Congratulations and a big thank you to the Association for Women in Computing and the Department of Computer Science for a very successful 17th annual Women in Computing Day on April 24. Held this year at the Moss Art Center, the event brought in 7th grade girls from around the region to explore various ideas in computation and computational thinking — from circuits made of playdoh to being data in the Moss Art Center Cube.
Have a look at Steve’s article in interactions on his recommended reading. From a book on design theory to one documenting an art installation in Alaska, these books all have a great deal to say about how we see and and understand technology. Check it out at http://interactions.acm.org/archive/view/may-june-2015/what-are-you-reading3 .
In Snaps: 2005–2015, by David Remnick, in the Feb. 23/ Mar, 2 issue of the New Yorker (the President in the following is Obama):
“I think we are born into this world and inherit all the grudges and rivalries and hatreds and sins of the past,” the President said in a series of interviews for The New Yorker. “But we also inherit the beauty and the joy and goodness of our forebears. And we’re on this planet a pretty short time, so that we cannot remake the world entirely during this little stretch that we have. But I think our decisions matter.” He added, “At the end of the day, we’re part of a long-running story. We just try to get our paragraph right.”
The Sound of Fractions was covered on NPR. Here is a link to the article online:
and here is a link to the audio version:
http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvtf/audio/2014/10/ScienceFestival.mp3 (3 mins)
Here is a new (April 2014) article articulating one of our key theories (must have access to ACM Digital Library to see):
You served us well, but it turns out that we weren’t willing to pay the price of time for all the wonders you brought. We’re back to wordpress for now, simple as its biblio support may be.