the gutenberg game

I just finished the excellent The Printing Press As An Agent of Change, by Elizabeth Eisenstein, and wanted to get down a few notes about…

week 139

– The complete works of Walter Benjamin are available as PDFs.  Here’s the big one – thanks to Sam Valenti for the tipoff. – James…

week 129

– XENOFEMINISM.  I mean, that’s an instant click, right? – Some clever bunnies can do really scary good things with synthesizing photos from sketches. – Twenty…

week 127

Polish, polish, hustle, hustle. – Great articles on the current zeit by good people:  https://medium.com/hand-brain – The Pico-8 is a fantasy console that saves things…

week 119

– Glenn McDonald knocks it out of the park again with the words for each genre, and vice versa. – “Just” being a DJ is…

all of the app store, all of the time

Grad school is sometimes about doing ridiculous things.  One of the ridiculous things that I’ve done was to download all the text and and all…

week 67.3333

– Went to Tufts’ Computer Science Hackathon, as an Echo Nester.  Built The Feminest, which tells you about the gender makeup of a band.  The…

week 30

– I’m making staggering progress on DREAM|CITY: I’m done the first four parts, and made a really good start to V tonight. – I went…

week 23 or so

– I’m in Montreal! It’s pretty nice so far. – I finished a hack called Music I Used To Like, based on the shirt of…

live forever

Ray Bradbury died today; he will be missed. He was born in 1920, and lived to 2012. He wrote roughly a million short stories, an…