How Einstein Thought: Fostering Combinatorial Creativity and Unconscious Connections | Brain Pickings
“Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.”
School for poetic computation
“school for poetic computation is an artist run school launching this fall in New York. A small group of students and faculty will work closely to explore the intersections of code, design, hardware and theory — focusing especially on artistic intervention. It’s a 10 week program, a hybrid of residency and research group, that will happen multiple times per year to be a powerboost for creativity. Our motto is: more poems less demos.”
h/t Gardner Campbell
10 Rules of Internet – Anil Dash
“Most websites treat “I like it” and “This is good” as the same thing, leading to most people on the Internet refusing to distinguish between “I don’t like it” and “It’s not good”.
When a company or industry is facing changes to its business due to technology, it will argue against the need for change based on the moral importance of its work, rather than trying to understand the social underpinnings.
Why Life in America Can Literally Drive You Insane | Alternet
” Many of us, sadly, are ashamed of our inefficiency and nonproductivity and desperately try to fit in. However, try as we might to pay attention, adapt, adjust, and comply with our alienating jobs, boring schools, and sterile society, our humanity gets in the way, and we become anxious, depressed and dysfunctional.”
We could use this to make TEI style testing items and some other interesting things. Keep in mind that images within these items ought to be sortable as well.
Who dares to dodge Google’s information tax? | McKenzie Wark | Comment is free | theguardian.com
“Our leisure time is now to be spent producing information for the vulture industries of Google and co, in an unequal exchange of information. In exchange for the poll tax of personal data, we get to watch each other’s cat videos, while Google becomes some new version of the state, presiding over all our bitty lives, master of all our data, in aggregate.”
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