Bruce Sterling's "Black Swan"

What is the black swan? Check out the short story "Black Swan" by the venerable Bruce Sterling from his collection Gothic High Tech. Yet the news never shouts out that history has black swans. The news never tells us that our universe is contingent, that our fate hinges on changes too huge for us to comprehend, or too small for us to see. We can never accept the black swan's [Read More]


I'm not sure exactly what the rhizotron is, but I feel some kinship and connection to it. And it sure looks rad. from  [Read More]