Aaron Diaz’s art is hypnotizing, and the stories awesome (also in the overwhelming sense). It is the best kind of hodge-podge with stone-age anti-intellectualism satire, trans-humanism drama, weird daydreams, unresolved mysteries and more.
2001: Aliens have left a monolith to monitor and help mankind’s evolution towards intelligence.
2010: A second monolith transforms Jupiter into a mini-sun to help creatures on Europa in the same way.
2061: A third monolith on Europa is controlled to some extent by Dave / HAL.
3001: A resurrected member of the 2001 crew destroys the monoliths with a computer virus.
Creating statistical graphics is a difficult craft, with profound consequences.
Cellular automata can produce patterns which could some day be useful to most of the sciences.
*This is a new series of posts in which I’ll summarize a book in one sentence. I hope you’ll find it useful in case you’re thinking about reading the book, and I’d love to read your own summaries.