Creatures of Code

Previously on candycoded…

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Recommended resources

Here’s a library of sorts, with recommended reading in the realm of books, blogs, journals, magazines, articles, whatever, on all sorts of computing topics. Any code samples I post here I also upload to github repos. Additionally, for fun and no profit I have a Spotify playlist for getting in the programming mood if you’d like to check that out.

The about section

A daemon called Jax. I am a 30-something software developer in the American southwest. By day I grow and prune code mostly of the .net MVC variety. By night I’m a computer science graduate student, studying artificial intelligence one algorithm at a time and trying not to have a breakdown about it. In the past I’ve also worked as a freelance front-end developer, something I (gratefully) don’t do much of these days.

A thought experiment in creatures of code. Humans like to humanize things: how do we plan to interact with increasingly complex software, and how is it going to interact with “us”? This is an experiment in looking deep into the eyes of the Other. I’m interested in odd objects as art forms; in strange shapes not quite illuminated; in the moral agency and patiency of the MACHINE; in the folklore of intelligent software; in the role of intelligent systems in the future of Mankind both abroad and on earth.

The boring stuff

Candycoded abroad. If it’s not linked here, it’s probably not actually me.

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Disclaimer on fitness of purpose, reuse policy, etc. I make no claims about the fitness of purpose for any code samples or information. All of my code samples are free and open source under the MIT license. Change the copyright tag to 2016 – 2017. I understand some companies require that notice to be attached to any library or project that may be used. Contact me if I’ve forgotten it somewhere. Everything else I provide, graphics or charts or text or other multimedia, is offered under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.

Contact me

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