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Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress - O'Reilly Media
"Dwarf Fortress may be the most complex video game ever made, but all that detail makes for fascinating game play, as various elements collide in interesting and challenging ways. The trick is getting started. In this guide, Fortress geek Peter Tyson takes you through the basics of this menacing realm, and helps you overcome the formidable learning curve." Excellent idea, O'Reilly, and lovely cover, too!
book  oreilly  publishing  games  dwarffortress 
june 2012 by infovore
All Watched Over: On FOO, Cybernetics, and Big Data | Ideas For Dozens
"On my way home from FOO I sat staring out the car window, all of these impressions, ideas, and seeming contradictions bouncing around in my head. And then something occurred to me. O’Reilly’s human-centered approach is still a kind of systems thinking. O’Reilly is still building a model of what the geek world is working on. They’re just doing it through the social relationships that their employees form with other geeks. The “data” they gather is stored in their employees heads and hearts and in those of the wider community of geeks they bring to events like FOO. Instead of trying to live in the model, O’Reilly tries to live in the community."
data  oreilly  community  systems  networks  cybernetics  gregborenstein 
june 2011 by infovore
Making Things See: A Book for O’Reilly about the Kinect | Ideas For Dozens
"I’m excited to announce that I’ve been contracted by O’Reilly to write a book about the Microsoft Kinect. The book is tentatively titled Making Things See: Computer Vision with the Microsoft Kinect, Processing, and Arduino. My goal is to introduce users to working with the Kinect’s depth camera and skeleton tracking abilities in their own projects and also to put those abilities in the wider context of the fields of gestural interfaces, 3D scanning, computer animation, and robotics." Nice. Joining this stuff together is *hard*, and getting it into the hands of designers, rather than programmers, is very important.
kinect  processing  books  oreilly 
june 2011 by infovore
Beautiful Data | O'Reilly Media
"With this unique book, programmers, administrators, and others who handle data can learn by example from the best data practitioners in the history of the field. Modeled after O'Reilly's highly-acclaimed book, Beautiful Code, Beautiful Data lets readers look over the shoulders of prominent data designers, managers, and handlers for a glimpse into some of the most interesting projects involving data. In an engaging narrative format, the authors think aloud as they explain their work, highlighting the simple and elegant solutions to problems they encountered along the way." Oh. This could be lovely.
book  publishing  data  visualisation  informatics  oreilly 
march 2009 by infovore
REST Web Services
A new book for O'Reilly by Leonard Richardson and Sam Ruby, which looks fantastic - both in tone and in content. Almost certain to be essential reading when it's published.
rest  webservices  roa  oreilly  book  soap 
november 2006 by infovore
Inside Aperture
O'Reilly launch an Aperture-specific site. Some great writers, and some good content already. Looking forward to more...
oreilly  blog  aperture  photography 
november 2006 by infovore

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