Wolfram Computation Meets Knowledge

Date Archive: 2014 March

Announcements & Events

A Highly Interactive SXSW

If you were one of the 72,000 highly energized people in Austin, Texas, earlier this month for the 2014 SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive Festival, you might have had the opportunity to connect with Stephen Wolfram and the Wolfram team at this year's event. Known for showcasing cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, Stephen was invited by the SXSW committee to present a featured talk for the third year in a row. If you missed Stephen live in Austin---and even if you didn't---the "speaker's cut" of his featured talk, "Injecting Computation Everywhere," was posted to his Blog last week. In it, Stephen presents his vision of a future where there is no distinction between code and data, and showcases the Wolfram Language through examples and demos using Wolfram Programming Cloud, Data Science Platform, and other upcoming Wolfram technologies.

Injecting Computation Everywhere–A SXSW Update

Two weeks ago I spoke at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX. Here's a slightly edited transcript (it's the "speaker's cut", including some demos I had to abandon during the talk): Well, I've got a lot planned for this hour. Basically, I want to tell you a story that's been unfolding for me for about the last 40 years, and that's just coming to fruition in a really exciting way. And by just coming to fruition, I mean pretty much today. Because I'm planning to show you today a whole lot of technology that's the result of that 40-year story---that I've never shown before, and that I think is going to be pretty important. I always like to do live demos. But today I'm going to be pretty extreme. Showing you a lot of stuff that's very very fresh. And I hope at least a decent fraction of it is going to work. OK, here's the big theme: taking computation seriously. Really understanding the idea of computation. And then building technology that lets one inject it everywhere---and then seeing what that means.
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Bridging Architecture and Engineering with Mathematica

As an instructor at the School of Architecture Paris-Malaquais, Maurizio Brocato chooses to use Mathematica because he finds alternative solutions "less complete." Only Mathematica incorporates the requisite image, logic, and mathematics functionality into one platform. Brocato teaches his doctoral students the importance of understanding formal and fundamental viewpoints, and his goal is to prepare them to collaborate across disciplines with others in the field of engineering.