Algorithms a go-go

“… throughout The Formula, Dormehl signals that he wants us to think carefully about what it means to be human in an age where algorithms increasingly tell us who we are, what we want, and how we’ll come to behave in the future. Indeed, Dormehl goes so far as to declare that our age is marked by a ‘crisis of self,’ where the Enlightenment conception of ‘autonomous individuals’ is challenged by an algorithmic alternative. Individuals have become construed as ‘one categorizable node in an aggregate mass.'”
Evan Selinger on The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems — And Create More, by Evan Selinger, LA Review of Books, February 17, 2015

Gosh, the self in a node of aggregate mass; are we doomed or what?

I love the internet, but I’m not sure I’m ready for nodehood (yet).

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Puppy Dog Chairs


Puppy Dog Chairs
Collage on Paper
4×6″

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“Porpoise Song” lyrics in Dick Tracy

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Wow.

What’s the Dick Tracy team smoking and where can I get some?

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Wedding bells for… OH DEAR GOD

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Looks like getting married is giving Sean a big head. Literally.

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Pony Cup


Pony Cup
Collage on paper
6×4″
2014 Arroyo Arts Collective Tour

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Pibgorn hits it out of the park in three panels

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Sometimes the artwork Pibgorn just hits it right out of to the park:

For those of you context lovers, Drusilla is pulling Nat away from a transdimensional wormhole pit of some kind. But does it really matter? This page rocks the house any way you look at it.

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Saturday Agony

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Margo is so bossy, she must be an Aries. Maybe a Leo, but she’s not egotistically generous enough (Leos will borrow money to lend it to make themselves look good). And she’s not enough of a party girl to be a Sagittarius. So if she’s not an Aries, maybe a Capricorn or Scorpio, but I still vote for an Aries. Oh, and who doesn’t Margo’s mother’s psychic/astrologer, Diane Devine, remind you of? Artwork anyone?

Oh, yeah, Hanna? Good riddance, and live happily ever after.

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Mountains


Mountains
Collage on paper
4×7″
2014 Arroyo Arts Collective Tour

2014 was not a great year for collage. I only made eleven, and half of those were at the 2014 Arroyo Arts Collective Tour where I was graciously hosted in Suzanne Siegel’s studio.

I think part of the problem was I tried to convince myself I could work in a 10×10′ room with no natural light. Hah! This year I moved the studio to a larger, better lighted space, and have already made 3 collages. So things are looking up already.

So please enjoy what I did manage to get done in 2014. And thank you for continuing to look at my collages.

Ginger

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12 years of the Hackenblog!

Yay!

Here’s where we got our start: Hackenblog 1.0

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Eschaton-a-Go-Go Sketchbook IndieGoGo 2013 Perk

Eschaton-a-Go-Go IndieGoGo 2013 Sketchbook

For your reading pleasure. The Eschaton-a-Go-Go IndieGoGo 2013 Sketchbook perk is available to all!

Sample Pages from the Sketchbook Thank you to everyone who supported our IndieGoGo campaign… wow, a year and a half ago. Time files, don’t it?

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All of you who say you want more women in tech, well here’s your chance


Twins’ Tuition 4 Women’s StartUpLab

“America and Penelope are first-generation Latina students who are majoring in Computer Science at different schools. Penelope is a student at California State University, Los Angeles. America attends Los Angeles City College. They both were recently accepted to an accelerator program in Silicon Valley known as Women’s Startup Lab.”

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Oh, Christ, not this again

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No, really, not this again.

Personally, I think Hanna and Sean, those crazy kids in love, are rushing into things, but I’m not running this circus.

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Woman in Red


Woman in Red
Collage on paper
6×4″
2014 Arroyo Arts Collective Tour

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Wings


Wings
Collage on paper
4×6″
2014 Arroyo Arts Collective Tour

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Wedding Omen


Wedding Omen
Collage on paper
7×10″

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Turtle


Turtle
Collage on paper
4×6″
2014 Arroyo Arts Collective Tour

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Tiger Spiral


Tiger Spiral
Collage on paper
4×6″
2014 Arroyo Arts Collective Tour

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Tiger Girl


Tiger Girl
Collage on paper
10×7″

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Sea Angel


Sea Angel
Collage on paper
10×7″

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Raven Rosegroom


Raven Rosegroom
Collage on paper
7×10″

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Puppy Dog Chairs


Puppy Dog Chairs
Collage on Paper
4×6″

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Pony Cup


Pony Cup
Collage on paper
6×4″
2014 Arroyo Arts Collective Tour

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Mountains


Mountains
Collage on paper
4×7″
2014 Arroyo Arts Collective Tour

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How LA can be one kind of city

“LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Union Pacific’s Piggyback Yard sprawls over approximately 125 acres between Mission Road and the L.A. River. The busy rail yard would be transformed into parkland and wetlands next to the L.A. River IF the city manages to raise enough money and the Union Pacific ever decides to sell. Tom Carroll, in his Tom Explores Los Angeles YouTube series, explores the history and economic significance of one of the city’s last major freight rail yards in a new video.”


(via) (It’s worth 6 minutes of your life to watch this.)

Or, if Union Pacific doesn’t sell, we can be even more the hellish overcrowded filthy megacity we all love to hate and continue to live in against all odds, reason, and plain old good sense. Up to you LA, it’s all up to you.

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There must be a seal opening somewhere

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Words fail me.

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Bloglines

I know RSS readers are quaint, but I’m still using Bloglines and can’t login at the usual http://dashboard.bloglines.com/

I’m not the only one either http://gsfn.us/t/4odzt

Help? Anyone?

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Happy New Year!

Wishing you a swanky 2015. Oh yeah!

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words… oh yeah!

Allow me to join The Impossible Cool in wishing you a swanky 2015.

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Hana Dingdon’s nothing short of miraculous transformation

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I dunno, maybe it’s standing next to Mary Worth that made her look so bad in October. Hana’s looking pretty good in November, eh?

And Toby’s either really drunk or really has Mary’s number. I wonder if Dr. Jeff Corey will be invited to this dinner. Is he even still in this strip?

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The Future is in Eggs

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At least I hope so. Lu Ann dating a nice bald man; what could be better than that? It would surely throw a monkey wrench into the matching hair rule.

Or maybe he’s just the hotel manager thinking she’s a hooker who needs the bum’s rush or a client. Who knows?

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42%? Really?

With almost every vote counted across the state, it appears about 42 percent of the state’s 17.8 million registered voters cast ballots.

Really? Maybe it’s time to register to vote? So you don’t have to do it in a hurry later.

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