Undercity by Andrew Wonder
IBM Predicts what the Computer will do in 5 Years
“Cognitive computing is defined as a computer that tries to imitate how the brain works. In IBM’s annual ‘5 in 5’ prediction, the company predicts that in 5 years, computers will have various cognitive abilities. Capable of experiencing its environment, these ‘cognitive computers’ will be trained rather than simply programmed. IBM predicts we’ll be able to ‘feel’ different textures through our...
explore-blog: The Future of Libraries – what New York City’s libraries are learning from Starbucks in renovating the gateway to information. Complement with a history of the library as a mecca of cultural disruption. Support NYC’s libraries here.
A letter to John Martin from Charles Bukowski →
Hello John: Thanks for the good letter. I don’t think it hurts, sometimes, to remember where you came from. You know the places where I came from. Even the people who try to write about that or make films about it, they don’t get it right. They call it “9 to 5.” It’s never 9 to 5, there’s no…
Why Humans were the bad guys in the matrix →
The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the...– The Creative Act – Marcel Duchamp’s 1957 masterpiece, read by the artist himself. (via explore-blog)
These three things—a biological hurricane, computational social science, and the...– A New Kind Of Social Science For The 21st century – a conversation with Nicholas Christakis, author of Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives. (via explore-blog)