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What would you do with a hideous animatronic Trump?

I just watched video of Disney’s new animatronic Trump, and they apparently didn’t take my advice. The robotic Trump doesn’t, as I’d suggested, shove his way past his distinguished presidential predecessors in order to get front and center on the stage, like he did earlier this year at that NATO summit in Brussels. The Disney […]

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The robots are coming, the robots are coming… Is now the time to start talking seriously about universal basic income? And what’s all this about our new Secretary of Labor not liking human beings?

It seems like we might have turned a corner today relative to universal basic income. Or at least that’s the sense that I get as I’m sitting here in bed, scrolling through today’s headlines. I mean, it’s something that we’ve been discussing for a while, but it seems like it’s everywhere today, which is odd, […]

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The Untold History of Zines… Eric Nakamura on Giant Robot

In an attempt to better document the sharp, rusty sliver of the American underground that worked its way through the protective coating of my cold, slowly-beating heart 20-some years ago, I’ve given myself the task of tracking down and interviewing all of my heros in the world of zines. Today’s interview is with Eric Nakamura, […]

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Who the fuck stabs public art?

I don’t know that it’s quite as bad as the grisly murder of the hitchhiking Canadian robot that had been sent to America to learn about empathy and trust only to be torn limb from limb a few days into his trip like C3PO in Cloud City, but, this morning, when my kids pointed out […]

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Awesome Things You Should Know About: The Ann Arbor District Library has theremins, guitar pedals, synthesizers, solar chargers, telescopes and all kinds of other cools things available for checkout

A few days ago I found myself wandering around the main branch of the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL). As I’m on the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Reads 2015 selection committee, I’d been asked to come in and pick up copies of the two books we’d be choisng between, and, as I hadn’t been in the […]

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