Dating AI is "a meditation on how to prepare for the unknown," a thought experiment designed to stimulate new ideas about issues that are important now as well as in the future. Fictional descriptions of human-android romances are interspersed with commentary about the varying differences between people and AI (Artificial Intelligence), and methods for breaching the chasm between machine and human experience. Chapters tie speculation into contemporary life, drawing parallels between current human interactions with machines. Learn More
In this prismatic and obliquely appreciative study of Antoine D'Agata’s photography, Peter Sotos arraigns the fraught vocabulary of gallery apologists — and of D'Agata himself — to locate a “"iner definition of pornography" beneath the exigent demands of desire, transgression, and art.
Some of the worst erotic writing, coupled with the editing of someone who has to have been illiterate, illustrated by the lousiest photography, and printed in the cheapest manner possible, to be sold from under the counter and hidden away or tossed out with little ceremony. Learn More
A wild and uncompromising history of four infamous magazines and the outlaws behind them, Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! is the first book to rip the sheet off of the sleazy myth-making machine of Hugh Hefner and Playboy, and reveal the doomed history of Hefner’s arch rival, Penthouse founder Bob Guccione, whose messiah complex and heedless spending — on a legendary flop of a movie paid for with bags of cash, a porn magazine for women, and a pie-in-the sky scheme for a portable nuclear reactor —fueled the greatest riches to rags story ever told. Learn More
People have more access to medical information than ever before with an abundance of printed and online resources, and yet we still believe "facts" about our bodies and sexuality that are just plain wrong.
AtomAge magazine was the underground bible of rubber, vinyl and leather fetish wear throughout the 1970s. Founded, designed and published by John Sutcliffe as a way of showcasing his extraordinary clothing designs, it inadvertently became a focal point for followers and explorers of every kind of fledgling clothing scene. Learn More