7 thoughts on ““Ambiguity Machines: An Examination,” by Vandana Singh”

  1. Meh.

    Ambiguity strikes me as a FASCINATING and EXTREMELY CHALLENGING topic to write about.

    But this triptych… just didn’t feel like it DID anything with it. It found some effects that could be described as "ambiguity-like," and built some stories leading up to those effects. The effects weren’t particularly interesting to me – each story leads UP to the effect, not spending much time examining it and certainly not building a story AROUND the effect.

    It’s not a poor story, but it’s a not-very-interesting story with some slightly off-beat framing.

    Unless I missed something?

  2. The stories were pretty but maybe longer than they needed to be? A short fable would be sufficient, if well enough done, to introduce a human being experiencing fluidity in their perception of space, of time, and of self.

    1. Ooooh, have you read Chiang’s "The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate"?

      The golden standard of interwoven-tapestry-of-tales.

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