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I’m not updating this a lot, but I’m doing things. Not into the idea that we need to look productive, engaged, profit-making, etc, either online or in the physical world. But for some perverse reason I’m still compelled every now and then to check in to this site and make some sort of official declaration that I’m […]

and

don’t ever think that you can’t change the past or the future! (as kate bush says)

after life

…the invention of the Morse alphabet in 1837 was promptly followed by the tapping specters of spiritistic seances sending their messages from the realm of the dead. Promptly as well, photographic plates-even and especially those taken with the camera shutter closed-furnished reproductions of ghosts or specters, whose black-andwhite fuzziness only served to underscore the promise […]

about

I’m a freelance writer, PhD student and instructor at Virginia Tech. I also make music and build websites. You’re on one of them right now. This site is a placeholder for stuff I think is cool and an infrequently updated blog. Some of my published works and creative projects live here: www.realyou.me Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/emmastamm Twitter: @turing_tests And you […]

hey

Since I’m not fond of WordPress (or using a CMS at all for that matter), I’m considering just killing this website and making www.realyou.me my sole portfolio / blog site. For now, to anybody who might be visiting here, I would say realyou.me is a better place to go… o-culus is a bit of a mess, and […]

intention and its discontents

In light of the DAO hack (here’s a tl;dr for those not in the know), a lot of people have been talking about intention — the role that conscious will, something we generally ascribe to humans, should play in code-based organizations that are designed to be run without centralized human oversight. The logic goes that […]

it’s still summertime

Many miles of driving later — I’m in New York!   Like many of my friends, I’m finding that both watching and ignoring the media are really painful things to do right now. Looking forward to heading back South in a few weeks, but home is an OK place to be at the moment. It feels a little tone […]

it’s summertime

This is my last full week in Asheville! Next Sunday or Monday I’ll be heading to Columbia, South Carolina, where I’ll be spending the fourth of July. Around the seventh, I start driving to the Hudson Valley to house-sit/see friends and family (including my new nephew, born in May, who I’ve yet to meet) for […]

the black peaks (fiction)

I said to him: people these days sense everything that speaks to their hearts must be totally contained, must rise to the surface of things. Nobody can reconcile those hidden staircases in themselves, not with all the debt on their hands. When we’d get worried about our future together he’d say: intelligence won’t save us. […]