This is Ribbonfarm Studio, a weekly newsletter associated with the Ribbonfarm blog. This newsletter is where I develop my longer, more complex projects. The newsletter features a mix of one-off pieces and serialized content from the larger projects.

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Sample articles from vgr

Superhistory, Not Superintelligence
Artificial Intelligence is really Artificial Time. An idea from the influential 2009 Google paper, The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data, has shaped a lot of thinking, including my own, in the last decade: simple algorithms and more data beat complex algorithms and less data ...

After Westphalia
An essay series aiming to explore the future (or lack thereof) of the nation state. In this series we will examine the legacy of the Westphalian nation-state, its relationship to other early-modern polities from other parts of the world, ...