👋🏾 I'm Emmanuel M. Smith, and this site contains writings on communication.
If computing, dance, music, or language interest you, you're in the right place.
This site's themes are the vehicle with which we'll explore communication.
At first glance, they may seem entirely at odds with one another.
They are not.
🦜 What is language, but a channel of concept exchange?
🎷 What is music, but rhythmic and melodic expression?
💃 Dance, but signifying intention through movement?
🖥️ Computing, but the solidification of procedural ideas?
What is the nature of communication mediums?
An idea, a concept, a feeling, an intention.
What all of these themes have, is a small piece of the answer to that question.
How, and what exactly, do we communicate through different mediums?
What are their advantages and limitations; what tradeoffs are we making?
I hope that each post gets us a little closer to that understanding.
🧭 So join me as we explore… the essence of communication.
As Hofstadter explored consciousness, so shall we explore communication. ↩︎