We believe that programming can be, and should be, an intellectually rewarding activity; that a good programming language is a powerful conceptual tool — a tool for organizing, expressing, experimenting with, and even communicating one's thoughts ... we think that programming can be, and should be, part of the problem solving process itself; that thoughts should be organized as programs, so that consequences of a complex set of assumptions can be investigated by "running" the assumptions; that a conceptual solution to a problem should be developed hand-in-hand with a working program that demonstrates it and exposes its different aspects.
— Sterling & Shapiro, The Art of Programming
I am interested in declarative programming, programming as an aid to thought, and software designed to further ethical and speculative ends.
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