Apple Maps to replace Google Maps
It is now widely know that Apple plans to replace Google maps on iPhones, iPads and iPods with the rollout of iOS6 at its WWDC in June. It is reported that Apple’s maps, which was developed, in-house, will feature 3-D maps.
An interdisciplinary variety show called “Cyborg Cabaret” will bring together humans and robots in a way that audiences haven’t seen before.
Marvel launches augmented reality comics
Marvel AR is a free app that has been developed in partnership with Aurasma. The software allows readers to scan their print comics with the camera of their smartphone or tablet to unlock extras. These will include parts of the writer’s script, editors’
Google Glasses and Hacking the New Aesthetic
“At its core, the New Aesthetic begs the individual to view the real world through a digital lens – pixelated water flowing out of fire hydrants or government budgets presented as pixelated QR codes. Walter Benjamin once wrote of Art in the Age of Mechani
New Aesthetic on Wikipedia
The New Aesthetic is a term used to refer to the increasing appearance of the visual language of digital technology and the Internet in the physical world, and the blending of virtual and physical.
The New Aeshetic Needs to Get Weirder
“…to my eyes, the New Aesthetic could use a dose of good, old-fashioned twentieth century immodesty. Not naïve fascism or impulsive radicalism, but bigger eyes, larger hopes, weirder goals.”
An Essay on the New Aesthetic by Bruce Sterling
The New Aesthetic is image-processing for British media designers. That’s more or less what it is, and although it belongs to a small group of creatives right now, we have every reason to take it, and its prospects, seriously.
The New Aesthetic (on Tumblr)
“The New Aesthetic is not a movement, it is not a thing which can be done. It is a series of artefacts of the heterogeneous network, which recognises differences, the gaps in our overlapping but distant realities.”
A provocative new poll shows that Americans have little trouble imagining a future full of personal service robots -- at least when it comes to robots tasked with cleaning our homes, driving our cars, and even helping fight our wars.But the HuffPost/YouGov poll shows that we're a bit squeamish about bots in especially personal roles, such as caring for […]
I In an age when "extremely violent and sadistic imagery is two clicks away" school sex education is struggling to keep pace, a study suggests. Pornography can distort children's attitudes to sex said Deputy Children's Commissioner Sue Berelowitz. Urgent action is needed to develop children's resilience to extremely graphic types of […]
Startup hires 'cyborg' Mann for Google Glass–killer project Register Watch out, Sergey!-Watch out, Sergey! A new startup is hard at work on a device that's far more ambitious than Google Glass, and it has just signed on wearable-computing maven Steve Mann as its chief scientist.Meta, founded by Columbia University computer and neurological sci […]
How do we recognize an invention when we see one?-The U.S. patent system is a popular target. Recently we have heard that big portfolios of large companies pose a threat to small inventors, “patent trolls” who exist solely to sue real companies have hijacked the marketplace for new ideas and colossal lawsuits prove that America's patent system is broken […]
If you run a website, you have access to a potential wealth of data about your visitors: their location, gender, approximate age, and maybe even their names, with the help of a simple cookie. If...See it on Scoop.it, via Cyborg Lives […]