Photograph showing the brightly lit windows of vending machines displaying the goods available, with the dark silhouetes of people infront of them.


A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR Autonomous corporations are a truly scary thought. Not only from a papercilp optimizer stand point (a less story/more sober explanation here) but looking at the horrifying DOA experiments going on. Tell me a DOA doesn’t seem like the perfect instrument for creating a paperclip optimizer. Imagine if the giant corporations we have today were hard-coded with the values of a hundred years ago, or a black-box autonomous corporation bot bought enough shares and futures to tank the world financial market....

March 7, 2022
Jagged comic book illustration. A shify looking man in a  suit with a fedora pulled down so his eyes are lost in shadow attempts to pull his gun as two cops in the foreground point their guns at him. Text on image reads "True stories".

Ssh Gateway Drug

A short piece of fiction. It all starts with that small virtual machine you spun up over the weekend just for fun. To get access you implement SSH but simple password authentication won’t do. None of your friends are using it and they make fun of you when they find out. So you create your first SSH key, 2048 bits at first–soon upped to 4096. Which is ok–you’re ok. Your parents used to use RSA all the time after all....

March 1, 2022
Black and white engraved illustration. A humanoid creature covered in scaled and with horns upon its head hunches over something, a trident held in its hand. A true monster of the deep.

Solar Golems

The following piece of fiction was inspired by Coordinated Universal Time—a podcast of five episodes released between May and December 2019. It was an experimental concoction of sounds, music and speech. The blurb for the podcast read: Coordinated Universal Time is a sonic collage of foxfire-side readings, thinking machines, disembodied conversations, music we found in this world or made in another. Deep time reverberations and field recordings from the front lines of a future held in common....

May 26, 2020