasn't kidding about that, huh?
Meghan Neal
7.31.13
Motherboard Blog

Poem: "Thank You Father"

"i was the smartest / did not see the future / but i saw space"
Yi Sha
7.19.13
Motherboard Blog

Making Up the Words As We Go Along: Three New Poems

Coconut Books is the print arm of the longest-running online poetry publisher I can think of. In the past several months they’ve released a slew of wicked new books. Here are my thoughts on three of them, along with an excerpt from each.
Blake Butler
4.10.13
Art

The Secrets We Share With Distant Servers

Today the Internet is just another place to be yourself. It’s about micro-confessions per second, the tang of authenticity, an ever-widening scope for self-promotion -- just like in the meatspace. Once upon a time, you could be anyone online -- this...
Ross Perlin
6.12.12
Motherboard Blog

Internet Hall of Famer Vint Cerf's Other Elegies

Did you know the Internet had a Hall of Fame? Me neither! But it does, and two weeks ago, it inducted its first crop of elite Netizens.
Trevor Macomber
4.30.12
Motherboard Blog

What Kind of Times Are These - the Wreckage of Adrienne Rich

I have been preparing for Adrienne Rich's death for awhile, in a way, just by searching out her poems wherever I can find them.
ALEX PASTERNACK
3.29.12
poetry

Poem: "Sad Little Breathing Machine"

Engine:@Under its glass lid, the square of cheese is like any other element of the imagination--cough in the tugboat, muff summering somewhere in mothballs. Have a humbug. The world is slow to dissolve & leave us. Is it your hermeneut's helmet not...
Matthea Harvey
1.16.12