shitloads of electric sheep
Two sci-fi links today. The first is another short report on how life could exist on Jupiter's moons. I like the theories about how molecular oxygen could be forced down into the subsurface oceans, though their "Moons of Mystery" graphic is pretty silly.
Here's a sort of advance review/disquisition on A.I. Time magazine claims that it's fascinating, but admits the clash between two directors with utterly opposite styles. Plus artificial intelligence has been a cinematic trope for decades now (they've done it to death on Star Trek, for Christ's sake), and plot summaries like "A noted scientist of the remote future lays down a piquant challenge to his colleagues at Cybertronics Manufacturing: 'I propose that we build a robot who can love... a robot that dreams'" don't suggest anything remotely new or interesting. I might rent it some time.
Tom Stoppard on conceptual art: when did artists stop being makers (poet from Greek poietes, Eliot's il miglior fabbro, and suchlike etymology)?
From Aimee: Cookie Monster is assaulted.