Nearly a decade into the twenty-first century, art criticism finds itself directly pressured by the considerable impact and strain of new technologies that exist precariously on the cusp of being emergent and anachronistic. Although art criticism is not ‘dead’ exactly, pointed questions might be raised as to both its current health and future prospects. One could maintain that many of those skeptical about the relevance of criticism today are likely asserting the fact that the ‘old school’ premises which guided much extant criticism are simply not viable when asked to speak toward and elucidate the newer approaches, attitudes and configurations guiding much recent art. : Continue reading :
R is the world’s most popular programming language for statistical computing. Drug developers use it to evaluate clinical trials and determine which medications are safe and effective; archaeologists use it to sift through mounds of artifacts and track the spread of ancient civilizations; and actuaries use it to assess financial risks and keep economies running smoothly. In The Art of R Programming, veteran author Norman Matloff takes readers on a guided tour of this powerful language, from basic object types and data structures to graphing, parallel processing, and much more. Along the way, readers learn about topics including functional and object-oriented programming, low-level code optimization, and interfacing R with C++ and Python. Whether readers are doing academic research, designing aircraft, or forecasting the weather, R is the tool of choice for statistical application development, and The Art of R Programming is the definitive guide to learning R.
If you can find something more innovative than a blank canvas, or a symphony that consists of nothing but twenty minutes of silence, good luck. Art has reached the point in its evolution where the absence of art is the most radical thing you can produce. But when you want to listen to something new, forget about it. (Source)
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