70 years of AI

iWonder – the section of BBC – published 15 key moments in a history of artificial intelligence from 1943 until 2014. The history covers the following breakthroughs, such as the first mobile, autonomous robot (1943), Turing Test (1950), Three Laws of Robotics designated by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov (1950), the introduction of the term 

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Książka w przestrzeni miasta

11 maja po raz pierwszy w Polsce odbyła się premiera książki w przestrzeni miasta. Fragmenty powieści Jaume Cabrégo “Cień eunucha” można było przeczytać niemal wszędzie: na billboardach w metrze, plakatach, kawiarnianych kubkach, sklepowych witrynach, na chodnikach, podłogach bibliotek, na magnesach na latarniach. Każdy fragment kończył się hashtagiem #czytajdalej, zachęcającym do dalszego eksplorowania Warszawy w celu 

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CFP: “Media Platforms in Electronic Textuality”

I am pleased to share a call for papers for a special issue of “CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture” devoted to media platforms in digital textuality. Deadline to submit an article is 1 February 2017, so I will remind you in October. Keep in mind! Call for Papers: Papers are invited for publication in “Media 

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“A Literary History of Word Processing”

Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum is finally released! Along with it, it is published its first review written by Dylan Hicks for “Los Angeles Review of Books”. “[book] is especially concerned with how word processing has changed the embodied labor of writing — its actual tasks, tools, and 

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From Dada to Java

How should we read and interpret Taroko Gorge by Nick Montfort? What does it mean ‘bot’? Is Twitterbot a new literary form? “From Dada to Java: conversations about generative poetry & Twitter bots” is a film devoted to the explanation of these new types of writing and reading that is generative poetry. Sophie Skach, Betul 

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40 years of Apple

40 years of Apple in pictures! Apple’s a rich history covers the following technological breakthroughs, such as the first Apple computer in 1976, the Apple Lisa computer in 1983, the Macintosh computer in 1984, the iMac in 1998, iPhone in 2007, the MacBook Air laptop in 2008, iPad in 2010, and the Apple Watch in 

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Abra: A Living Text for iOS

Abra: A Living Text is a free iOs app and a limited-edition artist’s book printed with heat-sensitive ink and other features that animate the page. It is created by Amy Rabas at the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago with a collaboration between Amaranth Borsuk, Kate Durbin, Ian Hatcher. Abra invites 

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eLit for Kids

One of the areas of electronic literature is digital works for children. As Leonardo Flores said, children’s e-literature help to develop digital literacy, related to reading digital text, coding, designing, and navigation in digital environment, to name just a few. The examples of kid’s electronic literature are kinetic text Anipoemas by Ana María Uribe, playable works 

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Uniwersytet, jakiego nie znamy (2)

W pierwszej części tekstu omówiłam propozycje przebudowy uniwersytetu, dotyczące między innymi zniesienia podziału na dyscypliny naukowe oraz wprowadzenia programów skoncentrowanych na interdyscyplinarnych problemach badawczych. Drugi kierunek wyznaczający przyszłość uczelni związany jest z rozwojem uniwersytetu nonprofit – demokratycznego, wirtualnego i cyfrowego. Pierwszą formą realizacji tej idei jest rozwój platform edukacyjnych MOOC (massive open online course), oferujących bezpłatne 

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‘Digital humanities’ means nothing

“Los Angeles Review of Books” has launched series of interviews with theorists related to digital humanities. In the first part Melissa Dinsman talks with Franco Moretti, professor at the Stanford University and initiator of the Stanford Literary Lab. His seminal books Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History (2005) and Distant Reading (2013) 

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