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Uncanny Valley Digest: A Canticle For Leibowitz

Literature is like pornography: You know it when you see it. This is the first book we’ve read this summer that is literature. Our A Canticle For Leibowitz discussion ran deep! 1,572 more words

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Is Emoji a Universal Language?

I was prompted to consider this question by a recent article in Wall Street Journal, which claims that the use of these pictograph characters is growing and is increasingly being used for entire sentences and even messages. 302 more words

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Aesthetics of Software (more notes)

The dominant aesthetic of software is utility, as distinguished from say truth, which is to say, art. As an artist, here, I wish to think about software as art, rather than as I would in my other occupation as CTO. 454 more words

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Notes on an Aesthetics of Software

The Aesthetics of Software

alternate titles:
Workbook for…
Indifferent Software []
Proposals for an Art in Computing
The Art in Software and the Business of Programming… 755 more words

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Trending - tech nudging

New technologies are attempting to be like our parents. David Harris Smith explains why that’s a good thing:

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Has the College Season Changed?

I first went to college over a generation ago, as one of the first of my extended family to attend college (my sister was first, followed by a cousin, but college was an option only for my generation; my parents never finished high school). 513 more words

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Of Fossil Fuels and Climate Change

I am not an energy or climate expert by any means. I guess I would call myself a reasonably intelligent layman with good education and experience in the scientific method and interpreting experimental results. 519 more words

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