Tessa Lena is a strongly opinionated singer and musician living in New York. Her background is in classical piano, linguistics, computers, ethnomusicology, and Tibetan studies. She fronts Tessa Makes Love.

Robots are on her $hit list, and this blog is about not taking $hit from the machine.

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Tessa Fights Robots: the Album

For some time, I lived with the assumption that women sing and write songs, and men produce and engineer. I don’t know why I assumed that, I guess I assumed what I saw.

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About Fighting Robots: Basket Rules

Imagine, you have a nice basket, and you use it to carry food home. It’s cool, you can carry more food at once than you would with your bare hands. But then the basket starts telling you what food to get (using “Basket Rules”).

After that, it starts to make deals with merchants in the market and make recommendations based on its own relationships. One thing leads to another, and in a few years, the world runs according to the Basket Rules, and the success of fruit and vegetables is measured in terms of Basket Score, not in terms of their taste or nutritious value.

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Part 2 of 1000: Political correctness

The problem of free speech vs. political correctness is not framed correctly, I am pretty sure about that. The real problem is the algorithmic approach that does not solve shit. In real human life, for every word, there is context. You don't talk to a strong person...

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A Non-Partisan Rant about Compassion (part 1 of 1000)

It is not about democrats vs. republicans, or Trump vs. Obama, or racist misogynists vs. lazy entitled millennials. I think that in the heart of hearts, it is about people who are willing to do work in order to remain whole and human (regardless of political camp, race, gender, and nationality), vs. people who don’t bother.

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Loving While Scared

My love goes out to people who are not talking trash, pointing fingers, blaming friends who voted differently or going super macho on them, who are not talking with contempt about family members, who are trying to understand, love, and relate. I don’t care who you voted for.

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Democracy in Your Head

Regardless of who you are voting for, if your reaction to people voting for another candidate is anything but “I disagree with your choice but you should definitely vote for whoever you like,” then YOU are the one contributing to a dangerously totalitarian development

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A Universal Facebook Status

‘If you disagree with me, you are poorly informed, delusional, and possibly an idiot. Do what I say, don’t irritate me. You don’t want me to hate you, do you?’

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Tessa is a strongly opinionated singer and musician living in New York. Her background is in classical piano, linguistics, computers, ethnomusicology, and Tibetan studies. She fronts Tessa Makes Love.

Robots are on her $hit list, and this blog is about not taking $hit from the machine.