Pokemon Card

Posted: January 29, 2012 in Uncategorized
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“NORBERT WIENER, I CHOOSE YOU!” 

DS106 Assignment:

Create your own Pokemon card.

Process:

For this particular assignment, i used a flash based pokemon card generator (http://www.mypokecard.com/en/). It’s a very simple “program”. Simply choose a picture from your computer and enter the name/attack/level/etc. After clicking the “process” button, i saved the image to my computer then uploaded it directly to this wordpress post.

Story:

I decided to go with Norbert Wiener (aka child prodigy / genius) for the Pokemon Card assignment. He was in his own league, to say the least. He was a mathematician, engineer, and philosopher. He graduated high school at the age of eleven, and was awarded a Ph.D at Harvard at the age of seventeen. Now, what was i doing when i was seventeen?…..Well, there goes my self-esteem. Oh yeah, did i mention he was also the originator of cybernetics? Wiener himself defined cybernetics as “the study of control and communication in the animal and the machine”. I found it to be more than necessary to award a man of such calibre with his very own Pokemon card. His “attacks” consist of what he was best known for; cybernetics and mathematics. While i was looking through google for an appropriate picture, i was very pleased to have come across a picture of him looking like he’s ready to attack. He was a truly a gifted individual who contributed a great amount to the field of technology.

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their experiments lead.” 

-N. Wiener

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Comments
  1. lockmantuj says:

    I’m really excited with how much I’m learning this semester from the great blog posts you and your classmates are doing.

    I’ve not seen a photo of Norber Weiner yet that I don’t like. The guy had a unique look and style. The one you’ve used in your Pokemon card is particularly compelling.

    I find it very fascinating how interesting the lives of all these characters we’ve been looking at are.

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