“In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of a Province. In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and which coincided point for point with it. The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that that vast Map was Useless…” – Borges, “On Exactitude in Science”

The Library of Babel

Discussion:
Infinite Library, Recursion, The map and the territory

 

 

 

Choose one or two of these physics games and play with them for a bit.  Do you like this kind of game?  If you were going to make one, how would it be different?

NEXT WEEK:

Prepare for BORINGNESS like you have never known!

IN CLASS:

 

 

 

  1. Please take the first three classes/tutorials here: http://www.codecademy.com/courses/web-beginner-en-HZA3b/0/1?curriculum_id=50579fb998b470000202dc8b (and yes, sign in and create an account.  sheesh.)
  2. Revise your video game as much as possible in the manner discussed in class.
  3. Make a web design – no need to code it – which is an eCommerce site.  Consider doing it about something you know a lot about.  Include a home and internal page.
  4. Please post an entry on the blog of at least three sentences focusing on

Unrelated But Interesting: Installation /  Performance

Mierle Ukeles
What are some of the boundaries of art?
The official Artist in Residence at the Freshkill landfill for the sanitation department of New York.

How can twitter change the world?