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Podcast: Nick Montfort, “Poet/Programmers, Artist/Programmers, and Scholar/Programmers: What and Who Are They?”
Nick Montfort is Professor of Digital Media at Comparative Media Studies/Writing. He develops computational poetry and art and has participated in dozens of literary and academic collaborations.
“Sometimes not having a lot of knowledge about an area can be a good very useful thing,” Christopher Weaver says. “It forces you to look at it with untutored or naive eyes.”
Weaver, founder of Bethesda Softworks, discusses how games work and why they are such potent tools in areas as disparate as military simulation, childhood education, and medicine.
Without serious commitments from governments and the private sector to follow through on this rhetoric, satellite Internet technology could fail to reach the communities that need it most.
Recently, literary scholar Hannes Bajohr brought Megawatt another interesting step forward, by modifying the code to output the text in German.
To be presented at the 2019 International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies.
An article by CMS/W
First-of-its-kind field study of the media industry highlights trends, opportunities, and challenges to help advance the understanding and recognition of co-created works and practices