Symbols

Susanne Katherina Langer (born on 20 December 1895) was an American philosopher of art, who said that:“Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.” (1)“Art is the creation of forms symbolic of human feeling.” (2) Langer thought that the ability to use symbols underlies all human knowing and understanding and it is… Read More Symbols

Ada Lovelace: The Mother of Programming (1)

“If you can’t give me poetry, can’t you give me poetical science?” Ada Lovelace died on this day, 27 November 1852.She was an English mathematician chiefly known because she wrote the world’s first computer program for Charles Babbage’s huge mechanical computer, “The Analytical Engine”. Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was born in December 1815… Read More Ada Lovelace: The Mother of Programming (1)

Parole e azioni

Gore Vidal (3 ottobre 1925 –2012)  scrittore, saggista, sceneggiatore e drammaturgo,  parlando del linguaggio, dopo aver citato Confucio che, alla richiesta di cosa avrebbe fatto se avesse ottenuto la guida dello stato, aveva risposto: “Correggere la lingua”, prosegue così: “Mano a mano che le società decadono, anche la lingua diventa decadente. Le parole vengono usate… Read More Parole e azioni