Arduino boards such as the Uno R3 are microcontrollers that can be used to create interactive objects.  Sensors and actuators of an almost bewildering variety are available or can be readily constructed.   Arduinos are at the forefront of the “open hardware” movement, comparable to the “open source” software movement. Read more about Arduino


I recently acquired an UDOO Quad (  It is a single-board computer that runs either Linux (for example, I have been booting Linaro Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) or Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean).  The Quad version that I have is roughly equivalent to four Raspberry Pis plus an Arduino Due.  It is incredibly configurable with an abundance of ports, built-in WIFI, Gigabit Ethernet, and SATA support. Read more about UDOO


One of Headspace Sprockets, LLC. core offerings is the extensible Idea Positioning System (x-IPS).  Like a Global Positioning System that triangulates the location of an object’s coordinates in a multi-dimensional space, the x-IPS uses terms, concepts, and relationships to classify and trace the axis of ideas throughout a corpus, a library or a big data set.  Read more about x-IPS

Why "flat design" is having impact

Skeuomorph. An ugly word for a pretty simple idea: Create representations of real physical objects as design elements in a software application.  A set of books is represented in a visual that resembles a bookcase. Read more about Why "flat design" is having impact

Curiosity and confusion

What is curiosity?  How can it be stimulated and sustained?

Recently, I read again George Loewenstein's classic paper "The Psychology of Curiosity: A Review and Reinterpretation."  He quotes Edmund Burke, who I quote in greater length: Read more about Curiosity and confusion

DL and Grammar Parsing Analogies

A blog post that I intend to write will sketch my observations from the vantage points of ontologies and natural language processing.

Most of my work in using ontologies for knowledge representation and reasoning has used various description logic languages, and most of that has been in developing and using a reasoner for EL++, one of the OWL profiles. And most of my work in NLP has used a Feature Logic reasoner which I developed. Read more about DL and Grammar Parsing Analogies


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