Created by Ubi de Feo, “from 0 to C” is a new series of workshops that aim at teaching programming using a more creative and human approach.
Through the use of tangible, hand-made objects, we try to establish a clear understanding of how a computer works and what a programming language actually is: nothing but an abstraction of what we can do as humans.
Via means of playing with objects we explain the simple mathematics behind a computer way of working and the concepts at the core of every programming languages.
UC Berkeley researchers discovered that cockroaches and geckos can flip themselves under a ledge. They reproduced the behavior using a robot. Videos part of the paper “Rapid Inversion: Running Animals and Robots Swing like a Pendulum under Ledges,” PLoS One, Jun 6, 2012