Recent illiberal signals from Beijing have been upsetting foreign observers, with the Internet (+) and the universities receiving highly-public spankings (and there’s a song). There does seem plenty to clean up. In other news, Dagong thinks we’re all going to starve in the dark.
Popping the big bang.
Gibson on Neuromancer. Remembering A Canticle for Leibowitz. The great acceleration. Nietzsche and the Engine of Politics. Corey Robin on Nietzsche and Hayek, round two. Hayles on posthumanism. Jaynes in the stack. Against the cloud. Operation Delirium. Death trips are back. A Swiss mess. Double doom.
For the UF gossip column: “Serial killer Charles Manson’s supposed budding romance with a woman 53 years his junior has been allegedly exposed as a money-making scheme. […] According to journalist Daniel Simone, 27-year old Afton Elaine Burton, now known as Star, was hoping that she would gain possession of Manson’s corpse through marriage so she and a couple of friends could put it on display in a glass case in LA.”