Perfect Mirrors

April 24, 2013
[caption id="attachment_128" align="alignnone" width="150"] Mirror Neurons[/caption] "Perfect Mirrors" are what Sherry Turkle calls video games in which the players achieve a sense of control, and of ...  [read more]
Well, once again this week, I am reading Brenda Laurel's articles at the last minute, worrying about finding a parking space on campus since I ...  [read more]
Bill Viola, known in our time as a high profile video artist, starts off his 1982 article by saying, "Possibly the most startling thing about ...  [read more]
Congratulations to our fellow seminarian, Janine Hiller! We are proud to be in your midst. http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2013/04/041013-pamplin-hillerprofessorship.html  [read more]

Light in the Cellar

April 4, 2013
  I was privileged to join the convivium at the Cellar that Gardner hosted for Dr. Janet Murray.  I am an introvert, and would not be ...  [read more]

Calling CQ

April 3, 2013
I'm an electrical engineer and a licensed ham who has worked with media from 300 baud modems to 14 GHz satellite links, and now the ...  [read more]
I found Alan Kay's and Adele Goldberg's Dynabook article easier to consume than the earlier ones we read.  I especially liked their designs to empower ...  [read more]
Reflections on Theodor H. Nelson's 1965 ACM Proceedings paper, "A File Structure for the Complex, the Changing, and the Indeterminate." Using the computer for personal files ...  [read more]

Timequake

March 6, 2013
I haven't written my blog entry for tomorrow's seminar. I haven't even finished reading "Augmenting Human Intellect." I've got augmentation systems Douglas Engelbart ...  [read more]
I confess I found it distracting that the only computer users alluded to in articles, "Men, Machines, and the World About," and "Man-Computer Symbiosis" were ...  [read more]

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