Things I read in April.

Reviews of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun

Oh you darling robot! by Thomas Jones in the LRB

Kazuo Ishiguro Sees What the Future Is Doing to Us by Giles Harvey in the NY Times

Kazuo Ishiguro - Remembering and Forgetting profile of the author on the BBC’s imagine…

Academia is often a family business. That’s a barrier for increasing diversity

Anxiety Is in Your Body, Not Your Mind

Emma Pattee in Elemental writes about the limitations of talk therapy and suggests that we start from the body through mindfulness as the first response to anxiety.

part of the limitation of talk therapy is that anxiety is often related to a dysregulated response connected to an implicit memory, which then gets incorrectly pinned on a current experience or thought. “It doesn’t have anything to do with the current content,” says Ogden.

Proctorio Is Using Racist Algorithms to Detect Faces