For years I’ve tried to blend art and science in my work. Even with limited talent and limited success, over many years I’ve amassed a body of work some find interesting, and over time, as the master recommends, I will endeavor to put it all here for you to have. Here’s how Henry put it:

Let us suppose, valleys & such ago,
one pal unwinding from his labours in
one bar of Chicago,
and this did happen. This was so.
And many graces are slipped, & many a sin
even that laid man low

Richard P. Gabriel

Revised: August 27, 2014

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I Throw Itching Powder at Tulips [pdf]

The Structure of a Programming Language Revolution [pdf]

Waltz in Illinois [pdf]

Publication Culture in Computer Science and Software Engineering [pdf]

RPG 2012: A Sporadic Conference

Defamiliarization: Flarf, Conceptual Writing, and Using Flawed Software Tools as Creative Partners [workshop version: 1 mb pdf] [journal version: pdf]

Poem a Day Project (2013) ("A Life Spent on the Trampoline of Amnesia")

Better Science Through Art (2.1 mb pdf)

Worse is Better, full paper, history, and responses

The Rise of Worse is Better, the part everyone talks about

Science is Not Enough: On the Creation of Software [script (pdf)][slides (6.8mb pdf)]

Designed as Designer, an essay on design and creativity

A Pattern of Language Evolution

The Poetry of Programming

The Art of Lisp & Writing

Books I've written [New: Drive On (poetry); Innovation Happens Elsewhere (open source)–Jolt Productivity Award Winner; pdf of final typeset version of Writers' Workshop now available]

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