GOTO

Digital Indfødte eller Digitale Analfabeter?

Vi omtaler ofte dagens børn og unge som “digitalt indfødte” eller “den digitale generation”. Den australske kulturteoretiker Mackenzie Wark gik endda så langt som at postulere at “Generations are not defined by war or depression anymore. They are defined by media culture”. Men at betragte unge som digitalt indfødte kan være farligt og direkte modvirke de komptencer vi antager de har.   Internettet; kreativt…

Creating good code; or why you are an artist

Years ago I ended up in a discussion with someone over whether programming was art or not. He claimed that it was merely a tool for a practical purpose while I claimed that there was beauty in code, unique to the medium. Watching Andrew Sorensen’s live performance doing GOTO proved me right. Sorensen makes music from programming real time systems in real time with…

Distracting Technology – Distraction Technologies

Everything is a fight for the users attention; not at least from the users themselves. As everything is becoming increasingly mobile, so our way of interacting with technology is being influenced by these new behavioural patterns. People use their cell phones/tablets/etc on the toilet, in waiting rooms or public transit and increasingly while doing other things that were previously regarded as entertainment by themselves;…

Why we shouldn’t be Agile

When the agile manifesto was published it was groundbreaking. It was the sign of an young, rebellious industry. But now the agile movement is 13 years old and well integrated into almost every software company that takes itself seriously. So why are people declaring Agile to be dead? agile is not Agile. The agile manifesto revolves around 4 simple values that have been passed…

5 simple tips for conference-networking

There are opportunities for networking in many areas of life, but none so more that a good ol’ fashioned conference. People from all over the industry gather together diving into toughest problem areas and discussing the latest research. But networking can be tough and scary and it can be difficult to know where to start. But don’t feel bad if you’re not an expert;…

Perceptions of the Computer Scientist

Scientific investigations of fashion choices in the tech community are few and far between. As part of my coverage of GOTO last year I set out to discover…what exactly do computer scientists wear? The results were funny, interesting and revealing conversations with some of the top people in computer science. People carry mementos, memories and stories that are a lot easier to gain access…