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Sam Arbesman 2023-09-18 01:30:51

Folks here might get a kick out of this essay I wrote:

πŸ“ ☞ Computation as Philology

Logismics and the wide-ranging impacts of computing

Konrad Hinsen 2023-09-18 08:44:18

I see computing at the intersection of language and the desire for rationality and certainty. Perhaps the most explicit expression of this intersection was Leibniz' Characteristica universalis and Calculus ratiocinator. As a modern descendant of this line of thought, there's for example Lojban.

Recommended reading: "In search of the perfect language", by Umberto Eco.

Konrad Hinsen 2023-09-18 09:21:17

As for "Computation has the ability to provide a uniquely unifying framework, exerting a massive centripetal force on ideas and fields of knowledge. We must nurture its connective power", this is very close to my personal interest in computation. What's frustrating about it is the very much opposite, centrifugal, force of actual computing technologies. If you want to bring together ideas from different fields that have all been formalized as computations, you spend long unpleasant hours sorting out low-level interfacing issues.

Sam Arbesman 2023-09-18 11:25:25

Thanks! This is all great.

Mariano Guerra 2023-09-19 15:00:00

🐒 UI Combinators all the Way Down

πŸ›  UI Combinator builder to create & preview components

βͺ Undo history implementation


Jason Morris 2023-09-19 20:12:28

The below tells the story of how I used the user-friendly declarative logic tool I built over the last couple of years to encode a small portion of Canada's Privacy Act, and then had that code used as a tool by a langchain agent. Very interested in anyone's thoughts on both content and form. It's not as easy as it ought to be to talk publicly about what you are doing inside GoC, but evidently documentation for an open source software repository is something of an exception to the usual rule.

Marcelle Rusu (they/them) 2023-09-20 13:47:07

I really like this.

Would it be possible to use this as a citizen to verify if / how something is breaking a law?

Lu Wilson 2023-09-19 22:31:08

My plan for a new visual programming language, currently named Fractal bucket

Kilian Butler 2023-09-20 21:12:56

This isn’t as interesting as what most people here are doing but I wrote a blog post about building products with machine learning at their core.

I’ve been working on ML focused products for the last 4 years and have learned a lot. Hopefully it may be useful to someone out there πŸ˜‡ Always happy to chat ML products if anyone’s interested

πŸ“ Building machine learning products: lessons from Papercup's product team - Papercup

How to utillize machine learning capabilities to develop valuable products with real-world use cases.

Alex McLean 2023-09-23 09:42:40

The Meaning of Live: From Art Without Audience to Programs Without Users with Julian Rohrhuber and Renate Weiser

It includes critique of what we saw as the common approach to 'liveness' in future of coding community. We explain ways in which live debugging is the opposite of live coding.

πŸ“ The Meaning of Live: From Art Without Audience to Programs Without Users

The concept of an `art without audience' has informed live coding since its beginnings. Live Coding concentrates on collective work and questions the division between producers and consumers. This understanding of art has enabled a parallel strategy in the understanding of programming: just as an audience is not necessary for art, a user isn't necessary for programming. In the same sense as we question the separation between developer and user, we question the juxtaposition of artist and audience. This gives us occasion to recall some aspects of live coding which we have always found central to this practice: the displacement of the relation between programmers and programs, and the emancipatory potential of public thought.