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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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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Galapagos + Grasshopper + Rhinoceros

May 12, 2017 / 0 comments

COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN OF MECHANICAL CHARACTERS

March 3, 2016 / 0 comments

We developed an interactive design system that allows non-expert users to create animated mechanical characters. Given an articulated character as input, the user iteratively creates an animation by sketching motion curves indicating how different parts of the character should move. For each motion curve, our framework creates an optimized mechanism that reproduces it as closely…

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SENSOR TAPE: 3D AWARE SENSOR NETWORK ON A ROLE OF TAPE

February 28, 2016 / 0 comments

Developed by the team at MIT Media Lab’s Responsive Environments group including Artem Dementyev, Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao and Joe Paradiso, SensorTape is a sensor network in a form factor of a tape that allows users to create large sensor networks. The ‘tape’ is composed of interconnected and programmable sensor nodes on a flexible electronics sub- strate. Each node can sense…

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THE CHICKENING

February 26, 2016 / 0 comments

Classic Film Remix by Nick DenBoer & Davy Force. Official selection TIFF40 and Sundance 2016. Song on my soundcloud Website

ONLINE ANONYMITY BOX PUTS YOU A MILE AWAY FROM YOUR IP ADDRESS

February 22, 2016 / 0 comments

EDITOR’S NOTE: THE ProxyHam project described in this story, along with the DefCon talk describing it, have been cancelled under mysterious circumstances. Read our update here. In the game of anonymity-versus-surveillance online, the discovery of the user’s IP address usually means game over. But if Ben Caudill has his way, a network snoop who successfully…

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SMARTPHONE’S AS EXTENSIONS OF OURSELVES

February 21, 2016 / 0 comments

Apple’s recent refusal to abide by a court order to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone has brought to the public’s attention an argument over cybersecurity and encryption that has been raging throughout the tech world for years. On the surface, that argument has a particular and recognizable ethical character. But further down, it is…

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