ARCHIVE - Computers and Cognition, Spring 2014 http://blogs.evergreen.edu/candc14 computer sciences and consciousness studies Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:12:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 ARCHIVE - Welcome to Computers and Cognition, Spring 2014 http://blogs.evergreen.edu/candc14/2014/03/01/hello-world-3/ http://blogs.evergreen.edu/candc14/2014/03/01/hello-world-3/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 17:03:44 +0000 http://blogs.evergreen.edu/template/?p=15 Continue reading ]]> June 9:  Here is the schedule I have for conferences:

2:00
Andrew
Leala
Dean
Ryan Baldwin
Jake
Michael

3:00
Etri
Joel
Hannah
Taralyn
Hayley

4:00
Elizabeth
Shin

5:00
Treavor
Caleb
Jeremy
Denise
Matt
Grant

6:00
Ryan Bartley

We will be in room SEM II, B2116.  This office is in the EWS office area.  I will have my email on, so let me know if you have problems.  Have your questions and evaluations ready.

# Neurons:  How an individual neuron works: Grant Caleb

The Brain as a whole:  regions, communication between regions, plasticity,  disease: Denise, Leala, Andrew, Joel, Ryan B

Brain Mechanics:  How the brain can interface with mechanical/computer devices: Taralynn, Monique, Hayley, Justin

peripherals I/O: Dean, Ryan, Matt, Michael

Neural Nets and efforts to simulate a brain, Consciousness: Hannah, Trevor, Elizabeth, Jeremy

# May 11:  We have a bit of a mess to clean up after a far too rushed afternoon on Saturday.  I will go over MasterMind in much more detail next week, but you can look at the code to find just the a’s in the response, given 2 codes.  We will finish this code for the z’s on Saturday, and do the code for a good second guess.  You will fill in the code for the 3-6 guess.  It will be surprisingly straightforward, given the difficulty in describing a solution to the code breaking problem as you are playing it.  The computer will just be able to test ALL of the possibilities quickly until if finds one that works.  This is sure easier than TTT.   We also did not come close to finishing our discussion on Arrays, or even Strings.  We will do so, again on the 17th.  For those of you who stayed for the 4-5 (or later) time and saw a couple of the Array competencies worked out, you will be a step ahead.  In all cases, I am relying on you all to help each other, as it takes a person looking over your shoulder to help you spot errors sometimes.  Again, if you can do the basics that the competencies cover, you will be in a very good position to either move forward if you desire to pursue programming or computer science, or you will have a very good grasp on what a computer is, what you can teach it to do, and how the process works.   In the next couple of weeks we will look deeper, and see how the computer actually adds, compares, stores and branches, at the transistor level.  I have put the last competency exam on the website, Under Week 6, or a link here as well.  Notice you also have the answers to the read portions of the competencies under Week 6.   You have many other example competency questions, but email me if you need more.

Write Code Practice

# May 3:  The Craps with Events template did not work right in class.  There are sometimes differences how different browsers render HTML, or in this case, the problem was probably the Operating System.  I made a new template that you can run and see here:

Craps with Events Template:

Work on this program, and see how much stuff you can add to make it better.