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Sections of TECHNELEGY were written collaboratively by Sasha Stiles and her alter ego, an always-evolving AI poet (aka custom text generator) powered by deep learning language models including GPT-2 and GPT-3, fine-tuned by Stiles on her own poetry and extensive research materials. The foundational training data sets incorporated notes on, and excerpts from, the following works:

The Age of Spiritual Machines by Ray Kurzweil

Algorithms of Oppression by Safiya Noble

“All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace” by Richard Brautigan

Believing in Bits, edited by Simone Natale & D.W. Pasulka

Close to the Machine by Ellen Ullman

“Conversations with Bina48” by Stephanie Dinkins

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

“The Cyborg Manifesto” by Donna Haraway

Data Feminism by Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein 

Glitch Feminism by Legacy Russell 

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas Hofstadter

Hamlet’s Blackberry by William Powers

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari 

“The House of Dust” by Allison Knowles

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art by Virginia Heffernan

MLTalks — “Transhumanism: Searching for the Spirit in the Machine

Novacene by James Lovelock

On the Future: Prospects for Humanity by Martin Rees

Out of Control by Kevin Kelly 

The Physics of Immortality by Frank J. Tipler

The Piecemeal Bard Is Deconstructed” by Christian Bök

The Policeman’s Beard Is Half-Constructed, by Racter

Race After Technology by Ruha Benjamin

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, by Nick Bostrom

Thus Spoke the Plant by Monica Gagliano

Tubes, A Journey to the Center of the Internet by Andrew Blum

Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the

Spiritual and Scientific Views of Our Minds by The Dalai Lama

Why I Want to be Posthuman When I Grow Up” by Nick Bostrom

Virtually Human: The Promise and Peril of Digital Immortality by Martine Rothblatt

The work of Ani Liu

The work of Gwern Branwen

The work of Neri Oxman

The work of Octavia Butler

The work of the Terasem Movement Foundation

The work of Trevor Paglen