Sunday Selection 2009-06-28

It’s been an eventful week with Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett passing away and all news of the Iran election situation being knocked off Twitter as a result. But life must go on and it’s sunday again.

Reading

Music Mind and Meaning This article from one of the legends of AI, Marvin Minsky takes a look at music and how it could affect the way we think about the mind (and vice versa). No directly about AI, but certainly worth reading if you have an hour’s time on your hands

Media

Merlin Mann on time and attention Too much to do and too little time? Can’t get yourself to focus on the important things in life? If that’s the case, then this video doesn’t have all the answers, but it can point you in the right direction

Software

Neuroarena I’m not much of a gamer, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate them (or the cool technology behind them). This is a fast paced action strategy games that should give you strategy fans something interesting to do on hot lazy weekend afternoons. What’s more, the game backends are written in a combination of Common Lisp and Erlang. Not bad at all.

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Shrutarshi Basu

Programmer, writer and engineer, currently working out of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

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