Laboratory testing at Silicon Valley biotech start up Unity Biotechnology. Courtesy: the New Yorker; photograph: Grant Cornett

From eternal music to the secret of eternal life: what to read this weekend

Orit Gat and artist Julia Weist travel to Havana in search of El Paquete Semanal, the Cuban offline internet

After his 14-year-old blog was deactivated without explanation, Dennis Cooper speaks to Andrew Durbin about Google, GIF fiction and censorship

On art, architecture, and domestic effects of digitalization

Illustration by Lauren Rolwing

Does looking at, or reading, something online change its meaning?

Negar Azimi on Jane Bowles and bell hooks on Beyoncé: what to read this weekend

Mad Max: Fury Road, 2015 © Warner Bros Pictures

What a missing web page tells us about internet outrage

Joshua Portway and Lise Autogena, Black Shoals; Dark Matter, 2015, still of real-time representation of the financial markets. Courtesy the artists and Somerset House, London

Whitechapel Gallery & Somerset House, London, UK

Frances Stark, My Best Thing, 2011, video still. Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Sticky Drama (with Oneohtrix Point Never), 2015, production still. All images courtesy the artist, Zac Feuer/Mesler, New York, Seventeen, London, Zabludowicz Collection, London, and Future Gallery, Berlin

The online anthropology of Jon Rafman

Koufun, Underwater City, 2015, pornographic image from Brazzers website reworked with Deep Dream

Digital hallucinations and formless beasts

Söhnke Streckel, Einreichung zum Fotowettbewerb, abgebildet: BND-Telekommunikationsturm, Brocken, Saxony-Anhalt, 2013 (courtesy: Söhnke Streckel & Frankfurter Kunstverein)

Trevor Paglen explains the photography competition he organized as part of his show at Frankfurter Kunstverein