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The Age of Annoyance: Managing our Frustrations with Information Overload
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Like it or not, we live in the age of annoyance. Technology, electronic communications, gadgets, airline travel - as it all gets easier, it also seems to get exponentially more annoying. Annoyance is... More > described as an unpleasant mental state that can lead to emotions such as frustration and anger. Sound familiar? When was the last time you yelled at your "stupid computer" or got frustrated that your smartphone could not find a signal? The Age of Annoyance is designed to help people make sense of the crazy world we now live in and better understand why we seem to lose control so easily when dealing with technology.< Less
Change The Code, Keep The Text: Computer Code As Creative Expression
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Is computer code a form of expression or simply a machine operation? For some computer programmers, the process of finding an idea, developing it, and sitting down to write code is the same as... More > traditional creative writing. Under the advisory of famed postmodern literary critic, N.Katherine Hayles, Gavin Jocius examines code as a form of digital expression, similar to creative writing or art, where programmers are free to put creative thought into their work and display written words on a computer screen in imaginative ways. As we become more dependent on technology, the division between machine and human language decreases, thus forcing us to consider the possibilities this opens for the future. Also visit http://www.changethecode.com for more info.< Less
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