The Digital State Apparatus: Are You Woke?

Articles that examine how you are being watched and other issues: Bluetooth surveillance as you shop: https://nyti.ms/2Xe7Onp Cyberwar between nations: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/15/us/politics/trump-cyber-russia-grid.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share Deepfake Videos: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/opinion/deepfake-pelosi-video.html AI Surveillance: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/us/aclu-surveillance-artificial-intelligence.html Refined AI Mimicry of Human Language: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/07/technology/ai-text-disinformation.html China Exporting the Surveillance State: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/technology/ecuador-surveillance-cameras-police-government.html

Some Publicity for Cold Hard Type.

Randee Dawn, entertainment reporter for publications like Today.com, NBCNews.com, Variety, LA Times, and Emmy Magazine, interviews fantasy novelist Frederic Durbin about the new books, Paradigm Shifts: Typewritten Tales of Digital Collapse and Escapements: Typewritten Tales from Post-Digital Worlds. Interview with Frederic Durbin @randeedawn

Some brief thoughts on Cold Hard Type, Volumes I and II.

Well, now the two books, Paradigms Shifts: Typewritten Tales of the Digital Collapse and Escapements: Typewritten Tales from the Post-Digital World, have been released into the world. The initial call for submissions for the project, then conceived as one book, was November 7th of 2018. It took only seven months for vision to become a…

A New Addition to the Family: A 1956 Groma Kolibri

I’ve been drooling over Kolibris for a while. It’s not a machine you find in the wild in the United States. I have to thank Ebay for this one. The machine is sturdy and, merely due to its compact size, light to carry. The mechanics are brisk and smooth, and the key-shapes remind me of…

Typewriter Tattoo Courtesy of My Niece

I’m visiting family for a couple of days. My niece, with whom I’ve always shared creative interests, offered to give me a tattoo for my right bicep. I remember her early days. She had and has an independent spirit. We would work on art and build Lego structures all day long. Legos became a tradition,…