Logic Gets its Due in Computing History

I remember thinking, when studying formal logic in my undergrad philosophy courses, that computer programming was essentially just another flavour of it. Since then, whenever I’ve read articles about the history of computing, I wonder why they invariably neglect to mention its crucial and rich philosophical origins. That’s what I love about this article in the Atlantic. I feel like it nails much of what ... continue reading

Typology

Read Richard Polt’s Typology; A Phenomenology of Early Typewriters This is a super article on the phenomenology of typewriters. It looks at the evolution of the machine’s design and the way our world breaks down now with the passing of typing (on the typewriter). ... continue reading

The Canadian Library Association has posted its new statement on intellectual freedom http://bit.ly/…

The Canadian Library Association has posted its new statement on intellectual freedom http://bit.ly/1My5mZd (PDF). I like how they've approached the issue, stating: ".. the Canadian Library Association affirms that all persons in Canada have a fundamental right, subject only to the Constitution and the law, to have access to the full range of knowledge, imagination, ideas, and opinion, and to express thei ... continue reading

I’ve often thought of using phones as sucking us into a different space. Geiger’s photos show it

I’ve often thought of using phones as sucking us into a different space. Geiger’s photos show it antoine geiger Filter: photo view all · PHOTOGRAPHY · ART/DESIGN · ANTOINE GEIGER · (+) · buy · Homesick · Dodekanisos · SUR-FAKE · Sous Couverture · Jeff Mills · Louvre · 0000 · Catherine · K¸benhavn. Dominika II · Dominika · recent · hangout · symbiose · details · dos anonymes ... continue reading

Geist’s comments on the TPP’s intellectual “property” portions frequently describe Canada’s negotiators…

Geist’s comments on the TPP’s intellectual “property” portions frequently describe Canada’s negotiators as “caving”. How sad to see the poor state the Conservatives forcing us into. This is really outrageous after all the Canada-wide public input that emerged during our last round of copyright debate in this country. Harper’s Conservative government should have known ... continue reading