singularity

Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Jon Hassell's "Anxiety-Easing, Life-Enhancing" New LP

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Hassell's 'Listening to Pictures,' Jon Hopkins's 'Immunity' and 'Singularity,' and Jlin's 'Black Origami.'
Robert Christgau
6.15.18
Interviews

This Is Jon Hopkins' Brain on Drugs

At his London studio, he talks to us about how new album 'Singularity' condenses the feeling of a transcendent high into pulsing techno.
Tom Connick
4.30.18
New music

Jon Hopkins' "Everything Connected" Is a 10-Minute Pulsing Reflection

It's from the producer's upcoming album 'Singularity,' due next Friday May 4.
Lauren O'Neill
4.26.18
black holes

Some Black Holes Erase Your Past and Give You Unlimited Futures

"In some cases, one can live forever in a universe unknown."
Daniel Oberhaus
2.26.18
Your Brain

This Is What Happens To Your Brain During Anesthesia

Until recently, we didn't really know.
Shayla Love
12.20.17
Motherboard

I Talked to Four Humanoid Robots and They’re Mostly Dumb as Doornails

"Human relationships can be hard to define."
Zoltan Istvan
4.23.17
These Are Not the Droids You're Looking For

I Talked to Four Humanoid Robots and They’re Mostly Dumb as Doornails

"Human relationships can be hard to define."
Zoltan Istvan
4.23.17
shooters

How ‘Singularity’ Time-Travelled from Early to Late 2000s Shooter Design in a Single Game

It was a rare oddity, preserving examples of where shooters had been, and the place in which they seemed destined to stay.
Reid McCarter
2.15.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watching These Google Homes Argue Is Better Than 'Westworld'

Two robots are bumbling toward sentience live on Twitch right now and trading sick burns in the process.
River Donaghey
1.6.17
Art

Blow Your Own Damn Mind with This Killer Video Essay About Why China Already Is the Future

In 'Sinofuturism,' film essayist Lawrence Lek posits that Chinese technological development is actually a form of Artificial Intelligence.
Emerson Rosenthal
1.5.17
Op-Ed

Information Won't Make Us Immortal

A new philosophy that information is the 'Soul 2.0' is gaining momentum online, but it's wishful thinking.
Riccardo Manzotti
12.22.16
tv

Why Humanoid Robots Are Invading Our Movies and TV

Between 'Westworld', 'Humans' and last year's 'Ex Machina', the influx of androids is undeniable. But it's not them we fear—it's something about us.
Tom Duggins
11.1.16
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