Tweets for August 25th – 31st

Tweets: August, 25th - August, 31st

Douglas Coupland ft.com/cms/s/2/08fdac…  

The MOOC revolution that wasn’t kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections…  

The ‘flipped classroom’ is professional suicide kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections…  

The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t nytimes.com/2015/08/23/mag…  

[Essay] : The Neoliberal Arts, by William Deresiewicz : Harper's Magazine harpers.org/archive/2015/0…  

Monday, August 24th

Tweets for August 20th – 22nd

Tuesday, August 18th

Every August, the Assembly demoparty reminds us the scene is still around, and perhaps reaching larger numbers of people than ever as one can just go and watch demanding demos such as this years’ winner, Monolith by ASD, as streaming YouTube videos captured from the authors’ very high-end rigs, rather than downloading and having a hard time running an executable on an underpowered four-year old laptop such as your humble narrator’s.

Still, there is something that is lost in that ‘video-ization’ of demos: the notion that what one is watching is not pre-rendered CG, but realtime code — mathematics manifesting as audiovisual aesthetics as one watches. So take also a look at the winner of the 1KB Intro competion, BLCK4777* by p01/ribbon: that is one kilobyte of code - that is, 1024 bytes or roughly a quarter of a page of purely unformatted text — making all that stuff happen in your browser. Just wow.