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“Evelyn” – A Sci-Fi Short Story

For my final project, I attempted to write a short story within the genre of science fiction. In the story, called “Evelyn”, progress in both the realms of artificial intelligence and virtual reality result in an interesting research application: the main character enters a virtual world inhabited by A.I. in order to study their behavior. What […] Continue reading

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A New Age of Artifice

In the fall of 2011, Duke University’s undergraduate literary journal published a rather unassuming poem entitled “For the Bristlecone Snag” (“The Archive”). To the journal’s poetry editors, the poem appeared to be a typical undergraduate work, comprised of several unfulfilled metaphors and awkward turns of phrase. What the editors did not know at the time of publication, however, was that this poem was not written by a human… Continue reading

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