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The Computer as a Prosthetic Organ of Philosophy

by David Rokeby

This article looks at issues of language and encoding from the perspective of computer programming. Particular attention is paid to the different relationships between code and encoder/decoder in computer coding and human language coding. Examples of the writer/artist's work and working experience are used to illuminate these differences and a role for computers as philosophical prostheses is proposed.


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