Why Handwriting Must Die Associate professor Anne Trubek argues that handwriting will soon be history, because writing words by hand is a technology that’s just too slow for our times, and our minds. A copy-paste summary from her essay: “Handwriting has been around for just 6,000 of humanity’s some 200,000 years. Its effects have been enormous, of course: It alters the brain, changes with civilizations, cultures and factions, and plays a role in religious and political battles.” “Most of us know, but often forget, that handwriting is not natural. We are not born to do it. “Proclaiming the virtuousness of one way of forming a “j” over others is a trope that occurs throughout handwriting’s history. “In the American colonies, a “good hand” became a sign of class and intelligence as well as moral righteousness.” “Only wealthy men and businessmen learned to write.” “It was not until the beginning of the 19th century — a scant 200 years ago — that schooling became universal. “This is what typing does for millions.
Norval Morrisseau original paintings May 2018 Coghlan Art proudly presents available work by this great Canadian artist. Norval was instrumental in the creation of our studio . His presence was a reminder of what an artist really is. Norval's work is in museum and private collections around the world. Follow us on facebook to keep up on what's new in the gallery Morrisseau Chronicles a collection of essays and stories Compare Authentic and Questionable works by Morrisseau on Morrisseau.com See Morrisseau Giclee Prints Norval's Biography Norval Morrisseau breaks race barrier at National Gallery Norval Morrisseau and Bryant Ross at the opening of the National Gallery show - Feb 2, 2006 See Norval's Memo Norval Morrisseau Photo Album Painting Archive See paintings by Carl Ray Works by Carl Beam We are looking for authentic Morrisseau paintings to add to our inventory. click pic below for larger version use your back button to come back Paintings are un-conditionally guaranteed authenticProvenance back to the artist is provided
Collaborative Writing Tools Electronic Literature: What is it? v1.0 January 2, 2007 By N. Katherine Hayles N. Katherine Hayles (UCLA) Contents Abstract This essay surveys the development and current state of electronic literature, from the popularity of hypertext fiction in the 1980's to the present, focusing primarily on hypertext fiction, network fiction, interactive fiction, locative narratives, installation pieces, "codework," generative art and the Flash poem. Preface Thom Swiss, Professor, University of Minnesota The quote Joseph Tabbi employs from Don DeLillo for the epigraph to his essay is a helpful one: "You didn't see the thing because you didn't know how to look. N. Both essays are major contributions to the study of electronic/new media literature — useful, I believe, to those readers new to digital literature as well as those writers, critics and teachers who have helped develop or actively follow and critique the development of literature in a born-digital mode. While N. 1 A Context for Electronic Literature The Scriptorium was in turmoil.
How Machines Write Poetry As a teenager in Vermont, Sarah Harmon used Java to create a computer program that wrote poetry. She named it OGDEN. Then she submitted one of its poems in 2008 to her high-school literary magazine under the pen name Dan Goshen, an anagram of Ogden Nash. “They accepted it,” Harmon laughs, “although they did say all these funny things about how abstract it was.” OGDEN was nothing fancy, she says. It followed predefined rules of grammar and structure to compose poetical-sounding snippets. These days, Harmon is a computer science PhD student at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Researchers can’t even agree on what creativity is. Image: Shutterstock One of the first computer bards was named Racter. Furthermore, she says, a poem written by OGDEN or Racter might be charming once or twice. “As system creators, we want to be surprised too,” Harmon says. For her thesis, Harmon is working on another challenge in the field of computational creativity, as it’s called. oh! lark-blue overalls
Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist | George Monbiot Who are the most ruthless capitalists in the western world? Whose monopolistic practices make Walmart look like a corner shop and Rupert Murdoch a socialist? You won't guess the answer in a month of Sundays. While there are plenty of candidates, my vote goes not to the banks, the oil companies or the health insurers, but – wait for it – to academic publishers. Everyone claims to agree that people should be encouraged to understand science and other academic research. You might resent Murdoch's paywall policy, in which he charges £1 for 24 hours of access to the Times and Sunday Times. Of course, you could go into the library (if it still exists). Murdoch pays his journalists and editors, and his companies generate much of the content they use. The returns are astronomical: in the past financial year, for example, Elsevier's operating profit margin was 36% (£724m on revenues of £2bn). More importantly, universities are locked into buying their products.
le pC C'est quoi !? - parti Collectif The Book Lady's Blog Racter Racter | 1984 The Policeman's Beard Is Half-Constructed (1984) [PDF, 33mb] Introduction With the exception of this introduction, the writing in this book was all done by a computer. Computers are supposed to compute. Why? There would appear to be a rather tedious method of generating "machine prose," which a computer could accomplish at great speed but which also might be attempted (though it would take an absurdly long time) by writing thousands of individual words and simple directives reflecting certain aspects of syntax on slips of paper, categorizing them in some systematic fashion, throwing dice to gain a random number seed, and then moving among piles of these slips of paper in a manner consistent with a set of arbitrary rules, picking a slip from Pile A, a slip from Pile B, etc., thereby composing a sentence. The prose and poetry pieces have been illustrated by fanciful collages [not included in this UbuWeb edition] quite in keeping with the flavor of the computer-generated copy.
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