Tagged: software

Mordor, Massive software and Mount Doom - A History of NZ Science in 25 Objects

Jean Balchin May 24, 2017

“A last alliance of Men and Elves marched against the armies of Mordor. On the slopes of Mount Doom they fought for the freedom of Middle- Earth.” Galadriel’s thrilling, ethereal voice floated over the chaos and bloodshed of the battlefield. A wearied, battle-fatigued Elrond lead rank after rank of elf archers, and the seething mass of orcs retreated … Read More

Spellbinding: Computers Watching Movies - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 23, 2014

Artist Benjamin Grosser has done some utterly fascinating – given us a new perspective on, well, our perception by showing us how computers ‘watch’ movies. The outcome is stunning. Each movie used – from Taxi Driver to The Matrix, Space 2001 to American Beauty – shows a strikingly different pattern. They come from software, written by Grosser, which illustrates how … Read More

Book review: The Year Without Pants - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Sep 02, 2013

If sometimes you wonder whether everything possible hasn’t already been written about startups, business, software startups, software businesses and so on (ad nauseum), you wouldn’t be alone. Certainly, the industry which examines this seems pretty healthily active. Books, lectures, blawgs,… Read more › … Read More

Software Carpentry Bootcamp – a delicious name for a delicious thing - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jun 26, 2013

Friends! Readers! Random people who ended up here alone and confused! As hopefully all of you* know by now, the 2013 eResearch Symposium is next week in Christchurch.  Started in 2010, this illustrious and awesome event is all about the… Read more › … Read More

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