July 29, 2013

Or set upon a golden bough to tweet

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by @ 12:57 pm

Mark Sample’s Twitter bots; currently, there are eleven.

Darius Kazemi’s Twitter bots; presently, six.

The classic “Horse ebooks,” once out of nature.

July 26, 2013

A Trend in My Reading?

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by @ 2:26 pm

Sometimes I examine the books I am reading and detect an unnerving trend.

These are only two books, though. I wouldn’t want to be … PREMATURE.

July 25, 2013

Learn Brogramming

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by @ 1:22 pm

Sigh. Your introductory tutorial was going so well, but given the massive gender imbalance among programmers and computer scientist, I don’t think this is the best way to be inclusive…

The facts of life in a Ruby tutorial.

July 23, 2013

Neural has the Nerve for 10 PRINT

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by @ 2:56 pm

10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 has been reviewed in Neural, an excellent long-running magazine, print and online that covers creative computing from digital art and music through hacktivism. The reviews in Neural (which is published in Italy, in Italian and English) are short and to the point; I’m pleased to see that they neuronally grasped the concept of 10 PRINT and appreciated the work that my collaborators and I did on it.

Fresh Visual Ethos: Come and Get Your Tiltfactor Wallpaper!

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by @ 7:22 am

At Tiltfactor, we believe in the wisdom of great design. We believe the right colors, shapes and messages make our lives brighter, our days more fun and the world a better place. That’s why we made these wallpapers; little pieces of fresh visual ethos to get you thinking and keep you playing.

Check out our wallpapers:


Mobile Wallpaper


Desktop Wallpaper

July 19, 2013

from   modernist master

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by @ 6:39 pm


Here’s one of many amazing pages on, not the World Wide Web, but The Worl: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/guide/236558

(You need to install and activate The Deletionist to see it correctly…)

Hoc Opus, Hic Labor Est

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by @ 12:34 pm

Some of the Internet, Printed Out

The Internent isn’t just the Web; it’s also telnet, Gopher, email … and the Worl. Here are 500 pages of the Worl that I printed out and mailed today to Kenneth Goldsmith’s exhibit, Printing Out the Internet.

The Worl is accessible to anyone who has a recent Web browser and has installed The Deletionist.

July 17, 2013

Tiltfactor Laboratory announces POX: Save the Puppies

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by @ 8:53 am

For Immediate Release
Contact: contact@tiltfactor.org

July 17, 2013 (Hanover, NH) – Tiltfactor Laboratory is proud to present a new digital game, POX: Save the Puppies! POX: Save the Puppies is a game developed for our collaborator in Australia, Dr. Mark Kelman BSc BVMS CMAVA (http://www.virbac.com.au). POX: Save the Puppies serves as a reminder that achieving herd immunity is not just important for humans, it’s also extremely valuable for animal populations. Our recent experimental research shows that playing the game gives players food for thought while also promoting an understanding of systems thinking concepts.

July 16, 2013

Media Archaeology Lab’s New Media

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by @ 1:53 pm

Lori Emerson has been running an excellent facility at the University of Colorado at Boulder that is a kindred lab, and an inspiration, to my Trope Tank here at MIT.

This is the Media Archaeology Lab, which has recently launched a new site (with blog) and has also begun (as a lab) to tweet.

July 12, 2013

Full launch of Play Southend tomorrow!

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by @ 12:58 pm

We are excited to launch Play Southend, an online game to imagine the future of Southend-On-Sea in the UK, tomorrow at the Village Green arts and music festival! Play Southend draws on open participatory techniques to develop a collective vision of the town created by its communities. In the game, players — of all ages and experiences — take on challenges, such as obstacles and prizes, that are entirely created by community members. Players play over time and the world grows through endless drawings.

July 9, 2013

Doug Engelbart, 88, Inventor of …

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by @ 10:55 am

… the mouse; the chording keyboard for use with the mouse; the demo; videoconferencing; real-time online collaboration and collaborative editing; the first practical, working hypertext system, which was also a hypermedia system; word processing; dynamic file linking; version control; computer augmentation of human intelligence; and the bootstrapping of human intellectual processes.

Engelbart died on July 2. (Los Angeles Times obituary.)

July 3, 2013

New Article: Draft of the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Project Report

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by @ 7:52 am

We are now working on getting together the ELMCIP Project Final Report, which will be published by ELMCIP in cooperation with the Computing Literature Series at West Virginia University Press and will included chapters by all of the principle investigators contributing the project. I recently completed the draft of the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Project Report, an extensive report detailing the development process, information architecture, and technical platform of the Knowledge Base. I wrote the report with some help and input from Eric Dean Rasmussen, who was a funded researcher on the project for the first year and a half of the development project and served as the Knowledge Base Editor.

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