Remember the classic videogame Breakout on the Atari 2600? When you first sat down to try it, you probably learned to play well pretty quickly, because you already knew how to bounce a ball off a wall in real life. You may have even worked up a strategy to maximise your overall score at the expense of more immediate rewards. But what if you didn’t possess that real-world knowledge — and only had the pixels on the screen, the control paddle in your hand, and the score to go on? How would you, or equally any intelligent agent faced with this situation, learn this task totally from scratch?
UbuWeb adheres to no one historical narrative, rather we’re more interested in putting several disciplines into the same space and seeing how they interact: poetry, music, film, and literature from all periods encounter and bounce off of each other in unexpected ways.
Nearly every word of this essay about cultural borrowing and reworking was stolen — er, appropriated — from some other source and then cobbled together with a big dose of Lethem magic to form a cohesive whole.
Digital collage is the technique of using computer tools in collage creation to encourage chance associations of disparate visual elements and the subsequent transformation of the visual results through the use of electronic media .
Quartz – 14h ago Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter. This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional … The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility Quartz – […]
The intervention used in this research was based on the Internal Family Systems model that sees an individual’s personality as made up of different sub-personalities By guest blogger Marianne Cezza As social creatures, accurately recognising and understanding the mental states of others (their intentions, knowledge, beliefs, etc.) is crucial to our social bonds and interactions. In […]
Think your deliberate, guiding, conscious thoughts are in charge of your actions? Think again. In a provocative paper in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a team led by Dr. Ezequiel Morsella at San Francisco State University came to a startling conclusion: consciousness is no more than a passive machine running one simple algorithm — to serve […]
This voice of mine is crucial…. and Chris, Laura and DocDee as well. I will get actual quotes later, meanwhile here are some excerpts from the reviews of this book. …To remember, then is precisely not to recall events as isolated; it is to become capable of forming meaningful narrative sequences. In Narrative Truth and […]