Trains Botting/@choochoobot is a new twitterbot from prolific botmaster and EFF staffer Parker Higgins.
Every four hours, the bot posts a new, randomly generated train landscape made from emojis. It even has its own fan-made canon to explain why there's a steam loco pulling catenary-equipped carriages: this is after the tech. singularity and man has only recently repurposed the carriages to operate by steam." "But wouldn't humanity be uploaded to the 'net during the singularity and become one with the machine mind?" "We resisted, hence the Techno Wars and return to pre-industrial mechanics."
Be sure and try your computer's text-to-speech interface on its posts.
Trains Botting [Twitter]
I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in Toronto (for Word on the Street, Seeding Utopias and Resisting Dystopias and 6 Degrees); Newry, ME (Maine Library Association) and Portland, ME (in conversation with James Patrick Kelly).
Octavia Butler (previously), the brilliant Afrofuturist, McArthur Genius Grant-winning science fiction writer, died far, far too soon, leaving behind a corpus of incredible, voraciously readable novels, and a community of writers who were inspired by her example.
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