Work / Play

About Andrew Kortina - In stereo…

Essays

The Beautiful Struggle // The Beautiful Game

Panem et Circenses

“They Say the #1 Killer of Old People is Retirement”


Napkin Modeling the US Govt “P&L” // Income Tax and Redistribution Scenarios

Notes on Narrative, Intelligence, and AI

The Emperor Has No Clothes, There is No Santa Claus, and Nothing is Rocket Science

Kinky Labor Supply and the Attention Tax

Social Systems are Computations that Minimize Uncertainty

Controlling International Trade with a ‘Crypto Customs’ Bureau // The End of National Labor Politics

Consciousness as Computation // Learning from Deep Learning and Information Theory

Metrics, Incrementalism, and Local Maxima

A Collection of Internet Curiosities

Free Will, Techno-Determinism, and Panache

Techno-Industrial Alienation, Craft, and The Calculus of Form

If We Were All Buddhists, Life Would End When the Sun Burns Out

Every New Yorker Wants to Open a Restaurant

Charlie Kaufman on Screenwriting

Memo on Office Food

Origins of Venmo

On Liberal Arts Education

Cormac McCarthy on Vacation

Etc

Oakland Film Club - Rob and I host this regularly. We do ‘homework’ prepping for each viewing, which makes it a little bit more fun (especially for the presenter) than just watching a movie.

Burn Out Than to Fade Away - For the twenty-seven club.

Lucas - Bedford Ave looked like a pop-art installation.

Identity Swap - Really fun collab with Kristin Lucas at the New Museum…. arg, should have actually built this!

Salt and Pepper - Iqram and I chat Venmo at the Northside Festival.

Future of the Wallet - A talk about how you might orchestrate commerce with rich APIs.

Jazzy's isn't open for dinner - Originally was gonna pass, then thought what would Bill Murray do in this situ’ash?

Work, Art, and Dignity in the Face of AI and Mass Automation - Recording of a talk I did at FORM 2018 along with a map of my writing on work, dignity, and AI.

Consciousness, Computation, and the Universe - two part seminar Rob and I organized for MIT’s IAP 2018.

AI, Mass Automation, and the Evolution of Human Dignity - two part seminar I organized for MIT’s IAP 2017.

Software

Fin - Founded with my friend, Sam.

Venmo - Founded with my friend, Iqram.

GitHub - My open source projects.

Unsubscribe Button for Chrome - Adds a shortcut to Gmail for unsubscribing from marketing emails.

Focus Reader View for Chrome - Adds a “Reader View” (like Safari’s or Readability) to Chrome.

Run in Terminal for vscode - Use a keyboard shortcut to run any command in the Integrated Terminal of Virtual Studio Code.


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The Beautiful Struggle // The Beautiful Game