Weeks 3 and 4

Discussion: taxonomies -- biological and information theoretic.  Read article in Wikipedia. Be sure to look up any vocabulary that may be unfamiliar.

Continuation:  intellectual property, ethics and the law

Ubiquitous computing -- where aren't computers nowadays?

1996 Xerox PARC article  Xerox PARC and Mark Weiser

Brief blurb from Science Channel

Corning: Day Made of Glass I and Corning: Day of Glass II

Kevin Kelly on the next 5000 days of the web (2007)

David Brin and one of his TED talks and an interview about the Transparent Society

Happy Birthday to you and copyright law

MP3s Spells and the Digital Economy 

Marco Tempest: the magic of truth and lies (and iPods)

Another of Hans Robling's statistical demos

World's biggest economies (2012)

New:  SCOTUS  hears case on seed patents

(Companion article, not required reading):  Glyphosate-Based Herbicides Produce Teratogenic Effects on Vertabrates by Impairing Retinoic Acid Signaling

Background:

Ray Kurzweil 

Moore's law See also:  Neil Trevett's presentation at DevCon5

the Semantic Web and Tim Berners-Lee

News:
Copyright infringement a form of terrorism?
Net neutrality