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...
Wrote this back in my sophomore year. In gym class, no less.
My rendition of what it feels like to find someone, then lose them.
I stared into the abyss of your eyes
Trying to see past the pretty face
Into a world where parallel lines
Intersected into infinity, where the
The impossible being me...
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...
unfortunately i have not yet read “Love + Sex With Robots” by David Levy however the issue strikes a very deep cord , a thread of sensation which i still have to think about and truth to tell come to terms with.
Yes I want the robots here, but love making?
here are some excerpts from an interview Levy gave to andiamnotlying.com
+ Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, & the Economic World by Kevin Kelly
+ Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams: Explorations in Massively Parallel Microworlds by Mitchel Resnick
+ Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software by Steven Johnson
+ The Computational Beauty of Nature:...
Dealing with Paradoxes #1
A strange thought occurred to me during my chemical engineering class, and it has something to do with predicting - with certainty - one's own future, and solving the metaphorical Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle application problem.
Suppose you have a hypothetical machine that predicts the future and conveys...
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...
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 Gazdalski - Triptych Theory of Art
The problem presented in this paper is not, “what is art?” but rather, try to give more supportive ground consisting of opposing viewpoints by asking, “Why is it we argue over it’s use?” By taking an empirical-outsider’s perspective to the problem we can see three general values of art...
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...
I love you?
More than ever, I am overwhelmed and confused by the holiday season.
First, I am astonished by the gift buying frenzy. Does anyone know an essay or study that can help me understand this phenomena?
Second, I am a dissatisfied with the motives for family gathering during the holiday season. Specifically, I am...
In our future there should be no more masses and no more herding, only free thinkers and reasoning opposers. There is only one stance that threatens the ascent of man, and that is ignorance...and what is infinately worse, collective ignorance.
I think we are witnessing a major backlash of religious fundamentalism in Western society today,...
Bear with me as I ramble through some general thoughts on the upcoming development of us humans...
The topic of this project is an interesting one, as it's something we'll probably actually have to deal with within our lifetimes. Something bothers me about the project description from the first line though.
What will happen when for the...