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Well worth watching if you’re into weirdness.
David O’Reilly animated the videogame part in Her by Spike Jonze and last week released a $1,- game called Mountain which was reviewed by The Atlantic in the context of his earlier work.

+ Review of Mountain on The Atlantic
+ David O’Reilly’s tumblr


Reblogged from joanielemercier

mymodernmet:

Audiovisual artist Joanie Lemercier recently unveiled Nimbes, a spectacular 360º installation that immerses viewers in a breathtaking virtual universe. Created using photography, CGI, laser scans, and projection mapping, the piece takes the audience on a 15-minute journey around the cosmos, displaying constellations, solitary landscapes, and crumbling architectural structures.

Impressive immersive installation by Joanie Lemercier (former AntiVJ)!

Tribute to John Carpenter’s consumer critical science fiction film They Live by artists Stephen Zeigler and Calder Greenwood in downtown LA.
I recently saw the film for the first time because it was referenced in Slavoj Zizek’s The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology and although the acting is reminiscent of any iteration of Police Academy, there are some gripping scenes where the protagonist finds out that everyone is living inside a neoliberal charade when he puts on a pair of sunglasses that reveal the truth of the matter.

+ The full article on LA Taco

From: http://booktwo.org/notebook/surveillance-spaulder/

skrekkogle:

non-conductive punishment gloves prevents usage of capacitive touch screens

:)

skrekkogle:

non-conductive punishment gloves prevents usage of capacitive touch screens

:)


Reblogged from skrekkogle
thisistheverge:

Textual healing: are apps the future of therapy? Compared with finding a therapist in a big city, signing up for text-message therapy was a breeze. All I had to do was open an app on my phone, pick a username, and type my first message. Predictably, the first thing I wrote my new therapist was a question: “Hi. How does this work? Do I just tell you about myself?” The app is an iOS-only release called Talkspace. Launched in March, it aims to connect users to their very own licensed therapist, and then have the two communicate via instant message. “We aren’t going to ask you a ton of questions,” says Talkspace co-founder Oren Frank, an assertive, good-natured Israeli who used to be the global chief creative officer at marketing agency MRM Worldwide. “We want to get you to talk to the therapist as quickly as possible.” That’s why the company doesn’t ask potential users to fill out lengthy questionnaires about their mental health history before giving them access to a private therapy room — a Whatsapp-like encrypted platform that only a user and their therapist can enter.

Sofa not included

thisistheverge:

Textual healing: are apps the future of therapy?
Compared with finding a therapist in a big city, signing up for text-message therapy was a breeze. All I had to do was open an app on my phone, pick a username, and type my first message. Predictably, the first thing I wrote my new therapist was a question: “Hi. How does this work? Do I just tell you about myself?” The app is an iOS-only release called Talkspace. Launched in March, it aims to connect users to their very own licensed therapist, and then have the two communicate via instant message. “We aren’t going to ask you a ton of questions,” says Talkspace co-founder Oren Frank, an assertive, good-natured Israeli who used to be the global chief creative officer at marketing agency MRM Worldwide. “We want to get you to talk to the therapist as quickly as possible.” That’s why the company doesn’t ask potential users to fill out lengthy questionnaires about their mental health history before giving them access to a private therapy room — a Whatsapp-like encrypted platform that only a user and their therapist can enter.

  • Sofa not included

Reblogged from thisistheverge

In the wake of Google presenting it’s first concept prototype of what an autonomous vehicle could look like and how it might behave everyone appears to have an opion.
The discussion primarily focussed on where the vehicle was different from a car: losing the freedom to drive, letting Google more into our lives and giving up control to our robotic overlords in general.
A part of the problem may be in the framing of the vehicle as a car. This needlessly obfuscates the discussion and all sort of emotions come into play since the freedom that is associated with cars comes from driving them, and could it be freedom if you just get there?
Autonomous vehicles, theoretically, fuse the best parts of privately owned vehicles and public transportation; not having to own a vehicle but not having to commute to and from bus-stops, subway stations or other hubs. 
For what it’s worth I think Google has an enormous advantage over traditional car makers who are developing autonomous vehicles of their own. The vehicle of the future is more likely to be an element of a smart city than something privately owned.

+ Digitarians by Dunne & Raby: United Micro Kingdoms 
+ Lyon Smart City: Confluence Project

bashford:

"There’s no Windows PC driving it locally and no local server required, just a meagre power supply to drive it. The smarts are on the network, where they should be."

Pixel Track is a prototype of a new kind of connected display from Berg in collaboration with Future Cities Catapult.


I don’t quite get why running a tiny train down a track would consume less energy than say, an electronic ink display, but it’s good to have that clicking sound of airport announcement boards back!
DNVDK


Reblogged from bashford