Archive for October, 2005

Hayles Talk

N. Katherine Hayles recently gave a talk about her new book, My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts, at HUMLab.
Mathematician Stephan Wolfram has recently proposed that many different kinds of complex systems, including human thought and action, can be modeled using cellular automata. These very simple computational systems have demonstrated that […]

Google Pranks

As of now you can see a google prank:
> > 1- Go to
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> > 2- Type in “Failure”, without the quotes
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> > 3- Instead of hitting “Search” hit “I’m feeling Lucky”
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> > 4- See what comes up!
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> > 5- Tell your friends before the people at Google fix it
It won’t […]

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The Writing Machines Pool isn’t a jacuzzi designed by Kate Hayles - it is collection of photos featuring typewriters, printing presses, and block type. The Pool is hosted by the online photo-sharing and photo-tagging community Flickr, whose “pools” are user-curated collections of photos with commonalities that often transcends their tag metadata […]

A collection of 22 articles, brought out by sagas writing interactive fiction and sagasnet, looks like an excellent resource for researchers, practitioners, lecturers and commissioners of interactive content. Developing Interactive Narrative Content covers a range of arts types & concerns.
[T]he reader explores the expanding field of interactive media itself by covering iTV, interactive film, games, […]

Colloquium on Conversation

On the 25th November Alicebot will celebrate 10 years inconjunction with the annual Colloquium on Conversation. It will be held at the Digital World Research Centre, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
An informal one-day meeting will be held at which invited speakers will give short presentations on aspects of conversational systems and participants will demonstrate their […]

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