Category Archives: Technology and Culture

Uncanny Valley Digest: Ted Chiang

“Story of Your Life,” by Ted Chiang This skillfully and scientifically executed short story (published 1998) was recently released as the film, Arrival, which I enjoyed very much. If you’ve seen it, good, because this is an instance where the … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley Digest: Cordwainer Smith

Hello, readers. Welcome back! Last night’s discussion took a turn for the kink in us all. Reading more short stories this summer, instead of a book-a-week, has been very favorably received by the rest of the group. Great turnout last … Continue reading

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My Whales Speak In Poetry

“What might whales have to talk or sing about? They have no manipulative organs. They can’t make great engineering constructs as we can. But they’re social creatures. They hunt and swim, fish, browse, frolic, mate, play, run from predators – … Continue reading

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