Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good For You, visits Will Wright (creator of Sim City) and writes about Wright’s new game, Spore, and computer gaming as an art form. “Most eras have distinct “ways of seeing” that end
Always on the cutting edge, Ray Kurzweil’s AI site features a mock courtroom drama, wherein a conscious computer argues for its inalienable right to self-determination. “ANTHONY DUTTON, ESQUIRE: We are in the Federal Court for the Central District of Florida.
“The best-kept secret in Hollywood, especially from Wall Street, is that the movie studios’ biggest profit center is not theatrical movies, or even DVD sales; it is TV licensing.” From SLATE, Hollywood’s profits, demystified. By Edward Jay Epstein
What’s On Your Nightstand in 2050? Wired magazine offers a glimpse into the future, via tomorrow’s bookshelf, featuring such must-have titles as, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Cyborgs,” “Coping With Post-Singularity Depression,” by Ray Kurzweil, “Talking to Your Kids
Never mind Red State or Blue State, liberal or conservative. It doesn’t matter which way you go in Hollywood, as long as you keep the budge LOW. Jason Apuzzo concludes that if you are going to be a gadfly lefty,