Don't forget G'MIC

2016-01-27 Digital Imaging

Last Summer, I spent a lot of time tinkering with Google’s Symptom, artificial neural network’s so called DeepDream images. My goal was create a script that scraped images from a given tumblr, process them uniformly with Imagemagick, and then pass them through a couple of deepdream filters. I had found a recipe I liked, and enjoyed seeing it work with consistent success for any set of images I scraped.

 


 


 


Pathology and the Pedagogy of the Hacker Class

2015-02-01

It’s been 25 years since a high-school junior known as The Mentor published an essay, soon after his arrest, that quickly became dubbed “The Hacker Manifesto.” The 500 word document, “The Conscience of a Hacker,” profiles the mind of the hacker without relying on wrecked Oedipuses, foreclosed or repressed traumas, negligent or conflicted upbringings, social or ideological conflicts, or economic privilege.

 


McKenzie Wark's Gamer Theory (Review)

2015-01-01 Reviews

McKenzie Wark, author of the nigh (ironically) impenetrable but maniacally compelling A Hacker Manifesto, applies high theory to come to an understanding of culture through gaming.

 


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Rik Goldman

A system administrator. A director of technology. An author. An advanced computing teacher.

In no order: social and economic justice; equity; digital humanities & humanities computing; education technology; electronic literature; critical pedagogy; free software & open source software; critical theory; virtualization, live music, DIY culture, punk cultures, open culture & intellectual property reform, stage photography.