Monthly Archives: December 2015

Deep Dreaming with Every Card I Write

My closest friends and family must make do with an old-fashioned paper-and-postage greeting card, but for bit-player readers I can send some thoroughly modern pixels. Happy holidays to everyone. In recent months I’ve been having fun with “deep dreaming,” the … Continue reading

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Geotargeted by the NY Times

Reading the Times this morning, I got to the middle of a story about the cost of medical care when I was stopped by this passage: Consider Boston, our best guess for where you might be reading this article. It’s … Continue reading

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The Carnival Is Coming to Town

Bit-player will be hosting the 130th Carnival of Mathematics, the monthly celebration of math(s) writing on the Web organized by The Aperiodical. Submissions are open now through January 9. Please contribute! Anything that might engage or delight the mathematical mind … Continue reading

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Mad Max Economics

Writing in The New York Times, the business columnist Eduardo Porter quotes Paul Ehrlich quoting Kenneth Boulding: “Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” Then Porter, siding … Continue reading

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