and 3D glasses

the end of an era tho

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
when you finally get to play Red Dead Redemption 2 and you're looking to join the fandom but you find no intelligent life in the male-dominated forums subreddit so you turn to tumblr for that academic discourse on the Van der Linde gang and you're blessed by the tumblr community's historically accurate opinion pieces on what it's reallyreally like to get dicked down by Arthur Morgan


west coast romance

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ain't no replacing you ...

mit - pierce laboratory

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
MIT Pierce Laboratory Building 1

MIT Pierce Laboratory

MIT Pierce Laboratory classroom

A class lecture about AI research and robotics.

I was invited to visit one of MIT's engineering labs at the Pierce Laboratory. It was my very first time at Cambridge so I was looking forward to seeing the sights and meeting some of the students and faculty there.

MIT is ... very motivated to make new advancements in AI science education. They have a lot of ambitious ideas about focusing their cores in artificial intelligence and machine learning, but given some of the stuff they covered in class I am concerned as to how much they're prioritizing 'pure science' above all else. The amount of value they're giving their engineers to design and implement some of the most complex components of artificial intelligence is going waaay overboard.

When we think about human consciousness, for example, based on what we already know about ourselves and how we choose to interact with each other, do you really think that your identity – your authentic self – is replicable through pure logic? Don't you think human consciousness is more nuanced than that?

I mean, MIT touched up on some AI behavioral concepts that were interesting and they're confident about meeting some of their end goals. But again, choosing not to involve experts in the humanities and the arts – and by that I mean: the language majors, philosophers, creatives, etc! – choosing to leave out experts of other disciplines in AI research is a misguided step that will hurt them in the long run.

I do wish them the best though. Got to meet some really accomplished engineers and the students at MIT are a hell of a lot smarter and passionate about their research compared to me that's for sure, pfft!

Would like to visit again, ja. ♡

reading old journal entries from when i was 14

... and marveling at my take-no-prisoners attitude about boys and their shitty opinions.

r.i.p. old hanzo

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Scatter had me cacklin like pfft —

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

a timeline of many days later —

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home (cont'd.)

after several unexpected adventures i am not quite finished yet.

i. Nearing the one-year anniversary of relocating and while it's been fun and all I'm still looking to expand my library. I've given a looot of books away – most of which I've outgrown and have no value to me. But earlier this week I built a new bookshelf and I'm noticing a pattern with my new investments in photography and The Legend of Zelda lore. :x

ii. The subway commute's a lot less mundane when I create new playlists along the way. Certified bops I keep in rotation:

saggy denim - princess nokia
cigarettes - amir obè
hasta luego - j.i.d
wait a minute! - willow smith
holographic lover - st. beauty
x - kendrick, schoolboy q, 2 chainz, saudi
lost in nostalgia - xavier omär
silence - they.
cadillactica - big k.r.i.t.

iii. And as for my garden – oh man. Lol. Well, indoors I'm growing a very healthy aloe vera plant, two orchids that are currently on life support, and some vines that I keep very neat and wrapped around my lamp base. I'm still experimenting with that space but if anything's for sure, I want to make a container with water lilies to go along with my fish bowl. And I really can't wait to get started on that this weekend.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

... Memories were made. The rest I'll keep. ♡

15° n

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Good morning. ♡.