"The cute kitten posted on Facebook might represent an attempt to establish a community of like-minded people in a globalized world. But this 'community' will not be a cultural community. Instead it remains based on an abstract and cultureless perception of cuteness ‘as such.’"
I'm becoming obsessed with the new aibo, Sony's robot dog, which is supposed to develop its own personality and deepen its relationship with you over time. It's body is loaded with sensors and it can access a deep-learning cloud-based neural network. Check out the website, it's trippy! ... See MoreSee Less
New book out full of interesting and unlikely articles on cuteness, from Bronies to Shakespeare. The pdf is just $5 (although you can opt to pay a little more and support the press). Congrats to editors Wan-Chuan Kao and Jen Boyle! ... See MoreSee Less
Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2017. 268 pages, illus. ISBN-13: 978-1-947447-28-8. OPEN-ACCESS e-book and $21.00 [€19.00/£17.00] in print: paperbound/5 X 8 in.related As If: Essays in As You Like It Make and Let Die: Untimely Sovereignties Speculative Medievalisms: Discography Sea Monsters: Things...