web and technology

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Grace Hopper, Builder of Cyborgs

Grace Hopper is perhaps the most well-known pioneering figure in computer science. She coded the first compiler and is known as the “grandmother of Cobol.”[i] Her vision and drive helped spur computer innovation farther than was thought possible, and led to technologies that even she could not foresee. Her ideal of making computer use easier and more intuitive to humans was carried farther than she could have imagined by technologies like those Andy Clark speaks of in Natural Born Cyborgs.

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Chorost & a Continuation of Teknolust

Our in class conversation on Monday with author Michael Chorost's skype was certainly dynamic. Although I enjoyed the topics discussed, I found that at one point I asked the wrong question and didn't get the more appropriate one across. If I could get the chance to speak with Chorost again, I'd ask him the following:

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Facebook: A New Way to Construct Identity

Facebook: A New Way to Construct Identity
 

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Art and Science... Great Gallery Exhibit from 2010

I thought others might enjoy images from a 2010 exhibit at Princeton called "Art of Science". They're really quite fascinating and beautiful.

From the "About" page:

"The Art of Science exhibition explores the interplay between science and art. These practices
both involve the pursuit of those moments of discovery when what you perceive suddenly
becomes more than the sum of its parts. Each piece in this exhibition is, in its own way, a
record of such a moment.

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Emily Balch in the 21st Century: The Influence of Facebook in a New Era

 

 Hillary Godwin

March 3, 2011

GIST

 Emily Balch in the 21st Century:
The Influence of Facebook in a New Era

 

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Pris & the Defintion of "Human"

 

PRIS ASKS:

human?

 

female cyborg/human

 

"Human is not a fixed concept, but a construction constantly under challenge and revision" (cited in Hayles's How We Think).

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March 3: Class Notes on Second Panel.

Here's a rough transcript of the Panel of fictional characters we had in class on Wednesday.

First, we went through forum postings from the previous week:

    merlin: Imagining yourself doing activities actually changes the brain. For instance playing the piano. People who imagined themselves playing, but didn't actually know how, their brains appeared the same as those who were actually being instructed.

    watson/vgaffney: Close reading is still a very important skills in the humanities. Particularly english and philosophy. The complexity of the writing requires it.

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"Changing the Story": Using Memes for Social Change

  “Changing the Story”:
Using Memes for Social Change

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