This is a guide for instructing posthumans in Dadaism
” In such times Dada objects amuse everybody, and since these objects are (mostly) made collectively, they are a strong community bond. Amusement (of oneself and others) and the making of art communities are the goals of Dada. Dada is a priori against everything, including goals and itself, but this creative negation is very amusing and is meant to be shared. For one whole century, Dada has delighted in uncovering and using contradictions, paradoxes, and negations, the most important of which are: 1. most people read signs, Dadas make signs, and 2. most people are scared of scary faces, Dada makes scary faces.”
Open Payments Data
Doctors and their payments . . .
Texas alligator attack: Man killed in Orange County – CNN.com
“”He removed his shirt, removed his billfold … someone shouted a warning and he said ‘blank the alligators’ “
Six reasons the blanket octopus is my new favorite cephalopod | Deep Sea News
” Young female blanket octopuses literally rip the tentacles right off portuguese man-o-war jellies, and uses them like little octopus nunchuks. Octopuses hold onto these tentacles with their suckers, and the scientist who accidentally discovered this “experienced sudden and severe pain [that he] involuntarily threw the octopod back into the water” . “
“Make Something That Makes Something”
“My research focuses on the development of AI tools to augment user creativity, especially in casual or playful audiences. I specialize in designing and implementing systems that assist users in quickly moving through the possibility space of a creative problem, a genre I call Casual Creators. These systems which have included a design tool for 3D printable necklaces, music visualizations animations, laser-cut robots, and gameplay for a game to crowdsource network security.”
A site to help you build a twitterbot.
The What If Machine
“Hey there! You’ve stumbled upon the What If Machine where anything is possible. Click on a particular topic and start wondering about anything and everything with our what-if-machine.
Interesting guide to picking an interactive storytelling tool that might be an interesting model for some of our stuff in OLE and beyond.
Posing Questions of Photographic Ethics – The New York Times
U of Phoenix: Losing hundreds of millions of dollars on adaptive-learning LMS bet -e-Literate
At some point creating your own adaptive path LMS will be something like starting a land war in Asia . . .
“And after spending years and untold millions on developing its own digital course platform that it said would revolutionize online learning, Mr. Cappelli said the university would drop its proprietary learning systems in favor of commercially available products. Many Apollo watchers had long expected that it would try to license its system to other colleges, but that never came to pass.
Picture This? Some Just Can’t – The New York Times
We really, really don’t understand one another.
“Thomas Ebeyer, a 25-year-old Canadian student, discovered his condition four years ago while talking with a girlfriend. He was shocked that she could remember what a friend had been wearing a year before.
She replied that she could see a picture of it in her mind.
“I had no idea what she was talking about,” he said in an interview. Mr. Ebeyer was surprised to discover that everyone he knew could summon images to their minds. Last year, someone showed him my article about MX.”
?The Half Life of Body Hacking | Motherboard
“Von Cyborg says that he sees a few people every month who want to remove or upgrade implants. When I asked him why people get things removed, he ran through a whole list: difficulty getting a job, a failure for the implant to heal properly, wanting to upgrade to something better. “For example, horns, really visible implants, if people got them done when they were young and then it’s affecting their life, they can’t find a job or something like that,” he says.”