Things I read last week… (WB 17 Jan 2022)
“The Dynamic Medium Group’s vision is rooted in the idea that the computer revolution of the ’70s and early ’80s was cut short, primarily by premature commercialization. “
About the Dynamic Medium Group, led by Bret Victor, a kind of 21st century Xerox PARC.
Meta AI developed data2vec, the first high-performance self-supervised algorithm that works for multiple modalities.
The Danish Research Institute for Economic Analysis and Modelling has released MAKRO, an open source economic model of the Danish economy.
How full colour e-ink displays were developed.
“…in the development of a new technology. Initially, the practical functionality is limited by the technology itself … As the technology develops and its capabilities improve, there’s a divergence between what a technology can physically do and what it can economically do …. Then, as people begin to build within this envelope of economic possibility, capability tends to get further constrained by legal restrictions…
Why Russia is building an Arctic Silk Road. [YouTube]
Fracking for clean energy. [YouTube]
What is a number? [YouTube]