Top Ten for February 9, 2023

Refik Anadol’s generative art at MoMA – this is a pretty negative piece, but it does a great job of explaining what Anadol’s work is and does; there are plenty of videos out there of this and Anadol’s previous work, including his in-depth talk with MIT

The Mystery of the Dune Font

AI is coming for us all, chapter 459: music generated from text prompts

Public Broadcast Laboratory on police/minority relations, 1968 – chillingly very little has changed (relatedly: Professionalize the Police)

How Failed Regime-Change in Belarus Shaped Putin's War Plan

The United States Frequency Allocation Chart and the spectacular Chart of Electromagnetic Radiations

Adversary Drones Are Spying On the U.S. and the Pentagon Acts Like They’re UFOs

Fitzcarraldo Editions – trying to resist collecting them all and failing, so much great fiction and they have their finger on the pulse with four Nobel winners

Sean McFate’s lectures on various wars and especially his lecture summarizing his book (in this particular talk he commits the same sin as everyone else in mischaracterizing Fukuyama’s argument in The End of History which is unfortunate)

Codename: Sydney – users can goad GPTs into disclosing their own guidelines; shades of interrogating Ian Holm’s head in Alien