Two quotes on hope

[Hope is] an ability to work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed. … Hope is not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. VaclavContinue reading “Two quotes on hope”

Have Algorithms Destroyed Personal Taste?

Addendum I: Algorithmic Intimacy One day, a friend of mine in New York City is on OKCupid, Bumble, or Hinge. He encounters the profile of a young woman and matches with her. He introduces himself with a joke based on the cultural signifiers in her profile, as is the habit of our time. She doesn’tContinue reading “Have Algorithms Destroyed Personal Taste?”