The Poem That Passed the Turing Test
They should have sent a computer.
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.
'W8ING' for Godot, Staged on a Phone
Sophia Le Fraga recontextualizes the most important play of the 20th century for the 21st.
This Poem Eats Pollution
The nanotech material could be used in posters and billboards to cut air pollution.
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."
Trees Be Damned, They're Printing the Internet Anyway
Kenneth Goldsmith wasn't kidding about that, huh?
Poem: "Thank You Father"
"i was the smartest / did not see the future / but i saw space"
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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