i'm reading this ethnographic article about machinekin and it has this wild quote (citations removed for brevity):
> Other-than-human expressions have a long history that can be found, for example, in archaeological and anthropological reports of animals and humans melding or blending together; the philosopher Diogenes of Sinope and Cynicism, with the nickname “cynic” meaning “doglike”; Nordic literary epics that speak of elven races that interact with humans; numerous tales about werewolves found in Greek, Roman, Jewish, French, and Irish sources; and in accounts surrounding vampires that span from the late sixteenth century to the present day.
can't believe diogenes was a fucking kinnie
it's particularly notable in that the interviewee is a music mixing console, as opposed to the sort of like... AI/android/doll i think people tend to associate with machinekin
@hierarchon yeah, I used to hang around places with a very upbeat construction excavator
it was very pleasant. …the excavator more so than the places themselves, to be honest
a very robotic single-user instance