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Notes from Prof. Oliver Wrede on Interface, Interaction and Information Design & more

John Searle: Consciousness in Artificial Intelligence John Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His Talk at Google is focused on the philosophy of mind and the potential for consciousness in artificial intelligence. This Talk was...

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New seminar in winter semester 2016/2017

Tomorrow the winter semester 2016/2017 starts. I will be an offering new seminar called »Forecast« that researches design for information systems that can be used to understand developments and future situations.

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Documentary »Hello World! Processing«

Hello World! Processing from Ultra_Lab on Vimeo. Hello World! Processing is a documentary on creative coding that explores the role that ideas such as process, experimentation and algorithm play in this creative field featuring artists, designers and code enthusiasts....

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Watching the Republican Presidential Candidate Race

Watching the Republican Presidential Candidate Race. The GOP party is now witnessing the result of their constant "dumbing down" of the public about politics and political reasoning. It makes it much harder for candidates to create momentum with rational arguments...

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Kids should learn programming!

Blogger Nico Lumma recently published a rant on Handelsblatt about Germany (and probably other countries) are wasting time by not letting children learn to program in school. There have been initiatives like to promote »coding« as a basic skill of the...

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Fargo: Outliner for Bloggers!

Finally! Fargo is an online tool for writing in outlines to a WordPress blog. Very good. Outlining has been underestimated as a writing tool - but there was barely any way to edit content without a desktop software - like OmniOutliner - this way. I was using Userland...

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SwiftKey Flow

SwiftKey Flow is a way to use swiping for text input. It is supported by a selection of word predictions for quick...

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SIGraDI 2012

I will be giving a keynote presentation at SIGraDI 2012 conference in Fortaleza in the middle of November and I am looking forward to that. It has been quite a while I visited northern Brazil for a conference. I was presenting on the 1st Software Design Conference in...

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