EPISODE 75 - Bot Curious With Joanne McNeil

Guest: Joanne McNeil - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joanne_McNeil and on twitter https://twitter.com/jomc

Joanne McNeil is a writer interested in the ways that technology is shaping art, politics, and society. She is currently working on a book. She writes about things like broken iPhones, virtual assistants in airports, the Chelsea Manning trial, and the future of novels. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times,  Domus, Dissent, Frieze, The Baffler, Modern Painters, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, Saturated Space, Dirty Furniture, The Boston Globe, n+1/Occupy Gazette, and other web and print publications. She is currently collaborating with Eyebeam on OurNet, developing student workshops on networks.

CONTACTING: Joanne McNeil

Web: http://www.joannemcneil.com/about/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/@jomc 

Newsletter: https://tinyletter.com/jomc 

Technology and birthday harrasssments http://www.joannemcneil.com/the-internet-of-things-will-ruin-birthdays/

"Destroying your personal Christmas"

Companies are constantly looking ways to stay in contact with users

Personalized stalking

"Breaking the ice is now so easy"

Companies who bring you the latest holiday they are infatuated with

Unsubscribe war with your inbox

Celebrating holidays for way to long

Breaking News ramps up the anexity of events

Apple Amber Alerts and Emergency Broadcasting system 

How many ways can you get alerts from your digital devices?

Car Play, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Your Smart phone alerts and your attention, the management of distracted living.

Notification of notifications turned off.

You can't be interested in your own life and want to manage it.

Stepford Style devices

Tech and pop culutre

Ex Machina, Black Mirror and Her, do they hurt people's ideas of new technology?

What is it that makes you uncomfortable about technology is a more appropriate question and dialog around technology.

Sara's Uncanney Valley Personalization http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/06/data-doppelgangers-and-the-uncanny-valley-of-personalization/372780/

Did Dave Eggers borrow from "The Boy Kings" to create "The Circle"? http://www.amazon.com/Boy-Kings-Journey-Social-Network/dp/1451668260

We don't have the language yet to talk about the technology, good fiction exgaterates what is possible. 

Facebook Messenger Bots

"I'm bot curious" 

What the difference between and AI and a bot?

Amazon Alexia has "Skills" https://developer.amazon.com/public/solutions/alexa/alexa-skills-kit/getting-started-guide

There is no choice in the services that the use in constristed interfaces

Where do you go to look for films to watch, Netflix, Apple, Amazon Prime? The time sensativity of our subscription services. 

The cost of convienence?

Writers who want isolation to create masterpieces, the internet is a way writers now differencital themselves as "real writers"

Instagram now shows your "plays" instead of your "likes" hearts

Devils Advocate (1997)- The coming war of attention, ego and technology http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118971/quotes?item=qt1309520

Joanne's must see Scifi - David Cronenberg - eXistenZ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120907/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_12

Doom Generation -