William Wiebe

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People make their own history, but they do not make it of their own free will; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances but under immediate circumstances, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. And just as they seem to be occupied with transforming themselves and things, creating something that did not exist before, precisely in such epochs of revolutionary crisis they anxiously conjure up the spirits of the past to their service, borrowing from them names, battle slogans, and costumes in order to ...
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PROVISIONAL READYMADES From an Area of the Republic of Cyprus in which the Republic of Cyprus Does Not Exercise Effective Control The succinct collection of objects gathered here share an important provenance, hailing from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, an area of the Republic of Cyprus in which the Republic of Cyprus does not exercise effective control. Associated primarily through this common point of origin, they are also remarkable in their presumed anonymity: each was manufactured on an assembly line through a combination of untraceable labor and a myriad collection of unidentifiable tools. Although generic in appearance, a closer look reveals ...
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PublisherWilliam Wiebe2018
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Chekhov’s Gun at 062 Gallery. An industrial revolution is a product test that everyone participates in. One’s participation is induced by the diffusion of new technologies, the depth of their adoption and their aggregate influence.1 In a promotional video, the World Economic Forum heralds the fourth industrial revolution as “blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.”2 A visit to Davos truly is not complete without an experience of these new forms of time compression. Try out the seventy-five minute refugee simulation sponsored by Facebook.3 Tell us about your experience having your ...
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PublisherWilliam Wiebe2017
Suprahuman is the product of a collaboration between William Wiebe and Dr. John Santerre, a computer scientist working on the development of scalable machine learning techniques for use on cancer and antimicrobial resistance. In the book, Wiebe and Santerre bring aerial surveillance into conversation with research imagery integral to the evolution of cutting-edge deep neural networks, a juxtaposition that recognizes the persistent links between military power and scientific advancement. This relationship is especially relevant to the funding and development of artificial intelligence, which has largely been underwritten by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Our work explores the possibilities of a concealment sited ...

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