Recent Quotes 26jan18

We are the robots for future insects.

and also:

To redesign the city in response to the terrorist attack on to the city is to escalate the state of emergency into an endlessly vertiginous assignment. …

Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution, Benjamin H. Bratton (UK) (US)

Ships were more than merely transportation: in Scandinavian culture they carried a symbolic role greater even than that of Britain’s eighteenth-century ‘wooden walls’: they were named, famed, celebrated in song and verse as sea steeds riding the whale road.

Aelfred’s Britain: War and Peace in the Viking Age, Max Adams (UK) (US)


“We live and die by the media. Every time we’re launching a book, I’ll build a battle map that literally breaks down by category every headline we’re going to place, every op-ed Peter’s going to publish. . . . Getting our message embedded in mainstream outlets is what gets us the biggest blast radius.”

Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency, Joshua Green (UK) (US)