Week 31-23 - Curiosities

Greetings from The Mesa

It's been ten weeks since the last Curiosities. Time flies... I didn't intend on taking a summer break from the site, but here we are. It's been a busy and hot summer. We've been stuck under the SW heat dome and thankful for a mud-home that keeps the inside temperatures temperate without AC. But things have been an absolute hot mess outside. We have critters eating things in our garden we never expected them to eat - peppers, onions, dill, almost entire Goji shrubs. Lack of water is driving mice, and rabbits to eat anything and everything. It's total carnage, and we are not the only ones - at last count there were over 40 different people in the area whose gardens were completely decimated by critters. Adaptation to climate change is going to take some craftiness to be able to grow anything in the future. How's your summer growing/going?

1. Human vs AI: whether and why we prefer human-created compared to AI-created artwork.

2. Scandinavian heavy metal: Why Earth's happiest place makes the darkest music

3. Does Sam Altman know what he is creating? The OpenAI CEO’s ambitious, ingenious, terrifying quest to create a new form of intelligence

4. Director Todd Haynes stop-motion film 'Superstar' about Karen Carpenter's battle with anorexia nervosa and the cultural influence of the Carpenters in the 70s.

5. Geohydrotypography
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Jamie Larson