Julia Kaganskiy

Julia Kaganskiy is an editor and curator exploring technology's creative potential and creativity's potential to disrupt technology. She is Editor-at-Large at The Creators Project and founder of the ArtsTech meetup. You can find her at @juliaxgulia.

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If God.js Existed, What Would It Do?

As big software companies become more prescriptive in their terms of service, it’s appropriate that three developers in Brooklyn are experimenting with the idea that natural-language rules can enforce themselves with software–the equivalent of modern-day, machine-readable scripture. “There’s this hype to teach people how to code and I feel like there’s no conversation,” says Ramsey Nasser. “What are the languages that we’re teaching people? What is instruction, what is behavior, what is data?”

If God.js Existed, What Would It Do?
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Trying To Woo Animators, Disney Accidentally Invents “The Paperman Method”

The company’s Meander software created a gorgeous new style of film by solving one small problem: digital animation software can’t draw curves. Brian Whited, senior software developer at Disney, says: “I would go to an artist and ask them to draw curves, over and over again. I’d say, ‘Does that feel right?’ and they’d say, ‘Oh, that’s a little off, that’s not exactly what I wanted.’ That was probably the first six months of development.”

Trying To Woo Animators, Disney Accidentally Invents “The Paperman Method”
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