It’s not just ironic; it’s a symbol of how disastrous the last 15 years of US Iraq policy have been, how circuitous and self-perpetuating the violence, that we are now bombing our own guns. Welcome to American grand strategy in the Middle East.
|—||The US bombing its own guns perfectly sums up America’s total failure in Iraq - Vox (via wilwheaton)|
I’ll throw in some of the old stuff, too—the best of my abandoned projects—things I still wish I could work on, but can’t justify or imagine anyone actually using.
Over the past year (2013) I’ve discovered that there’s a whole community of people who are passionate about the intersection and collusion of arts and technology.
Turns out “creative coding” is a thing; “generative design” is a thing; “media arts” are a thing. Very exciting. I’d like to connect with more people interested in such things.
So here are my daily shares. If nothing else, I’ll have something to look back on.
Built with Processing. Code here.
Programmer, hardware engineer and attorney Mary Allen Wilkes, pictured here programming a LINC computer at her parents’ Baltimore residence.
While Wilkes spent a brief four years at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, her contributions were immense: she played an instrumental role in the creation of LINC, the first viable small computer and progenitor of DEC’s PDP-8 line, programmed its operating system (the LINC Assembly Program or LAP) and developed the assembler-linker model used by modern compilers. In 1965, she designed and built a computer at home and is subsequently cited as the first owner of a “personal computer” by some computer history experts.
The mind’s uncanny ability to precisely adapt and relate the lyrics of a song to one’s own personal narrative will forever blow my mind.
Timothy Wu, Columbia University law professor and creator of the term “net neutrality,” referring to Google.
"The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter — for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way. He lives and labors and hopes."
Somehow this terrible picture of my cat looks awesome thanks to the magical powers of the Polaroid printing process. Also, yo dawg, heard you like pictures.