Month: July 2010

Bots Are Back

I had to take the identi.ca bots that use my microblog-bot library offline for a while because an upgrade to status.net broke the underlying Lisp xml parsing library that it uses.I've now fixed microblog-bot and redeployed the bots, fixing some other bugs as well (the bots will say hi to you again if you message…
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Quantitative Aesthetics

http://flowingdata.com/2010/06/28/do-movie-sequels-live-up-to-their-originals/Do movie sequels live up to the originals? Testing the diminishing returns theory using scores from an online review website.This is a great example of the kind of meta-analysis that computers and large datasets enable.http://edwardwinkleman.blogspot.com/2010/07/jennifer-dalton-flag-art-foundation.htmlJennifer Dalton's show at FLAG Art Foundation analyses print and online media to depict the social forms that are hidden in…
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