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Coffee With Philip K. Dick in San Jose, California

San Jose, California is for the sharks. There is a ruthlessness in its inhabitants as gnarled as the chum hook. What was once the throngs of conveyor belts and smelt plants has been surmised by mathematical algorithms of data: statistical metaphysics, standard deviation and coefficients of ‘natural consumption’, social networking, and cost-benefit analysis. 296 more words

My Weekend With Google

What looks like a bleached octopus, sans tentacles, rests in my hand. White, flaccid and cold, the rubbery blob chills my gloved palm as the researcher describes her… 692 more words

Art

Exclusive Interview with Rebecca Goldstein

They say it never hurts to ask.

          I sent a few questions to Rebecca Goldstein’s website, thinking I’d get no reply. She’s a busy person, after all. 905 more words

Philosophy & The Finer Things

Exclusive Interview with Rebecca Goldstein

They say it never hurts to ask.

          I sent a few questions to Rebecca Goldstein’s website, thinking I’d get no reply. She’s a busy person, after all. 912 more words

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Ping Cambridge and Pong Google

Ping Pong is making a grand return to Cambridge.

In the interests of civic health, I suppose, and joie de vivre, the local council periodically makes outdoor ping-pong tables and materials freely available to all comers. 198 more words

General Irrelevance

Book Review: Plato at the Googleplex

          When my friend told me she heard on NPR that there was a new book out in which “some female philosopher” resurrects the voice of Plato to address today’s moral issues, I took a wild guess as to the author: Rebecca Goldstein. 1,285 more words

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Book Review: Plato at the Googleplex

          When my friend told me she heard on NPR that there was a new book out in which “some female philosopher” resurrects the voice of Plato to address today’s moral issues, I took a wild guess as to the author: Rebecca Goldstein. 1,327 more words

Philosophy & The Finer Things