In case you missed February, here’s the second edition of my collection of links from the month. It’s a habit now.
A few weeks ago, Yannick Schutz wrote the first blog post that mentions one of my blog posts. That was a special moment for me. Merci, Yannick. He also shared some thoughts with me about sharing links, and I hope to have more to say on that shortly.
Here’s February 2023:
- Nathan drew hourly comics
- Ted Gioia on ChatGPT as a confidence game:
"The con artist always gives people exactly what they want. And in a post-truth society, nobody does this better than AI."
- James Vincent, for The Verge, sees AI chatbots as a “Mirror Test, which very smart people keep failing”
- Dan Sinker compared large-language model chatbots to illusions
- Klim released their newest typeface, Family. It’s a lovely reimagining of Clearface. Klim’s release post are always worth reading.
- “A blog post is a very long and complex search query to find fascinating people” says Henrik Karlsson
- Paul Ford, in Wired, says “God Did the World a Favor by Destroying Twitter”
- Ted Chiang likens large-language models to a “blurry JPEG of the web”
- Norm by Andy Shauf – In typical fashion, Andy crafts another story told over the course of the whole album. CanCon!
- Let’s-a Go! by Louie Zong – a silly reworking of Mario tracks as Italo disco
- Maia (of Broey Deschanel) and Hannah Raine look at the evolution of the term “gaslight” on Rehash
- Cinema of Meaning discusses Tár and The Banshees of Inisherin, two of my favourites from last year.
- Long-time favourite Paul F Tompkins and 2022 Rookie-of-the-Year Lisa Gilroy guest on Comedy Bang! Bang!
A little game
If you read this, uh, let me know if these lists are too long or too short. There will probably be less AI chat posts for me to recommend next month.