Literature & technology

Darwin in motion Darwin in motion

One of the cooler applications of new technologies to understanding the history of ideas I’ve run across lately is Ben Fry’s The Preservation of Favored Traces, which shows the changesRead more »

Mapping the Oz genome Mapping the Oz genome

Earlier this week, Slate’s Lexicon Valley podcast examined the question of writers’ individual style and whether they are distinctive enough to be recognized. Intuition tells us that they should be, at2 / Read more »