zombies, the stupid chat bot (shut up about it, everyone), body modification
I have three new pieces out in recent weeks and not much else to report, except that I’m on a deadline so I shouldn’t be on here, and also that one of the new pieces was in the issue of The Point that dropped recently and that you should read. My favorite piece in the new issue—I like it even more than my own!—is this essay by my bud Kathy, about the reductive quality of the usual narratives about Asian women dating white men: https://thepointmag.com/examined-life/on-loving-white-boys/. It slaps.
My pieces are
-the issue’s editor’s letter, co-written with Anastasia Berg, about what distinguishes a mob from a group of people thinking and acting together: https://thepointmag.com/letter/on-mobs/
-This reflection on whether the chatbot brigade could ever write literature: https://thepointmag.com/forms-of-life/what-chatbots-cant-do/
-And this long piece, which I really hope you’ll read, in the Boston Review. It’s a review of Clare Chambers’s book, Intact, but it’s also a sort of proto-manifesto re my own views about body modification and human beauty (about which I will write an actual manifesto soon, or at least about which I’m supposed to, since it’s due April 15). Obviously, I’m pro. Make your body into art, if possible. Make as many things into art as you can. The piece is here: https://www.bostonreview.net/articles/a-body-of-ones-own/.