Punkademics explores these varied intersections by giving voice to some of the...– Punkademics | Minor Compositions
Researchers at Ohio State University examined what happened to people who, while...– ‘Losing yourself’ in a fictional character can affect your real life
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In spatial détournement, a rambler reuses elements of a known territory to...– Nigel Ayers: On Spatial Detournement
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Taiwanese hardware manufacturer VIA has announced a new product called the Android PC System (APC), a seven-inch ARM board that ships with a custom version of the Android mobile operating system. The device will be available in July for $49.
10 PRINT “GO TO STATEMENT CONSIDERED HARMFUL”: GOTO 10
My next program is a bit of an insider’s joke. It’s a reference to a famous 1968 diatribe by Edsger Dijkstra called “Go To Statement Considered Harmful.” Dijkstra argues against using the goto command, which leads to what critics call spaghetti code. I’m not interested in that specific debate, so much as I like how this famous injunction implies an evaluative audience, a set of norms, and even an aesthetic priority. Programming is a set of practices, with its own history and tensions. Any serious consideration of code—any serious consideration of computers—in the humanities must reckon with these social elements of code.
It appears to be dawning on clients who control the U.S.’s major ad...– FACEBOOK’S WORST NIGHTMARE: With GM Pulling Its Ads, Here’s How The Other Dominoes May Fall - Business Insider
Richard Gruesome is not your average bot set to retweet or remix existing tweets...– Academia as Monstrous Puppet | Center for 21st Century Studies
I am these legs and arms and back and bum and spleen, and I remain determined...– On not feeling bad about my body, for DailyLife.com.au. (via jeanhannah)
The Avatar-A project’s aim, Itskov says, is to create an autonomous system of...– Immortal Avatar: Russian project seeks to create robot with human brain — RT
Psychologist Lev Vygotsky claimed that “words die as they bring forth thoughts”...– On writing the self | Design Culture Lab