AI Ulysses: Haiku
Professionally Speaking
by Theboss
2w ago
Responding to this challenge, ChatGPT generated: List the main characters in James Joyce’s Ulysses Compose a haiku about Leopold Bloom in Joyce’s Ulysses Compose a haiku about Stephen Dedalus in Joyce’s Ulysses Stephen Dedalus, Mind forever in turmoil, Searching for his soul. Compose a haiku about Molly Bloom in Joyce’s Ulysses Molly Bloom’s thoughts, A ..read more
Visit website
AI Ulysses – Visually
Professionally Speaking
by Theboss
1M ago
A sister program from OpenAI to ChatGPT which I’ve experimented with is Dall-E2. This does for images what the other program does for text. In response to prompts, it creates realistic images and art. Just as knowledge workers should find out about ChatGPT before it finds them, so graphic designers and illustrators should check out ..read more
Visit website
AI Ulysses
Professionally Speaking
by Theboss
1M ago
We’ve entered a new era of computing. Similar to the dawn of the Netscape browser, of Google, and of the mp3 music, the availability of ‘chatbot’ software opens new horizons. It’s a tool that some might find useful, others find challenging, and some find offensive. If you are not familiar with it’s capabilities, I spent ..read more
Visit website
Old walls where sudden lizards flash: The poetry of Joyce’s Ulysses
Professionally Speaking
by Theboss
2M ago
Reading James Joyce’s Ulysses for the first time, fragments of the text spark other verses. “A hand plucking the harpstrings merging their twining chords. Wavewhite wedded words shimmering on the dim tide.” (Telemachus, p. 9) Who plays a new world on the brink of the ebbAs the fish cats prowl in the harbourAnd now soars ..read more
Visit website
Oh COVID: A Rock Opera in Three Acts
Professionally Speaking
by Theboss
6M ago
(with apologies to The Proclaimers, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan) Here’s some midnight ramblings from the 36 hours I spent in bed after contracting COVID flying back from Europe among the great unmasked who airlines welcome on board these days. Although we kept our masks on for the journey, my wife Sandra & I had ..read more
Visit website
Library books
Professionally Speaking
by Theboss
1y ago
Two books about libraries have delighted me. Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr I’ve just finished Anthony Doerr’s Cloud Cuckoo Land. The author of All the Light We Cannot See has crafted a delightfully complex novel that spans the centuries and features three very different libraries: the ancient, the contemporary, and the virtual. Three main ..read more
Visit website
What to wear for public speaking
Professionally Speaking
by Theboss
1y ago
FT fashion editor Carola Long has posted a timely article (subscription required) on “clothes that speak volumes” when delivering a speech or participating in a panel at a live event. As conferences, talks and festivals return, the need to look good in real life and on screen, she notes, is more complicated than ever. She ..read more
Visit website
Book Review: There is Nothing for You Here, by Fiona Hill
Professionally Speaking
by Theboss
1y ago
Fiona Hill burst onto the national, and international, stage when she testified in the 2019 impeachment hearings for President Donald J. Trump. At the time, British commentators were struck by the woman with a distinctive working-class Northern accent who was an advisor to a US President and senior member of the American foreign policy establishment ..read more
Visit website
Misleading COVID-19 map
Professionally Speaking
by Theboss
1y ago
This map is an Edward Tufte-level poster child of the poor visual display of quantitative information. MSNBC show it at least once a day. At first glance it appears to show that Wyoming, Vermont, and Maine are *much* safer places than COVID-19 hotspots like California and Texas. Look! They have less than 1,000 cases ..read more
Visit website
Dylan’s Lyrics: Written for the ears not the eyes
Professionally Speaking
by Theboss
1y ago
On a recent episode of the charming Start the Week BBC Radio 4 program we heard Frances Wilson, Salman Rushdie and Simon Armitage discuss the rehabilitation of DH Lawrence and the relationship between the writer and their work. In the closing minutes (approx 37:00) host Andrew Marr asks Armitage about an essay that claims Bob ..read more
Visit website

Follow Professionally Speaking on Feedspot

Continue with Google
OR