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Your post-human descendants are simulating you

If the universe can be represented in its entirety as data and programs then who is to say we are not living in a simulation, as in The Matrix? In the movie, human bodies are stored in silos as a power supply for intelligent machines, while the human minds attached to those bodies are preoccupied with a massive, shared simulated existence in something … Continue reading

Wired-Up Words

An A–Z of Awkward Ideas for a Wired World (DRAFT in process, Admin) Introduction: Networks and Word Play The public platform of the Word Wide Web (sic) is populated with neologisms, portmanteau terms, the alleged language of the street, and bad puns — not to mention spelling mistakes. Writers for the web now have license to … Continue reading

Neuroscience eclipses AI

… at least in its ambition. The Blue Brain Project is a venture centred at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland in collaboration with IBM to create a synthetic brain in hardware and software. The project name references “Deep Blue,” the IBM chess computer that reputedly “beat” reigning champion Garry Kasparov in 1996. … Continue reading

Brain Scans and Creativity

As well as its obvious clinical applications, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) helps researchers create maps locating brain activity during tasks such as solving puzzles, daydreaming, playing musical instruments, composing, writing and generally being creative. Knowing where something takes places provides confidence that we are closer to understanding it. This tendency to equate understanding with getting … Continue reading

Publication List

Books 1. Coyne, Richard. 2018. Network Nature: The Place of Nature in the Digital Age. London: Bloomsbury Academic. 2. *Coyne, Richard. 2016. Mood and Mobility: Navigating the Emotional Spaces of Digital Social Networks, Cambridge MA: MIT Press. 3. *Coyne, Richard. 2011. Derrida for Architects. London: Routledge. 4. *Coyne, Richard. 2010. The Tuning of Place: Sociable … Continue reading

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