Illuminated Forest – TeamLab

August 13, 2017 / 0 comments

“This captioned movie shows how Japanese art collective TeamLab filled a park in Japan’s Saga Prefecture with light-based installations, including a digital waterfall and a school of virtual koi carp swimming in a pond. More one-minute movies ›” – Dezeen

Net Neutrality Explained

July 21, 2017 / 0 comments

“This is a short video explaining in simple terms what Net Neutrality is and the consequences of abolishing it with the dishonestly named Restoring Internet Freedom Act. You are encouraged to share this non-profit video with anyone and if you wish to use it in your videos or streams, it is licensed under Creative Commons…

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Vision with New Lenses: On Designing with Machine Vision

June 6, 2017 / 0 comments

Extract from Archinet: “We increasingly design and inhabit spaces occupied and navigated by both humans and autonomous machines, each with their own unique methods of seeing and sense-making. In this gap between human and machine perception opens a new frontier: how does machine learning transform the vision of the designer?” Link: http://archinect.com/features/article/150010244/vision-with-new-lenses-on-designing-with-machine-vision

Blocking People in Real Life: Tom Scott at An Evening of Unnecessary Detail

June 6, 2017 / 0 comments

“I’m not saying this would be a good idea, and it’s definitely not a prediction of the future. It’s just a story. I think. An Evening of Unnecessary Detail runs once a month from January to June at the Backyard Comedy Club in London: thanks to all the team there, including Matt Parker and Hannah…

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Why The Free Content Era Has To End – Tim Wu & The Attention Merchants

June 5, 2017 / 0 comments

“Author Tim Wu on how the early Utopian potential of the internet gave way to naked capitalism Tim Wu is a law professor at Columbia University, best known for coining the term net neutrality, and for tracing the history of modern communications in his last book, The Master Switch. In his new book, The Attention…

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Flowing Data

May 17, 2017 / 0 comments

A data visuaisation website with tutorials and information on how to create good statistical data: My name is Nathan Yau, and I’ve been running this place since 2007. I have a PhD in statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and I have a background in programming and information design. I’ve written two best-selling…

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Gaia 3D Star Map

May 14, 2017 / 0 comments

Gaia is an ambitious mission to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, in the process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy. Gaia will provide unprecedented positional and radial velocity measurements with the accuracies needed to produce a stereoscopic and kinematic census of about one billion stars in our…

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Galapagos + Grasshopper + Rhinoceros

May 12, 2017 / 0 comments

ARTHUR C. CLARKE DESCRIBING THE 21ST CENTURY

March 6, 2016 / 0 comments

Clarke was a great ambassador for science and technolgy in popular culture. He’s like your favourite uncle who can discuss groundbreaking ideas in a way that you’d imagine you’d talk to someone over a cup of tea. I’m sure he had a far more in depth grasp of many technolgies than he presented in many…

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THE ENCOUNTER

March 2, 2016 / 0 comments

Is Simon McBurney’s The Encounter the future of theatre? Some of us here are friends”, a voice whispers into your ear, so close you think you can feel the hairs inside curl. The voice is enveloping, other-worldly, cryptic – and not a little malign? Simon McBurney’s latest one-man play, a head trip into the depths of…

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