“Sonic Pi hasn’t infiltrated classrooms, but it has become a useful tool for experimental composers. That was what drew 29-year-old Melody Loveless, who is classically trained as a percussionist, into the scene. She has been making ethereal, downbeat compositions with code for close to two years now, offloading some of the heavy lifting of rhythm to a set of scripts. That is to say, her arms no longer hold her back. Instead she’s found a new muse in “having my brain sucked into the computer,” she said. “Something about live coding alleviated a lot of stress. If I’m nervous, the computer can stay on, and I can take my time making a decision,” Ms. Loveless said. With percussion, she said, “I had to be on at every measure, I had to be perfect.””
Source : That Music You’re Dancing To? It’s Code – The New York Times
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«We live in an era fundamentally skeptical about self-government. Our age is obsessed with leaving things alone. Let the Internet develop as the coders would develop it, the common view has it. Keep government out.This is an understandable view, given the character of our government’s regulation. Given its flaws, it no doubt seems best simply to keep government away. But this is an indulgence that is dangerous at any time. It is particularly dangerous now» – Lawrence Lessig.
Source : Lawrence Lessig on the increasing regulation of cyberspace | Harvard Magazine
Zuckerberg has always enjoyed what he calls the « deterministic » nature of engineering—the element of being able to sit down and build something that does exactly what you want it to do. For all the wildly ambitious things he can accomplish as the head of a company of more than 15,000 people that has billions of users across Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook itself, he missed that pleasurable certainty.
Source : At Home With Mark Zuckerberg And Jarvis, The AI Assistant He Built For His Family | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
Project Bloks is creating a development platform for tangible programming, to help kids develop computational thinking through playful coding experiences.
Source : Project Bloks – Creating a development platform for tangible programming