The Demon-Haunted World & Carl Sagan

August 11, 2017 / 0 comments

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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SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK – WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A REVOLUTIONARY TODAY?

March 6, 2016 / 0 comments

Slavoj Žižek (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈslavoj ˈʒiʒɛk] ( listen); born 21 March 1949) is aSlovenian psychoanalytic philosopher, cultural critic, and a Marxist scholar. He is a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University,[1] and international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the…

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GRAPHS AND QUOTES FROM THE BIG RETHINK

February 25, 2016 / 0 comments

Part 2: Farewell to modernism − and modernity too Here she contrasts three paradigms − or as she prefers, ‘cultural ecologies’ − Modernity, Deconstructionist Postmodernism (the transitory, hyper-relativist mode of thought usually referred to as Postmodernism) and Ecological Postmodernism, which she implies is the emerging long-term successor to modernity. Her vision of Ecological Postmodernism is…

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FaceDirector: Continuous Control of Facial Performance

February 20, 2016 / 0 comments

We present a method to continuously blend between multiple facial performances of an actor, which can contain different facial expressions or emotional states. As an example, given sad and angry video takes of a scene, our method empowers a movie director to specify arbitrary weighted combinations and smooth transitions between the two takes in post-production….

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WHICH WAY DID HE GO?: LATERAL CAMERA MOVEMENT IN FILM

February 16, 2016 / 0 comments

What’s the difference between moving left to right or right to left? The difference is everything. Let’s talk about movement, and why it means more than you’d think. Check out my Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/nowyouseeit?ty=h The Original Study: http://bit.ly/1LpK1k8 Cited: Egizii, Matthew L., James Denny, M.A., Kimberly A. Neuendorf, Ph.D., and Paul D. Skalski, Ph.D. “Which Way…

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EARTHLINGS 101

February 13, 2016 / 0 comments

Earthlings 101 is a beginner’s guide for alien visitors. No matter whether you are a space tourist, an alien scientist or a galactic warlord – if you want to learn more about human nature, this channel is for you. – Concept, artwork and text by me – Music by OcularNebula – Speech synthesis by Ivona

PARROTS, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING

February 11, 2016 / 0 comments

Douglas Adams was the best-selling British author and satirist who created The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In this talk at UCSB recorded shortly before his death, Adams shares hilarious accounts of some of the apparently absurd lifestyles of the world’s creatures, and gleans from them extraordinary perceptions about the future of humanity. Series: Voices…

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#RIOT: SELF-ORGANIZED, HYPER-NETWORKED REVOLTS—COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU

February 9, 2016 / 0 comments

LET’S START WITH the fundamental paradox: Our personal technology in the 21st century—our laptops and smartphones, our browsers and apps—does everything it can to keep us out of crowds. Why pack into Target when Amazon can speed the essentials of life to your door? Why approach strangers at parties or bars when dating sites like…

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