Four short links: 27 September 2019
Creative Coding, Collective Social Behavior, Programming Language Research, and Social Media Manipulation
- Intro to Creative Coding — this is the repo, also check out p5.js demos and tone.js demos. (via @mattdesl)
- The Dynamics of Collective Social Behavior in a Crowd-Controlled Game — We find that having a fraction of players who do not follow the crowd’s average behavior is key to succeed in the game.
- Recent Programming Language Research (SIGPLAN) — These papers showcase PL [Programming Language] connections to areas as diverse as chemical microfluidics, blockchain smart contracts, and automated debugging.
- 2019 Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation — Evidence of organized social media manipulation campaigns, which have taken place in 70 countries, up from 48 countries in 2018 and 28 countries in 2017. Social media has become co-opted by many authoritarian regimes. In 26 countries, computational propaganda is being used as a tool of information control in three distinct ways: to suppress fundamental human rights, discredit political opponents, and drown out dissenting opinions. Again, understand dystopic possible futures for your presently-democratic nation so you design your software to avoid them.