Jon Lebkowsky: Democracy in the Dark with Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert and “Democracy in the Dark” My first impression of Roger Ebert, many years ago when he was doing the Siskel/Ebert weekly dustup, was that he was a smart guy whose intelligence was undermined by platform – the half hour run-through of the week’s films was always rushed, his written work was better. Little …

Jon Lebkowsky: Bruce Sterling on Robots and Humanity

Robots and Humanity   My favorite-so-far Bruce Sterling post in the State of the World conversation: “Following on from John Payne’s comments in <76>, are the robots coming for our jobs? Is a certain amount of unemployment going to end up as part of the system and, if so, what happens next?” *It’s so interesting …