Tuesday, November 16, 2010

3D Multiverse Multitouch

Tellinya - Cyperspace-Metaverse is just around the corner: The ubiquity of fast internet, remote interaction in real time, (quasi) 3D perception - and now this: Multitouch handling in real space (cf. Minority Report) and 3D reality reconstruction has become feasible by hacking the Kinect depth camera system. Now we just need to hook up more than one and we're ready to evade real reality.

Portraits of the Mind

Carl Schoonover:
Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century

"The brain is an endlessly fascinating topic for those who have one..."
(Betsy Mason's review on Wired, 11/15/2010)

Friday, November 05, 2010

Don't Believe the Hype

Round 1: Mexican Coke 3 - 0 American Coke (Justin Wright)
Round 2: The taste of coke is all in your head (Jonah Lehrer, Frontal Cortex)
Round 3a: Hipster, hör die Signale (Johannes Thumfart, Die Zeit, German only)
Round 3b: What was the Hipster? (Mark Greif, NY Mag)
Round 4: What is it about 20-somethings? (Robin Marantz Henig, The NY Times)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

jerryblossom Geocities-ized

Digital travel to the times of Web 0.5: How this site would've looked in the Geocities era (by Geocities-izer which makes "any webpage look like it was made by a 13-year old in 1996")