Moved to a new Blog
Much as I love the Tumblr concept, I’m frustrated by some of the simplifications here. Please see the continuation of this blog at: http://gevertulley.wordpress.com
too much tv (mp3) v. tv guide preaches it’s...
but not the way you think (mp3) v. i love you, but...
There are recurrent themes in my life. Ideas that appear, fade out, and re-appear on a cyclic basis. Time-travel is one of them. Some years ago, a solution to the go-back-and-kill-your-own-father problem occurred to me while I was listening to an episode of This American Life. I was so compelled by the solution, that I wrote this story. Read it first if you like to explore scientific ideas in a...
objects are closer than they appear
I have two sculptures in my upstairs bathroom: They are examples from some of my earliest experiments with the plasma torch, and despite the fact that I see many technical flaws in their execution, they remain some of my most evocative pieces. All my figurative metal work.
work in progress - morphologica
Using the principle of “go where the code leads you” I have developed this little application I call morphologica. Here are the instructions for using morphologica: click on things that look interesting to you hit ‘refresh’ for a fresh batch. You start with nine cells each containing a randomly generated gene. The gene is represented as an array of real numbers. The gene...
Scientific Language Around Humor
I just meandered onto this summary of a paper (which appears to be in German), that explores humor interactions in children: “In a field study based on a qualitative longitudinal study with a cohort-sequence design twelve trained investigators observed systematically 102 children. In the 6,109 humor scenes created by 7- to 12-year-old children with other children researchers recognized five...
Just a short story about love, written many years ago. Travelogue “The thing about airports is that once you’ve spent more than three hours in one, you’ve pretty much exhausted the loitering curriculum. Luckily Jeff Burke is here to regale me with tales of radiation exposure on submarines…”