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Luis von Ahn: Computer Scientist

posted on December 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Luis von Ahn: Computer Scientist
Meet Luis von Ahn, a computer scientist and a professor at Carnegie Mellon who is already at the top of his field at age 30! Learn about one of his most successful ideas—CAPTCHA—a test that humans can pass but computers cannot, which has been used to improve the security of Internet sites. Click here to explore our PBS LearningMedia resource and discover how he comes up with his innovative ideas, and how CAPTCHAs have been... Read More

The Art of Creative Coding

posted on December 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM

The Art of Creative Coding
Programming plays a huge role in the world that surrounds us, and though its uses are often purely functional, there is a growing community of artists who use the language of code as their medium. Check out this resource from PBS LearningMedia and view work that includes everything from computer generated art to elaborate interactive installations, all with the goal of expanding our sense of what is possible with digital tools. To simplify the... Read More

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