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Walker Griggs 2024-02-05 18:25:52

This might be old news to some, but: Vesuvius Challenge 2023 Grand Prize awarded: we can read the first scroll!. I'm blanking on who exactly (if it's you, I apologize), but I met someone at a FoC SF meetup last year who was working on this project. Immensely cool work!

๐Ÿ“ Vesuvius Challenge 2023 Grand Prize awarded: we can read the scrolls!

The 2000-year-old scroll discusses music, food, and how to enjoy lifeโ€™s pleasures.

Jess Martin 2024-02-05 18:28:25

@JP Posma probably!

Walker Griggs 2024-02-05 18:29:25

Yes it was! Thank you

Christopher Galtenberg 2024-02-06 19:24:14

Bumping this from history, as a submission for FoC podcast papers to consider, at least a background text to have in the toolbelt โ€“ as so many of the podcast's conversations are around bridges yet-to-be-built โ€“ the meta-domain of protocols supplies much of the missing scaffolding

Protocols, we believe, deserve to be first-class concepts in any discussion of coordination phenomena, at every level: from handshakes to civilizational futures. We believe that protocols, especially ones mediated by computers, will play an increasingly important role across all aspects of modern human life.

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Justin Janes 2024-02-06 22:09:05

Thanks for sharing - i am now pondering if interfaces themselves and the way they communicate to users are not themselves informal or general protocols.

Christopher Galtenberg 2024-02-06 22:30:49

One of the things that comes to mind is that protocols could be specified in likely many mediums/media โ€“ eg, the text-based definition, even conveyed orally (here's how this works and what it must do) โ€“ I'm not sure if an interface would translate in such a way โ€“

And would a reimplemented interface be an interface on the same protocol (the thing that would unify them would be the truer protocol)

Justin Janes 2024-02-06 22:56:07

Iโ€™m trying to hunt down this way or methodology to represent code from an array programming language (because theyโ€™re more verbally succinct and potent) inside of VR as 3D objects to tap into spatial memory and reasoning. Protocols are a similar minded challenge to map spatially

Mariano Guerra 2024-02-07 19:27:16
Mariano Guerra 2024-02-07 19:27:29

Lu Wilson would love your thoughts on this

Mariano Guerra 2024-02-07 20:26:56

๐Ÿ“ Will Wright on Prototypes

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Just to illustrate the differences between the two modeling techniques, in traditional math if we had let's say a square mile of land and we planted some c

Mariano Guerra 2024-02-07 20:27:02

๐Ÿ“ How ants know the queen is dead?

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Ants have this local communication where they drop pheromones and they can change nearby ant states that can smell a pheromone and say "Oh food is nearby"

Mariano Guerra 2024-02-07 20:27:20

๐Ÿ“ Sorting like an ant

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Ants actually have a really cool grouping algorithm. One of the things that they do is they keep their larva sorted by age and frequently things will happe

Tom Lieber 2024-02-07 20:55:32

I wish I hadnโ€™t read the dead queen post while eating lunch.

Tom Lieber 2024-02-07 20:56:16

These are great, though. Thanks for pulling out some of the parts you liked. :)