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How You (and a Computer) Learn the ‘Rules of the Game’

In 1848, the 25-year-old Phineas Gage was working on a railroad in Vermont, packing explosive powder into a hole with an iron tamper. Unexpectedly, the powder exploded, sending the tamper backwards through Gage’s skull and brain. That he survived is a miracle, but astonishingly he even seemed capable of functioning effectively, maintaining normal memory, speech,…

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10 Rules for Teachers and Students

John Cage, who passed away in 1992, was an artist, philosopher, and composer of avant guard music. He was a disciple of Arnold Schoenberg, and later delved into Eastern philosophy and the idea of aleatoric music—music that incorporates elements of chance. One of his most notable pieces of music was 4’33”, a composition which instructs the…

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