DESMA 152A/252A: Programming Media I
UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts
Professor C.E.B. Reas
TA Aaron Siegel
Time: Monday & Wednesday 9:00–12:00
Location: Broad Art Center, 4220
This course is a continued introduction to creating images and interaction within the context of software. Each student’s foundation in basic...
Lesser of the Evils: Utilitarianism
Adam J. Gazdalski
The basis of this paper is a comparative analysis of three major views on ‘punishment’ in our society, as well as the defense of what I believe is the most rational and practical of the three. Which is Utilitarianism. The sides of Jeremy Bentham, Herbert...
Adam GazdalskiHarry G. Frankfurt’s ‘Freedom of Will and the Concept of a Person’ and it’s applications to Free Will
Harry G. Frankfurt believes that people are more than just a specific species with a genetic code that determines what it is to be a person. Rather he believes that a complex system of wills and desires is the...
The Large Hadron Collider is finally turning on.
A quick step backwards: the LHC is particle accelerator, the largest of its kind, underwritten by all the wild money in science, a ringed tunnel some 27 kilometers long, deep underground, crossing the French-Swiss border at four points. It's been over twenty years in the making and has...
I found this article in Wired Magazine on the net that discusses two creative types: Conceptualists and Experimentalists.
The idea was new to me. I hope it's not old news to most of you.
“Picasso and Cézanne represent radically different approaches to creation. Picasso thought through his works carefully before he put brush to paper. Like...
The first nCUBE machines to be released were the nCUBE 10 of late 1985. These were based on a set of custom chips, including a 32-bit ALU and a 64-bit IEEE 754 FPU with 128kB of RAM combined onto a board known as a module. Each module delivered 2 MIPS, 500 kiloflops (32-bit single precision), or 300 kiloflops (64-bit double...