Category Archives: Works

Works created by Mike Caprio.

Nightmare #22

A party of seven wandered across a trackless, endless desert. Their minds wore thin, as thirst and heat punished their bodies. There was no hope, no oasis of safety waiting over the next dune. Soon they began sharing their hallucinations… … Continue reading

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THINK: The Rise Of Autoculture

From time to time I’ll be writing posts that fall into a broader category of general musing about the future and technology in abstract terms, outside of the context of today’s startup-focused world. Those posts will be headed with the title “THINK:” so readers can identify them more easily. This first post in this series will be discussing the role of technology in culture, how we use it now, and how it may be used in the future. To start things off, I’m going to briefly define the concepts of “autoculture” and “metaculture”, examine the big idea of autonomous agents becoming fundamental definers of your identity, and end up at the current trends in examining and analyzing culture with technology.

(In general these types of posts will fall into the realm of TL;DR, so be forewarned, this is a long one…)

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Why We Aren’t In A Tech Bubble (Yet)

Having lived through The First Great Tech Bubble – the era of Pets.com, Whoopi Goldberg & Flooz, and billion dollar valuations of companies that never made a profit – I feel qualified to speak on the topic of today’s booming tech sector. The question on everyone’s mind is: Have we replaced Pets.com with Groupon.com, Flooz with Bitcoin, and found ourselves a mere 11 years later on the precipice of The Second Great Tech Bubble?

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Hey, Netflix – What’s Going On?

The social media landscape blew up for a little bit a couple days ago when Netflix announced its 60% price hike. “Dear Netflix” trended on Twitter for a time, reflecting the discontent of subscribers who’ve decided to jump ship instead of paying more. And who can blame them? The pricing change took subscribers completely by surprise, and making dramatic price changes would seem to be counter-productive for Netflix’s growth.

Clearly the powers that be feel justified in this course of action – the way I see it, Netflix could be jacking up its price for several reasons. It’s not entirely certain whether any or all of these reasons apply, but I’ve ordered them from least to most likely based on what I’ve seen happening over the course of the last year.

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Tacos Morelos (Williamsburg)

One often hears West Coast expatriates decrying the state of Mexican food in New York – and for good reason. Very few eateries here in our fair city live up to the standards set by San Francisco, Los Angeles, and of course, Mexico City. This is doubly true for taco trucks and carts, which innumerably dot the landscape on the left coast in comparison to the scattering of vendors here. Here in Williamsburg, we’re lucky to have several carts to choose from, and my first exploration was the one I pass by most frequently: Tacos Morelos on the Northwest corner of Bedford and North 7th.

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