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What Is Left Unsaid: Nicky Mao Interviewed by Stephanie Berzon
A young woman with long, dark hair sits in profile against a black backdrop.

The sound artist, working under the moniker Hiro Kone, discusses her recent album in the context of migration, emerging techno-fascism, and the pandemic.

What Is Left Unsaid: Nicky Mao Interviewed by Stephanie Berzon
A young woman with long, dark hair sits in profile against a black backdrop.

The sound artist, working under the moniker Hiro Kone, discusses her recent album in the context of migration, emerging techno-fascism, and the pandemic.

How to Resist the Algorithm: Dave Eggers Interviewed by Danny Caine
The cover of Dave Eggers' latest novel, The Every, comes in different colors but this one is green and has a knot in the center with what looks like a camera looking through.

A hilarious and terrifying novel of ideas that asks: what’s the true cost of convenience?

Tamara Shopsin’s LaserWriter II by Stanley Moss
Cover art from LaserWriter II by Tamara Shopsin

Illustrator and memoirist Tamara Shopsin’s debut novel is set in TekServe, the iconic Mac repair shop of the 1990s, and is populated by geeks, celebrity cameos, and anthropomorphized machine parts.

Alex Quicho’s Small Gods by Esmé Hogeveen
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From weapons of war to their artistic applications, Alex Quicho’s book Small Gods takes a comprehensive look at drones in the 21st century.

Constructed Situations: Alexander Si Interviewed by Naomi Falk
A face wearing a surgical mask peers through a square aperture in a wall to see its face reflected on various screens titled, Rear Window, by Alexander Is

Installations that explore media technologies.

Battle and Coexistence: Miho Hatori Interviewed by Paul Ha
A digital artwork showing a wavy blue background, Japanese letters, numbers, a woman with yellow hair and border, AI robots serving as the receptionists at a hotel, and multiplied along the bottom edge dressed in the same receptionist outfit.

On her latest album, anime, and Édouard Glissant.

Compass Poems by Allison Parrish
BOMB Magazine Issue 154 folded open to showcase Allison Parrish's Compass poems, printed in black text on hot pink paper.

To create her compass poems, poet and programmer Allison Parrish trained a machine learning model with two parts: one spells words based on how they sound, and the other sounds out words based on how they’re spelled.

Algorithms, Antibodies, and Automatons: Lynn Hershman Leeson Interviewed by G. Roger Denson
A series of large, aligned screens shows the face of the artist Lynn Hershman Leeson titled, Electronic Diaries, by Lynn Hershman Leeson

Working on the cutting-edge of science and technology.

The Ever-Present Feeling of Being Watched: Tracy O’Neill Interviewed by Nicole Treska
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On writing a systems novel that accommodates a diverse cast of characters and the concerns of our hyper-digital times.

Fuzzy, Friendly, Invasive: On Samanta Schweblin’s Little Eyes by Niko Maragos
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A novel that avoids being a ripped-from-the-headlines sellout and offers an intelligent tale about the lives that new technologies mediate.

State of Reflection: Alexandra Chang Interviewed by Kyle Lucia Wu
Book cover of Alexandra Chang's Days of Distraction

On writing about the tech industry, interracial relationships, and Asian American historical figures.

From New Waves by Kevin Nguyen
Aerial view drawing of office cubicles with desktop computers cast under zaffre blue light

“People talk about algorithms like they’re magic. It’s easy to see why. They govern how the internet is shown to us, conjured from spells. Their methods are opaque, and yet we put our trust in them.”

Social Sculpture: Elias Sime Interviewed by Louis Bury
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Creating a space between humans and machines.

Korakrit Arunanondchai by Martha Kirszenbaum
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As he prepares his musical—part video, part performance—for Performa 19, the Thai-born artist shares thoughts on Ghost Cinema, the ritual circle, storytelling, and empathy.

Two Poems by Sarah Jean Grimm
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The house was quiet and the world / Greased my palm / The air outside a weighted blanket / Scarab shells rising with the pitch of their hiss / In the shadow of a bodacious oak / I thought of a famous actor

Beatriz Colomina’s X-Ray Architecture by Ashley Simone
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The story is contagious and the imaging tells it…

Mary Lucier by Alex Klein
Wilderness Landscape

Notions of ecological precarity and technological mediation enfold in the degraded landscape; the video artist surveys her decades of prescient and pressing work.

Vengeance Poetry: Andrea Abi-Karam Interviewed by Davey Davis
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The writer on kill bro poems, cyborg transformations as erotic experiences, and implicating the self.

The Centre for Emotional Materiality by Roula Seikaly
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What role does technology play in helping or hindering our wellbeing?

Artificial Intelligence, or, the Creatures of Prometheus by Roula Seikaly
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Has our insatiable appetite for technological innovation doomed us to a world without humanity?

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