My friend Maribeth Back builds reading machines — devices that provide new ways to read and experience written text. It’s part art, part technology. For example, she has one reading machine that lets you drive through texts, changing direction as you go — but only seeing one line at a time — at super high-speed.… Read More “Check out Maribeth's Reading Machines”
Very nice looking electronic-ink based “book” unveiled by Sony and E-Ink. Looks cool — Like an iPod but for printed materials.
Erik T. Ray is a creative genius, in the classical sense of the word. I first heard about him when I was studying CS at Oberlin College. Many of my classmates were obsessed with something called The Lambda Expressway — an amazing and bizarre serial novel in the tradition of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and The Phantom Tollbooth.… Read More “Erik T. Ray — A Genius You Should Know About”
The Voynich Manuscript, which resides at Yale, is a famous historical coded text that remains uncracked even by our best crypto technologies. The text is written in a bizarre language and illustrated with all sorts of unsual images. Some theorists think it was created by Leonardo Da Vinci, others say it was Roger Bacon.… Read More “Some New Progress on the Voynich Manuscript”