Joshua Marie Wilkinson kindly asked me to do one of those “Take Down the Clouds” Q&As at The Volta, which caused me to introspect and slightly panic about not having time to read books lately. Complete with sad/sensitive head shot. Read it here.
This week on my INDY Week comics blog, “The Pull List,” I get to to take on some of my favorite topics – artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, augmented and virtual reality, etc. – regarding the post-human romance Alex + Ada, which is timely in the wake of Her and also goes further. Read it here.
David B. Applegate lives and works in Raleigh, NC. He co-operates the electronic music net-label Immigrant Breast Nest. His best poem is available to read now inBestoned: a journal of new metaphysical verse.
Lightsey Darst is a writer, critic, and teacher based in Durham. Her books are Find the Girl and DANCE (both from Coffee House Press). You can find her criticism in the Indy and online at mnartists.org, walkerart.org, The Huffington Post, and Bookslut.