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I've been Boinged!

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw what Cory Doctorow wrote about my story: This week’s Escape Pod podcast story is Madeline Ashby’s ?oyfriend, a marvellous, sweetly romantic science fiction story about teenagers who use clever artificial intelligences as “training wheels” on the way to their first real love, but who quickly find themselves substituting the warm companionship of…

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Even robots got more game than me

This super-fast robot hand dribbles, throws, and tweezes more effectively than I do. If you could observe the current state of my eyebrows, you would know this to be true. You’ve probably already seen this footage, so I thought I’d show you some eventual applications for super-fast robot hands. (Oh, shut up. That would chafe and you know it.) Warning:…

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Worldcon 09: a debrief

I’m listening to Haydn on CBC Radio 2, drinking coffee and avoiding printing up my thesis. My head is still full of parties, the demon rum, and hastily-recalled French. If those three things don’t scream “Worldcon” at you, then you clearly weren’t there. It’s rare that an event one hears about so frequently actually lives up to one’s imagination. I…

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"SF" stands for "strategic foresight"

Good news, everybody! I’ve been accepted to the M.Des. program in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at the Ontario College of Art and Design. When I tried explaining the program to my mom, I said: “It’s about designing solutions for future problems on every level — from product to policy.” One of the more contemporary problems being tackled by the Strategic…

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possible "Trico" trailer afoot

I’m posting this footage for Death Ray, and anyone else who’s curious about a possible followup to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, two of the most important games to come out of the PlayStation household in recent years. Honey, we need a PS3.

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"The Chair" is (a)live! (And in NATURE!)

One chilly morning in January, I phoned Squid for his birthday. As I padded barefoot between the living room window and the kitchen talking about how far up the simulated brainstem one might nestle robot :: human affective bonding, I casually made reference to a story idea I had. “Oh, wow,” he said. “You have to write that story.” “It’s…

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